The term “cannabinoid” applies to chemical substances that bind to the body’s and brain’s cannabinoid receptors. There are 80 – 100 cannabinoids present in the marijuana plant.
Cannabinoids work by engaging with specific cannabinoid receptors on the surface of cells to produce their effects. CB1 and CB2 are the two fundamental types of cannabinoid receptors in the human body, and they are present in various regions of the central nervous system.
There are different types of cannabinoids present in marijuana growth. Researchers group them based on the psychoactivity they provide.
For example, CBG, CBC, and CBD are not known to be psychologically active compounds. In contrast, THC, CBN, and CBDL, along with some other cannabinoids, have varying degrees of psychoactivity.