July 11, 2021
Cannabinoids are something everyone who consumes cannabis should become familiar with.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that provide therapeutic benefits of the cannabis plant. Every cannabinoid provides some sort of relief for qualifying conditions and symptoms. When cannabis is consumed, these cannabinoids bind to receptors in the brain. Each cannabinoid produces different effects depending on which receptor they bind to.
THC - Tetrahydrocannabinol
THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid that may provide relief for patients with severe pain, nausea, poor appetite, and muscle spasms.
CBD - Cannabidiol
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that may provide relief for patients with severe, persistent muscle spasms, severe pain, and agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease.
CBC - Cannabichromene
CBC is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that may help relieve severe pain, inhibit cell growth in tumors, promote bone growth, and reduce inflammation.
THCV - Tetrahydrocannabivarin
THCV is a psychoactive cannabinoid that may help suppress appetite, reduce seizures, and may promote bone growth.
CBG - Cannabigerol
CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that may help slow bacteria growth, inhibit cell growth in tumors, promote bone growth, and reduce inflammation.
CBN - Cannabinol
CBN is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that may provide relief for patients with agitation of Alzhemier’s Disease, severe pain, and muscle spasms.
We always recommend reading the packaging to learn about the cannabinoid profile, especially when experimenting with new cannabis products. If you need help deciphering the breakdown, check out this article we wrote on How to Read Cannabis Product Labels.
* These statements have not been validated by the FDA and are a summary of current therapeutic cannabis research and patient anecdotal experience. Therapeutic cannabis may have associated health risks.