Bay Area Meds FAQs

Don't know much about CBD and cannabis? Read the Bay Area Meds FAQs to learn the differences between CBD & THC, our products and more.

Have questions about CBD? Need help deciphering some of the terms on our site? You'll find all the information you need and more when you read through the Bay Area Meds FAQs. If you're new to cannabis or you just need to brush up on the information, you'll find helpful information in this section! If you have more questions not addressed here, feel free to contact us


What is CBD?

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the many chemical compounds derived from the cannabis plant. The naturally occurring substance is frequently added to products including oils, edibles, topicals, and more. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is not psychoactive, meaning that users don’t experience the “high” typically associated with cannabis use.

What is CBD used for?

The most common uses for CBD include easing the symptoms associated with:

  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mental disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Cancer
  • Auto-Immune Issues
  • Inflammation

…and many others. If you suffer from one or more of these issues, CBD might be the right choice for you.

What is THC?

THC, also known as tetrahydrocannabinol, is also a one of the more than 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis. As the cannabinoid known for the “high” sensation that comes from smoking or consuming marijuana, THC is rapidly becoming available to consumers in the form of oils, tinctures, edibles, capsules and more.

What is THC used for?

THC is often used to assist with conditions including:

  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle spasms
  • Insomnia

…and many others.

What are the differences between Sativa vs. Indica?

Indica plants typically grow faster than Sativa plants and have a higher CBD and lower THC levels. The plant itself is a short, bushy plant, while the Sativa plant is tall and thin. Even the color of the plants is different, with the Indica plant leaves being a darker shade of green than the Sativa plant.

What are Sativas used for?

Medical Cannabis Sativa strains are known for:

  • Alleviating anxiety
  • Reducing depression
  • Increasing serotonin
  • Treating chronic pain

Sativa strains are typically recommended for daytime use.

What are the effects of Indicas?

Indica cannabis strains are known for:

  • Increasing relaxation
  • Decreasing nausea and acute pain
  • Increasing dopamine

Due to their relaxing and soothing abilities, Indicas are most often used in the evening and to assist with sleep.