Cannabinoids are chemical(terpenophenolic) compounds that activate cannabinoid receptors.
In a previous post, Why does cannabis affect us?, I briefly discussed cannabinoids and their interactions with cannabinoid receptors.
Today, I am going to further discuss cannabinoids and briefly describe the various types.
In later posts, I will discuss each cannabinoid in more detail, their effects, uses and some history.
To date, there are 85 known cannabinoids in cannabis, but there may be more, time and further research will tell. Not all of the known cannabinoids are named and information about all of the cannabinoids is still undergoing further research.
Here is some of what we do know today.
There are three types of cannabinoids:
Endocannabinoids: these cannabinoids are produced naturally by humans and animals
Phytocannabinoids: these cannabinoids are produced naturally by plants
Synthetic cannabinoids: these cannabinoids are
produced chemically by humans
Cannabinoids in cannabis are:
|Tattoo of THC molecule|
Synthetic/Patented cannabinoids from cannabis are:
Purely Synthetic cannabinoids from cannabis are: