Cannabis (marijuana) produces a wide range of physical and cognitive changes by interacting with receptors designed for our own internal cannabinoids, which are called “endocannabinoids.” These effects are the product of many chemical compounds in cannabis, such as terpenes, flavonoids, and, as this article will focus on, cannabinoids like THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).
Scientists have found ways to synthesize man-made cannabinoids, some of which have been FDA-approved medicines for several decades. But how do artificial cannabinoids compare to the real thing? Are they equally effective as medical marijuana for treating illness or pain? Read on to find out.
Marijuana Vs. Synthetic Cannabinoid Medications: What Works Better?