What are the main active ingredients?
July 17, 2018
The chemical ingredients of cannabis are called cannabinoids. The two main therapeutic ones are:
a. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a partial agonist of CB1 and CB2 receptors. It is psychoactive and produces the euphoric effect.
b. Cannabidiol (CBD) has a weak affinity for CB1 and CB2 receptors and appears to exert its activity by enhancing the positive effects of the body’s endogenous cannabinoids.
Each cannabis product will contain THC and CBD, however the THC:CBD ratio will differ depending on the product and/or licensed producer.