A cannabinoid is a specific class of compounds that the cannabis plant produces in its resin glands. The two most renowned cannabinoids are THC and CBD, but the cannabis plant actually generates over 100 known cannabinoids. Each compound possesses unique characteristics and offers different effects and benefits. Cannabinoids have the remarkable ability to bind to receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a natural biological system that plays a role in regulating various bodily functions, including sleep, mood, and appetite.
When a cannabinoid binds to an ECS receptor, it can potentially induce feelings of euphoria, provide relief from pain, anxiety, or insomnia symptoms, and stimulate appetite. However, it’s worth noting that certain cannabinoids, like CBD, do not produce intoxicating effects.