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Cannabis Compounds Introduction

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Cannabis Compounds Introduction

Cannabinoids
The word cannabinoid refers to every chemical substance, regardless of structure or origin, that joins the cannabinoid receptors of the body and brain
Cannabinoids (ex. THC and CBD) are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that provide relief to an array of symptoms including pain, nausea, anxiety, and inflammation.
THC has strong psychoactive effects, meaning it makes a person ‘high’
CBD is thought to have an anti-psychoactive effect that controls or moderates the ‘high’ caused by the THC and anxiety.

Terpenes
Terpenes are aromatic oils that color cannabis varieties with distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, mint, and pine.
Plants produce terpenes naturally to repel predators and attack pollinators.
A plant’s terpene profile can be influenced by many factors such as…
Climate
Weather
Age
Maturation
Fertilizers
Soil type
Time of day and season

Flavonoids
Flavonoids are a class of plant secondary metabolites having a polyphenolic structure, widely found in fruits, vegetables and certain beverages.
Flavonoids are responsible for the color and aroma of flowers, and in fruits to attract pollinators and consequently fruit dispersion to help in seed and spore germination, and the growth and development of seedlings.
Flavonoids protect plants from different biotic and abiotic stresses and act as unique UV filters

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