Cannabis smoking and the Entourage Effect

The “Entourage Effect” is an experience or phenomenon associated with different marijuana compounds and how the interact with one another. So why do unique strains of cannabis have such dramatically different effects on people? Research has found that cannabis molecules work with a person’s physiology and even interact with one another. When most individuals think about smoking cannabis, CBD and THC typically come to mind.

Effects of cannabinoids


However, the reality is that marijuana plants are similar to tiny factories that produce up to 400 different chemicals and medicinal compounds, approximately 60 of which are called cannabinoids. The most abundant cannabinoids are CBD, CBG, CBN, CBDV, THC, and THCV, each of which has different effects on our bodies. Some research scientists believe that these compounds actually interact with one another and create synergistic effects that equal more than the sum of their parts.

Entourage Effect


This is referred to as the Entourage Effect which many believe help to explain why certain marijuana strains make you more energetic while others produce a sleepy high. Furthermore, some strains help with creativity and socializing while others relieve pain and help with recovering from injuries. Consequently, understanding the compounds in your marijuana goes beyond the amount of THC that it contains, although that is a key factor. The reality is that it’s all about understanding the Entourage Effect.

The best example of this phenomenon is associated with CBD and THC. You probably know that CBD helps with pain and produces a calming effect while THC produces that “elevated” feeling or psychoactive effect that so many of us are familiar with. Granted, many individuals take these 2 cannabinoids separately. So, what happens when you combine them? You get balance. CBD and THC both compete for the same receptors in your brain. Basically, that is what gets you the high.

Thus, if less THC is available than CBD, you’ll have different mental and physical feelings than if there were more THC than CBD. A lot of this depends on the individual and the type of experience they’re looking to achieve. Sometimes you might want the anxiety relief that CBD provides while in other cases, you may want the psychoactive effect that THC provides. Still other times, you may be hoping to achieve a balance or equal blend of the two. In order to get the most out of your cannabis strain, it helps to know this.

For more information about the Entourage Effect, call Tank Glass at (323)-364-7952 or e-mail us with your questions at support@tankglass.us. Additionally, we have a wide range of bongs, pipes and beakers to ensure that you enjoy your smoke anywhere, anytime.

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