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Cannabinoids Explained

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Cannabis continues to assist people throughout the world in a variety of important ways. How much do we actually know about the plant itself, though? There is an extensive vocabulary used to describe its many chemical properties, including terms like cannabinoids. If you really want to know what you are putting into your body and how it can have a positive impact, continue reading!

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds that are found in flowering cannabis plants. They are responsible for the physical or mental effects that people experience when using them. While there are over 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis, the most well-known types are THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).


While THC and CBD differentiate in chemical structure, another major distinction between them is that only one results in euphoria (a high). THC will cause psychoactive effects while CBD will not. This is due to THC’s ability to connect with receptors in the nervous system. CBD is nonintoxicating when separated from THC.

Are They Medicinal?

These compounds can certainly be used for medicinal purposes. They can help people who suffer from anxiety, pain, inflammation, and other symptoms. Essentially, cannabinoids remove feelings of discomfort by rewiring how our cells communicate with our brains.

How Can I Use Them?

Cannabinoids can be used depending on the patient’s preference. This includes inhaling, consuming, smoking, and even applying it to the skin or tongue. Available products will come in the form of a vapor, liquid, or solid. Consumption may take hours to generate an effect, but inhaling or smoking can lead to instantaneous feeling.

Where Can I Get a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card?

North Dispensaries is making it easier for patients to apply for a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card by promoting the Missouri Medical Marijuana Portal. Check out our previous blog for specific directions, qualifications, and the application process.

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