Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabis plant. The most well known among these compounds is the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Also known as, THC), which is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another important component, which makes up about 40% of the plant resin extract.
For decades the majority of the population looked at the cannabis plant as nothing more than a simple plant that would leave the user with a ‘high’ effect. They would joke about its stereotypical effects, typically referring to things like ‘the munchies’ or ‘the giggles’.
We now know that the cannabis plant is anything but ‘simple’. Science shows us that it is actually made up of hundreds, if not thousands of different components. From cannabinoids, to terpenes, flavonoids and so much more, we are finally able to understand a bit more about this complex plant.