More About THC
THC is the main psychoactive component of the marijuana plant. In other words, THC is the primary agent responsible for creating the “high” feeling associated with marijuana use.
This compound works by imitating the effects of anandamide, a neurotransmitter produced naturally by the human body to help modulate sleeping and eating habits, as well as the perception of pain.
The effects of THC include :
* Altered senses of sight, smell, and hearing
More About CBD
CBD has the same chemical formula as THC, but the atoms are arranged differently. This slight variance causes THC to create a psychoactive effect while CBD lacks such an influence.
There is no "high" or psychoactive feeling associated with CBD.
The effects of CBD include:
* Reduction of psychotic symptoms
* Relief from convulsions and nausea
* Decreased anxiety
* Decreased inflammation
Modes of Administration
It is important to remember that there are many ways to use cannabis as alternatives to smoking.
These include: vaporization, tinctures, edible products, topical applications, teas, and raw plant extracts.
Inhaled cannabis – preferably smoke-free vapor – generally provides an immediate effect and lasts for about 3–4 hours. Edible, or ingested cannabis, on the other hand, takes up to an hour to work, but lasts for up to 6–8 hours.
Therefore, an edible cannabis product, taken about an hour before bedtime, can work very well to help get a full night’s sleep.