As a medical cannabis card clinic, we see patients with a large variety of health concerns, and often an equally wide range of questions. While the Utah community has come a long way with medical marijuana patient education, there’s quite a bit of misinformation out there.
For those who have never dabbled in the medical marijuana field, the differences between THC and CBD can be a source of confusion. As CBD oil, drops, and other products have grown in popularity, many patients wonder if they should turn to one of these for common conditions such as anxiety. While there are many that find relief from CBD products, there are sometimes better options.
THC and CBD are both cannabinoids found in marijuana, and although they have similar chemical structures, they produce different effects on the body. THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the high sensation. CBD is also psychoactive, but it doesn’t produce the same high effect.
What They Treat
CBD is frequently used to help with a variety of conditions, such as:
- psychosis or mental disorders
- inflammatory bowel disease
THC is used to help with the following:
After getting their medical cannabis card, we often recommend that patients try a few different products to see what brings them the most relief. Whether it’s CBD, THC or a mixture of both, the right product for you is out there!