THC and CBD: One of these things is not like the other!

Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds that make the cannabis plant such a medicinal powerhouse. There are more than 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis, each with unique therapeutic properties. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol)  are two of the most well-known. Both THC and CBD can help with a variety of medical conditions, but there’s one big difference: one gets you high and one doesn’t.

THC is responsible for the “buzz” folks get from smoking, vaping, and ingesting cannabis. CBD is its non-psychoactive cousin. CBD won’t get you high. Nor will medicinal products that isolate CBD—supplements, oils, tinctures, patches.

CBD has anti-inflammatory, anti-anemic, anticonvulsive, antipsychotic, antidepressant, and antioxidant properties. The list of conditions it can help with keeps growing and includes epilepsy, diabetic neuropathy, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain.

THC and CBD: One of these things is not like the other!


Educating one story at a time

Countless people who suffer never try CBD because they think all cannabis products will make them high. Wellness Connection member, Jessica Coakley, has been brave enough to share her story, in the hopes of educating those who might be afraid to try CBD for that reason. She was afraid, too. Now she’s grateful that she didn’t allow society’s judgment to stand in the way of wellness. When enough people start sharing stories about their success with medical cannabis, and CBD in particular, many more will benefit.

Do you have a story to share?

If so, please reach out to Diana Nelson at

Wellness Connection of Maine

About Wellness Connection of Maine

Established in 2011, Wellness Connection of Maine operates four state-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Bath, Brewer, Gardiner and Portland. Our dispensaries are safe, inviting, spacious and accessible wellness centers fusing the best features of a pharmacy, community center and wellness practice in one convenient location. Under one roof, all your medical cannabis and full-spectrum wellness needs are answered by our member liaisons, passionate experts who care and partner with you on your journey to improved quality of life. – Peruse through our extensive library of educational books and magazines. – Enjoy a free coffee/tea and wifi in the comfort of our welcoming community center. – Attend educational events and seminars such as Medical Cannabis 101 or Cooking with Cannabis. – Other services as available, always at no cost to our patients