Top 5 Cannabinoids and What They're Used For

We bet you didn’t know that there are well over 100 cannabinoids in marijuana!   To get the most out of the plentiful wellness benefits of the best CBD products, it helps to understand how cannabinoids work. Contained in the trichomes or crystals of the plant, cannabinoids make the flowers look sparkly.  They’re located in the stems and leaves, too. To understand more about cannabinoids, we need to understand our own body.

The human body is made up of an intricate network of systems that integrate together to help us thrive and survive.  We couldn’t function without our nervous system, which provides stability through impulses sent to the body to help regulate how things work.  The endocannabinoid system is located within the nervous system, sending impulses to the portions of our body that control memory, pain response, mood, immune function, appetite, sleep and muscle activity.  Chemicals that bind to nerve receptors impacting those zones, cannabinoids moderate these signals.

Cannabinoids are found in three categories:  endocannabinoids which are produced by our body, phytocannabinoids which are produced by plants and synthetic cannabinoids. When our body needs cannabinoids due to a lack of our own caused from a result of cancer, genetic abnormalities or surgery, medical cannabis supplements can help aid the body and make up for the missing canabinoids. 

Here are the some of the major cannabinoids as well as the benefits they provide in our journey for health and wellness:

THC is one of a handful of cannabinoids that contains psychoactive properties and can cause a high when ingested.  By working on CB1 receptors in the immune system and brain, THC stimulates a flood of dopamine, our feel good hormone.  THC has been proven affective to helping cancer patients deal with the side effects of treatment including pain, nausea and appetite loss.

CBD is well-known and constantly growing in popularity, thanks to the wellness benefits that it provides.  The body’s immune system contains CB2 receptors which are impacted by CBD and is used to help relieve anxiety as well as help with pain, inflammation, seizures and muscle spasms. It is non-psychoactive and will never cause euphoria.

Delta-8-THC is less psychoactive and may be able to kill cancer cells, shrink tumors and help stimulate appetite as well as help with the side effects of radiation and chemo.

CBC is also non-psychoactive and shows promise as an anti-inflammatory drug and works well with THC due to the ensemble effect.  It may stimulate bone growth and stop tumor growth plus it has antifungal and antibiotic properties.


CBG is harder to find. It is produced as the plant grows but is only found in limited amounts in mature plants.  Known as the “mother” cannabinoid, it turns into other cannabinoids like THC or CBD. Non-psychoactive before being processed, it is helpful in developing into high-CBD or high-THC strains and is promising for possibly treating glaucoma, inflammation and bladder issues.

Citizens Hemp is thrilled to offer our clients the best CBD products. From organic, locally sourced CBD, our products are crafted with no THC.  Full of beneficial cannabinoids and tasty terpens, our tinctures, cream, flower, pre-rolled joints and CBD for pets are sure to become your go-to solution for wellness.