The endocannabinoid system does not rely on the presence of cannabis to work. Your body’s endocannabinoid system includes:
While there are many cannabinoids found in cannabis, we will focus on the main or most popular ones. THC produces an intoxicating effect, but CBD does not. A third lesser known chemical with little to no psychoactivity is cannabinol (CBN). To better understand how cannabinoids can be helpful (health benefits) and harmful (e.g., brain development impacts) more research needed.