Is the THC Market Going to Overthrow the CBD Market? Here’s What We Think
THC and CBD are both very popular, but the latter might be taking over the industry.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active ingredient in marijuana that has been shown to have a variety of therapeutic effects, including pain relief, anti-inflammatory properties, and more. It’s extracted from the cannabis plant and can be used in foods, drinks, cosmetics—you name it! As such, it’s become a big part of the wellness industry as a whole.
But while CBD has many benefits, it also comes with some drawbacks. Let’s take a look at some of them:
1) You have to ingest it. This means you have to put something in your body that may not be good for it. Even if THC is present in low enough concentrations that it doesn’t get you high (or if you’re using CBD oil), there’s still no guarantee that ingesting it won’t cause any negative side effects like nausea or vomiting.
2) It’s expensive! CBD products aren’t cheap—in fact, some of them can cost hundreds of dollars per bottle! This makes it difficult for people who can’t afford high-end skincare products or health supplements like Omega-3 fish oils or collagen powder supplements.
What is recreational THC?
THC is a cannabinoid that’s found in the cannabis plant, and it’s what gives you the feeling of being high. It binds to receptors in the brain and activates them, which makes your brain release dopamine—the “feel good” chemical.
But that’s not all! THC also has therapeutic effects, including reducing nausea and vomiting (from chemotherapy), stimulating appetite (for people with cancer or AIDS), relieving pain (from arthritis or other causes), and treating muscle spasms (in people with multiple sclerosis).
So how is recreational THC different from therapeutic THC? Recreational THC is simply THC that you consume for fun—you want to get high! When you’re using recreational THC, you don’t care about any medicinal benefits—you just want a good time.
Let’s look at an example: You decide to smoke some weed because it sounds like a fun way to relax after work. Your friend offers you some edibles instead of rolling up a joint, but you decline because they take longer to kick in. You end up getting too high on your first hit from the joint so now you’re going to have to wait an hour or two before taking another hit. That delay doesn’t sound very fun at all!
What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound that’s found in cannabis.
CBD has been used to treat anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. It’s also been used as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. It’s also been used to treat epilepsy and has shown promise in treating cancer cells.
Unlike other cannabinoids, CBD doesn’t produce a high when you take it—in fact, it actually counteracts the effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is another cannabinoid found in marijuana that produces a high. The combination of THC and CBD is often referred to as “the entourage effect,” because when taken together they produce much more powerful effects than either one on its own would have.
The amount of CBD in marijuana products varies depending on how the plants are grown and processed: generally speaking, the more CBD there is, the less THC there’ll be (and vice versa). Some strains of marijuana can have almost no THC or CBD at all while others contain very little THC but lots of CBD.
Why do people like THC more than CBD?
We’ve all seen the memes. Some people think that THC is the only cannabinoid that matters, and CBD is just a waste of your time. But does it really matter which one you choose?
Well, yes. And no.
Let’s look at what these two cannabinoids do. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis that gets you stoned. It’s also responsible for many of the other effects you feel when you smoke or ingest marijuana, including euphoria and pain relief. CBD, on the other hand, does not get you high at all—and it’s not even really considered a cannabinoid at all! It’s actually anandamide, which is an endogenous neurotransmitter produced by our bodies to help regulate emotions, among other things.
So why do people prefer something like a THC cartridge over CBD products? Well… because they’re getting high! The reason it feels good to get stoned is because our brains are getting flooded with dopamine and serotonin—two chemicals that make us feel good when they’re released into our brains during pleasurable activities like eating chocolate or having sex (or smoking weed!). This flood of pleasure chemicals makes us want more pleasurable experiences—which is why so many people love getting high! As a result, a lot of people decide to grow marijuana in countries where it is permitted. One example of a strain that is widely used and simple to grow is Gelato from Zamnesia.
We think the THC market will collapse the CBD market
I’ve been doing some research, and I’ve made a startling discovery: the THC market will likely collapse the CBD market.
You might be thinking, “But [company name], that’s impossible! CBD is all the rage right now, and it’s only going to get bigger!” Well, I’m sorry to tell you this, but I think things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.
Let me explain. The problem with CBD is that it’s only good for one thing: helping people who suffer from anxiety and depression. That’s it. And if you’re not suffering from anxiety or depression (and even if you are), there are plenty of other options out there that do the same thing—and cheaper! So why would anyone choose CBD over another option?
Here’s what happens next: someone notices that people don’t really like buying CBD because it doesn’t do anything other than help with anxiety and depression. Then they realize that they can make a lot more money by selling something else—like pot! They start packaging their products in a way that looks like pot (because who doesn’t love pot?), but when people try them out, they realize they’re actually getting high!