Cannabinoids are compounds that bind to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, the two most well known cannabinoids are THC and CHB.
The list of benefits that cannabis can provide is growing constantly. There are constant new strains being developed, new cannabinoids and terpenes being discovered, and methods of consuming cannabis are constantly evolving as well. One thing that can be discouraging to a first time cannabis consumer is the amount of options there are for strains of cannabis available in the dispensaries. Most people are aware of, or at least have heard of indica and sativa, however through crossbreeding and selective breeding, it turns out that most strains available today are a hybrid, or combination of the two. When it comes to choosing a marijuana strain, it is helpful to know about different terpenes and cannabinoids in the cannabis. Cannabinoids are compounds that bind to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, the two most well known cannabinoids are THC and CHB. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give cannabis varieties distinctive colors and flavors, however, terpenes play a crucial role in the different effects of cannabis, as they affect how different cannabinoids are absorbed into the body. Some terpenes are known to produce more relaxation, and stress relief benefits, the effects we associate with indica strains, while other terpenes may possibly promote energy and focus, like the way we typically associate the effects of sativa strains. The way that terpenes and cannabinoids interact with each other may change in the presence of other compounds, and more research is being done every day. Head to your local cannabis dispensary today to speak with the budtender about the kind of cannabis strain that is best for you!