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Everything you need to know about CBD explained.

If you’re on this site, there’s going to be a couple of reasons as to why. Either you’re looking to
buy some of our Top Dog CBD Vape Juice, you’re wanting to learn more about CBD, are just a curious
person, or a combo of the above. Now the question is, what exactly is CBD? And what is the difference
between CBD and THC?

CBD (Cannabidiol)

Let’s start with what exactly CBD (cannabidiol) is. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one out of over 400
compounds (and one out of over 80 cannabinoids) found in and produced by cannabis. More
specifically, it’s a cannabis compound with NUMEROUS significant medical benefits, without the
“stoned” feeling. This is because it is virtually non-psychoactive. However, this does not mean it is not
psychoactive completely (which it technically is still psychoactive to an extent) because it DOES cross the
blood-brain barrier. But, what still makes it so great is it can be administered at relatively high doses
without the undesired psychoactive and psychological side effects despite all that. Which also makes it
very appealing to patients that use cannabis for inflammation, psychosis, pain, and many other
conditions (that of which we will go over extensively in another article ). Especially since effective
treatment with minimal side effects is going to be the most preferred by patients and health
professionals alike. Making CBD (cannabidiol) a key ingredient in cannabis, just like THC .
Even better, CBD doesn’t require a prescription as long as it is derived from an industrial hemp
plant. However, if it’s derived from a medical marijuana plant (yes, we know hemp and medical
marijuana are the same thing virtually but there are key differences), it still requires a prescription.
Don’t worry though, our Top Dog CBD Vape Juice is derived from industrial hemp plants making it
available to virtually anyone and everyone looking for the benefits of CBD without requiring a
prescription to purchase.

THC and CBD, what is the difference between the two?

Now that we’ve covered what CBD (cannabidiol) is, let’s get into what exactly the difference is
between CBD and THC. But, for us to really see the differences between the two, we first need to know
a bit more on what THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is as well. Let’s find out, shall we?

Well, just like CBD (cannabidiol), THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is one out of over 400 compounds
(and over 80 cannabinoids) found in and produced by cannabis as mentioned earlier. And, just like many
of the other cannabinoids, both CBD and THC have therapeutic value. THC is actually the main
psychoactive chemical in cannabis (what gets you “high”), whereas as also mentioned earlier, CBD… is
not really that psychoactive. In fact, CBD has been shown to actually help balance out some of the
potential negative side effects of THC. A couple of these potential negative side effects of THC can be
memory impairment, paranoia, anxiety, and some other less pleasant side effects. Those of which are
instead decreased when CBD is accompanied with the THC. How it does this, is the CBD cannabinoid
blocks some of the receptors in the brain so the THC doesn’t affect them, let alone stick to them. CBD
has also shown in some studies to appear to counteract the sleep-inducing effects of THC. And finally,
without getting to sciency on you, is: Studies with rats have shown that CBD has left them feeling less
hungry and more satisfied with their food. Whereas THC has shown (as most cannabis users will know)
to make them more or extremely hungry after dosages instead, aka the “munchies”. As a result, it’s
pretty obvious which is the better choice to go with for medical usage.

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