What is cannabis?

Cannabis is a plant containing more than 100 chemicals called “cannabinoids”.

THC, which stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive (mind altering) cannabinoid and is most responsible for affecting how we feel, think, and act. Another cannabinoid is CBD (which stands for cannabidiol). CBD has little or no psychoactive (mind altering) effects. 1

1 Eastern Ontario Health Unit, “Cannabis Summary,” 2018.

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This item was last modified on November 5, 2018