So, you’ve seen the percentages listed on your favourite cannabis products and you are wondering just what are THC and CBD, and what do they do exactly? THC and CBD are what are known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are natural compounds found in the cannabis plant that have gained significant attention for their potential therapeutic properties and effects. While there are over 100 known cannabinoids, we will focus on five prominent ones: THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, and CBC. Understanding the differences between these cannabinoids is crucial for unlocking their varied effects and potential benefits. Throughout, we will include edibles from our menu that include these particular cannabinoids so that you may try them for yourself.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC):

THC is perhaps the most well-known and notorious cannabinoid due to its psychoactive properties. It is responsible for the euphoric "high" commonly associated with cannabis use. THC binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain, leading to various effects on mood, cognition, and perception. Apart from its recreational use, THC also possesses potential medicinal applications, such as pain relief, appetite stimulation, and nausea suppression. Chances are if you’re reading this blog, you are already well acquainted with our bestie THC.

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Cannabidiol (CBD):

CBD is another prominent cannabinoid, and is known for its non-intoxicating nature. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce a psychoactive high. It interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system in a more indirect manner, influencing various receptors and neurotransmitters. From soothing achy muscles and joints to enhancing sleep quality, CBD has become a go-to natural remedy for many. Plus, it doesn't stop there! Some studies suggest that CBD may even have potential anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. So, whether you're seeking a calm and balanced mind or looking to support your overall well-being, CBD might just be the sidekick you've been searching for!

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Cannabinol (CBN):

While THC and CBD often steal the spotlight, CBN, short for cannabinol, has its own unique charm. CBN is like the sleepyhead of the group, known for its potential sedative properties. When THC ages or undergoes oxidation, it transforms into CBN. Cultivars have found that when extracted and consumed CBN creates a mellow and relaxing buzz and is less psychoactive than THC. CBN exhibits potential as a sleep aid, appetite stimulant, and anti-inflammatory agent. So, if you're seeking a ticket to dreamland or need some extra help winding down after a long day, CBN might just be your bedtime buddy.

Foray | Edi's CBN Blackberry Lavender Soft Chews (30-pack)

Cannabigerol (CBG):

CBG is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is considered the precursor to other cannabinoids, as it is converted into THC, CBD, and other compounds during the plant's growth cycle. Although CBG is found in smaller quantities compared to THC and CBD, it possesses unique therapeutic potential. Research suggests that CBG holds incredible potential as an anti-inflammatory agent, making it a hero for those battling chronic pain or inflammatory conditions. Not only that, but CBG has also been studied for its potential benefits in managing digestive disorders and supporting skin health. CBG is like the unsung hero, silently working behind the scenes to make life better. So, if you're seeking targeted relief or looking to level up your well-being, CBG might just be the secret weapon you've been waiting for.

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Cannabichromene (CBC):

CBC is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is often present in low concentrations in cannabis plants. While its effects are not as extensively studied as THC or CBD, preliminary research suggests that CBC may have promising therapeutic benefits. It exhibits potential anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-depressant properties. CBC also appears to interact with other cannabinoids, enhancing their effects. This is what is known as the entourage effect, when all cannabinoids work together to give you that feel good cocktail. Give CBC a shot if you're looking for a little extra mojo to keep your body feeling great and your mind sharp. 

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THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, and CBC are among the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, each with its unique properties and potential benefits. Further research is needed to fully understand the individual and synergistic effects of these cannabinoids, paving the way for more targeted applications in the future. Do your own research with our products listed throughout the blog.