THC vs. CBD: The Differences

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) is the most prominent compounds in the cannabis plant. These two compounds are nearly identical twins which can be differentiated by the arrangement of a single atom.

How these compounds affect the body?

A Cannabinoid is a compound that interacts with our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) directly. In this system, two receptors were found as CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found in brain region and are responsible for memory, emotion, high cognition, and motor coordination. While CB2 receptors are found in Central Nervous and Immune systems.

THC and CBD have different molecular structures so that they interact with CB1 and CB2 receptor in a different manner. This causes these two compounds to act in a different way. THC can directly bind to the CB1 receptor and creates a signal that has been sent to the brain, which gives you a high effect. While CBD cannot bind to CB1 receptor directly and it can also affect THC bond to the CB1 receptor, this results in neutralizing the psychoactive effect of THC.


Medical Effects:

CBD is used to help seizures, inflammation, pain, mental disorders, nausea, migraines, depression, and anxiety. THC is used to help muscle spasticity, glaucoma, insomnia, pain, low appetite, and nausea.

THC causes temporary side effects such as increased heart rate, dry mouth, red eyes, slower reaction times and memory loss. CBD can be tolerated, even in large doses. If CBD causes any side effects that are due to the interaction between CBD and the other medications you may be taking.


CBD and THC look similar but slightly different in its molecular structure and its activity. Both have medical benefits, while THC has side effects too. They are both considered safe. But remain illegal in some states. If you are taking any of these two compounds, you have to consider side effects and interactions with other medications of these compounds and also know the laws of your state.


Is CBD Addictive?

CBD is the short form of Cannabidiol, which is derived from cannabinoids. These cannabinoids come from the plant cannabis. CBD is often used in therapeutic and medical areas. It is unlike any addictive substance.

How do CBD works?

CBD won’t release excessive dopamine, so you can’t get high with it. It won’t give the intense relaxation which nicotine causes and also the euphoria associated with opioids. CBD helps to balance the level of neurotransmitters in your brain. If the neurotransmitter level is too much in your brain, it helps to reduce it. If the neurotransmitter level is not enough, it helps to maintain it healthier. Scientists often say that CBD cannot cause an addictive effect and it is a safe drug. If a person stops using CBD, there will be no withdrawal limits.

CBD – Cannabidiol

Is CBD marijuana?

People often think that CBD resembles marijuana, but it is not. Indeed, hemp (contains more CBD) and marijuana (more THC) comes from the same plant, but they are neither the same nor they do have the same effects. CBD derives from the hemp part (means the fibrous element) of the cannabis plant. Hemp can be found often in the stem area, and it is a non-psychoactive element of cannabis. It can be used as a pesticide and some other fabric materials.


CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are both cannabinoids and gives a different effect. A cannabis strain can have three types of CBD and THC level as follows.

1. High CBD and low THC (won’t cause euphoria)

2. Low CBD and High THC (causes euphoria and side effects such as anxiety, dizziness etc.)

3. Balanced CBD and THC (causes more euphoria but fewer side effects)

Addiction on Women’s Health

Substance use was reflected as basically a male issue, and numerous substance misuse studies are led with a prevalence of male members. Evidence shows that there are huge sex differences in the study of disease transmission of substance use disorders, social components and attributes, natural responses, health consequences, co-occurring mental ailments, and factors related to treatment admittance, maintenance, and completion. The epidemiology of women’s medication use presents challenges separate from those raised by men’s drug use. Progression, or Formative stages, of drug inclusion is not indistinguishable for people.

Addiction on Women’s Health

A convergence of proof advises that women with substance utilize disorders are more probable than men to face different barriers influencing access and entry to substance abuse treatment. Gender-specific medical issues because of the transaction of gender-specific drug use patterns and sex-related hazard practices make an environment in which women are more defenseless than men to human immunodeficiency infection. Individual qualities and treatment methodologies can differentially affect results by sexual orientation. These distinctions have important clinical, treatment, and research suggestions.

In addition, there is a need to create and inspect gender-specific evaluation scales and treatment conventions to enhance treatment viability. Future research ought to be hypothetically based and methodologically stable to propel the evidence base of substance abuse treatment for women. The examination proof clarifies that there are huge gender differences in drug abuse and that more research is essential. The interpretation of these research discoveries to the treatment community to enhance treatment outcomes for both genders will be an energizing challenge for the field. Expanded and improved policies, administrations, and new research will keep on enhancing the lives of women substance abusers.

About Conference

Addiction 2019 Conference includes Oral talks, Poster presentations, and Keynote presentations, Workshop, Symposia, and Exhibitions. The conference invites the academicians, Scientists, top Universities, Researchers, Health care professionals, Psychologists, Addiction Specialists, Industries, Students, Business peoples and Young researchers over the globe providing a better platform, where they can show their novel research and contributions in the field of Addiction and Psychiatry.

Addiction & Psychiatry 2019

We assure that Addiction 2019 will be an open access network for the peoples to trade thoughts and a typical vision for future research. Hence we are very pleased to invite you to attend Addiction 2019 to share and get novel research ideas.

Why attend?

The conference Addiction 2019 will focus on Addiction medicine, Addiction treatment and therapy, Psychiatry, Drug addiction, Alcohol addiction, and Substance abuse disorders. Addiction 2019 invites you for plenary talks, Symposium, workshops, invited sessions, oral and poster sessions from various universities and associations. Participating in this conference will be a good opportunity to meet personalities in the field of Addiction & Psychiatry and to learn the latest technological advancements.

Target Audience

Our organization would be privileged to welcome

  • Addiction researchers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Academicians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Private Practitioners
  • Rehabilitation therapist
  • Young Researchers and Students
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Psychology students and many more…
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