One word that every medical marijuana user knows is cannabinoid. Cannabinoids, like THC and CBD, are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that provide relief to various symptoms, including pain, nausea, anxiety, and inflammation. These work medicinal magic by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, activating in our bodies to maintain internal stability and health. Simply put, they make communication between cells possible. When a problem occurs in our endocannabinoid system, unpleasant symptoms and physical complications happen.
When you consume cannabis, cannabinoids bind to receptor sites throughout your brain (receptors called CB-1) and body (CB-2). Different cannabinoids have different effects. This depends on which receptors they end up binding to. Depending on a product’s cannabinoid profile, different types of relief will be achievable throughout the body.