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The State of Illinois has approved several debilitating ailments that qualify patients to receive treatment using medical cannabis. Patients find discomfort in many different ways, and the chemistry behind the genetics in each strain of cannabis will result in unique therapeutic benefits for the patients in need.
Every plant and strain of cannabis vary in their chemical makeup, but they all contain a substance called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that imitate compounds that the body naturally produces, called endocannabinoids. Cannabinoids are known to provide relief to an array of symptoms including pain, nausea and inflammation. Different cannabinoids have different effects depending on which receptors they bind to in the brain (CB-1 in the brain and CB-2 in the body). Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) binds to receptors in the brain whereas cannabinol (CBN) has a strong affinity for receptors located throughout the body.