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Universal Cannabis 101: Entourage Effect  

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Universal Cannabis 101 

Entourage Effect  

by Jasmine Harvey

HERBAGE MAGAZINE

 Let’s dive into how the Entourage Effect works!

The Entourage Effect is a combination of all compounds and chemicals found in the cannabis sativa plant. The cannabis sativa plant is vast in her ways with hundreds of different compounds, cannabinoids and terpenes. With this, they all perfectly harmonize with one another to bring us the balance of the Entourage Effect. 

With so many different and unique compounds and structures of the cannabis sativa plant you are able to grasp the full benefits from consuming every aspect of it. These ways may be inhalation of the flower, consumption of a full spectrum product and eating or juicing the cannabis sativa plant.  

The most common way individuals think they are able to medicate and have a cerebral change, head high if you will, is the chemical compound THC. This may be true but is not wholeheartedly.

In order to receive the full benefits of cannabis you must have all compounds, cannabinoids and terpenes working together to give you your complete relief from what ails you. 

There are many different classes of chemicals such as amino acids, carbohydrates, fatty acids and terpenes that are the building blocks that help give you your cerebral change, pain relief, reduction in anxiety and so much more.  This is due to the synergy of these compounds and chemicals. 

When you smell your cannabis and get a “nose” for what your body is craving, those are the terpenes, which we will go in depth next. Cannabinoids such as THC and CBD play off of each other to give the full holistic effects of your cannabis, these are two of many that aid in this cycle of help. Many variables come into play on the profile of your cannabis to help different ailments. This may be seen in the manner in which it is grown, the genetics and many more. 

With the combinations of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other molecules they all synergistically work together to give you the full holistic benefits of the cannabis sativa plant, making it the Entourage Effect. 

 

The vast universe of Cannabis awaits! 

@UniverseWithJaz 

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