Let’s Learn About Cannabinoids

Let’s Learn About Cannabinoids

There are over 131+ different known cannabinoids found in cannabis. Basically, a cannabinoid is a chemical compound that acts on the cannabinoid receptors found all throughout the body and alter neurotransmitters release in the brain.

The most well-known cannabinoids are THC and CBD.  THC is the primary psychoactive compound (the cannabinoid that gets you “high”) and CBD, which is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid.

The human brain has more cannabinoid receptors than any other G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) type.  The two types of cannabinoid receptors found in the body are CB1 and CB2.

CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain, male and female reproductive systems, and the anterior eye and retina.

CB2 receptors are primarily found in the immune system, the spleen (which has the most), the peripheral nervous system, and the brain.

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