Most people know by now that cannabinoids are the compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. The most well-known ones are THC and CBD. THC has historically been the most popular cannabinoid due to its ability to produce a psychoactive high while relieving pain and soothing other medical issue. The other popular cannabinoid is CBD, as it helps to improve physical ailments without producing a high.

Did you know that cannabis cannot produce a high or provide therapeutic health benefits if our bodies didn’t already contain a biological system capable of interacting with its active chemical compounds? This biological system is called our endocannabinoid system (ECS)  Cannabis would not have an effect on us without binding to our body’s endocannabinoid receptors. This is why cannabinoids can aid in health functions such as mood, appetite, sleep, and fertility. The discovery of the endocannabinoid system is a new scientific development and much more research is needed!

There are over 480 different compounds present in the cannabis plant, but only about 66 are cannabinoids. Let’s take a look at the 9 classes of cannabinoids. The chart below gives details on each cannabinoid class and what health issues they can treat. Currently in Utah; THC, CBD, and CBG have the highest plant concentrates.

  • Cannabigerols (CBG)
  • Cannabichromenes (CBC)
  • Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
  • Cannabinol (CBN)
  • Cannabinodiol (CBDL)
  • Cannabicyclol (CBL)
  • Cannabielsoin (CBE)
  • Cannabitriol (CBT)


Our experienced and caring QMPs can get your cannabis card in 2 days and direct you to the right cannabinoids for your ailments. Call Aloha Medical Consultants today for the help you need.385.289.2488 or fill out our  medical cannabis card qualification form HERE and someone from our medical team will be in contact with you in 1-2 business days.


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