Updated: Aug 19, 2020
In the world of medicinal and edible cannabis products, labels often show a ratio of CBD to THC. These ratios can seem confusing, but what do they really mean?
The most important thing to know is that THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis (which can make you high), while CBD generally won't get you buzzed and has therapeutic potential. CBD-rich products are often used by those wanting to relieve pain, anxiety, stress, and promote overall wellness, while not necessarily looking to get high. It is important to note however that THC helps activate CBD in your body. Finding the right balance of THC to CBD will depend on what you’re looking to get out of a product, and how comfortable and tolerant you are to higher THC content. CBD for example, can help provide relief for inflammatory or autoimmune conditions, while THC can offer pain relief. You might be looking for some of each.