Cannabinoids are compounds found in the cannabis plant. There are at least 144 separate cannabinoids that have been isolated, each offering different effects. They bind to receptors in our bodies and you can find out more information on the endocannabinoid system here.

Below we look at the 5 most commonly identified cannabinoids found in the plant:

Cannabidiol (CBD)

Research is currently underway which aims to highlight the wide range of therapeutic and medicinal benefits of this specific cannabinoid. It binds to our CB2 receptors and is though…