Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds found in cannabis marijuana. Examples of cannabinoids include THC and CBD. Cannabinoid compounds imitate the body’s endocannabinoids (produced naturally), which are used to activate and maintain internal stability and health. Cannabinoids connect to receptor sites in our brain and body and communicate between these receptors and the endocannabinoids in the body. Different cannabinoids connect to different receptors, which is why some strains are known for relieving pain and others are known for relieving other debilitating conditions. Leafly reports that there are at least 85 different types of cannabinoids, many of which already have documented medical benefit. Medical marijuana dispensaries, such as Las Vegas ReLeaf, can provide information and advice on how cannabinoids help and which medical marijuana strains are best for varying conditions.