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
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