Cannabinoids are derived from Cannabis plant or marijuana and are known for their use as psychotropic drugs. Apart from the recreational purposes, which make them a thing of abuse in many countries, their medicinal use is also researched upon. Marijuana is known to have about 483 cannabinoids, of which THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the one that actually is used as medical marijuana Canada.
Source of cannabinoids
Cannabinoids are derived from plants whose plantations mainly are located in Central and South Asia. There are about 10 countries that are legally or illegally involved in farming of cannabis. USA tops the list of the countries that grow the most weed.
Uses of cannabinoids
A large number of cannabinoids have been extracted and identified from the Cannabis’ chemical composition. One of the components THC, of these, is known to have medicinal properties. The medical cannabinoid is employed in treatment of:
- Headaches and other pains
- Diseases due to which muscular control is lost
- Substance abuse symptoms
- Nausea caused during chemotherapy
- Mental health problems and so on.
Why all cannabinoids are not good
Cannabinoids, generally, are used as psychotropic drugs. People consuming these drugs feel ‘high’ post its use and become lightheaded. With continuous use, their body becomes addicted to it, and eventually, these drugs destroy the wellbeing of the person by hitting various vital body organs such as liver, etc. The use of cannabinoids, due to their negative effects on young generation, is rendered illegal in many countries. But, the talks are on to legalize the use of medical marijuana that has made lives of many patients easier.
So, know your cannabinoids better before you jump upon using it. The better idea is to use it only under medical supervision and only for curing some diseases.