THC and CBD are the two most common cannabinoids, or chemical compounds, found in cannabis. But there are more than 100 known naturally-occurring cannabinoids that can influence the effects a given cannabis strain has on your body.
Knowing how certain cannabinoids could affect your endocannabinoid system, or receptors throughout your body that regulate your nervous system, can help you pinpoint the best strains for your needs, Laura Eisman, co-founder of cannabis brand Her Highness, told Insider. She said beginner users can also look for their preferred strain using the indica-sativa-hybrid classification model, but it has some flaws.
THC, a cannabinoid that gives weed its intoxicating and psychoactive effects, is the most common one. On their own, other cannabinoids like CBD and CBN won’t get you high. Instead, these cannabinoids work together and with other parts of the plant, like terpenes, to create feelings of calm, pain relief, or euphoria, for example.
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