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Overview

Cannabis is hailed by some but also demonized by others.
Discover the truth about medical marijuana and learn about the medical uses for cannabis

Cannabis contains a number of cannabinoids, of which the most abundant are THC ( D 9-tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (cannabidiol) and CBN (cannabinol). The active ingredient, which gets you high, is THC.

In the plant, CBD is a precursor and CBN a metabolite of THC. see chemical composition


As cannabis gets older, THC gradually breaks down to CBN.

Click to learn more about the endocannabinoid system