Of the 113 naturally-occurring cannabinoids that have been isolated and identified so far, THC and CBD are undoubtedly the most well-known. There are, however, some key distinctions between these two compounds.
THC is the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant; it’s the main mind-altering and psychoactive ingredient that makes people “high.” CBD, on the other hand, does not exert any psychoactive effects, and is responsible for many different positive health benefits.
While there is growing awareness of CBD and its many advantages, there has also been a proliferation of misconceptions. Because it’s derived from the cannabis plant, many people still associate it with drugs and drug addiction, even though research has shown that CBD is neither psychoactive nor harmful.
Although it’s true that THC is often used recreational to get high, it also has a number of different purposes. Medicinal TBC oil, for example, can be prescribed to relieve the symptoms of painful and debilitating medical issues.
The differences between THC and CBD oil
We strive to inform our customers and provide them with the support they need to get the most out of our CBD products and are committed to spreading awareness and preventing misunderstandings.
Both THC and CBD oil are derived from the cannabis plant. While cannabis and hemp might technically be the same species, they are very different plants to cultivate and are used for different purposes.
The cannabis plant is grown for its flowering buds that contain relatively high levels THC and is therefore often used as a source for making THC oil. In contrast, the hemp plant only produces negligible amounts of THC, and is different from the cannabis plant in its function and cultivation. Because it has a high cannabidiol (CBD) content, most CBD products are derived from this plant.
THC oil is legally banned from sale in the Netherlands due to its high concentrations of THC, which is a controlled and psychoactive substance that can affect mental processes, e.g. cognition and affect. The effect produced by THC is colloquially referred to as a “high”.
CBD, on the other hand, does not have any psychoactive properties that can affect mental processes. The sale and distribution of CBD products are therefore legal under Dutch law. Because the concentration of THC in CBD products is so low that its effects are statistically negligible, users cannot get high from consuming them.
Are you curious about CBD oil yet? We sell different types of CBD oil in our online store.
Our products are manufactured of the highest quality ingredients and research tested by independent laboratories. Their reports have all been made publicly available so that we can maintain the strict quality standards that we have set for all of our products. You can, therefore, rest assured that our products are safe and only contain the ingredients listed on the label.