The Cannabis Chemical Rivalry // THC vs. CBD

CBD
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CBD and THC are the two most well known chemicals in cannabis. One is heralded as a cure-all miracle drug, whilst the other is scolded as the bad guy that gets you high. But is that dichotomy fair? And can scientists realistically do proper research into them? Feat. Lady Gaga, Oprah, and alternative Sophs.

00:00 Intro
00:52 The differences between THC and CBD
03:30 The pro-CBD picture – what’s it good for?
06:14 2 reasons THC’s bad reputation isn’t fair
08:20 Barriers to, and problems with, scientific research
11:09 My experience with CBD
13:07 Outtro, thanks, outtakes

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References

Main differences between THC and CBD (feat. the Lady Gaga quote)
https://www.analyticalcannabis.com/articles/cbd-vs-thc-what-are-the-main-differences-297486

Insights into scientific research of CBD and THC
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02524-5
https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/01/health-effects-of-marijuana-and-cannabis-derived-products-presented-in-new-report

CBD – rising star or popular fad?
https://theconversation.com/cbd-rising-star-or-popular-fad-110146

Another article on not getting overexcited about CBD
https://theconversation.com/cbd-sales-are-soaring-but-evidence-is-still-slim-that-the-cannabis-derivative-makes-a-difference-for-anxiety-or-pain-149612

The problem with defining products around THC content
(Includes CBD market valuation in the UK, and discussion of high number of different compounds in cannabis)
https://theconversation.com/cannabis-the-problem-with-defining-products-around-thc-content-146459

THC’s medicinal roles
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3202504/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK425767/

Discussion of legal drugs produced from cannabinoids, and whether or not they mean a ‘win for weed’
https://theconversation.com/approval-of-drug-derived-from-cannabis-not-necessarily-a-win-for-weed-99018

The Entourage Effect
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02528-1

Medical research doesn’t reflect the day-to-day experiences of people self-medicating with cannabis
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-39462-1
https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/what-science-knows-about-marijuanas-health-benefits

Dose-response curve (as mentioned in Nebula version)
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30328956/

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