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What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a class of a chemical compound that acts to cannabinoid receptors in cells that send neurotransmitter signals to the brain. This network of cannabinoid receptors is called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and controls processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory.

Variants of cannabinoids are:

  • Endocannabinoids, are produced in the human body
  • Phytocannabinoids, found in cannabis and some other plants
  • Synthetic cannabinoids which are manufactured

There are at least 113 cannabinoids known. The most well known cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) which are found in cannabis.

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Cannabinoids | THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) | CBD (cannabidiol) | Terpenes