What Are Cannabinoids?

Photo Credit: Whaxy

Photo Credit: Whaxy

Here at CannaBest Medical, we can't stress the importance of understanding and documenting your cannabinoids in order to discover your optimal medical marijuana dose, but those who are new to medical cannabis may not understand exactly what a cannabinoid is. Cannabinoids are considered the primary chemical components of cannabis, and they are responsible for creating the therapeutic relief patients desire.

There are over 111 cannabinoids in cannabis, and these chemical compounds cause reactions as they enter the body and interact with the endocannabinoid system. When cannabinoids eventually enter the brain or immune system, they seek out different CB receptors into which they fit perfectly in what is called "binding affinity." The most well known cannabinoids are THC and CBD, and both have medically beneficial properties for targeting different chronic illnesses and symptoms. Cannabinoids may target different symptoms, but they can also work together synergistically to provide therapeutic relief for the same symptom in what is known as the "entourage effect." 

Remember to document the cannabinoid composition of your lab-tested medical marijuana in our app as you journal on a daily basis, so that we can gain a better understanding of how cannabis combats specific symptoms and so you can keep track of what works for you! This information has been provided by Whaxy and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.