Understanding Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are compounds found in the Cannabis plant that have mental physical affects when they interact with receptors in the cells of our endocannabinoid system.

Although over 85 cannabinoids have been identified, there is still much research to be done. At this time the National Institutes of Health recognizes the following cannabinoids to have medicinal benefits.

  • Phytocannabinoids: Include all plant material: leaves, stems, seeds
  • Endocannabinoids: these are produced in the body
  • Purified or Natural Occurring: Isolation of cannabinoids by extracts
  • Synthetic: chemical imitations of cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol-Acid (THCA)

THCA is the naturally occurring raw acid form which is the non-psychoactive form of THC. It is of great medicinal value known for: reducing muscle spasms, reducing inflammation and suppressing the growth of tumors.


THC is the most widely known cannabinoid and is mostly responsible for the psychotropic effects most associated with Marijuana.

THC is the only cannabinoid at this time know to stimulate appetite which is crucial in treating nausea. It is well known for treating all types of pain in a multitude of medical conditions. It us known to significantly reduce aggression and is a powerful antioxidant.

Cannabidiol-Acid (CBDA)

CBDA like THCA is the natural occurring raw acid form which is non-psychotropic and has the opposite effect of THC reducing the psychotropic effects of THC.

Cannabidiol-(CBD) is showing a great potential in wide variety of medical settings. CBD has been bred out of strains high in the THC and new research has shown that CBD inhibits growth of cancer and tumor cells, is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and has sedative effects relieving convulsions anxiety and nausea.

CBD HAS BEEN used for:

  • Epilepsy (Johns Hopkins site information: (link))
  • Digestive disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Multiple Scherosis (MS)

Cannabinol- (CBN)-Uncommon is fresh cannabis, it is the product in the breakdown or decaying of cannabis. It amplifies the phycotropic effects when interacting with the remaining THC. Effects are known as sedation, spasm relief and may help with sleeping disorder