You may already be familiar with THC and its trendy, non-psychoactive cousin, CBD, but when it comes to healing benefits of cannabis, there is so much more beyond these two components. The cannabis plant is constructed of many different elements, such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. And while each of these has its own job to do, they all come together for a greater purpose called the "Entourage Effect."
The Anatomy of the Cannabis Plant
When you look closely at a cannabis plant, you’ll probably notice tiny, glistening crystals blanketing the buds.These diamond-like hairs are called trichomes, and contain the most important elements of cannabis—the cannabinoids and terpenes. These components determine everything from the flower’s scent and flavor, to the mental and physical effects experienced after ingestion.