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Cannabinoids are a class of chemical compounds found naturally in the cannabis and hemp plants. They interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a complex network of receptors and neurotransmitters that regulates various physiological processes, including mood, pain sensation, appetite, and immune function.

Over 100 cannabinoids have been identified in hemp, each with its unique properties and potential effects. The two most well-known and studied cannabinoids are THC and CBD, though other popular ones are CBG, CBC, THCV, and CBN.

Cannabinoids can be consumed through various methods, including smoking, vaporization, ingestion, and topical application.