Cannabinoids are molecules in the cannabis plant that give it its recreational and medical properties. There are over 80 known cannabinoids today. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most well-known cannabinoid and is typically used for its “recreational” function because of its intoxicating or psychoactive effects. CBD, as mentioned, isn’t intoxicating, and is generally more associated with providing a general sense of calm, since it can help balance your body.
For individuals who can’t get pharmaceutical CBD, there are a number of places that retail different hemp-derived CBD products, including:
You can use CBD topically. Beauty and skin products made from hemp are great for the skin because they’re all natural. Many athletes boast about CBD salves, stating they use them on their muscles and joints before and after they workout to help soothe pains and aches.
Innovative science has shown the ECS is disregulated in almost all pathological disorders. Therefore, it makes sense that regulating ECS activity might have therapeutic potential in just about any condition affecting humans, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists suggestions in a 2014 publication.
You can ingest CBD — pure tinctures and oils you take sublingually. This is where you place the oil under the tongue, and swallow it after a minute or two.
Perhaps the one cannabinoid better known than CBD, THC stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is generally a common stand-in for Δ9-THC (delta-nine tetrahydrocannabinol,) a schedule I substance in the United States. There is also a similar unscheduled molecule known as Δ8-THC (delta-eight tetrahydrocannabinol) that affects our bodies similarly to Δ9-THC.
General appetite and metabolism
What does THC stand for?
Usually, kief is used in conjunction with other cannabis products to enhance the effects. Check out Sunset Lake’s in-depth explainer on kief here.
You should always ask to be provided with a CoA when purchasing (or even looking at) CBD products. Any reputable vendor will happily provide you with one.
CoA stands for Certificate of Analysis— a document provided by a third-party laboratory that certifies the potency of a specific CBD product.