Cannabinoids: What are they and what do they do?

Cannabinoids: What are they and what do they do?

Cannabinoids are a type of chemical compound that can be found in the cannabis plant. There are over 100 different cannabinoids, and each one has its own effects on the body.

The two most well-known cannabinoids are THC and CBD. THC is the cannabinoid that gets people "high." It binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and produces the psychoactive effects of marijuana. CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects. Instead, it has been shown to have a variety of potential medical applications, including reducing inflammation and pain.

Different cannabinoids can have different effects on the body. Some cannabinoids are thought to have therapeutic benefits, while others may be more likely to cause negative side effects. More research is needed to understand the full range of effects that cannabinoids can have on the body.

How many cannabinoids are there?

There are over 100 different cannabinoids, and each one has its own effects on the body.

Here is a list of the most well known cannabinoids

  • THC - Tetrahydrocannabinol
  • CBD - Cannabidiol
  • CBDA - Cannabidiolic Acid
  • CBN - Cannabinol
  • CBC - Cannabichromene
  • CBG- Cannabigerol
  • THCV- Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabivarin
  • CBDV - Cannabidivarin
  • CBGV - Cannabigerovarin
  • THCA - Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid A
  • CBGVA - Cannabidivarinic Acid
  • THCVA - Delta-9tetrahydrocannabivarinic acid
  • CBDVA - Cannabidivarinic Acid
  • CBCA - Cannabichromenic Acid

What are synthetic cannabinoids?

Synthetic cannabinoids are human-made chemicals that are designed to mimic the effects of natural cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD. These chemicals are often sprayed onto plant material and then smoked or ingested in order to produce similar effects to those of marijuana. However, because they are not regulated, synthetic cannabinoids can be much more potent than natural cannabinoids and can often produce dangerous side effects.

What are synthetic cannabinoids used for?

Synthetic cannabinoids have been instrumental in discovering the cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoids that activate them are an important part of our body's natural balance, but they can't always be obtained from plants for research purposes because legal restrictions.

How long are synthetic cannabinoids detectable?

The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, including the specific cannabinoid that was used, how much was used, and the method of detection. Generally speaking, most synthetic cannabinoids can be detected in urine for up to 3 days after use. However, some cannabinoids may be detectable for up to 10 days

What are the effects of cannabinoids?

Different cannabinoids can have different effects on the body. Some cannabinoids are thought to have therapeutic benefits, while others may be more likely to cause negative side effects. More research is needed to understand the full range of effects that cannabinoids can have on the body

Some potential therapeutic applications of cannabinoids include:

  • reducing inflammation
  • pain relief
  • anxiety relief
  • seizure control
  • appetite stimulation
  • anti-nausea
Some potential side effects of cannabinoids include:
  • impaired memory and cognition
  • difficulty with motor skills
  • dry mouth
  • increased heart rate

How long are cannabinoids detectable in urine?

THC, the main psychoactive component in marijuana, is detectable in urine for up to 30 days after last use. CBD, another cannabinoid, is not typically detected in urine drug tests. However, some urine drug tests may be sensitive enough to detect low levels of CBD .

What is a cannabinoid sensitivity?

Cannabinoid sensitivity is the term used to describe someone's reaction to cannabinoids, especially THC. Cannabinoid sensitivity can vary from person to person, and it may also change over time. Some people may be more sensitive to THC than others, and this can affect how they experience the effects of cannabis. People who are cannabinoid-sensitive may feel more anxious or paranoid when they use cannabis, while those who are less sensitive may not feel these effects as strongly.

Key takeaways:

  • Cannabinoids are chemicals that interact with cannabinoid receptors in the body.
  • THC is the main psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana.
  • CBD is another cannabinoid that is not typically detected in urine drug tests.
  • Synthetic cannabinoids are human-made chemicals that can be more potent than natural cannabinoids.
  • Cannabinoid sensitivity is  the term used to describe someone's reaction to cannabinoids, especially THC.
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