What is cannabis?

Cannabis is a common name for the Cannabis plant. There are two major types of cannabis plants, Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica. Cannabinoids are the chemical substances that provide various effects, there are over 113 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Two of the most common cannabinoids are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), these cannabinoids are responsible for the majority of effects that cannabis has on the body, as they link with our cannabinoid receptors in our brain. THC is known for producing a “high” or psychoactive effect. CBD does not produce the “high” or feelings of euphoria like THC does and in fact, CBD can combat the effects of THC. There are many factors that affect the ratios of THC to CBD and all the other cannabinoids in a cannabis plant, such as the strain and the growing conditions.

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