Cannabinoids are the active chemical compounds found in the Cannabis Plant. THC and CBD are the most widely known, but there are over 100 different types.
Each strain of Cannabis has various ratios of each cannabinoid and each cannabinoid has a different effect on the body. This is why you can have different results with different products based on the flowers that they use.
Knowing the percentage of certain cannabinoids in your cannabis and/or cannabis-infused product can help you understand how the plant will affect your body.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the cannabinoid that is non-psychoactive and is thought to be one of the strongest anti-inflammatory agents found in nature. CBD can be stored in our bodies. CBD can also counteract the psychoactive effects of THC.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is widely known for its psychoactive effects. THC is also one of nature’s strongest painkillers. THC is non-psychoactive when used topically and can be micro-dosed to control psychoactivity arising from other delivery methods.
Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDa) is the cannabinoid found in the resin glands (trichomes) of raw cannabis plants. In this case, raw means unheated and uncured.
Tetrahydrocannabinol Acid (THCA) is the cannabinoid that is beginning to demonstrate immense therapeutic potential and is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in raw and live cannabis. As the plant dries, THCA slowly converts to THC.
Cannabigerol (CBG) is the cannabinoid found in raw Cannabis. CBG is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, meaning it doesn’t produce the “highs” that are synonymous with THC. Because it is present in low levels (usually less than 1%) in most cannabis strains.
Cannabinol (CBN) is the cannabinoid offers a unique profile of effects and benefits. CBN’s most pronounced, characterizing attribute is its sedative effect. The cannabinoid induces little to no intoxicating effects.
Terpenes are the fragrant oils that give cannabis its aromatic diversity. These oils, secreted in the flower’s sticky resin glands, also appear in many other herbs, fruits, and plants. They play a significant role in the therapeutic and medicinal use of cannabis, by creating subtle differences in effects across different strains.
Benefits: Thought to relieve Muscle Tension and inflammation
Found In: Mangos, Lemongrass, Thyme, and Hops
Benefits: Thought to improve alertness, memory retention. May counteract some THC effects.
Found In: Pine Needles, Basil, Parsley and Dill
Benefits: Thought to enhance mood. It is also considered to be antifungal and antibacterial.
Found In: Fruit Rinds, Rosemary, and Peppermint
Benefits: Thought to reduce anxiety and to be a sleep aid.
Found In: Lavender
Benefits: Thought to be good for gut health and to reduce inflammation.
Found In: Black Pepper, Cloves, and Cotton