Category Archives: Cannabinoids

There are at least 113 different cannabinoids isolated from cannabis, exhibiting varied effects. A cannabinoid is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. Ligands for these receptor proteins include the endocannabinoids (produced naturally in the body by animals), the phytocannabinoids (found in cannabis and some other plants), and synthetic cannabinoids (manufactured artificially). The most notable cannabinoid is the phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis.Cannabidiol (CBD) is another major constituent of the plant.

What is “The Entourage Effect” and how does it work?

The Entourage Effect

What is the Entourage Effect? What is the Entourage Effect? If you have been researching the benefits of Medicinal cannabis for any length of time you are sure to have come across the term “Entourage Effect” It’s one of those terms that can easily be dismissed with a simplistic definition that the the sum of […]

How CBD works: Factors affecting your response to CBD Cannabidiol

How CBD works: factors affecting your response to CBD cannabidiol

How CBD works: Factors affecting your response to CBD Cannabidiol How CBD works is a difficult question to answer. No two people are alike and similarly no two people will respond exactly the same to CBD Oil. A number of factors affect what kind of dosing regime is best for you. Some scientific studies suggest that […]

What is THCA tetrahydocannabinolic acid

What is THCA Tetrahydrocannabinol Acid

What is THCA tetrahydocannabinolic acid THCA is a non-psychoactive chemical found in raw cannabis. THCA is the most common cannabinoid found in fresh cannabis flowers. THCA is the acid form of THC. THCA becomes THC when you add heat through a chemical process called decarboxylation. THCA Chemical Structure What are the benefits of THCA In the few studies […]

Natural whole plant CBD and Synthetic CBD – what’s the difference?

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Understanding the difference between natural whole plant CBD Cannabidiol and Synthetic CBD Natural CBD vs Synthetic CBD, is there any difference between them and does it really matter? This article will explain the main differences between whole plant CBD cannabidiol extracts and synthetic CBD cannabidiol made in a laboratory. We will look at the current scientific […]

A Beginner’s Guide To The Endocannabinoid System

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A Beginner’s Guide To The Endocannabinoid System Introduction The endocannabinoid system is a complex subject and hard for most laypeople to understand, since it’s normally discussed using very scientific terminology and most of the literature available is aimed at researchers with a technical background in chemistry or biology. To remedy this we wanted to create […]

What is THC Tetrahydrocannabinol?

THC-Tetrahydrocannabinol

What is THC Tetrahydrocannabinol? THC Tetrahydrocannabinol is the most common cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. THC is a psychotropic compound and affects our brain and perceptions. It is the cannabinoid responsible for getting you “High” since it often causes a euphoric effect. It can be found in both its natural form or can be […]

What is CBD? (Cannabidiol)

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What is CBD? (Cannabidiol) What is CBD? CBD or Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring chemical compound or ‘cannabinoid’ found in cannabis and hemp plants. Along with CBD, the cannabis plant contains between 70-100 other cannabinoids. Most people have heard of THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the psychoactive cannabinoid that gets people high. After THC, CBD is […]

What is CBDA? (Cannabidiolic acid)

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What is CBDA? (Cannabidiolic acid) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND CBDA CBDA (Cannabidiolic acid) is the acidic form of CBD Cannabidiol. This means the cannabis/hemp plant in it’s natural state produces CBD + CBDA. When heated (decarboxylated) CBDA becomes CBD. So if you juiced raw cannabis plant material you’d be taking CBDA and CBD. […]

What is CBG Cannabigerol? Health benefits of CBG

CBG Cannabigerol Molecule

What is CBG Cannabigerol? CBG cannabigerol  is one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. The two most common cannabinoids that most people know are THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol). Cannabigerol is more common in hemp varieties of cannabis. What are the benefits of CBG Cannabigerol? CBG is known for its antibacterial effects and […]