CBD and THC have many of the same medical benefits. They can provide relief from several of the same conditions. THC is more effective for pain, however, CBD doesn’t cause the euphoric effects that occur with THC. Some people may prefer to use CBD because of the lack of this side effect.
While CBD is non-intoxicating, studies show that combining CBD and THC can be beneficial, causing what’s called the “entourage effect.” This describes the idea that all compounds found in the cannabis plant work synergistically, providing more benefit together than the individual compounds would provide alone.
Generally, you will find the most relief from products that have large quantities of both CBD and THC, a balanced CBD:THC ratio. This is because CBD can help to mediate the side effects of THC while also providing additional anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.