Cannabinoids are compounds found in the extracts of the Cannabis plant. They act indirectly or directly on the Cannabinoid receptors of the body and keep the body healthy and stable. Human body is also known to product its own cannabinoid. These are known as endocannabinnoids.
The first individual cannabinoid was discovered by British Scientist Robert S Cahn in 1940. Subsequently 2 years later American Chemist Roger Adams discovered Cannabidol.
A total of 113 cannabinoids have been isolated from the Cannabis plant. THC and CBD are the most studied Cannabinoids among them.
The Drug Enforcement and Administration ( DEA) of the united states lisits Cannabinoids as Schedule I controlled substances. However, Dronabinol a form of THC produced by the THC is legally permitted to be used for treatment of some conditions.
The Cannabinoids are of different types and they act on the human body differently. THC makes people high as reported by marijuana users. It also relieves pain and nausea along with reduction of inflammation. The can also be used as an anti-oxidant. CBD oil can be used to reduce mental conditions like anxiety, reduce paranoia. It can also counteract the high caused by the THC.