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Glossary: cannabinoid, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

cannabinoid

(kuh-NA-bih-noyd)

A type of chemical in marijuana that causes drug-like effects all through the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system. The main active cannabinoid in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabinoids may help treat the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer treatment.

2012-02-23Cannabis and Cannabinoids