The most important thing to understand about THC vs CDB is that THC can get you high while CBD cannot. THC has psychoactive properties that affect your brain and give you a ‘buzz’ while CBD does not.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is the principal psychoactive constituent (or cannabinoid) of the cannabis plant. It’s properties leave the user with an altered state of mind and the feeling commonly referred to as being ‘high.’
Cannabidiol (CBD), is a cannabis compound that can offer significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel ‘high.’ The fact that CBD-rich cannabis doesn’t get one high makes it appealing to medical cannabis users rather than recreational cannabis users.
Simply put, THC is for recreational users looking for some sort of a ‘buzz’, while CBD is for medical patients and does not give the user any sort of mind altering experience.