Medical marijuana and recreational marijuana are different in many ways. First off, medical marijuana has high CBD content while recreational marijuana is more on the THC. CDB is the ingredient of marijuana that makes it medical. The higher the CBD, the lower the strength of high your marijuana can provide. THC, on the other hand, is another ingredient of marijuana and it is what’s making it psychoactive. Just because medical marijuana has high CBD content doesn’t mean that it has low THC content.