The Difference Between CBD & THC

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21 October

The Difference Between CBD & THC

Medical marijuana is legal in Florida, but it can be tough to understand the various options that are offered. Both cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are natural compounds found in marijuana plants. This blog will help you understand the differences amongst CBD and THC.  

What is CBD?

CBD can be purchased in gummies, oils, supplements, extracts and many other forms. CBD and THC share many of the same chemical structures, but CBD is a non-psychoactive compound. This means that it does not give you the “high” that you would get with THC.

What is THC?

Unlike CBD, THC is psychoactive. THC binds with the cannabinoid (CB1) receptors in the brain and produces a feeling of euphoria or “high”.

CBD and THC Medical Benefits

Since CBD and THC have similar chemical structures, they share many of the same medical benefits. CBD use avoids the euphoric feeling, but enables the user to benefit fully from the natural healing abilities of both CBD and THC.

CBD helps conditions such as:

  • Seizures
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Nausea
  • Psychosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Migraines
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

THC helps conditions such as:

  • Pain
  • Muscle spasticity
  • Low appetite
  • Glaucoma
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety

Is long term use of CBD or THC harmful to the body?

No fatalities have been attributed to CBD or THC. There have been cases where THC can be linked to some negative psychiatric effects, but it has not yet been linked to permanent long-term effects.  


CBD and THC share many of the same health benefits and are used to treat similar health conditions. CBD does not have the same psychoactive effects that THC does, but they are both safe for use in treating medical conditions.

For any other questions about CBD or THC, contact My Florida Green.


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