Your body has an endocannabinoid system, which is why marijuana works for humans (and other mammals) as a medicine. Our cannabinoid receptors are stimulated by phytocannabinoids (mostly referred to as cannabinoids) which are the chemical compounds such as THC(Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) that are found in cannabis.
Terpenes are essential oils produced by cannabis and other plants. They give each strain its own unique taste and smell. They also have specific medicinal benefits, which is why each strain can be beneficial in different ways, even if two different strains have cannabinoid content that is similar.
What happens when these two components of marijuana come together is often referred to as the entourage effect, meaning that there is a synergistic relation to these working together to create an efficient medical effect.
When medicating with cannabis, every individual can have their own unique response to any form or type of marijuana. It is important to take things slow when unsure of the effect that the product will have. Consult with an advisor, and always remember these are personal recommendations and not prescribed medication. What works for some may not work for all, so it is important to try different products to determine what works best.
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