Know Your Cannabinoids

Know Your Cannabinoids

Cannabinoid Spectrum Explained Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of over 22 significant cannabinoids in cannabis. A full spectrum product contains a variety of these cannabinoids, while CBD isolate is purely CBD, ideal for those who need zero THC. Broad spectrum has multiple cannabinoids but no THC, and select spectrum has specific cannabinoids either retained or removed. The primary cannabinoids are THC and CBD, with others like CBG, CBN, and CBC being minor but essential. The unique combination of cannabinoids and terpenes in a strain produces the "entourage effect."

The Entourage Effect Full spectrum products are believed to offer more therapeutic benefits than isolates. Consuming full spectrum cannabis means ingesting a myriad of botanical compounds, each with distinct effects. Their interactions enhance their individual benefits, known as the entourage effect. For instance, CBD can counteract THC's side effects, and certain terpenes can modify CBD's effects.

Synthetic vs. Natural Cannabinoids Cannabinoids, whether natural or synthetic, interact with the body's endocannabinoid system. Natural cannabinoids, like CBD and THC, come from the cannabis plant. Synthetic cannabinoids are lab-made, designed to mimic natural ones. They can be more potent and unpredictable, sometimes leading to adverse effects.

Cannabinoids in Hemp vs. Cannabis Both hemp and cannabis belong to the Cannabis Sativa family but differ in THC content. Cannabis can have up to 30% THC, while hemp contains less than 0.3% THC. Hemp is rich in CBD, while cannabis is known for its THC content.

Safety Tips for Cannabinoid Consumption

  • Start with low doses.
  • Understand different consumption methods.
  • Stay hydrated and eat.
  • Avoid mixing with alcohol.
  • Consult a healthcare provider before use.
  • Understand the legal implications.
  • Don't drive under the influence.

Cannabinoids 101

  • THC: The primary psychoactive compound. Effects vary from sedation to energy.
  • CBD: Non-psychoactive, known for therapeutic benefits like pain relief and anti-anxiety.
  • CBG: Effective for eye issues and being researched for other benefits.
  • CBN: Non-intoxicating, known for potential antibacterial and neuroprotective properties.
  • CBC: Binds with pain perception receptors and may have anti-inflammatory effects.


  • How do cannabinoids work? They interact with the endocannabinoid system, influencing various physiological functions.
  • Difference between CBD and THC? THC is psychoactive; CBD isn't.
  • Other cannabinoids besides THC and CBD? Yes, including CBG, CBN, and CBC.
  • Are cannabinoids legal? It varies by location and specific cannabinoid.
  • Are cannabinoids safe? Generally, yes, but consult a doctor before use.

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