(Cannabis sativa)

Cannabis (Cannabis sativa) products are used in a variety of ways for recreational and therapeutic purposes. Cannabis products can generally be divided into two categories based on their chemical composition: products with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which are used for the euphoric effects they produce, and products with cannabidiol (CBD), a compound that does not produce a high but is used to relieve pain. Both of these cannabinoid compounds have the potential to interact with pharmaceutical drugs in the body, and as such are of interest to researchers. However, varying state and federal laws concerning cannabis products make research difficult, and as such cannabis products are not yet well-understood.