Cannabinoids are groups of chemical compounds present in the cannabis plant that affect body and mind through their interaction with special receptors.
Below are the medical uses for the six primary cannabinoids.
CBN is somewhat psychoactive at roughly 10% the activity of THC. CBN is a breakdown product that occurs when THC is exposed to light or heat. CBN causes drowsiness and reduces muscle spasms.
The most well-known cannabinoid and the most psycoactive, THC hs the ability to alter behavior, mood perception, and conciousness. THC is responsible for the euphoric feeling some people consider as being “high”.
CBG, which is more commonly found in the non-psychoactive hemp plant, has shown significant ability to counteract and prevent tumor formation
THCV is a psychoactive cannabinoid that may help treat diabetes and is being investigated as an anti-obesity drug.
CBD is not psychoactive; studies have shown it to have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-nausea, neuroprotective, blood pressure lowering and pain-killing properties, among others.
CBC has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and very promising antibiotic properties.