CBD vs THC: What's The Difference?

Posted by CBD LION on on Feb/Thu/2020

How are CBD And THC Different?

The main component that gives Cannabis the stigma and puts fear into people is THC. It is the psychoactive component of Marijuana and what gets you high. Hemp, while from the cannabis family, must have below 0.03% THC to be considered legal. CBD is non-psychoactive and will not get you high, no matter how much you take.

Differences between CBD and THC

Types of CBD found in CBD LION products

While it’s legal in most states to have up to 0.03% THC in the products produced from hemp, here at CBD LION, we create products with 0 THC.

CBD ISOLATE - The most common type of CBD we use to make our product is CBD Isolate. It is a refined version with the CBD molecules isolated from the oil. This gives a pure product and allows us to make multiple different potencies. In the raw form, it is a white powdery substance with little taste or smell.

(Picture of Raw Isolate)

CBD Distillate - Found in our high-end vape pens, the CBD distillate is an oil-based product. It has the THC refined out and is left with CBD and a multitude of other cannabinoids. This makes for what is referred to as a Broad Spectrum product.


CBD is legal nationwide and was fully legalized by the 2018 farm bill. THC, on the other hand, is illegal federally and still classified under a schedule 1 drug. Some states have recreational and medical programs that allowed for citizens to enjoy THC consumption from marijuana products. The recreational states include Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Washington DC. States with a medical-only cannabis program include Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, and Utah.

THC Drug Testing

While our products do not contain THC, that does not mean you will automatically pass a drug test testing for it. Unfortunately, drug testing technology is still lagging, and false positives stories are appearing on the news at a rapid clip. Many drug tests claim to test for THC but instead look for cannabinoids in general, which any CBD product will cause a failure. There are also reports of testing centers mistaking for CBD in the system as THC. It is a mess and something only time, and new technologies will fix so more people can enjoy CBD without the worry of causing a failed drug test.