Until recently, we didn't quite know what cannabinoids were, and now talk of these cannabis-derived chemical compounds is everywhere. Scientists knew about cannabinoids and that some are made by the body (endocannabinoids) and others by plants (phytocannabinoids), but it wasn't until 1988 that the first cannabinoid receptor was discovered. Now we know that humans rely heavily on cannabinoids just to function.
Without cannabinoids, humans would have a hard time mitigating pain, fighting infection, regulating mood, digesting, and performing just about every bodily function. You name it, and cannabinoids probably play some part. They do this by acting on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain.
When scientists discovered that the phytocannabinoids in cannabis mimicked the endocannabinoids produced by the human body, it opened a new perspective on marijuana as medicine.
There are at least 113 different cannabinoids isolated from cannabis, exhibiting varied effects.
cannabichromene (another cannabinoid worth knowing) is metabolized by the liver or degraded by light. It shows promise in treating inflammatory skin conditions, like acne.
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Davie is a long time cannabis professional who has worked not only as a cultivator but in all aspects of retail cannabis. From budtender, to wholesale and retail management, and from harvester to advanced hydroponic specialist, Davie has been around the block more than once. Now residing in beautiful British Columbia, Davie now works with acres of greenhouses, producing some of the best buds in the country.