The Cannabis plant, has different components of cannabinoids, among them are CBD and THC.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) main element of Marijuana, is the best known component of the Cannabis plant, which acts directly on nervous system cells and its effects are very similar to dopamine.
CBD (Cannabidiol) comes from hemp and acts on receptor cells, is known for the medicinal use of Cannabis and is present in ointments, gums, oils and others. This component of Cannabis has no psychoactive effects.
What makes THC and CBD different?
The two are structural isomers that are composed cyclically, but have a difference: the order of atoms is not equal.
THC does have psychoactive effects, as it generates changes in behavior, awareness and perception. Different from CBD, which does not produce these psychoactive effects, since it comes from THE EDMO, cannabis plant, composed mostly of CBD. By not producing psychoactive effects, CBD, acts with THC inhibitor.
THC and CBD are found in the Cannabis plant. THC dominates the chemical composition of marijuana, CBD is present in hemp and has very low levels of THC, almost nonexistent.
Endocanabinoid system in humans
THC and CBD are related to the Endocannabinoid System of the human body. In this system, there are two types of receivers, CB1 and CB2. CB1 acts on the brain, eyes, male and female reproductive organs. CB2 acts on the immune system.
THC impacts ON CB1 receptors, on the contrary CBD, does not act on any of the receptors.
There are several side effects that are related to THC, such as: euphoria, hunger, dry mouth sensation, red eyes, and others. These effects are triggered when THC reaches CB1 receptors.
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