Cannabis Definition:

Merriam Webster defines cannabis as:
“a tall widely cultivated Asian herb (Cannabis sativa of the family Cannabaceae, the hemp family) that has a tough bast fiber used especially for cordage and that is often separated into a tall loosely branched species…”

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Agonist: A chemical or organic substance capable of initiating a physiological response when meeting with a receptor.

Analogue: A substance or compound with only slight variations from another substance or compound.

Antagonist: A chemical or organic substance or compound capable of interfering with or inhibiting the physiological reaction of another substance or compound.

Carboxylation: The process of activating the carboxylic acid of a compound, thereby experiencing all of its effects.

CB1 Receptor: The cannabinoid receptor type one is a G protein-coupled receptor with a biological design specific to cannabinoids.  The CB1 receptor is located in the peripheral nervous system.

CB2 Receptor: The cannabinoid receptor type two is a G protein-coupled receptor with a biological design specific to cannabinoids.  The CB2 receptor is very similar to the CB1 receptor. However,  there are slight differences in the amino acid and molecular structure of these genes.

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CBD (Cannabinoid):  An organic compound in the cannabis plant.

Decarboxylation:  The process of deactivating the carboxylic acid of a compound.  Decarboxylation minimizes the effects of the substance.

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