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Difference Between THC and CBD?

Difference Between THC and CBD?

There are a lot of terms to learn when it comes to cannabis and hemp. At first, this may seem overwhelming. Then, as you gain a better understanding of terms like CBD and THC, you begin to wonder about the finer points that distinguish them. The distinctions between CBD, THC, marijuana, cannabis, and hemp are explained.

Quick Overviews

Let’s start with a quick overview to help you sort out the various terms in your head before getting into more detail.

  • CBD (cannabidiol)  is the primary non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp. It does not cause a high when consumed.
  • THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)is the primary psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana. It’s the source of your “high.”
  • Cannabis and marijuana are the same thing.
  • Hemp is the same type of plant as cannabis is but with less than 0.3% THC content

Take a closer look at the differences between each and how they all connect.

The Basic Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana/Cannabis

Hemp and marijuana are both plants, but the amount of THC in each differs significantly. The limit in most countries, including the United States, Canada, and most of Europe, is 0.3 percent THC. Anything more than this is considered marijuana, and anything less is considered hemp. Each country can set its own limit, but the most common standard is 0.3 percent.

The History of the 0.3% Limit

In 1979, Ernest Small published “The Species Problem in Cannabis: Science & Semantics,” which established the 0.3 percent THC as the distinguishing line. He stated in the book that there are no taxonomic distinctions between hemp and cannabis. He proposed the 0.3 percent rule as a solution, but he fully acknowledged that he chose an arbitrary number.

Hemp Plant Uses

It’s also worth noting that hemp is widely used in a variety of industries. Body care, textiles, industrial textiles, paper, food, building materials, and more all have applications.

Marijuana Vs. Cannabis

Cannabis plants with THC concentrations of more than 0.3 percent are referred to as marijuana or cannabis. The origins of the two terms can be traced back to the early 1900s.

Cannabis was more popular in the early twentieth century, and it was legal. Mexicans immigrated to the United States in the 1910s and 1920s. Marijuana was linked to those immigrants in racist campaigns. The anti-cannabis campaigns then exacerbated racism by using the term “marijuana.” As a result of these campaigns, the plant was made illegal in the 1930s. In essence, the term marijuana has racist roots, which most people are unaware of. Because of this history, some businesses avoid using the term.

The Basic Difference Between CBD and THC 

CBD and THC are cannabinoids that occur naturally in cannabis and hemp, though in different amounts. Cannabinoids are chemicals that interact with the endocannabinoid system in our bodies (ECS). They can affect memory, sleep, mood, pain, and more by interacting with neurotransmitters in the brain.

There are over 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis, but THC and CBD have the highest concentrations.

THC and CBD have the same chemical formula, but their atoms are arranged differently. The slight variation in effects is due to the difference in the arrangement.

Do THC and CBD Both Appear in Both Cannabis and Hemp? 

CBD and THC are cannabinoids that occur naturally in cannabis and hemp, though in different amounts. Cannabinoids are chemicals that interact with the endocannabinoid system in our bodies (ECS). They can affect memory, sleep, mood, pain, and more by interacting with neurotransmitters in the brain.

There are over 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis, but THC and CBD have the highest concentrations.

THC and CBD have the same chemical formula, but their atoms are arranged differently. The slight variation in effects is due to the difference in the arrangement.

Which Are Psychoactive? 

We’ve already established that THC is psychoactive, but CBD is not. This is an important distinction because it explains why they have different legal status.

You’re probably aware that marijuana is psychoactive, which makes sense given its high THC content.

Hemp, unlike marijuana, is not psychoactive. The plant does not have enough THC to cause psychoactive effects because its THC concentration is less than 0.3 percent.

That is why many people think of hemp as a marijuana substitute. It has the same effects as marijuana but is not psychoactive.

CBD Can Make THC Less Psychoactive

It’s worth noting that, in addition to not being psychoactive, consuming CBD alongside THC can actually reduce the THC’s psychoactive effects.

This, according to experts, is due to the way each cannabinoid interacts with our CB1 receptors. THC binds to those receptors, giving you a buzz. CBD, on the other hand, binds weakly and can even prevent THC from binding.

