In states where cannabis is legal for medical and/or recreational use, attention paid to these ratios has been on the rise.
Let’s refresh our memory banks regarding the differences between CBD and THC:
- CBD does not get you high; THC does.
- CBD has many therapeutic properties that make using it in higher concentrated doses beneficial.
- Cannabis strains vary in THC concentration ranging from 18-20%, while CBD is less than 1%.
Why is there an increase in demand for CBD-rich products?
CBD-rich products are dominating the market because people are seeing the benefits they have to offer. CBD users find relief from chronic conditions like anxiety, arthritis, seizures, stress, inflammation, pain and overall wellness. CBD-rich products are especially popular with those seeking relief but not seeking the high that comes with THC products.
Why use a ratio?
THC binds with the CB1 receptor in the brain, while CBD binds with the CB2 receptor while at the same blocking CB1 receptors from binding with THC.
The result? CBD has the ability to decrease some of the things that THC users don’t like such as anxiety, paranoia and psychoactivity.
To help you as you interpret the label on your Delta 9 gummies, remember this rule of thumb – the ratio is always CBD:THC.
Milligram:milligram – so it’s a relatively simple math equation. No sweat!
What is the right ratio for me?
Here are a few criteria to consider as you explore your right ratio:
- The higher the ratio of CBD, the less of a high feeling you will experience and vice versa.
- THC offers anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
CBD also shares these traits with THC as well as anti-anxiety and anti-seizure.