Understanding Cannabinoids: The Miracle Compounds Behind Cannabis

by Bonni Goldstein, Naturally Savvy

You may have heard about cannabinoids, the chemical compounds responsible for how cannabis makes you feel. But did you know that your body has similar, naturally occurring compounds that promote your health and wellbeing? Understanding cannabinoids and how they work in your body is the basis of the science of medical cannabis therapeutics.

Simply put, the general term “cannabinoids” refers to a group of chemical compounds typically made up of 21 carbon atoms arranged in a three-ring structure.