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How CBD Compares to THC

How CBD Compares to THC

There is a lot of information being passed around with recreational marijuana’s legalization in Canada approaching. For many people, CBD is still a mystery that gets lumped in with other marijuana products, though its properties make it decisively different. Though both molecules are present in marijuana, they appear in varying amounts and with entirely different properties. While recreational marijuana is becoming an industry unto itself in Canada, many people rely on cannabinoid products to alleviate pain or reduce anxiety.

What Makes CBD Different from THC

Not all marijuana products are psychoactive, and for people seeking to treat medical conditions, the psychoactive effects of marijuana can be detrimental. This is the key distinction between THC and CBD — how it acts on the brain. Whereas THC is psychoactive, CBD is not. The two molecules work in entirely different ways, with CBD offering a range of therapeutic benefits, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-anxiety and seizure-suppressant properties. The psychoactive effects of THC make it a bit more unpredictable, with effects varying from person to person, often in contradictory ways. It might relieve anxiety for some, but heighten it for others. Further, the long-term effects of using psychoactive drugs can be harmful and unnecessary.

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Where are CBD & THC Used

Depending on their intended usage, marijuana products will often have no THC in them. Both molecules are produced within the cannabis or hemp plants, and they are both present in the bud of the plant. Given that cannabis has roughly equivalent amounts of THC to CBD, oftentimes producers will use hemp to produce CBD and avoid the psychoactive THC molecule. These are extracted and refined to be used in a plethora of applications, including medicinal purposes. For medicinal use, we see CBD being used in drinks, food products, concentrates for vaping, and just about any other form of ingestion. For these reasons, DehydraTECH™ is being used to improve efficacy, absorption, taste, and more for commercial manufacturing of these products.

Our goal is to improve the experience of these products and ensure the consistency of flavour and enjoyment that users have from it. By including our products into your process, you can make a reliable end-product that cuts out negative aspects of edibles, such as the strong flavour, while improving the bio-absorption and efficacy of CBD and THC products.

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