THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is probably the most well-known chemical compound found in cannabis. It’s the psychoactive (meaning it affects the mind) compound that creates a euphoric feeling, helps ease pain, and encourages calm and tranquillity – in short, it gets you high and is great for socialization, inspiration, and relaxation.
Cannabinol, better known as CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound also found in cannabis. It has many therapeutic benefits like helping to reduce inflammation and anxiety. The skinny here is that it won’t get you high, but it’s excellent for pain management and can produce profoundly relaxing effects – kind of like lying on the couch, under a weighted blanket, after having just got a massage.