The word cannabinoid is linked to every chemical substance, no matter what structure or origin they have. The main types of cannabinoid used by people are for recreational, medicinal, and synthetic purposes.
Cannabinoids are the naturally occurring compounds found in the Sativa plant of cannabis. However, 480 different compounds are present inside the plant, but 66 of them are termed as cannabinoids.
Effects of cannabinoids
Cannabinoids usually exert the effects by getting in contact with specific receptors present on the surface of cells. They are found in various parts of the central nervous system. The two major types of cannabinoids present in the body include CB1 and CB2.
The effects of cannabinoids might be felt promptly if smoked or vaporized, within an hour or two if eaten. The most-common effects might include euphoria, dry mouth, quiet and reflective mood, increased appetite, spontaneous laughter, and excitement (for no particular reason), feeling of well-being, etc.
The effect of cannabinoids on the brain severely affects the entire limber system including memory, cognition, and psychomotor performance. On the other hand, effects on the mesolimbic highway might affect the pleasure and reward responses.
Classes of cannabinoids
Given below are the subclasses of cannabinoids
– Cannabigerols (CBG)
– Cannabichromenes (CBC)
– Cannabidiol (CBD)
– Cannabinol (CBN)
– Other cannabinoids include cannabicyclol (CBN), cannabitriol (CBT) etc.
Differences between cannabinoids
They are usually differentiated based on a psych activity degree. For instance, CBC, CBD, and CBG aren’t known to be psychologically active whereas CBDL, CBN, and THC are also known to have varying degrees of psych activity. However, CBC is one of the most abundant cannabinoids which is ought to have anti-anxiety effects, they counteract the psychoactive effects of THC. When this is exposed to the air, it becomes oxidized and ends up informing CBN which also interacts with THC for the lessening impact. Due to the increased ratio of CBN and THC, cannabis is more likely to have less potent effects when smoked.
How to use the cannabinoids?
Synthetic cannabinoids for sale are usually smoked, vaporized, or eaten. Pharmaceutical cannabinoids come in a wide range of products including raw cannabis that might vaporize for medicinal purposes as well as oils, liquids, and oral sprays.