Cannabis Chemistry

Besides the creative names of strains like Sour Diesel, Northern Lights, and Girl Scout Cookies, knowing the right cannabinoid ratio of THC and CBD makes the search for the perfect strain seem like a treasure hunt in unknown lands.

To explain Cannabis Chemistry properly you need to know the difference between the three main types of cannabis, let’s take a look at the compounds of cannabis. There are over 500 compounds in the cannabis plant, and around 100 of these compounds are cannabinoids.

Cannabis Chemistry found in Cannabinoids is the compounds that interact with our bodies to produce the desired mental and physical effects. The main cannabinoids that play a role are THC and CBD. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive compound that provides the mental high of euphoria
and the uplifting feeling that relieves stress and produces creativity. Sativa strains have higher THC contents which offer these effects. CBD (cannabidiol) has many physical benefits that do not offer a mental high; it is the cannabinoid that amplifies physical relaxation and eases
symptoms such as nausea, anxiety, migraines, and any physical body pain.

Indica strains have higher CBD contents, but not necessarily less THC contents. Thus, THC offers the mental effect of euphoria, energy and creativity, and CBD offers physical relaxation and amplifies the
sedative effects of cannabis. Together, they play an important role in offering you a desired mental and physical effect

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