Cannabis is an herb thought to originate in Central Asia. There exist different varieties of cannabis known as strains. When consumed, cannabis can have a variety of psychological and physiological effects which range in type, intensity, and duration.
Delivery methods can be divided into three major categories: inhalation, oral, and topical. The effects, duration of effects, and intensity of effects from each of these vary greatly.
Essence of the Strain
The effects of cannabis can vary greatly from strain to strain. This is due to the differing amounts of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Biochemistry of cannabis
Cannabinoids belong to a class of diverse molecules that act on cannabinoid receptors in cells that modulate the release of neurotransmitters. These cells are in the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Terpenes are responsible for the notorious aromatics. This is what separates the smell of Blueberry Kush from the smell of Sour Diesel. The terpenoid profile of cannabis strains can vary greatly.