Used and respected for thousands of years, the cannabis plant has been known to create both physical and mental healing effects, sometimes even psychedelic. However, have you ever wondered what’s actually causing this huge and unique range of effects? Let’s take a closer look into the science of this magical herb available for same day weed delivery…
Cannabinoids, what are they?
According to Green Flower, “the defining compounds within cannabis are cannabinoids, more precisely phytocannabinoids — meaning they come from a plant (unlike synthetic cannabinoids). They enter the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS) via CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors and are expressed through the central nervous system. Mammals naturally produce endocannabinoids — endo meaning inside — and it’s believed that phytocannabinoids may mimic these. There are over one hundred cannabinoids although only a handful have been explored scientifically”.
I know what THC is, but what else is there?
Great question! Let’s dive into the scientific makeup of cannabis, and find out what effects each cannabinoid creates.
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): so the first, and most obvious, is THC! THC is the most plentiful of cannabinoids found in marijuana and is known for the psychoactive high that it is responsible for. Not only that, but it also has been proven to have pain-killing properties as well!
- Tetrahydrocannabinol Acid (THCA): lesser know but just as important, is THCA. You can thank this particular cannabinoid compound for the anti-inflammatory, neuroprotectant, anti-convulsant, nausea reducer, and anti-proliferative effects you may feel when smoking weed. THCA is most abundant in concentrates like diamonds or shatter.
- Cannabidiol (CBD): ahhh, CBD. The cannabinoid that went viral during COVID-19 lockdown, and for good reason too! This non-psychoactive compound has been praised for its countless potential wellness benefits, including its abilities to ease anxiety, pain, and inflammation. Most notably, CBD has shown great efficacy at reducing seizure activity.
Several other compounds that help makeup the scientific magic of cannabis are Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA), Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabichromene (CBC), and Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). With hundreds of others that have yet to be studied, the possibilities of what marijuana can do for the human body is endless! To experience it for yourself, make sure to place an order through our online same day delivery menu or text us instead!