THC or CBD?

A short guide to everything you wanted to know about cannabis, and maybe some things you didn’t know!

THC or CBD?

A short guide to everything you wanted to know about cannabis, and maybe some things you didn’t know!

 

 

THC or CBD?

Properties, Benefits, and Side Effects of THC and CBD

What’s The difference between
THC and CBD?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant, most commonly known as cannabis.

Both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body and brain, but they differed dramatically in their effects.

CBD is non-psychoactive which means that it will not get the user high. Because of this trait, CBD appears more frequently than THC in dietary and natural supplements.

What is THC?

THC is the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. In other words, THC is the primary agent responsible for creating the ‘high’ associated with recreational cannabis use.

This compound works, in part, by mimicking the effects of anandamide and 2-AG. These neurotransmitters are produced naturally by the human body and help to modulate sleeping and eating habits, the perception of pain, and countless other bodily functions.

The effects of THC include:

  • Relaxation
  • Altered senses of sight, smell, and hearing
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
  • Reduced aggression

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol is one of the most critical cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant. It exists both in agricultural hemp, as well as medical cannabis. While cannabinoids are present within several plants in nature, cannabis is the only plant known to contain CBD.

CBD has the same chemical formula as THC, with the atoms in a different arrangement.

This slight variance causes THC to create a psychoactive effect, while CBD does not. This fact means that when you ingest CBD for medical purposes, you will more likely experience a relief of your unwanted discomfort, with little or no noticeable effect on your cognitive abilities.

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CANNABIS GEAR?

What gear should you use for different consumption methods?

CONTACT US

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Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 2R, 1016 KS Amsterdam
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Our Reviews

Paradox Coffeeshop
4.6
Based on 1190 reviews
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Adam
Adam
18:06 26 Nov 21
Very nice little shop, definitely recommend the bl*BT’s they’re very strong and very cheap
Bong Fu Fighter
Bong Fu Fighter
18:09 17 Nov 21
Little Shop near the Anne Frank house. Good prices all over nice quality. Also most potent cs space cakes. Always... worth to visitread more
Jordi Clemente Calduch (Linku)
Jordi Clemente Calduch (Linku)
14:19 30 Oct 21
The staff is really kind and the cake is amazing, both in taste and potency
Kev Richardson
Kev Richardson
22:16 26 Oct 21
The best space cake in Amsterdam; very chill & calm with an open and airy atmosphere. Unlike many of the dark and dank... pot-cafés.read more
Sam
Sam
21:54 31 Aug 21
Nice & cozy place with relaxed atmosphere and really good stuff!
Phil Martinez
Phil Martinez
10:40 31 Aug 21
A must-go when you're in Amsterdam.The owner is very nice and will help you make your choice.
Iris Homer
Iris Homer
17:35 18 Aug 21
Cute place with good prices and strong stuff. Highly recommend
john smith
john smith
18:28 04 Jul 21
Awesome little coffeeshop 🙂 very relaxing atmosphere and awesome products 👌
Rob Gilham
Rob Gilham
23:16 03 Jul 21
More friendly than your average coffee shop and great mix of regulars and visitors. Known for the cake which is really... popularread more
Rik Head
Rik Head
20:43 03 Jul 21
Excellent small shop with a nice choice. Staff are the best. We visited Cheeky Monday on our last night and had to wait... 10 hours before our flight back the next day, safe to say we stayed in here for a good few hours that day.read more
Paul Lupton
Paul Lupton
09:13 03 Jul 21
My favourite coffee shop in Amsterdam. Always great service, great tunes and great smoke. What else is needed? Can’t... wait to get back.read more
Esosa Enahoro
Esosa Enahoro
16:40 28 Oct 20
Fair price and really good quality. I can really recommend their space cakes.
nova harmonia
nova harmonia
18:35 16 Sep 20
the space cake is very recommendable
Dániel Hadházi
Dániel Hadházi
14:27 29 Aug 20
One of my favorite coffeeshops in Amsterdam. Good prices, good products, great staff!
mhziwr saeidy
mhziwr saeidy
14:59 23 Aug 20
Best brownies and joints i've seen in a coffee shop in Amsterdam. Good stuff.
Andoni Angel
Andoni Angel
11:43 21 Aug 20
Excellent place un peaceful
benny
benny
12:47 10 Aug 20
If you want a quiet smoke away from all the English/German dudes in white T-shirts and silly bags; come here. Friendly,... good prices and great weed.read more
Piers Dunlop
Piers Dunlop
09:58 06 Aug 20
Lovely little coffeeshop. Nice staff, Well placed, well priced. The misses swears by their spacecakes. Wiljan knows his... stuff!!Edit. He also makes a beautiful latte.read more
Juliette Straet
Juliette Straet
13:36 31 Jul 20
Amazing space cake. Not expensive and super sensationsCareful, don't do like us and have an entire piece at once, too... strong !read more
B.
B.
16:20 29 Jul 20
The space cakes had the effect I expected! 😅
Mattia Scacco
Mattia Scacco
00:58 11 Jul 20
Best tortino ever in this planet. Thank you
Jeff  Doll
Jeff Doll
16:20 25 May 20
This is my 1st stop when arriving from the state's... Quant and relaxing. Not all the glitz and glam which is perfect... for a mellow chill spot. And the music is fantastic along with the menu choices👍👍👍read more
Brooks Quinn
Brooks Quinn
06:37 08 Mar 20
We had a great time here! Met a couple at our table enjoyed some coffee and a smoke. They have a great selection on the... menu as well; as strong or mild as you would like.read more
Gerald Tellez
Gerald Tellez
15:43 01 Mar 20
Am visiting from California and I’ve been to five other coffee shops in the center of Amsterdam and this place is the... absolute best! The Paradox is not pretentious like the other shops this one is chill and pleasant. It goes along way!read more
Ebony Wilson
Ebony Wilson
19:13 02 Jan 20
Absolutely brilliant service and great atmosphere! Their pound cake is fantastic and very strong. Paradox made my time... in Amsterdam so much fun 🙂read more
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