what are cannabinoids

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are the naturally occuring chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. They are partially responsible for the wide array of medical and psychoactive effects cannabis may provide.

There are currently over 110 known cannabinoids with more likely to be discovered as more research is being done.

We’ll try and keep it simple and just go over the main cannabinoids for now.

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)

  • Strongly Psychoactive
  • Been shown to be effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments and disorders including pain, nausea, and ADHD.

CBD (cannabidiol)

  • NON-PSYCHOACTIVE
    • In the sense it does not produce the euphoria, dilation, or anxiety normally produced by THC
  • Shown to be effective in the treatment of MS and Epilepsy. It’s most commonly used to deal with pain but has also shown promise in the treatment of stress related disorders and sleep loss.

CBG (cannabigerol)

  • NON-PSYCHOACTIVE
  • Stimulates the growth of new brain cells
  • Stimulates bone growth
  • Also is antibacterial, anti-tumor, and combats insomnia.

CBC (cannabichromene)

  • NON PSYCHOACTIVE
  • Stimulates bone growth
  • Up to 10x more effective than cbd in treating anxiety and stress
  • Also has shown efficiency in treating inflammation, pain relief and is both anti-viral and anti-tumor.

CBN (cannabinol)

  • MILDLY PSYCHOACTIVE
    • Mostly found in aged cannabis. CBN is an oxidation product of THC.
  • Strongly Sedative effects
  • also has been used in the treatment of insomnia and shown to be somewhat effective as an anti-emetic and anticonvulsant.

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