What Is Legal? 

The legality of something is entirely dependent on where you live.

Cannabis was legalised in Canada only a few years ago. Cannabis, hemp, CBD, and THC are all legal in the state.

In the United States, things get a lot more complicated. Hemp and CBD are both legal in the United States. This was enacted as part of the 2018 Farm Bill, and it is due to the fact that hemp has numerous industrial applications. Hemp was legally defined as having less than 0.3 percent THC under that farm bill.

In the case of marijuana and THC, however, things are more complicated. Both substances are still classified as Schedule 1 substances at the federal level, making them illegal. States, on the other hand, are free to create and legalise their own laws.


Any discussion of legality should include Epidiolex. This was the first CBD-containing prescription medicine to be approved by the FDA. It was approved by the FDA in 2018 to treat difficult-to-control epilepsy in rare cases.

What About the Effects of Each? 

Every hemp or cannabis strain will have a slightly different set of effects. It depends on their CBD and THC concentrations, as well as other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.

You should look at what most people experience when they consume a strain if you want to experience specific effects from it. However, keep in mind that everyone’s body chemistry is different. You might react differently than the average person. As a result, it’s best to experiment with a cannabis or hemp strain when you’re free of obligations.

The distinction between CBD and THC’s effects is more obvious.

Above all, CBD is not psychoactive, whereas THC is. CBD is also calming and relaxing, whereas THC can increase appetite while also causing drowsiness and euphoria.

The Entourage Effect

The entourage effect should be considered when selecting a hemp or cannabis plant, as well as a CBD or THC product. This effect occurs when a cannabinoid is combined with other cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids to increase the cannabinoid’s effect. Assume you have the ability to measure the pain-relieving effects of cannabinoid A and B. When you combine the effects of A and B, the pain-relieving effects are greater than what you would expect just by adding the results of A and B.

Side Effects

It is extremely rare for people to experience CBD side effects, and when they do, they are usually minor. Weight loss, appetite changes, fatigue, dizziness, and diarrhoea are all possible side effects.

THC is more likely to cause side effects, which are usually only temporary. Anxiety, memory loss, slower reaction times, red eyes, coordination issues, a faster heart rate, and a dry mouth are all possible symptoms.

It’s also worth noting that neither THC nor CBD are poisonous. Adolescents, on the other hand, should avoid consuming large amounts of THC because it may have long-term psychiatric effects.

What Do Drug Tests Check For? Can I Pass a Drug Test If I Take Hemp or CBD? 

Taking a drug test while using hemp is a bit risky. That’s because hemp can contain trace amounts of THC, and drug tests have different levels of sensitivity. THC may also be processed differently by your body. This means that passing a THC-sensitive drug test is a bit of a gamble if you consume hemp.

If you’re worried about passing a drug test but still want to benefit from CBD’s effects, look for a THC-free product. There are, however, a few caveats. First, as previously stated, CBD-sensitive tests are available. If you consume CBD, you will obviously fail the test. The fact that CBD products are largely unregulated is another issue. This means that even if a product claims to be THC-free, it may contain trace amounts of THC. The government is unlikely to intervene as long as it has less than 0.3 percent.

What to Do If You Need to Pass a Drug Test

Getting a THC-free product from a company with laboratory analysis is the safest way to get the effects of CBD or THC while still (hopefully) passing a drug test. Third-party laboratories test most reputable companies’ products and publish the results on their websites. This may allow you to confirm that the product is truly THC-free. Just keep in mind that there’s still a chance that trace amounts of THC could show up on an incredibly sensitive test, but this is extremely unlikely.

How Do You Know How Much CBD and THC Is in a Product? 

You’ll notice that the amount of CBD and THC in a product is a common theme when determining whether it’s legal, how it affects you, and whether it shows up on a drug test. However, how do you know how much of each ingredient is present?

Always look for products or flowers from a company that has undergone laboratory testing. Companies will typically give you an approximate percent concentration of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids that occur in large enough quantities when it comes to hemp and cannabis flowers.

