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Can CBD Flower Give You Similar Effects To THC Flower?

THC Flowers
You wouldn’t be alone in wondering if CBD flower can have a similar effect to THC flower. We recently stumbled upon a reddit post asking this very question, and interestingly, most of the comments supported the claim that CBD flower can have similar effects to THC flower. 
This may surprise many, as CBD flowers are void of the psychoactive cannabinoid - Tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as THC. However, THC is just one of many cannabis compounds that can influence the way we feel. There are plenty of other cannabinoids that both THC and CBD flowers share, as well as terpenes and flavonoids.
The answer to the question is yes - CBD flower can give you similar effects to THC flower. Perhaps not the exact same effects, but what we’ll learn is, all strains will affect each of us differently.  

What Are The Similar Effects Of CBD Flower With THC Flower?

Similar Effects Of CBD Flower With THC Flower
These two types of cannabis flower share similar effects due to the fact that they both contain the exact same cannabis compounds - just in different quantities. Depending on where the CBD flower is grown, it can contain anywhere from 0.2% to 1% THC, and a myriad of terpenes, flavonoids and minor cannabinoids. THC flower usually does not have any throttles on the ratios of cannabinoids that can be found in it, and contains all the same ingredients as CBD flower like flavonoids, terpenes and minor cannabinoids.  
There are some differences that can be found between the strains when it comes to flavor, such as the lack of terpenes. Terpinolene is a terpene that is prevalent in THC flower strains and rare in CBD flower strains. Its effects contribute to cerebral stimulation and may create heightened energy. 
Some of the possible similar effects of CBD flower with THC flower: 
  • Couch-lock
  • Relaxation 
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Body high
  • Euphoria
  • Focused
  • Sleepy
  • Motivated 

Why Are Some CBD Flowers That Are Similar To THC Flowers?

CBD Flowers That Are Similar To THC Flowers

Some CBD strains contain a much higher percentage of cannabis terpenes than others. Depending on a strains genetic advantages, or cultivation style, a strain can produce more of these cannabis compounds that are known to drive its effects. 
Strains that are known to have more energetic effects usually contain a high percentage of the terpene Limonene - like our Lemon Skunk CBD flower
More relaxing CBD strains, like our Zkittlez CBD flower, often contain a high percentage of the terpene Myrcene. Myrcene is one of the most prevalent terpenes found in THC flowers, so for those looking to try CBD flowers with as similar an effect as possible to THC flower, looking out for this terpene could be interesting.  

The Following CBD flowers have similar profiles to THC flowers:

Can You Get As “High” With CBD Flowers As You Can With THC Flowers?

High with THC Flowers
The answer to this is no. Even though every person that consumes a particular CBD or THC flower will feel different effects due to our unique endocannabinoid systems, CBD flowers will bind with far fewer CB1 receptors. CB1 receptors are the cannabinoid receptors found in the brain that play a crucial role in how we feel after consuming THC dominant cannabis. 
CBD mostly binds with the cannabinoid receptors found beneath the neck - the CB2 receptors. In large quantities, CBD has been shown to induce similar effects to THC, and even increase the potency of THC, as explained in this article.


THC Flowers
Undoubtedly, CBD flowers can have similar effects to THC flowers. Depending on the person and the strain, it’s possible for the two types of cannabis flowers to share much in common, however, the head high of THC dominant flowers will always be stronger than CBD flowers. There are some cannabis compounds that can influence how potent a CBD flower will feel, especially cannabis terpenes. We look forward to a time in the future where new CBD genetics exist that can mirror some of the prevalent terpenes found in THC flowers that are more rare in CBD flowers. The work that has been done, especially by cultivators such as The Goods, to unlock new cannabinoids in the CBD flower space brings us closer to bridging the gap between CBD and THC flowers, without the intense head high. 

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