CBD to THC Ratio-Everything You Need to Know
Cannabis has been around for over 3,000 years. It dates back to ancient times and there are many writings or scriptures. It has been used primarily for medicinal purposes while some like to use it for recreational purposes. Many people use it for a variety of reasons and they the way they consume it can be different too. Some like to eat it while others like to smoke it.
THC in weed is the active ingredient that gives you the high effect. Although it has psychoactive properties, it still works as a proper medicine. Some use it to help them gain an appetite while others use it for pain management. CBD is the second most popular cannabinoid that comes from the cannabis plant. It does not contain any psychoactive properties so you will not get high from it. It contains a lot of healing properties which is why it has become such a popular substance recently. A combination of both CBD and THC combined is called the entourage effect or full spectrum.
CBD to THC Ratio
Although cannabinoids by themselves called isolates work very well, certain ailments can be healed better if they are used together. Certain strains, edibles and oils that contain high amounts of THC may also include some CBD. Even though the CBD mixture is not too high, it still has some in there. If the product doesn’t have any focus on the CBD, it will be very miniscule to the point where you may not even notice the healing or calming effects.
There has been more of a focus placed on ratios recently. When checking out products at a dispensary, you will notice more numbers on packaging that contains THC or CBD. For example, it may say 1:1 or 20:1. One thing to remember is that the first number that’s represented is the potency of CBD in milligrams. We will explain this further.
What is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is an active cannabinoid from the cannabis plant. It is naturally occurring and has a very rich history that goes back many years. It is not a psychoactive property like THC so it will not get you high. However, you will notice the benefits instantly from it. It is closely related to THC in the medicinal features it has. Depending on the ratio and how much CBD is in your product, it can less the psychoactive high from THC. CBD can help relief you from chronic pain, inflammation, depression, ADHD, PTSD and much more. Although many people think of CBD as only being oils but there are more products like hemp flowers, bath bombs, lotions and more.
What is THC?
THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the most abundant and active ingredient in the cannabis plant. This is what everyone goes after when they are looking for marijuana either recreationally or medicinally. It gives you the high feeling along with many other benefits that the plant can give. Medicinal patients are using it to increase appetite, insomnia, and much more. Recreational patients who are looking to get high will read the THC percentage to get an understanding to the potency first. The way you grow your weed will determine the strength and characteristics of it.
This is going to be the usual ratio on high THC products like dry herb flowers or wax oils. There is a higher focus placed on high THC strains since more marijuana users tends to be recreational rather than medicinal. Medicinal patients like higher CBD or low THC strains.
This is going to be your regular strong weed. It will give you all the effects you’re familiar with like euphoria, happy, hungry, and possibly sleepy. The laughter will roll through after the first few hits. You can find this ratio in potent flowers or vape pens.
This is the ratio of the two where you won’t experience any high. The THC percentage dose on this is virtually non-existent. This is perfect for anyone looking to get the healing properties from CBD only.
This ratio includes a higher THC potency than the CBD so you will definitely feel the high effects with this one. With half as much as Cannabidiol than THC, you’re guaranteed to feel relaxed with this. If you’re someone who smokes and gets paranoid or anxious, this one will balance it out and help you feel chill.
Depending on what you like and want to experience, this is going to be very ideal. If you still want to get high but also get the benefits of CBD, you want to go with a 1:1. Many medicinal patients go with this because it offers medicinal qualities you can’t really get elsewhere. It’s perfect for people with cancer, neuropathy, Multiple Sclerosis or Fibromyalgia because it offers them the best of both worlds.
This ratio of CBD (2) to THC (1) is the perfect blend if you are looking to get a higher CBD percentage than your THC. This will help you feel more of the CBD effects than THC. The THC will definitely calm you down but taken the proper dose, you will probably not feel the THC effects since they’re so mild. If you do feel any effects, the negative effects like anxiety, depression, or paranoia will definitely not be around.
Products with 10:1 ratio have a higher focus on CBD. If you are looking to help with ailments like seizures, spasms, anxiety and much more. High CBD strains can help with where THC lacks. You will virtually not even feel the psychoactive effects because it’s so miniscule.
With all this in mind, I’m sure you can see now why this is important stuff to know! After all you dont want to be looking for a strain to get you and your friends baked just to find out it’s really high in CBD, but not so much THC. Many people out there just assume that any flower/concentrate you smoke is always going to make you high no matter what and that’s just not the case!
So if you’re new to cannabis and are just coming into the game for whatever reason (Medical, just want to get high, etc.) then you should take a close look at these ratios and figure out exactly what you’re looking for, it will make a huge difference!
Hey guys, Joey here, just wanted to give a shoutout to Alex at Smoke Tokes! He did a fantastic job writing this article so show him some love in the comments if you learned something today!!