Are you a Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol fan? Or are you a Cannabidiol fan?
Depending on how much you know about the chemical compounds found in recreational marijuana, you could answer that question based on your reason for consuming recreational cannabis products. However, for the inexperienced user who may be considering their first recreational cannabis purchase, it’s important to know the difference between those two names.
While their effects on the body, legality and molecular structure are just a few of the differences between Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD), the primary difference is simple: THC creates an intoxicating effect, CBD does not. Knowing those differences will help you make an informed decision next time you walk into a cannabis dispensary to purchase products.
While many buyers seek out the intoxicating effects of THC-based cannabis products, it’s the CBD products that have sparked the interest of many new cannabis consumers, especially seniors looking for alternatives to manage aliment.
The biggest misconception is that CBD will get you high. It is non-psychoactive and is shown to have many benefits. And there are many ways it can be consumed or used. It gets put into products like oils, capsules, edibles or other carriers you can put into your mouth and swallow. There are creams and lotions, chocolate and even vaping. You can take it in any of those forms.
Toke House staff say that approximately 40 to 50 per cent of the people coming into its Thunder Bay location are knowledgeable consumers who know exactly what they want. However, given the fact the there are plenty of new cannabis consumers, Toke House staff are always available to answer questions on any of the products available and the potential benefits of CBD-based products.
As for the stigma related to recreational cannabis and the products being sold at Toke House, staff said it comes down to accepting the current reality about recreational marijuana.
It’s completely legal. This is a legal product, in the same way you walk into any store to purchase alcohol. There’s no difference anymore. There’s no stigma around it. And there is beneficial use to it, especially when it comes to CBD products.To learn more about the various cannabis products available at Toke House in both Thunder Bay locations and the Dryden location, visit their website or call (807) 286-0048.