You should look for laboratory analysis and the product description when purchasing tinctures, gummies, oils, capsules, and extracts. If you buy from a reputable retailer like BC Chronic Bud. The product description should give you an idea of how much you’ll get. However, looking for third-party analysis will always be the best option. You’ll get exact percentages this way, and you can usually get the data in batches. This means you’ll be able to see the exact percentage of the product you’re purchasing.

The Takeaway

Marijuana and cannabis are two different names for the same plant. THC levels are high in that plant, while CBD levels are typically low. Hemp contains a low amount of THC and a high amount of CBD. Hemp and CBD are federally legal in the United States, but THC and marijuana are not, though states are free to legalise them.

What Is The Difference Between Weed and Hash?

Both hashish and marijuana — also called weed, pot or ganja — are components of the cannabis plant. The primary distinction between the two is that the time period “weed” usually applies to dried portions of the plant, mainly flower buds, whilst hash is a paste from resin, or sap of the plant. Hash consists of a higher concentration of psychoactive chemical compounds regarded as THC.

So what are the differences between hash and weed?

Let’s start out with the most obvious thing they have in common: they both come from the same cannabis plants. As you probably know, weed is the flower bud of the female cannabis plant. Hash is made of these same flower buds, but it is processed in a different way. After a cannabis plant is in full bloom, the flower buds are harvested, and from that point on, a farmer can go one of two ways. In the case of weed, the flowers are hung up to dry. Once they have dried out completely, any seeds, stems, and excess leaves are removed, The resulting product is the weed that we all know so well: nice green bundles of organic joy, preferable glistening with sweet THC crystals.

Hash is Produced in a Different Way 

The basic material used to produce hash is the resin contained in the tiny glistening glands found on the flower buds. After the cannabis flowers have been harvested and dried, the little glistening crystals, which are actually called trichomes, are separated from the rest of the plant. The sticky powder collected is known under various names throughout the world, but the usual name is ‘pollen’. This is done differently in different parts of the world. Some cultures rub the raw flowers carefully by hand (Indian), which results in a sticky dark brown goo sticking to the fingers of whoever did the rubbing.
Rolling raw marijuana between the fingers is another ancient technique, sometimes with a bit of water, which results in super sticky, dark hash balls.

Other cultures, like the Moroccan Hash we sell, use sieves to sift the trichomes out from the dried plant material. This can be done in repeated steps using ever more pressure. These pressings can be repeated using ever finer sieves, resulting in the highest quality hash (Block Hash). Today, new and modern approaches are used in addition to traditional ones. These include separating the trichomes using ice water, electrolysis, or even acoustic sifting. The result, however, is roughly the same regardless of the technique involved: a solid substance, ranging in colour from yellow through brown to almost pitch black. This is known as hashish, or hash.

Hash Is Less Common

Apart from their taste, however, hash differs from weed in a number of other ways, too. For one, hash is less common than weed in most countries. Many smokers are pretty familiar with their green herb of choice, while they have never actually smoked hash in their lives. Generally speaking, their effects on the mind are different, too. Do keep in mind that there are huge differences between the effects of specific weed variants as such, and such differences exist between hash variants as well.

More Subtle

Roughly speaking, however, traditional hash will bring a more subtle high than weed does, this is due to the CBD level. The heavy stoner buzz that is usually associated with weed is usually absent when smoking hash. The latter will likely give you a milder high, with less of a body buzz to go along with it. This causes some people to prefer hash over weed; especially when they need to get things done rather than just vegging out on the couch. Hash also contains greater concentrations of THC per unit of weight, again, generally speaking. This is due to the production process, in which parts of the plant that are low in THC content are removed from the trichomes. Again, though, do keep in mind that the quality of your weed or hash will probably make a greater difference than your choice of hash or weed as such.

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Edibles 101 | Everything you need to know about Edibles

Kaya THC Gummies Candies

Edibles are cannabis-based food products. They come in many different forms, from gummies to brownies, and contain either one or both of marijuana’s active ingredients: THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). Edibles are increasing in popularity way to consuming cannabis product . Here’s our guide to edible cannabis products.

What do cannabis edibles taste like?

