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What are Cannabinoids? What is CBD?

MJ Online posted this on May 8, 2016

Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that provide relief to a wide range of symptoms. Cannabis contains at least 85 different cannabinoids, many of which have medical benefits. Cannabinoids will have a different effect depending on which receptors in the brain they bind to.

THC and CBD are the most well-known and used compounds.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most active ingredient in cannabis and is very psychoactive. It is often used to treat pain, nausea, and stress disorders, however it can also cause increased anxiety and paranoia.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most active compound in cannabis and is not psychoactive like THC. In fact, CBD actually counteracts the psychoactive properties of THC and has a calming effect on the user. It is a highly effective treatment for nausea, anxiety and inflammation, both internal and external. CBD is used to treat conditions like: epilepsy, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, arthritis, psychosis, and cancer.

For more information, please visit the links below.

Leafly- What Makes Cannabis Medicine?

Learn About Marijuana- Cannabinoids

Leaf Science- 5 Must-Know Facts About Cannabidiol (CBD)

Wikipedia- Cannabidiols

Wikipedia- Cannabinoids