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August 21, 2019 2 min read

While CBD and THC are both cannabinoids and often confused, they actually behave very differently.

In this email we break down the key differences that you need to know about.

What Is The Difference?

THC & CBD are both cannabinoids and interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system in different ways.

THC is very prevalent in the marijuana plant, and recreational users extract it from that source. However, extracting CBD often comes from the hemp plant, which is closely related to marijuana.

At Vida, we produce our CBD using all natural CO2 extraction from premium quality USA hemp in Colorado.

How do they work?

Your body actually has its own own cannabinoids, as part of your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). It’s also made up of receptors to which THC and CBD can bind to, and enzymes that break them down and after their job is done.

The ECS is, as scientists currently understand it, designed to help your body maintain homeostasis—that is, to maintain a consistent internal cellular environment regardless of changing conditions.

Endocannabinoid System receptors are found in the brain, immune cells, connective tissues, and nearly all organs - virtually throughout the entire body.

The fact that the endocannabinoid system interacts with so many different systems in your body may hold the key to understanding why THC, and particularly CBD, seems to be helpful in so many different aspects.

Do they get you ‘high’?

THC is notorious for the feeling of getting ‘high’ that most people associate with using marijuana recreationally.  This occurs due to the way that THC interacts with receptors in a person's brain.

CBD interacts differently, and doesn’t give the recipient a ‘high’ feeling. That’s why Vida’s CBD products all contain less than 0.3% THC.

Difference Between CBD and THC

How do you take them?

Both cannabinoids can be taken in a variety of different ways, depending on the reason for use and a person’s personal preferences. However, here are the most common ways for each;


THC is mostly taken as a smokable product, a vape, or an edible such as brownies, gummies, chocolate, etc…

CBD is mostly taken as an oil, topical, Vape, or in an edible such as gummies.

Are they legal?

Most states in North America have approved at least some form of medical marijuana use. 
However, it’s not yet legal at the federal level so each state has different rules and it’s essential that you familiarize yourselves with local laws before acquiring and using CBD or THC.

As all Vida products are made from hemp, we’re able to ship CBD to all 50 states, so if you’re in need of some high quality CBD products, be sure to use your loyalty discount below to save 10% right now. 

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