Cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis plants called trichomes. Trichomes are tiny, clear hairs that stick out from the flowers and leaves of the plant.  There are 100 types of cannabinoids, many of which provide relief to a variety of symptoms.

Cannabinoids have effects on cell receptors in the brain and body. They can change how those cells behave and communicate with each other.These work their medicinal magic by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, which activate to maintain internal stability and health.

A variety of products and strains have been developed to deliver larger doses of different cannabinoids, so knowing which types best treat your symptoms will be helpful.