Cannabis is an annual, sun-loving, flowering plant categorized into Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica. Cannabis produces more than 100 unique cannabinoids, with the most well-known being THC, CBD, and CBN. Although both hemp and marijuana are classified as cannabis, hemp describes a cannabis plant that produces no more than 0.3% THC.
How does cannabis work?
Cannabinoids mimic compounds produced in the human body, interacting with endocannabinoid receptors in the brain, glands, connective tissues, organs, and immune cells. The cannabinoids bind to the receptors in the central nervous system to create a range of effects on all sorts of functions, including appetite, metabolism, digestion, bone development, bone density, pain, memory, sleep cycles, immune function, inflammation, the regulation of stress, cardiovascular function, and so much more. Plant-based cannabinoids work in place of the body’s endocannabinoids when the body suffers a deficiency in its endocannabinoid system.
What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is responsible for the intoxicating effects associated with cannabis. While THC is most commonly associated with pain relief, it is also used for depression, anxiety, nausea, sleep disorders, and more.
What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-psychoactive compound gaining popularity as a means of treating stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia, seizures, and a long list of ailments and symptoms. There are many options for CBD consumption, including gummies, tinctures, smoking, oils, capsules, and more.
What is Cannabinol (CBN)?
Cannabinol or CBN is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid created when THC ages. Recent studies indicate the potential of CBN as a potent antibacterial agent. There is hope for CBN as a neuroprotectant, appetite stimulant, anti-inflammatory, and for the treatment of glaucoma.