How to interpret the CBD-THC ratio results?

Understanding The Cannabinoids Synergies Between CBD & THC

THC's high is graduated by CBD, which minimizes the negative/side effects associated with psychosis. In contrast to other conventionally prescribed medicines, it makes the experience more enjoyable while enhancing relaxation. It also aids in the discovery of sleep within its natural cycle.


Implications / Characteristics



Strong “high” psychotropic effect
(especially over 30mg if ingested)

Euphoria, uplifting mood, confused thought, uncontrolled laughs. 

Strong side effects: Tachycardia, anxiety, tension


Remarkable "high" effects

Euphoria, laugh and thoughts calmer. 

Mild side effects: reduced risk of having tachycardia, anxiety, etc.


Relaxation with very light "high" effects

Little euphoria, calmness and tranquillity. 

Few side effects.


Little sedation and heaviness.
Few to no "high" effects.

No euphoria, sedation, light-headedness, dizziness. 

Practically no side effects.


No "high" effect, at all.
Ease up the general mood.

High therapeutic potential use: anti-psychotic, relaxing, used in epilepsy treatments 

No side effects

For more information on CBD: THC ratios, please see these articles on  Wikipedia,  CBD Crew,  Medical Jane,  Project CBD  &

TLC alphaCAT
First and the last line on this plate demonstrates a 0:1 CBD: THC ratio. While both in the middle are more around a 1:1 CBD: THC ratio.

TLC alphaCAT
On this plate, CBD & THC are both present. The first lane indicates a 1:1 CBD: THC ratio. On the last one a 1:3 CBD: THC ratio.


20:1 CBD to THC

Targets Neurological issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Mild Arthritis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Phantom Pain

3:1 CBD to THC

Targets Auto-Immune Conditions:

  • Auto-Immune Diseases
  • Breast Cancer
  • Chron’s Disease / Colitis
  • Extreme Arthritis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Psoriasis

1:1 CBD to THC

Targets certain cancers and helps other issues:

  • Appetite Stimulation
  • Autism
  • Certain Cancers
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Severe Pain
  • Skin Conditions Applied Topically: Skin Cancer, Psoriasis


In the event of fungal contamination of dried flowers, it is strongly advised to avoid smoking or vaporizing the product. You might be developing respiratory illnesses.

If the THC levels in the sample are really high, proceed with care. If you become inebriated and do not feel well, remember that you cannot die or have any medical problems as a result of what you have consumed. If side effects continue, don't try to resist them; the best approach to decrease them is to embrace the new perspectives you have.

medicinal cannabis cbd thc ratio
There is no lethal dose of cannabis. Even though it’s a very safe drug, the patient has to experiment to determine their own dose. Just start slow and medicate step by step.

Always keep in mind that the strength of the desired/side effects will vary according to the drug, amount, environment, and individual medication.

If you are medicating with CBD, it's important that you know exactly how much CBD to THC ratio you're consuming. In that case, we would highly recommend you use a reliable cannabinoid-level testing kit to test your favorite CBD products and edibles. You can easily and affordably test cannabinoid levels at home (i.e. without sending samples to the lab) with Alpha-cat Cannabinoid Testing Kits.

And if testing is too much work for you, we also sell various CBD and CBG products that list exact cannabinoid levels. Check out our shop for Alpha-cat CBD oil, CBD capsules and CBG oil.