What are cannabinoids and terpenes?
When you’re talking about marijuana, most people are familiar with the terms “THC and CBD” These are two different cannabinoids found inside the cannabis flower (inflorescence). Cannabinoids are made by the plant and can be found in different ratios throughout the various types (chemovars/strains) of cannabis.
Are there other compounds found in the plant that can influence the way that THC and CBD make you feel?
The short answer, yes? Cannabis has other compounds that can change the effect of cannabinoids like THC and CBD. These compounds are known as terpenes. Terpenes (aromatic compounds/essential oils) are what gives cannabis it’s unique aroma and delightful taste. Cells inside of the glandular trichome (tiny clear globes all over the flower) produce both cannabinoids and terpenes just for you! Well, they produce it to protect themselves, form bugs and animals, but It turns out WE animals can borrow that protection (immunity) by ingesting the plant in various ways. To find out more about terpenes and why they are important ask a budtender!
What came first the cannabis plant, or the receptor for it?
Did you know your body is hard wired for cannabis? A lock and key mechanism in the body called the endocannabinoid system uses the plant compounds and receptors, found all over the body to bring the body back into a state of balance called “homeostasis”. Even if you don’t ingest cannabis your body STILL creates cannabis like compounds to help keep your body functioning properly. The endocannabinoid system doesn’t only sound complicated, it is complicated. For more information please ask your friendly budtender.
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THC – RELIEVES PAIN, REDUCES VOMITING AND NAUSEA, SUPPRESSES MUSCLE SPASMS, STIMULATES APPETITE
CBD – RELIEVES PAIN, KILLS OR SLOWS BACTERIA GROWTH, REDUCES BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS, REDUCES VOMITING AND NAUSEA, REDUCES SEIZURES AND CONVULSION, REDUCES INFLAMMATION, REDUCES RISK OF ARTERY BLOCKAGE, INHIBITS CELL GROWTH IN TUMORS / CANCER CELLS, TREATS PSORIASIS, TRANQUILIZING / USED TO MANAGE PSYCHOSIS, SUPPRESSES MUSCLE SPASMS, RELIEVES ANXIETY, PROMOTES BONE GROWTH, REDUCES FUNCTION IN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, REDUCES CONTRACTIONS IN THE SMALL INTESTINES, PROTECTS NERVOUS SYSTEM DEGENERATION
CBG – KILLS OR SLOWS BACTERIA GROWTH, REDUCES INFLAMMATION, INHIBITS CELL GROWTH IN TUMORS / CANCER CELLS, PROMOTES BONE GROWTH
CBN – RELIEVES PAIN, AIDS SLEEP, SUPPRESSES MUSCLE SPASMS
CBC – RELIEVES PAIN, REDUCES INFLAMMATION, INHIBITS CELL GROWTH IN TUMORS / CANCER CELLS, PROMOTES BONE GROWTH
THCV – SUPPRESSES APPETITE / HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS, REDUCES SEIZURES AND CONVULSIONS, PROMOTES BONE GROWTH
CBGA – RELIEVES PAIN, REDUCES INFLAMMATION
CGCA – REDUCES INFLAMMATION
CBCA – KILLS OR SLOWS BACTERIA GROWTH, TREATS FUNGAL INFECTION,
THCA – REDUCES INFLAMMATION, INHIBITS CELL GROWTH IN TUMORS / CANCER CELLS, SUPPRESSES MUSCLE SPASMS
CBDA – REDUCES INFLAMMATION, INHIBITS CELL GROWTH IN TUMORS / CANCER CELLS
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