CBD and THC are two primary compounds found in the cannabis plant, each with distinct properties and effects. The key difference is their psychoactive nature. THC is the psychoactive component responsible for the “high” experienced. It binds to the brain’s cannabinoid receptors, altering perception and mood. In contrast, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not produce intoxicating effects. CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, promoting relaxation, pain relief, and therapeutic benefits without a euphoric state. Due to its non-intoxicating properties, CBD is often preferred for its potential medical applications, including treating anxiety, inflammation, and epilepsy, while THC can be effective for severe pain, although it is primarily used for recreational purposes.