If you’re a living, breathing human being who’s alive in the world, odds are you’ve been hearing a lot about CBD lately. It’s become massively popular, in the last few years, as the “non-stoney” alternative to marijuana — all the medical benefits, but none of the high-getting, in other words.
People have been turning to CBD for everything from injuries and inflammation to appetite and anxiety, and with good reason. More and more studies have shown CBD extract to have positive effects…but it’s not like you can just walk to the store, grab a box of CBD, and be done with it. There are a variety of different products on the market, and a lot of them pointedly mention that they’re either completely free of THC, or they give a ratio of THC to CBD contained within the product.
So what’s the best way to go? It can get to be a little dizzying. Let’s clear the air a bit, and talk about whether or not CBD works better when combined with THC.
First, What is CBD and What is THC?
CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, which are compounds found within cannabis (but they can be extracted separately). CBD is responsible for a lot of the more “medicinal” effects that marijuana can have, while THC is pointedly responsible for the psychoactive part of the marijuana experience. In other words, THC is the part that gets you high.