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Cannabinoids are a cornerstone of pain relief and healing with cannabis. They are a class of chemical compounds derived from hemp and cannabis that interact directly with the cannabinoid receptors found throughout the human endocannabinoid system.
Terpenes or terpenoids are aroma compounds produced in the flower and leaves of the cannabis plant. Understanding cannabis terpenes is key to navigating medical marijuana for beginners; they are as important as cannabinoids when it comes to self-medicating.
It turns out the human body has a cannabis chemical producing factory called the endocannabinoid system. This system is what enables cannabis to provide such a significant source of relief.
Many different cultures and religions have documented the cannabis plant in medicinal, spiritual and recreational practices. So, how did cannabis go from a common agricultural crop to becoming the fastest growing industry in the United States?