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Cannabinoids: Therapeutic Potential and Medical Uses

Jun 20, 2018 | by Jack Rudd, Managing Editor for Analytical Cannabis

Cannabinoids: Therapeutic Potential and Medical Uses

Jack Rudd
Editorial Director

Cannabinoids are a diverse class of chemical compounds produced in plants like cannabis, endogenously in many animals and, synthetically. Those produced in plants are known as phytocannabinoids, the most well-known source of which is the cannabis plant.

To date, 113 cannabinoids have been isolated from the cannabis plant, many of which have been linked to potential medicinal benefits.

This infographic highlights the medicinal uses of six of the better studied cannabinoids.

Download this infographic to learn more about:

  • The chemistry of the major cannabinoids
  • The medical benefits of these cannabinoids
  • The state of evidence supporting their medicinal properties


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