CANNABINOID | Chemical compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors. They are classified into three groups: phytocannabinoids (found in plants, including cannabis); endocannabinoids (produced naturally in the body); and synthetic cannabinoids (manufactured artificially).
CANNABINOID RECEPTOR | Found on the surface of cells, these receptors make up the endocannabinoid system and transmit information about changing conditions in the body. The two major cannabinoid receptors that have been identified are CB1 and CB2.
CB1 | One of the two known types of cannabinoid receptors. CB1 receptors are found mainly in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), but also in the lungs, liver and kidneys. THC binds to CB1 receptors, yielding that cerebral sensation we call a “high.”
CB2 | One of the two known types of cannabinoid receptors. CB2 receptors are found mainly in the peripheral nervous system and are associated with the immune system. Stimulation of the CB2 receptors doesn’t lead to a psychotropic response, but instead helps the body relax and repair itself.
CBD | Short for cannabidiol, it is the second most abundant phytocannabinoid found in cannabis. It positively interacts with the endocannabinoid system to help our body’s key systems (like the nervous system, immune system, and metabolism) remain stable and balanced. Because of this, CBD’s therapeutic benefits include pain relief, sleep support, mood management and skincare solutions. It will not get you “high.”