Cannabinoid

Cannabinoids are a group of terpenophenolic compounds present in Cannabis (''Cannabis sativa'') and occur naturally in the nervous and immune systems of animals.
What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Of over 480 different compounds present in the plant, only around 66 are termed cannabinoids.

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Medicinal cannabis improves outcomes in Parkinson's patients

Medicinal cannabis improves outcomes in Parkinson's patients

University of Ottawa earns 10 Canada research chairs covering a broad scope of subjects

University of Ottawa earns 10 Canada research chairs covering a broad scope of subjects

Scientists develop new vaccine to counter the effects of synthetic cannabinoids

Scientists develop new vaccine to counter the effects of synthetic cannabinoids

Texas Biomed to investigate the effects of cannabinoids on HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder

Texas Biomed to investigate the effects of cannabinoids on HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder

Medically active component of cannabis does not impact driving ability, study shows

Medically active component of cannabis does not impact driving ability, study shows

Cannabidiol oils are equally or less effective at inhibiting certain cancer cell lines

Cannabidiol oils are equally or less effective at inhibiting certain cancer cell lines

USask researchers to study how cannabis use during pregnancy affects fetus' brain development

USask researchers to study how cannabis use during pregnancy affects fetus' brain development

Researchers study the role of cannabinoids in learning

Researchers study the role of cannabinoids in learning

CBD could reduce lung damage caused by COVID-19

CBD could reduce lung damage caused by COVID-19

Older adults use cannabis for medical purposes, study finds

Older adults use cannabis for medical purposes, study finds

Endocannabinoids in the body can help fight intestinal infections

Endocannabinoids in the body can help fight intestinal infections

Cannabinoids can contribute to negative respiratory health events in older adults with COPD

Cannabinoids can contribute to negative respiratory health events in older adults with COPD

Cannabinoids cause changes in the brain that leads to deficiencies in social interaction

Cannabinoids cause changes in the brain that leads to deficiencies in social interaction

Treatment with a cannabinoid prevented the development of colon cancers in mice

Treatment with a cannabinoid prevented the development of colon cancers in mice

Regular cannabis use does not appear to increase pain sensitivity, study suggests

Regular cannabis use does not appear to increase pain sensitivity, study suggests

Pharmaceutical researchers aim to create better CBD-like treatments

Pharmaceutical researchers aim to create better CBD-like treatments

Study reveals how a cannabinoid may treat acute respiratory distress syndrome

Study reveals how a cannabinoid may treat acute respiratory distress syndrome

First DEA-registered hemp analytical testing lab in Texas

First DEA-registered hemp analytical testing lab in Texas

Cannabinoids may alter the effects of some prescription drugs

Cannabinoids may alter the effects of some prescription drugs

New program can help laboratories measure key chemical compounds in cannabis products

New program can help laboratories measure key chemical compounds in cannabis products