How cannabinoid work in the body?

In the early 1990s, scientists discovered the link between cannabis and human body.

Our brain creates its own set of cannabinoids — similar to those found in cannabis — via the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system, named after Cannabis sativa, is responsible for many important functions, such as appetite, sleep, emotion and movement.

Cannabinoids work by interacting with specific receptors. These receptors are located within different parts of the body, such as the central nervous system and immune system.

How a cannabinoid works and interacts with the body depends on one’s endocannabinoid system. Everyone has an endocannabinoid system with receptors that use cannabinoids to signal areas of the body to provide relief. Our body’s receptors interact differently with each cannabinoid.

Cannabinoids are most commonly in the cannabis plant; whether that be from medical marijuana or industrial hemp. THC, and CBD, are two of the most consumed cannabinoids today. Upon the consumption of THC the user will feel psychoactive effects but pure CBD is non-psychoactive for the consumer. This is because the different cannabinoids work on different receptors.