You are here: Home » The Cannabinoids

Meet The Cannabinoids

 

The Cannabis plant has dozens of active ingredients called cannabinoids which are found in a wide range of concentrations within the flower, leaf, and stem.  Researchers have identified over 70 unique cannabinoids within the cannabis plant. Want to learn more?  Click here to watch our education videos on each cannabinoid.

 

What Are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a class of chemical compounds which include the phytocannabinoids, and chemical compounds which mimic the actions of phytocannabinoids or have a similar structure (e.g. endoccanabinoids, found in the nervous and immune systems of animals and that activate cannabinoid receptors).

Among a long list of other benefits, cannabinoids exert palliative effects in cancer patients by preventing nausea, vomiting and pain and by stimulating appetite. In addition, these compounds have been shown to inhibit the growth of tumour cells in culture and animal models by modulating key cell-signalling pathways.

A better understanding of the cannabinoids can help you understand which medicine works best for you.
Ailments

Researchers have identified over 70 unique cannabinoids within the cannabis plant, many of which interact with the human endo-cannabinoid system using the cannabinoid receptor found throughout our bodies. Some cannabinoids bind more selectively to certain receptors and are more specific for desired medical usage.

Ailments Chart

Click image to view chart