THC and CBD both come from a family of compounds called phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced by plants) and are the major compounds found in cannabis.
THC and CBD have subtle differences and act in different areas of the body.
The primary difference is that THC produces intoxicating effects (high) whilst CBD has no intoxicating effects.
THC primarily acts on the CB1 and CB2 receptors whilst CBD has minimal interaction with these receptors and is thought to act on other biological pathways to provide therapeutic effects.
Hence THC and CBD are often used to treat separate conditions/symptoms.
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