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Cannabinoid Facts – What are Cannabinoids

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To understand the effects of marijuana, we need to understand what it is we’re putting in our bodies.

Marijuana itself is just a plant.

It’s in the cannabinoids where all magic happens.

Cannabinoids are the active compounds in marijuana—the primary ones being tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).

These cannabinoids interact with various endocannabinoid receptors in your body making you feel the various effects from cannabis such as euphoria.

We produce endocannabinoids naturally in our own body to help maintain homeostasis.

Our body producing it’s own endocannabinoids why we have receptors for cannabinoids to latch on to.

Cannabis doesn’t only house these two cannabinoids, though.

There are, in fact, eight major cannabinoids and well over 100 in total.

The cannabinoids are made in the trichomes that are produced all over the flowers and sugar leaves of the plant.

The only one of these cannabinoids that produces the psychoactive effects marijuana made its name for is THC.

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