- by Hero's Garden
The cannabis plant is composed of a multitude of chemical compounds just like any other plant or living organism.
These building blocks are called cannabinoids and are excreted from the plant.
What makes a cannabinoid so special is the way it reacts in the human body, and this interaction with our brain chemistry is what has led so many to use cannabinoids as medicine.
In the 1980s, researchers discovered that we have specific receptors in our brains that trigger a neurotransmitter release.
Not only does THC affect our psychological state as many have known for decades, but other singular elements in cannabis can also impact the way our body functions.
In short, you can think of cannabinoids as a communication system within the brain, working to deliver messages between cells and helping to maintain health and proper functionality.