Cannabinoids are the active molecules found in the marijuana plant. These molecules interact with our bodies’ endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate important functions such as appetite, pain, mood, and memory. Different strains of marijuana have different levels of each cannabinoid, allowing patients and doctors to select a strain of marijuana with a cannabinoid profile that will best treat a patient’s symptoms.
|Cannabigerol (CBG)||Used to relieve intra-ocular pressure (IOP) to treat glaucoma; treats inflammatory bowel disease; sleep-inducing|
|Cannabichromene (CBC)||Sedative; analgesic (pain relief)|
|Cannabidiol (CBD)||Used to reduce muscle spasms; muscle relaxant; analgesic (pain relief)|
|Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)||psychoactive; psychotropic (mood-altering, antidepressant); analgesic (pain relief); relieves IOP (glaucoma)|
|Cannabinol (CBN)||mildly psychoactive; analgesic (pain relief); a degradant of THC, can be an indicator of an older or overdried product|