All About Cannabinoids: The “Miracle” Molecules Found in Cannabis

What is a Cannabinoid? Cannabinoids—such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol)—are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in the plant Cannabis sativa that work in combination to produce varying psychoactive and non-psychoactive effects. At least 113 different cannabinoids have been identified in the cannabis plant to date.   When consumed by ingestion, inhalation, or topically, these compounds are known to interact with cannabinoid receptors in the human...

Why Cannabis Terpenes Are A (Really) Big Deal

What is a Terpene? Terpenes or “terps” as they are affectionately called, are aromatic compounds found in plants, fruits, and herbs (even in some animals!) that determine scent and flavor.  In nature, differing terpene profiles can both attract pollinators as well as provide a defense mechanism to repel predators, such as insects. Terpenes have also been found to help plants recover from damage...