What is the difference between CBD and THC?

THC is the psychoactive component of cannabis or marijuana whereas CBD is a different cannabinoid that’s in marijuana that is not psychoactive, and in fact, it even protects against the high you get from THC. So if people are trying CBD for pain, we know that CBD is quite safe. When you add THC to that, the safety changes because that is the psychoactive component of cannabis. Then you have a risk of dependence and addiction and a number of other things. So I think it’s important for people to understand that when they’re going the sort of cannabis route, CBD is something quite different than something that might contain THC.”