Month: March 2016

Terpenes

Marijuana terpenes and their effects The genetic diversity of marijuana Each marijuana plant coming from seed has a cannabinoid profile, unique taste and olfactory molecules, which are not found in the same way in any other plant. This combination of possibilities creates countless variations in the flavours and effects of marijuana, and are highly valued by growers, who can discover new emotions when growing different strains, or may start breeding projects in order to select the plant that best suits their needs or priorities. The wide range of flavours and effects offered by the different strains of marijuana also helps you to avoid developing tolerance to its effects:...

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Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are a group of active compounds found in marijuana. While most cannabis users understand the relationship between THC and getting high, understanding the chemistry behind it is another thing. First and foremost, cannabis is all about cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are responsible for marijuana’s effects on the body — and the reason you get high. They’re also the reason why medical marijuana works to alleviate so many symptom-related ailments. Different types of cannabinoids, along with similar compounds found in your body, come together to get you high or to help you heal. However, the relationship between cannabinoids and our bodies is complex. Because so many people use cannabis for recreational or medicinal purposes, a little information on cannabinoids can go a long way towards making healthier choices for your brain and body. Cannabis and Cannabinoids Cannabis, also known as marijuana, contains over 500 natural compounds. Cannabinoids make up at least 85 of those compounds. While some cannabinoids are psychoactive, others are not. Out of the 85 cannabinoids, two stand out: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC, known for its psychoactive properties, is the reason you feel buzzed after ingesting marijuana. Most strains of marijuana sold on the market today are cultivated with higher levels of THC. While THC has medicinal benefits, too much can trigger anxiety and paranoia in some — particularly in novice users. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid...

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