Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) THC is the chemical that is responsible for the psychological effects. It acts like a natural cannabinoid present in our body. It attaches to the receptors thus affecting person's memory, pleasure, movements, thinking, conversation, coordination and sensory and time perception. It helps in reducing pain and induces sleep. Cannabidiol (CBD) It is the primary ingredient of marijuana that has significant medical benefits. Unlike THC it is non-psychoactive and also known to neutralize the effect of THC in the body. Thus it is useful in relieving inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasm and other medical conditions. CBD also inhibits the growth of cancer cell in the body and thus prevent tumor formation.
Cannabinol (CBN) Cannabinol is present in very less amount in the cannabis flower. Its concentration rarely exceeds 1% in the dried herb but it has a unique profile of effects and benefits. It acts as pain relief, antiinsomnia, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, appetite stimulant, etc. It is a non-psychoactive and therefore preferred by the person who needs medication with the clear head. β-caryophyllene It is helpful in combating anti-inflammatory disorder like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and HIV related dementia without getting high on marijuana. It also acts as a local anesthetic and has anti-fungal properties. It is useful in treating anxiety and depression.