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Cannabinoids and Their Effects

Posted by Melinda Bloch on

Cannabinoids refer to the chemical compound in cannabis that can provide relief for a variety of health issues. These chemical compounds interact directly with the endocannabinoid system found in all mammals. There are over 80 different cannabinoids found in cannabis. We will focus on the most studied cannabinoids and their potential for medicinal use. The most popular cannabinoid is THC. THC is short for Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is well-known for the "high" that users feel when smoking cannabis. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis and is credited with helping to alter mood, perception and increasing appetite. While THC can aid with various aliments, it isn't the only cannabinoid...

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