The Endocannabinoid System:
In 1985 the Endocannabinoid System was discovered in humans and animals, fish and reptiles, this is an integral system in our bodies responsible for addressing a myriad of toxicological, neurological and biological homeostasis, with receptors throughout the brain and body that are only affected by Endocannabinoids, Cannabinoids and certain Terpenoids.
The most abundant cannabinoid present in marijuana, THC is responsible for cannabis’ most well-known psychoactive effects. The compound is an analgesic, or painkiller, and cellular research has shown that it has antioxidant activity.
Medical Effects: Relieves pain, reduces nausea, suppresses muscle spasms, stimulates appetite, psychoactivity
THCV is a minor cannabinoid found in only some strains of cannabis. The only structural difference between THCV and THC is the presence of a propyl (3 carbon) group, rather than a pentyl (5 carbon) group, on the molecule. Though this variation may seem subtle, it causes THCV to produce very different effects than THC.
Medical Effects: Reduction in panic attacks, suppression of appetite, promotion of bone growth
CBD has tremendous medical potential. This is particularly true when the correct ratio of CBD to THC is applied to treat a particular condition. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound.
Medical Effects: Relieves pain, slows bacterial growth, reduces blood sugar levels, reduces nausea, reduces seizures, reduces inflammation, reduces risk of artery blockage, slows tumor/cancer cell growth, treats psoriasis, anti-psychotic, suppresses muscle spasms, relieves anxiety, promotes bone growth, assists immune system strength, reduces contractions in small intestines, assists nervous system.
A non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBG’s antibacterial effects can alter the overall effects of cannabis.
Medical Effects: Slows bacterial growth, reduces inflammation, inhibits cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, promote bone growth
CBN is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid that is produced from the degradation of THC. There is usually very little to no CBN in a fresh plant. The degradation of THC into CBN is often described as creating a sedative effect, known as a “couch lock.”
Medical Effects: Relieves pain, sleep aid, suppresses muscle spasms
CBC is most frequently found in tropical cannabis varieties.
Medical Effects: Relieves pain, reduces inflammation, inhibits cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, promotes bone growth