What are Cannabinoids?

What are Cannabinoids?

Whether you are new to the Medical Marijuana world or an experienced connoisseur, you can’t help but want to know more about what’s inside your medicine. There are over 70 identified cannabinoids riddled within the marijuana plant, from stem, leaf to flower.
Among the 70+, there are 8 common cannabinoids that may be advertised at your local dispensary, or you hear in the news about helping patients with Seizures or chronic pains. Patients can achieve relief with cannabis in many ways, by smoking, vaporizing, consuming edibles or a variety of topicals like; patches, ointments or suppositories. While relief varies with intake, eating edibles can take 30 minutes to an hour to digest while when smoking or vaporizing gives immediate relief. To get the most out of your medicine its important to understand which strains with what cannabinoids work best for you.
Cannabidiolic Acid AKA CBDA:
CBDA is the main component in cannabis when heated or catalyzed (decarboxylation) can achieve higher CBD levels. CBDA, like CBDS, are non-psychoactive-meaning you won’t feel “high” but feel physical relief. This compound is great for achieving anti-inflammatory effects.

Cannabichromene AKA CBC:
CBC has been studied for its relief factors, including reducing inflammation, promoting bone growth, relieving pain and inhibiting cell growths in cancer and tumors cells. Research in March 2010 suggest possible antidepressant properties as well.

Cannabidiol AKA CBD:
CBDs have had lots of media attention in recent years, as a non-psychoactive medicine to aide many ailments. CBDs can also be used to counteract the psychoactive effects of THC, or you can pair the two for a melody of medical benefits. Acting as an antagonist for both the CB1 and CB2 receptors in our body, this suggests that the actions of CBDs is mediated by other receptors in our body and brain. CBDs are great for achieving a wide verity of relief including; anti-inflammation, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, seizures, MS, diabetes and so much more!

Cannabigerol AKA CBG:
Another non-psychoactive component in marijuana, though it has antibacterial effects that can alter the overall effects of cannabis. CBG is also known to reduce inflammation, inhibited cell growth in tumor or cancer cells, and can promote bone growth.

Cannabinol AKA CBN:
A mild psychoactive component of marijuana. This is found through the degeneration of THC, but not commonly found in most plants. CBN antagonizes immune cell (receptors) CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain that give this component a sedative effect. This component is known for its anti-insomnia, chronic pain relief, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cannabidivarin AKA CBDV:
CBDV is still in the early stages of research, though recent studies show that it can help in the management of epilepsy. This is because it interacts with the brains TRPV1 receptors and modulates gene expression.

Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid AKA THCA:
THCA by itself as a raw cannabis compound is non-psychoactive but as decarboxylation occurs (when burned, heated or vaporized) it slowly converts to THC, a psychoactive compound. THCA, along with many other Cannabis compounds, interacts with COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes which give cannabis some of its more common medicinal properties: ant-inflammatory, neuroprotectant, anti-insomnia, muscle spasm relief and more.

Tetrahydrocannabinol AKA THC:
THC is most commonly known as the psychoactive component in medical cannabis, acting as a partial antagonist for the immune cell receptors CB1 and CB2. This is also an effective pain killer, and research shows it could be an antioxidant.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin AKA THCV:
Only found in a few cannabis strains, THCV is known for a higher psychoactive affect in half the time. The presence of Propyl (3 carbon) in THCV is the only difference between THC as a pentyl (5 carbon). Even with a little variation between molecules THCV produces a very different effect than just THC. THCV is known to reduce panic attacks, promotion of bone growth, may help with Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and much more.

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