Cannabinoids are a group of various chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant which act on the receptors located on cells which repress the release of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. Different strains of the plant offer varying levels of cannabinoid and affect dosing when used for medicinal purposes.
The purpose of this course is to educate the reader on medical cannabis. How to trim, handle, tend and care for the plants are all topics to be covered by the instructor. The majority of our learners are employees or independent contractors who trim medical cannabis or work in the medical marijuana industry.
When found in nature, cannabinoids are formed in the sticky resinous structures known as glandular trichomes. A single trichome gland can contain a variety of cannabinoids, and recent research has shown that these cannabinoids work together to produce their medical benefits.
This phenomenon has been called the “entourage effect” because it shows that a diverse variety of cannabinoids, in precise ratios, has a more significant medical benefit than an isolated single cannabinoid synthesized in a lab.