June 15, 2022

CBD, D8, Or THC Quiz: When To Use Which Cannabinoid

The big three — CBD, THC, and delta-8 — are the cannabinoids dominating the current cannabis market. From recreational uses to wellness benefits, everyone uses these cannabinoids differently.

Having trouble deciding when to use each cannabinoid? We’ve put together this quick guide on the most common health effects, uses, and legal considerations of CBD, THC, and D8.

Plus, a quick quiz to help you decide once and for all which cannabinoid is best for you!

CBD, THC & D8: Health Effects

CBD, THC, and delta-8-THC all interact with the endocannabinoid system. But the way they interact produces different overall experiences. Some health effects are similar across all three, while others are unique to each cannabinoid.

The way cannabinoids vibe with your endocannabinoid system may vary from person to person. So, while one person may see significant pain relief from CBD alone, another may find THC a better fit for their needs.

Also, some people find that high doses of THC increase their anxiety while others are on their way to chill-city. So keep in mind these are general effects that studies have found — and your mileage may vary.

 

CBD

THC

D8

Pain Relief

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-Inflammatory

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anxiety Relief

Yes

Maybe

Maybe

Sleep Support

Maybe

Yes

Yes

Nausea Relief

Yes

Yes

Yes

Increases Appetite

No

Yes

Maybe

Psychoactive Effects

No

Yes

Yes

 

CBD, THC & D8: Legal Considerations

The legal landscape of CBD, THC, and delta-8 is ever-changing.

Hemp-derived CBD and D8 products are federally legal as long as they contain less than 0.3% of THC. Individual states may have stricter or more lenient regulations. While some states have legalized all three cannabinoids, others only allow for hemp-derived CBD that contains absolutely no traces of THC.

Visit your state page under Is CBD Legal in the United States? (2022 CBD Laws) for the latest up-to-date information on your state's laws.

Also keep in mind that even if THC is legal in your state, it may not be cool with your employer. So, if you’re subject to regular drug screenings at work — you may want to stick with CBD (isolate or broad-spectrum CBD only!).

 

CBD

THC

D8

Is it federally legal?

Yes

No

Yes

Is it legal in your state?

Maybe

Maybe

Maybe

Will it show up on drug tests?

No

Yes

Maybe

 

The Cannabinoid Quiz

Now that you have some of the basic details in mind, here’s a little quizlet to help you pick the best cannabinoid(s) for you. If your situation ever changes, feel free to retake the quiz — you just might get different answers!

Do you live in a state where marijuana is legal?

  1. Only medical marijuana
  2. Yes
  3. No

Do you need to pass a drug test for work?

  1. Yes.
  2. No.
  3. Probably not.

How important is pain relief for you?

  1. It's not my main concern but I have occasional light pain and muscle stiffness I'd like to alleviate.
  2. Very important, I have chronic pain issues I want to manage.
  3. Somewhat important, I have moderate pain that flares up occasionally.

Do you tend to get anxiety?

  1. Yes. I definitely don't want to exacerbate any anxiety I might feel.
  2. No.
  3. Maybe a little bit, but I can mostly control it.

What do you want to feel?

  1. Not a whole lot! If anything, just relaxed.
  2. I like a strong buzz. I don't mind getting super relaxed and sleepy.
  3. I want to feel uplifted, maybe a mild buzz.

What sounds like your ideal cannabis experience?

  1. Relaxed, focused, and ready to start my day.
  2. Some intense relaxation and couch-lock. Maybe eyes glued to the TV….
  3. A light, pleasant feeling with no heavy-headedness — something to relax into my hobbies.

Why do you want to take cannabis?

  1. I want a general wellness boost, or to help manage a specific health condition.
  2. I want to feel the psychoactive effects.
  3. I want a new experience, but nothing too intense.

How do you want to consume your cannabis?

  1. I'd like to add a tincture to my morning smoothie or take a quick softgel.
  2. I want to smoke or vape it.
  3. I want to eat them in gummy form.

If You Answered…

Mostly A. CBD might be the best fit for you. Isolate or broad-spectrum CBD could be an ideal option if you want to avoid THC. But if you do want a little touch of THC in your CBD, then a full-spectrum product may be the right choice.

Mostly B. Sounds like THC is your jam. You're not afraid of a little (or a lot of) psychoactive effects. Whether you're looking for some serious pain relief, sleep support, or just want to relax and have a good time — THC could be the cannabinoid for you.

Mostly C. We can't w8 for you to meet delta-8! Delta-8-THC has a lot of the same features as THC, but it's federally legal and just a bit less intense. Try starting with a low-dose D8 gummy to start your cannabinoid journey.

A mixed bag.A perfect excuse to experiment! If you want to focus on wellness without any psychoactive effects, give CBD a go. But if you're wanting something with more buzz, then THC or D8 might fit the bill. Want to try a little bit of everything? There's no shame in that. Take a gander at Delta-8 & CBD Together: A Dynamic Duo and Layering CBD: How To Do It Safely & Effectively for some tips on combining these cannabinoids.

Your Perfect Cannabinoid Is Calling

With so many options available, it's an exciting time to be a cannabis consumer. But with all of these choices — it can be tough to know where to start. Arm yourself with a little bit of knowledge, though, and you can shop with confidence and find the perfect cannabinoid experience for you.

  • Was CBD your meant-to-be? We think you'll love these CBD tinctures.
  • Want to dive into THC? Head to a dispensary near you, or dip your toes in first with a full-spectrum CBD.
  • Delta-8 more your speed? Try some D8 gummies and ride the wave.

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