Important Cannabinoids Present in Cannabis Plants

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Studies and research conducted with the cannabis plant suggest that different cannabinoids found in this plant exhibit a large number of health benefits. It is found that there is an enormous number of cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant that varies in their properties. Cannabidiol (CBD), an important cannabinoid present in this plant is now used for treating a variety of diseases and health conditions, as it carries a wide range of pharmaceutical benefits. Through this article, we list some of the common cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant that can be beneficial to our body.


Cannabidiol (CBD) is an abundantly found compound in the cannabis plant that has widely become popular in the healthcare industry. It is used for the treatment of a large number of diseases. Also, people use this compound for promoting general well-being.

CBD does not result in psychoactive effects that are commonly created by the cannabis plant. This compound will be generally derived from the hemp plant, a special breed of the cannabis plant that is created for industrial purposes. Therefore, this compound is considered to be safe for human consumption. The use of this compound was made legal in the year 2018. So people now have the liberty to have easy access to this compound.

Some of the important benefits of CBD include its effectiveness in controlling pain, inflammation, heart diseases, seizures, skin diseases, anxiety, stress, PTSD, depression, sleeping disorders, etc. These uses of CBD and its non-psychoactive property attracted a lot of people towards this compound.


THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), is the psychoactive compound that is responsible for creating the intoxicating effects that cannabis users love. Similar to CBD, THC is also found in high concentrations in the cannabis plant, however, its concentration will be very low in the hemp plants.

THC also exhibits a large number of health care properties, however, because of the high it creates in people, this compound is considered illegal. Hence, you have to be extremely careful when using THC products, as products that contain more than 0.3% of this compound are illegal, and they can also result in intoxicating effects and addiction.

Related: Click here to learn more about the limited potential side effects of CBD.


CBG (cannabigerol) is another non-psychoactive compound present in the cannabis plant. Researchers suggest that this compound has many medicinal properties. But unfortunately, this compound is found only in very low concentrations in most strains of cannabis plants. However, scientists may develop strains that contain high concentrations of this compound when the medical potential of this compound is proved.

The cannabis plant contains a large number of cannabinoids including CBD, THC, etc. that exhibit a large number of pharmaceutical benefits. Researchers are exploring different properties of these compounds for finding their potential to treat different diseases and health conditions in humans.

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