Plants naturally produce a variety of compounds based on their biology – a simple example being chlorophyll, which gives leaves a green color. The Cannabis plant is unique in that it produces over 100 compounds called cannabinoids which are the chemicals that attract us to its medicinal and recreational effects. THC and CBD are both cannabinoids, and as such, are specifically responsible for producing effects on the human mind and/or body when consumed in a cannabis product. These compounds are the most widely discussed, researched and understood characteristic of the cannabis plant.

Category: Cannabis Basics