Researchers have isolated hundreds of active ingredients in cannabis, but the two main medicinal compounds focused on by both researchers and the medical community are the phytocannabinoids Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).
THC produces psychoactive effects, the feeling commonly described as "being high". THC may also demonstrate analgesic, anti-nausea, appetite stimulant and anti-spastic properties, among other potential benefits.
CBD is non psychoactive, and does not create a euphoric “high”. CBD is currently being studied for a number of benefits, among them neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, antiepileptic and antipsychotic properties and other potential benefits.