Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds that are found in the human body and in cannabis plants. While THC is the most well-known, there are over 100 different cannabidiol, and science is still working to understand what they all do. The five most common cannabidiol : THC, CBD, CBN, CBC, and CBG. These chemicals react with the the brain’s cannabinoid receptors and evidence suggests that cannabidiol may play a role in treating cancer, nausea and vomiting, chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, epilepsy, and more.
THC is the most widely recognized of the cannabinoid, and that’s for a very good reason. THC is the cannabinoid primarily responsible for pot’s psychoactive effects—it’s also the most prevalent cannabidiol found in most cannabis strains. While THC is found outside of the body, it is the equivalence of anandamide and 2-AG, two endocannabinoids found inside the body. THC’s attributes affect a person’s perception of time, pleasure, and senses. It also alters memory, thinking, concentration, and coordination.