What are Cannabinoids?

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Written and Fact Checked by S. Zulfiqar

Whether you’re a fan of cannabis and wanting to know more about the fantastic plant or if you’re new to it and planning to give it a try, you have come to the right place. We have got you covered. Read the complete article to know all that you need to know about cannabis and everything about it.

Cannabinoids are natural compounds that include cannabinol. These compounds are commonly found in cannabis plants. It is said that there are over 400 different types of compounds that are present in the plant. But only 66 of them are referred to as cannabinoids. So, in short, cannabinoids are somewhat a group of substances present in the cannabis plant we’re all talking about.

Two of the most well-known compounds found in the cannabis plant are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC, and cannabidiol, more popularly known as CBD. Although both of them are present in the same plant, their properties are not so alike. They’re pretty much different from one another.

THC is Psychoactive & Gives you the Characteristic High

THC will give you the peculiar high of the weed. If your product has higher THC levels, that means it’s going to make you high(er). Similarly, if your product contains little or no THC, that means that you might get high some other day because it’s not happening today. That is why stoners all around the world prefer their concentrates to be higher in THC. The higher the THC, the higher you’re going to be.

The Other Compound We’re talking about is CBD

About 40% of the plant resin consists of CBD, which makes it the second most abundant compound present in the plant. Although CBD has its unique properties and potential benefits like making the user relaxed, it has nothing to do with making you high. CBD is being used to manage various conditions like chronic pains, seizures, and anxiety, etc. In other words, even if your product is high in CBD, you still won’t get high (because making you high is the job of THC, not CBD).

Other Cannabinoids in the Weed Plant

There are a lot of classes of cannabinoids, which are mentioned below:

  •         Cannabinol (CBN)
  •         Cannabichromenes (CBC)
  •         Cannabigerol (CBG)
  •         Cannabinodiol (CBDL)

Yet, there are some cannabinoids that most people or studies don’t talk about. They include:

  •         Cannabicyclol (CBL)
  •         Cannabielsoin (CBE)
  •         Cannabitriol (CBT)

All these cannabinoids have different effects on humans. Of course, they are being used for medicinal and recreational purposes and are readily available in states and countries where cannabis is legal.

How to Consume the Goodness of the Cannabinoids

Other products are called infused products that are available as well. If you’re the one who prefers consuming the plant’s goodness in ways other than smoking, you will have other options.

Infused products include edibles. You can add some magic to your food by including a bit of weed to your baked cookies or brownies, or simply sticking to the store-bought edibles. All these edibles are readily available for purchase. Buy them online as there’s a wide variety available over the internet and you will have tons of options to choose from. You can also compare different products and select the one that suits you and your needs the best. Also, compare the prices and the qualities of the products as well.

Other than that, you can also go to the headshops and physically look around to see what excites you. Headshops have a large variety from where you can pick and choose your desired products.

Another infused product is CBD oils; they are pretty standard and have gained much attention in the past several years. They are also readily available in stores and online. You can look at a wide range of CBD oils available and choose the ones you like the best.

There are lots of smoking methods that will help you consume what the plants carry. You can either stick to the classic cigarettes, fill them with cannabis or you can roll yourself joints or blunts.

Other ways of smoking cannabis include methods like using the bong. Which is a glass pipe, acts as a filter, and allows you to smoke cannabis. Smoking cannabis using cigarettes (or joints) and bongs are the top two smoking methods that are still popular.

You can also use vaporizers as they are considered the next best method. There are plenty of websites that deal in many different quality vapes along with their (vape) cartridges. You can do your little research and buy the vape that suits your needs and doesn’t cost you a fortune. But remember to buy a quality product because buying a vape won’t be like buying a pack of cigarettes you can buy every week. If you’re planning to go vaping, make sure you’ve done your research and know precisely the sort of vape you need.

Last but not least, the classy old pipes are still in fashion and look great while you’re puffing your pipe that’s filled with cannabis. Some people still believe that using pipes to smoke cannabis is the classiest way, and we don’t blame them; they have a fair point.

Takeaway

All these are ways of consuming the beloved plant. Selecting the ingestion method would be your own choice. See what you think you’ll like or love trying new things; this is your chance to try all the methods mentioned above to find out which one you like the best. Because after all, the best way should be the way that gives you the most pleasure and satisfaction.

Now you will have a much better idea about what’s cannabis, what are cannabinoids, and all the ways of consuming your weed; it’s time to take off. Select what you feel like and go for it.

Interesting Reads: CBD Guide: 12 Important Facts You Should Know Right Now , How to consume marijuana, Best Online Cannabis Schools

References

  1. Lafaye G. Cannabis, cannabinoids, and health. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2017 Sep; 19(3): 309–316.
  2. Sharma P, Murthy P, and Bharath MM. Chemistry, Metabolism, and Toxicology of Cannabis: Clinical Implications. Iran J Psychiatry. 2012 Fall; 7(4): 149–156.
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