Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds found within the Cannabis plant. The main psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis is the phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol(Delta 8 or Delta 9) also known as THC. THC has medical uses in nausea related to chemotheraphy, spasticity, and some evidence for relief with neuropathic pains. Side effects of THC include dry mouth, confusion, dissociation, dizziness and tiredness.
Cannabinoids react with your CB1 and CB2 receptors, and the classical cannabinoids are concentrated within the resin of structures known as trichromes (or "trichs"). This is why it is often important to carefully inspect your cannabis flowers for intact trichrome heads. Headless trichromes contribute to a lack of potency and there are various factors that can contribute to headless trichrome stalks. Our hope is that providing Cannabinoid information, we can begin to better understand our own interactions with it. This is our Canadian cannabis informative safety page, which we will continue to add to in the future.
Cannabidiol is another phytocannabinoid that has grown in popularity over recent years. In 2018 it was approved by the FDA for use in two epilepsy disorders, and in 2005 it was approved in conjunction with delta 9-THC for use in neuropathic pain treatment related to Multiple Sclerosis.
Check out this informative video on Cannabinoids created from Green Flower & Samantha Miller.