What Are Cannabinoids?

THC and CBD are two highly publicized cannabinoids, but there are also over 100 other cannabinoids found in the composition of the the resinated flowering buds of a feminine unfertilized cannabis plant. Everyone is born with an endocannabinoid system and endocannabinoids in their bodies. When there is an issue with the natural production of endocannabinoids or a disruption in the receptor connections of the endocannabinoid system it can lead to many different health complications. Cannabinoids can help to repair cell communications and stabilize our internal health.

Leafly Cannabinoid Wheel

When cannabis is inhaled or ingested it is proven that cannabinoids bond to CB1 (mind) and CB2 (body) receptors throughout the system to relieve common and serious ailments. Since different strains are made up of different cannabinoid combinations it is imperative to understand the cannabinoid composition of a strain to know the healing properties it could incur. Almost all good dispensaries have test results available on all strains with at least 5 cannabinoid percentages. Become familiar with leafing through these results to better familiarize yourself with your medicine.

Through the next weeks, or even months, we will be breaking down cannabinoids and learn through teaching. Look out for cannabinoid profiles coming to the blog soon.

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