The Difference between THC, CBD, and CBN and explaining different Terpenes
Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds that are found in cannabis plants. Cannabinoids have a wide range of therapeutic benefits, from relieving stress and anxiety to helping with discomfort. But these cannabinoids interact with our bodies through completely different mechanisms and can have very different effects. In this article, we'll be talking about some of the most popular cannabinoids: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (cannabidiol), CBN (cannabinol), and terpenes.
The difference between THC and CBD.
THC is the main psychoactive component of cannabis. It's what gets you high. THC has been heavily researched for its medicinal benefits, but it's also known for its intoxicating properties. CBD is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis that has become increasingly popular in the health and wellness community. Unlike THC, it doesn't make you feel "high" when consumed and has many potential medical applications—including as an anti-inflammatory and an agent against seizures (though more research needs to be done).
The Difference between CBD and CBN.
You may have heard of CBD, or cannabidiol. This is one of the most popular cannabinoids next to THC and CBN. Unlike those two, however, it does not have any psychoactive effects and does not get you high. As a result, it can be used for treating conditions such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis without feeling intoxicated by the treatment.
CBD helps with pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties but it also has some other health benefits including anti-anxiety relief as well as helping to treat insomnia. The reason why CBD is so effective at regulating your moods is that it acts on receptors in your brain which are responsible for controlling different emotions like anxiety levels or depression symptoms (R).
Terpenes are compounds found in the essential oils of plants that give them their distinctive smells. Terpenes can also be found in other plants, like lavender, lemon balm, and eucalyptus. They’re responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis—but they don’t get you high on their own.
Terpenes can be extracted from plants to produce flavorings like pineapples or basil (which often have a strong citrus flavor) or aromatherapy oils used as perfume or fragrances (like lavender). They may even be isolated from cannabis itself! But only THC causes an intoxicating effect when smoked or eaten; CBD is completely non-psychoactive despite its appearance as one of the primary elements present in cannabis plants sourced by legal dispensaries across states where recreational or medical use is legal.
Here we explain the difference between THC, CBD and CBN, as well as explore terpenes.
THC, CBD, and CBN are the three most popular cannabinoids found in cannabis. They all have a different effect on your body. THC is what gets you high, while CBD doesn't make you feel that way, but can still help with chronic pain and other conditions. CBN stands for cannabichromene, which has been shown to reduce anxiety by balancing the brain's neurotransmitters (chemical messengers).
Terpenes are organic compounds found in plants that give them their distinct smells and flavors; they're also responsible for many of the health benefits associated with cannabis products like CBD oils or tinctures (more about those later). These terpenes are extracted from the plant using CO2 extraction methods so as not to destroy any terpenes during extraction!
We hope you learned a lot about the differences between THC and CBD, as well as what terpenes are, how they can be used to create different strains of Cannabis, and why they're so important. There are many more facts we have yet to share with you so stay tuned for our next blog that will feature an in-depth look into the scientific research behind cannabinoids like THC and CBN