Edibles contain cannabinoids, such as the intoxicating THC and non-intoxicating CBD, but these are usually in a distilled format so there is not much of a ‘cannabis’ taste or aroma. Gummies tend to be flavoured with fruit juice and may have a slight herbal aftertaste, depending on your individual palate.

Some products contain a vegetable-based gelatin, meaning that they are suitable for vegans and will be noted as such in their description, but always check the ingredients label online or on your edible product for a full list of allergens and other contents.

How potent are edibles?

Take a look at our selection to see how much THC or CBD each edible contains—this information can be found on product pages online and on product packaging. Read the label carefully to find out how much THC is in the total package (up to 1000mg total) and how much is in each piece and feel free to divide your edibles in half to reduce the amount of mg thc consumption or take the entire pieces!

As with any cannabis product, it’s important to start low and go slow.

Health Canada suggests that people who are new to consuming cannabis edibles start with no more than 2.5mg of THC and wait several hours to feel the effects before consuming more. At BC Chronic Bud, we recommend taking 10-25mg if it is your first time consuming edibles.

How long does it take to feel effects?

While most edible cannabis may be felt within 30 minutes to two hours, it can take up to four hours for the full effects to be felt. Even experienced consumers of dried flower and other inhalable forms of cannabis may find that edibles affect them in a different way. This is due to the way that the body processes THC when it is ingested, turning it into a stronger form called 11-hydroxy-THC.

How many edibles can I buy?

You can buy as much edibles as you want to at BC Chronic Bud. We do not have any limit when purchasing edibles.

How do I store edibles?

All of our edible products are shelf-stable, which means that they do not need to be refrigerated, although it’s advisable to keep them in a cool, dry place. It’s essential to make sure that they are kept securely and safely stored away from anywhere that pets or anyone under the age of 19 may be able to access.  You

As with any cannabis product, it’s important to start low and go slow when consuming cannabis-infused edibles. Consult a medical professional if you have any health concerns about consuming cannabis and be sure to read the product label.

We recommend starting out and buying our Kaya Edibles – This comes with 12 pieces each with 25 mg of strength.

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BC Chronic Bud – The Best in the West

The Best Mail Order Marijuana in BC

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BC Chronic Bud is your essential Mail Order Marijuana services for premium cannabis within Canada.  Our vision as a business is to focus on the one thing our clients care about the most: Quality. Every product is hand selected and it must meet our quality threshold standard before being listed.

We pride ourselves on our inventory catalogue and want our clients to see the BC Chronic Bud brand as the benchmark when you judge your cannabis products.

BC Chronic Bud wants to deliver (literally) the highest-grade products available in the Canada. Since legalization hit, the storefront cannabis markets have been bombarded with a plethora of complaints. Whether the complaint was that their cannabis is too dry or moldy, or that there isn’t enough supply in the market. We will always have something in stock for you to choose from and we never want to be in a position where you can’t order your favorite products.

Browse through our online catalog of over 100 products. Our inventory consists of some of the best premium products available in Canada. This includes your favorite shatters, distillates, drops, oils and topical choices. We also one of the better, if not best, mix and match cannabis program out of all the mail order marijuana services available.

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Not only do we offer the best mix and match service, we also offer our customers some of the best regular sales on our products. This includes our very special holiday sales.

Ordering with us is simple and checkout is easy. Just add the items you want to the cart and make your payment through Interact E-transfer. This is super simple and takes minutes to send and process the order. Once your order is processed, we will ship it as soon as possible, even the same day – that’s some expedient service!

One practice that really sets us apart from the competition is our bulk-buy order. This isn’t something that is directly offered to our customers through our site. If you’re interested in purchasing more than what is listed on the site, BC Chronic Bud is more than happy to help fulfill your request. Contact us directly though our website and we will do our best to make it happen.

The truth of the matter, is that you won’t find anybody who goes as far to help customers find the treasure trove of cannabis strains. Our mail order marijuana is here to stay. Our client base is strong and isn’t going anywhere. Choose BC Chronic Bud if you’re looking for a mail order marijuana service that is dependable and covers Canada from coast to coast.

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