Cannabinoids: What Are They and How Do They Interact with the Body?

Cannabis is a plant containing many different medicinal compounds, better known as cannabinoids. If you are to truly understand what the cannabis plant can do for the human body, you must first familiarize yourself with cannabinoids. It is these unique compounds that make each strain so special, from its particular aroma and flavor, to its potent medicinal and/or recreational effects.

You may have already heard about THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) – two of the most well-known and most-studied cannabinoids. These chemical compounds interact with receptors inside the human body, which ultimately results in a broad range of effects, such as relaxation, happiness and pain relief.

But wait a second… why are cannabinoids capable of communicating with our bodies and producing so many different effects?

Well, the answer to this question lies within the endocannabinoid system. Before we learn about this incredible network inside the brain and body, enlighten yourself on the topic of cannabinoids.

What Are Cannabinoids?

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