Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant used for medical or recreational purposes. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids. Cannabis can be used by smoking, vaporizing, within food, or as an extract.
Cannabis has a variety of benefits for the mind and body. It can aid in managing pain for various ailments, help reduce symptoms or be a source for positive overall well-being. The use of cannabis and its cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, show significant potential in providing an array of positive effects versus traditional methods. Cannabis reacts directly with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a group of receptors located in the brain and throughout the central nervous system.