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In recent years, cannabis has been causing a huge stir in the medical community for its pain-reliving and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as the countless skin health benefits it offers. Although cannabis isn’t recognized by the FDA (Federal Food and Drug Authority) as a pain medicine, its sale and use has been legalized in 33 states.

The significant hype this miraculous has generated is centered on one thing and one thing only – the cannabinoids it contains.

What Are Cannabinoids?

In simple terms, cannabinoids are the chemical compounds that combine to give the cannabis plant’s functional and structural properties. They’re also responsible for all the medicinal benefits the herb is known for. There are 113 known cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant, with THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) being the most well-known ones.

If you’ve found your way to this blog post, you’re probably aware of what CBD is. The numerous medicinal properties of this amazing cannabinoid are extremely well-documented. Today, CBD health products come in various forms, including oils, creams, tinctures, and edibles. THC, on the other hand, is the cannabinoid that gives cannabis its psychoactive properties.

While almost everyone knows about THC and CBD, not many people know that the rest of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant also have unique role to play within our body’s ECS (endocannabinoid system).

Beyond CBD and THC

Here are two other cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant:

Cannabinol

Also referred to as CBN, cannabinol is a unique cannabinoid in terms of properties. While the majority of cannabinoids, including CBD and THC, are naturally-occurring compounds, CBN doesn’t form naturally. It is formed when THC decomposes and breaks down after it is exposed to extreme sunlight.

CBN has mild psychoactive properties, which make it a great sedative agent. This is the primary reason why CBN-rich cannabis products are considered good pain relievers.

Cannabichromene

Although it doesn’t get the same attention as THC or CBD, cannabichromene (CBC) is one of the most abundant compounds found in the cannabis plant. While cannabichromene adheres to several different receptors in the ECS, it doesn’t interact with CB1 receptors – just like CBD. Consequently, it doesn’t produce the psychedelic effects that are associated with THC.

CBC is primarily known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and is said to be beneficial for acne.

 

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