We realize that it can feel overwhelming when researching cannabis for pain. There are so many options—different types of products and different ratios.
THC: The cannabinoid responsible for the “high,” if used in large enough amounts. Cannabis products containing over 0.3% THC remain illegal at the federal level and can only be legally purchased in states that have legalized recreational or medical marijuana.
Leaf411’s supporting members offer many different CBD:THC ratios to meet different needs.
The ratio indicates the amount of CBD compared to the amount of THC.
Cannabis as an Adjunct Therapy
Medically reviewed by Katherine Golden, RN
Written by Denise Rustning
It’s important to note that the ratio is not the same as the amount of CBD and THC. Our supporting member 1906 makes several different products, including their Midnight drops and Genius drops, that are designed to be swallowed. The ratio of each of these recreational products is 1:1—but the amount of CBD and THC in each is different.
How Different CBD:THC Ratios and Types of Products Can Help with Pain
The CBD and THC cannabinoids work individually to target different types of pain. By combining them in different ratios, though, you can achieve different effects to fit your specific needs.
Whether you’re looking at CBD hemp or cannabis containing higher levels of THC (sold legally in dispensaries), you have several different routes of administration to choose between :
CBD can influence a variety of receptors in the brain to potentially produce medicinal benefits and has the ability to block receptors from THC, lessening its ability to get you high. This is one of the main reasons why a CBD and THC ratio is important because it can drastically change the effects these compounds have on your body.
Online forums like Reddit are also great places to learn about the experiences of others as you try to figure out your own ratio. Here are a few quotes from Reddit users on CBD:THC ratios.
What’s The Difference Between CBD and THC?
There are other combinations as well that have been known to help people with specific physical and mental ailments. Since there aren’t many scientific studies to prove the benefits of each ratio, it’s great to read about the stories of others who have found the perfect ratio for them.
Why does the CBD to THC ratio matter?
8:1: High CBD and low THC. Great for new cannabis users and people who don’t want to feel high.