Cannabinoids are molecules that can be classified as phytocannabinoids, endocannabinoids, or synthetic cannabinoids.
- Phytocannabinoid: Over 100 naturally occurring chemicals found in the cannabis plant with a chemical structure related to endocannabinoids. Some of the most well-characterized so far include CBD and THC.
- Endocannabinoid: Chemicals produced by the body that target cannabinoid receptors.
- Synthetic Cannabinoid: Cannabinoids produced in the laboratory to structurally or functionally mimic the endocannabinoids or phytocannabinoids.