CBD is growing in popularity among the health & wellness community. This supplement could be of interest to people looking for natural remedies that help you live well. 

Many people are curious about the difference between CBD and THC. There are many similarities between CBD and THC, as the two compounds are both found in the same plant. However, the main differences appear in the uses and desired results, which are quite different.

It’s important to be informed on any supplements you add to your routine, so we’re breaking down the basics of CBD and THC. We’ll also explain how we use CBD at Stanley Pharmacy.

Understanding The Basics

THC and CBD are both natural compounds found in plants of the Cannabis genus. These compounds work by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system. Both can be consumed by oils, edibles, smoking, tinctures, capsules, and more. The main differences lie in the effects and legality. 

What is THC?

THC is an abbreviation for ‘Tetrahydrocannabinol.’

THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana and gives you the sensation of being high.

Legality: It is dependent on the state, but marijuana and THC are illegal in most state.

Drug Tests: Yes, it will appear.

What is CBD?

CBD is an abbreviation for ‘Cannabidiol.’

CBD is a nonpsychoactive compound, meaning it does not produce the high that you get from THC.

Legality: While THC and marijuana is illegal in most states, hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal.

Drug Tests: If you are regularly drug tested, you should be cautious while using CBD. Simple urine tests often can not distinguish between CBD and THC and may mistake CBD use for THC use. If you are using a CBD product and you test positive, request a more precise confirmation test utilizing either blood or hair follicle testing.

CBD at Stanley Specialty Pharmacy

At Stanley Pharmacy we are experienced with matching our customers with the right CBD product for their lifestyle.

“We have patients from all walks of life, with a wide variety of symptoms. Our patients often see significant relief from their symptoms.” –Dr. Doug Yoch, Owner at Stanley Specialty Pharmacy  

Taking the proper dose is paramount to getting the maximum benefit out of your CBD treatment. That’s why we work closely with our customers to establish the right form and dose.

We typically recommend starting with a low dose of CBD then slowly tapering up. This is because CBD follows a bi-phasic or bell-shaped curve response. Our customers are surprised to learn that if you take too much CBD your response is actually decreased! If you are achieving the desired results on a low dose, there is no need to increase your dose.   

Ready To Try CBD?

If you’re ready to purchase CBD, be sure to buy from a reputable source like Stanley Specialty Pharmacy to ensure to are trying a high-quality product.

The pharmacists at Stanley Specialty Pharmacy can help you find the dosage form and dose that is best for you. Our team is also available to answer any of your wellness questions. Our goal is for you to live well! Contact us to learn more, or visit StanleyCBD.com to shop CBD products.