Different ratios of CBD to THC can end up having a major effect on how marijuana interacts with your body. With more people than ever before using cannabis to improve their physical and mental well-being, it comes as no surprise that physicians, researchers, users and patients alike are focusing on the ratio of cannabinoids rather than simply looking at the dosage in terms of milligrams. It is believed that different ratios of CBD:THC can help combat conditions for which, to date, there have been limited positive therapeutic results.
When it comes to cannabis, there isn’t one strain, concentrate or ratio which fits everyone’s unique needs. Everyone has their own sensitivity to the THC compound, and this is a major element when determining the right dosage and ratio to achieve the best effects.
The Difference Between THC and CBD
Cannabis has two primary compounds – CBD and THC. This produce very different effects on the body, either on their own or in combination with varying ratios. This difference has now become a key element in understanding cannabis’ medicinal benefits.
The majority of marijuana’s sleep-inducing properties are due to THC, while CBD promotes wakefulness in the user. THC also has anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties while CBD has similar actions as well as anti-anxiety, anti-seizure, and antipsychotic properties.
In general, most people report the best effect when using a hybrid which contains a balanced ratio of THC and CBD rather than using strains which are solely high in THC. CBD is believed to enhance the painkiller properties of THC and both compounds stimulate new cell creation within the body’s nervous system.
There are a number of therapeutic strategies which vary depending on the condition that the patient is experiencing.
A CBD:THC Ratio Of 0:1
People who use a strain which is THC only experience more psychoactive effects. Cannabis which is high in THC causes dizziness, laughter, an uplifted mood and euphoria, however the negative effects include paranoia, anxiety and a fast heart rate.
A CBD:THC Ratio Of 1:2
Although a strain with a 1:2 CBD:THC ratio produces psychoactive effects, the chances of negative side-effects are reduced. This ratio can be effective in combating conditions such as stress, chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, muscle spasms and migraine.
A CBD:THC Ratio Of 1:1
A ratio of 1:1 CBD:THC provides optimal therapeutic relief for many conditions with only minor negative effects. This ratio is effective when treating muscle spasms, chronic pain and insomnia and may also be effective in treating cancer, autism, skin conditions and fibromyalgia.
You can check out some of the products we have with balanced ratios here.
A CBD:THC Ratio Of 2:1
By increase the ratio of CBD, it’s possible to eliminate the feelings of dizziness and euphoria associated with THC. This ratio is ideal for sensitive patients.
A CBD:THC Ratio Of 1:0
A ratio of 1:0 CBD:THC means that there are no psychoactive effects at all, and no cognitive impairments. A strain which is 100% CBD lifts mood while bringing other well-being benefits to the mind and body. CBD is a relaxing, anti-psychotic compound which has a lot of medicinal potential according to recent research.
Finding the correct ratio of CBD to THC to have maximum benefit for any medical condition is often only possible by trial and error, however, eventually, the sweet spot will be found that ensures optimal effects.