What is in Cannabis?

Cannabis is made up of cannabinoids, terpenes, and to a lesser degree, flavonoids. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that make up the majority of a strain.
Each contains a unique set of properties. CBD and THC are the two most common and frequently sought-after cannabinoids. Others, such as CBC and CBN, are less common, but they do affect the quality of your medicine. This also applies to the many terpenes in the cannabis plant.

More on cannabinoids:

CBD – Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. It is most commonly found in hemp and high-CBD cannabis cultivars.

CBN – Cannabinol is a lightly psychoactive cannabinoid known for its sedative properties. It is relatively uncommon in flower and often used in processed cannabis products.

THC – Tetrahydrocannabinol is the primary psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. It is known to help alleviate a number of ailments.

CBG – Cannabigerol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid.

THCV – Tetrahydrocannabivarin is a psychoactive cannabinoid.

CBC – Cannabichromene is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid.

Sources: The Medical Marijuana Dispensary by Laurie Wolf and Mary Wolf and apothecarium.com.

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