There are over 70 known cannabinoids!
Cannabinoids are a group of active compounds found in marijuana.
While marijuana contains many different compounds, cannabinoids are undeniably the most important.
Cannabinoids are responsible for marijuana’s effects on the body. They’re also the reason why medical marijuana works to alleviate so many symptom-related ailments.
However, the relationship between cannabinoids and our bodies is complex.
Because so many people use cannabis for recreational or medicinal purposes, a little information on cannabinoids can go a long way towards understanding how marijuana affects your brain and body.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)The most abundant and widely known cannabinoid in cannabis, THC is the cannabinoid responsible for the main psychoactive effects patients are familiar with. The compound is a mild analgesic and cellular research has shown the compound has antioxidant activity. THC is believed to interact with parts of the brain normally controlled by the endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter anandamide.
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)is found in largest quantities in Cannabis varieties indigenous to central Africa, like certain phenotypes from Malawi. It is currently being researched as a treatment for metabolic disorders including diabetes, as well as serving as a potential appetite suppressant.
Cannabidiol (CBD)With respect to the medical potential of the cannabis, CBD may hold the most promise for many serious conditions. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is believed to reduce the psychoactive effects of THC. Smokers of cannabis with a higher CBD/THC ratio are less likely to experience anxiety. CBD may also inhibit cancer cell growth.
Cannabichromene (CBC)Research suggests that CBC includes: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, bone stimulant, and anti-cancer properties.
Cannabinol (CBN)A mildly-psychoactive cannabinoid that comes about from the degradation of THC, there is usually very little CBN in a fresh plant. CBN potentiates the effects of THC and synergistically adds what has come to be known as the "couch-lock" effect. CBN may also cause drowsiness.
Cannabigerol (CBG)A non psychoactive cannabinoid, CBG has antibacterial effects, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. CBG can alter the overall effects of Cannabis.
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