We often wonder how much THC or CBD a product should contain? As each product is designed to meet certain requirements, the battle between ratios becomes all the more confusing. And to add to our agony, comes another problem – the 0.3% THC level.
While most products label the percentage clearly on the packaging, some fail to testify what the label reads. This is why it becomes extremely difficult for people to choose the right product.
In addition to companies failing the lab test reports, some consumers fall under the bracket of ignorance. They are simply not aware of the fact that THC and CBD ratio are important factors. They help determine the effectiveness of a product.
Most times the people who largely pay attention to the component list are those who consume cannabis for medical reasons. They have probably got their medical marijuana card online and they know what to look for in the product as per medical supervision.
However, it has to be noted that it is vital to understand how much CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids your product contains. The how’s, and why’s enable a consumer to purchase a product worthy of their hard-earned money.
So, all this, and even more factual detail will be discussed in this write-up below. Read on!
Yes, CBD and THC are derived from the same plant, but these compounds have different effects on the human body. For instance, CBD induces its effects through the endocannabinoid system. It interacts with the natural receptors and causes the entire body to feel its effects.
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In contrast, THC interacts with the receptors in the brain and produces psychoactive effects. Such effects create warm and extravagant feelings. Not only this but after consuming THC, an individual feels hungry – the famous munchies as we call them.
Overall, THC produces cerebral effects and CBD on the other hand reduces the psychotropic effects of THC while inducing relaxation inside the body.
It doesn’t matter whether you get your medical marijuana card online or use a state-issued ID card to purchase cannabis. If you are ignorant about the ratio, you are most likely to buy the wrong product. Here’s why.
First and foremost, we need to understand that each compound has a different effect on our bodies. So, this means that the concentration of these compounds plays a vital role in determining the effects induced.
Similarly, a user’s experience will vary depending upon the concentration ratio. The higher the concentration the more impact it will have on our body, and vice versa.
Since both compounds are crucial to create an entourage effect, the concentration levels will significantly alter the user’s experience. Primarily components that have a higher concentration.
To put things into perspective, here’s an example.
High THC and low CBD concentration mean that you will feel the cerebral effects more than the therapeutic and calming effects.
Whereas, products containing low amounts of THC with a higher concentration of CBD will help you relax while targeting the area of pain and discomfort.
This also indicates that you have to figure out what ratio suits you best before you jump on the bandwagon of consuming products containing marijuana.
You will find cannabis dispensaries filled with different types of products. From THC dominant strains to CBD oil with the richness of other therapeutic components.
The only difference is that you will find stores selling THC-dominant products over CBD. Although there are several online CBD stores and wellness products out there. But compared to THC-rich strains, the statistics for CBD content is a little low.
In addition to this, the most commonly found ratios as labeled on the packaging will read 1:1, 10:1, 5:1, 1:3, etc. You just have to find the relation between the numbers and then determine what you want.
Most ratios will depict the concentration or percentage of CBD to THC. So, the label that reads 1:1 means that both compounds have equal concentrations per dose.
In the same manner, the label that reads 10:1, states that per dose you’re getting 10 times higher concentration of one compound than the other.
Therefore, you have to read the label or the ingredient list to find out which component is at what ratio. Because it’s just not about CBD and THC. Some products contain other compounds as well.
Knowing the percentage of each cannabinoid will allow you to find a product that’s worth your health, time, energy, and money.
To find the best CBD: THC ratio, you first have to listen to your body and understand your requirements.
In other words, you have to see whether you need it for medical purposes, recreational, or both.
If you need it for medical treatment, it’s best advised that you get a medical marijuana card online, seek medical advice, and then purchase cannabis accordingly.
Rest assured, the ratios will work perfectly fine for your concern once you know your preferences.
That said, let’s look at an example. Say you do not need an intense buzz, but a focused high to keep stress and worries at bay. For the same, an equal ratio (2:2, 1:1, etc) will work perfectly fine for you.
Another example would be products that are strictly designed for medical purposes. Such products will label varying ratios. For calming effects ratios like 5:1, 10:3, 4:1 or 3:1 will work as long as you also follow your doctor’s advice. These ratios will also work for patients who suffer anxiety or need relief from intense symptoms.
However, you have to note that the ratios mentioned-above will mostly be high in CBD, and other components with low amounts of THC.
As for those who are looking forward to a buzzy day, high THC with low concentration ratios of CBD will balance things out.
So, next time you purchase cannabis products or visit an online store, don’t forget to read the label, ingredient list, and the ratio that best suits your personal needs.
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