1.03 INTRO TO CANNABINOIDS – Episode 3 of “How to get High”
By: Joe Adair
Last week we told you a little about your endocannabinoid system (ECS), so let’s talk about some cannabinoids to go with that, especially THC and CBD.
THC gets you high, but nearly everything else in cannabis is making that high better. 113 cannabinoids have been discovered, and nobody knows how many more exist or what most of the ones we know about even do. The most important to you are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabichromene (CBC), and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV).
THC is the superstar of cannabinoids of course. THC is a unique substance in the world, since it seems our body was designed to use it. THC is special in the way it orchestrates your high, by making the other elements in the cannabis plant all work better, together.
CBD is now famous and much of the public is thinking that CBD is better, because it doesn’t get you high: wa-waa, wrong. CBD alone is better than nothing, but without THC, it’s lame in comparison. Don’t assume because CBD is medicinal that it’s only medicinal. High-CBD cannabis is a great way to start your day; you don’t get too buzzed and the right strains boost your mornings better than coffee.
CBC is kind of a monkey wrench; you want its presence, because everything works a little better with it. It’s kind of an all-around enhancer of sorts.
THCV is harder to find and has a moderating effect on THC that makes the quality of your high feel top-shelf. It mitigates some of THC’s sedative effects and keeps things lively. THCV also is the best appetite suppressant ever.
Cannabinoids are important to your high and we’ll discuss individual cannabinoids in detail as the need arises.
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