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What are cannabinoids?

Are you familiar with cannabinoids? They are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant and contribute to the effects of eating gummies, lighting up a blunt, or any of the various consumption methods. They can induce euphoria, sleepiness, pain relief, creativity, increased appetite, and more. Over 150 cannabinoids have been identified in the cannabis plant.

The human body maintains balance by way of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Endocannabinoids are synthesized to regulate essential processes such as pain, mood, memory, immunity, response to stress, and the reproductive system. The cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant have a similar structure, allowing them to bind with the receptors in the ECS and trigger responses.

THC, the most abundant cannabinoid, can relieve pain, stimulate appetite, and is known for inducing euphoria. CBD, the second most abundant cannabinoid, is gaining recognition for its ability to ease anxiety, suppress seizures and treat inflammation. Percentages of THC and CBD in various strains of cannabis influence effects. Different methods of cannabis consumption also impact the bioavailability of cannabinoids. 

Cannabis Consumption Methods

Smoking and inhaling THC provide an average bioavailability of 30% and the effects are realized as quickly as ten minutes. When THC is consumed by way of an edible, the average bioavailability drops to 4-12%. The cannabinoids need to pass through the digestive tract and are processed into the liver, delaying the onset of effect for an hour or more.

To learn more, get recommendations, and feel confident in your choices, ask us questions. Glenrio Smoke Stop is here to help. We love talking about cannabis and sharing our recreational products. We are a quick drive from anywhere across Glenrio, NM and offer free parking, online ordering, curbside pick-up, and in-store pickup. For anyone 21+, our selection of cannabis and outdoor consumption lounge is worth the visit. 


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