What Makes Up Cannabis?
Because the cannabis plant is made up of hundreds of different compounds and chemicals, each plant and strain has its own unique chemical profile, similar to a fingerprint.
Tetrahydradocannabinol is the primary cannabinoid identified in cannabis and is responsible for its psychoactive affects.
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a natural compound found in cannabis and interacts with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system. Cannabidiol is non intoxicating, meaning it will not have a euphoric or “high” feeling. It is generally considered to have therapeutic effects on pain, inflammation, and anxiety.
Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis flowers and are produced in the brain. These compounds act on special receptors located throughout the body known as the Endocannabinoid System. In addition to THC and CBD, there are over 100 other cannabinoids each with their own properties and benefits.
400+ Active Compounds
In addition to cannabinoids, there are hundreds of other active compounds that exist in the cannabis plant. These compounds control everything from the way you experience cannabis to the way it tastes and looks.
Have you ever wondered why all strains of Cannabis taste differently? You can thank terpenes for that. Terpenes are aromatic oils that give cannabis strains their various unique flavors. Pine, Citrus, Lavender, Berry, and Mint are examples of flavors from terpes.
Similar to terpenes, flavonoids play a roll in the flavor profile of Cannabis, as well as its color. While over 6000 flavonoids exist throughout nature, there are some specific to the cannabis plant, known as cannaflavins.