The CBD e-liquid and the THC e-liquid have one thing in common, both are derived from the hemp plant. Both substances belong to the family of cannabinoids. Their molecules act on the receptors located in the nervous system, organs, immune system, brain, etc.. But they have different effects. Find out more about them below.
What are the differences between CBD and THC?
For smokers, it is important to know the differences between CBD and THC. Then you should know that cannabis is a product containing several hundred molecules. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. This molecule is known for its psychotropic effects. THC changes the smoker’s state of consciousness, making him or her “high”. It makes him feel high.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is another cannabis chemical, but it does not have the same effects as THC. On the contrary, it is known for its calming effect. And, it works the opposite of THC by calming the nervous system. The psychotropic effects are therefore not related to CBD.
CBD: its positive effects
THC and CBD each have health effects. In most countries, even though it is mild, THC is considered a drug. This is because of its psychoactive effects and especially its risks to the body. Moreover, its use often leads to dependence.
As for CBD, it is almost the opposite, it has major therapeutic virtues. CBD acts as analgesics and painkillers. It helps prevent depression and anxiety. It can also relieve the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy and combat certain psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, etc. Some studies even show that, at high levels, CBD acts as an inhibitor in the multiplication of tumour cells caused by certain cancers.
CBD AND THC, what does the law say?
Studies have proven that CBD does not create any risk of addiction and is not dangerous to health, unlike THC. For this reason, cannabidiol is classified as a controlled substance and its marketing is authorised in France. Moreover, the WHO has already given a favourable opinion on this legal aspect of CBD, stating that it cannot be classified as a drug. As such, the sale of cannabidiol products with a THC concentration of less than 0.2% is authorized. It is sold as a liquid for use in electronic cigarettes to allow the vaporizer to be supplemented with a food. But it can also be applied directly to the skin.