CANNABINOID

n. any one of a class of chemical compounds which have psychoactive properties. They activate cannabinoid receptors and effect a state of pain relief and euphoria. Of the 60 substances known in this class, the most prominent would be tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in the cannabis plant.

CANNABINOID: "Unknown to many, cannabinoid can be produced by the body (endocannabinoids), manufactured chemically (synthetic cannabinoids), or occur naturally in plant life (phytocannabinoids)."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CANNABINOID," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cannabinoid/ (accessed April 21, 2018).
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