Calgary is now poised to soon receive an influx of high-quality cannabis oil and Marijuana products. This is because Canada’s premier online cannabis retailer, Canopy Growth, has partnered with Alberta’s Gaming and Liquor Commission. The AGLC has a vast network of privately run stores that sell the industry’s most potent brands such as Budderweeds. Therefore, every stoner in western Canada knows by now that the AGLC stamp equates potent, high-quality weed. However, few stoners understand what it is that makes our strains so powerful. The answer is Cannabinoids.
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that act on the cannabinoid receptors present in the human body. Cannabinoid receptors have a direct effect on the release of neurotransmitters in the brain. In other words, they influence the way you process data and other chemical compounds.
The cannabinoid receptors we know have been called CB1 and CB2 receptors. They are found in different areas of the brain and the nervous system. Therefore, these receptors are able to control various functions and have an effect on numerous aspects of the body. Thankfully, in virtually all cases, these interactions are harmonious.
Some cannabinoids are well known to the general stoner population, at least by name. This is due to the growing public curiosity about cannabis. By far, the most popular cannabinoid is THC. Everyone knows about THC´s psychoactive properties. There is also CBD, which has some potential medicinal benefits.
Canopy Growth products are guaranteed to have high levels of potent THC. Budderweed’s Marijuana and cannabis oil are loaded with some of the purest cannabinoids currently available.
THC and CBD are not the only cannabinoids.
There are actually hundreds. As of today, a total of 113 different cannabinoids have been identified.
Cannabinoids are plentiful in virtually all strains of the Cannabis plant. The exact amount of each type will vary between strains. Some contain more of one kind and less of others and vice versa. Curiously, the cannabis plant is not the only known plant to produce cannabinoids.
Even more surprising perhaps is the fact that the human body produces them to an extent. Endo-cannabinoids are naturally produced by the body. There is a vast and complex system of cannabinoid receptors along the human nerve network. This is what allows us to get high off of consuming cannabis. There is even some evidence that having a low amount of cannabinoid receptors is related to the development of various diseases. Furthermore, it is now believed that cannabinoid receptors are involved in embryo implantation and breastfeeding.
Canopy Growth offers the people of Calgary an insane variety of high-quality cannabis products. Budderweeds´s various hand-selected recreational strains of Marijuana and high-potency cannabis oil, are packed with cannabinoids.
Besides THC and CBD, other known active cannabinoids include cannabinol, cannabigerol, cannabidivarin and cannabicyclol. Most cannabinoids share properties with THC but are potentially more impactful to our highs. More research will have to be done before we get the full picture. In the meantime, enjoy our beautiful Marijuana and cannabis oil.