Cannabis is a plant of the Cannabaceae family and contains more than eighty cannabinoids which are biologically active chemical compounds. The most commonly known cannabinoids are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the component that produces the "effect" associated with marijuana use. Much interest has been seen around CBD and its potential related to health benefits.


Hemp has less than 0.3% THC. Marijuana has over 0.3% THC


YES! Hemp and hemp derived products are legal in the state of Louisiana as long as the product contains less than .3 percent THC on a dry weight basis.  All products sold on this site meet this criteria.

YES! Marijuana is legal with a medical recommendation in the state of Louisiana. 


Cannabinoids are natural compounds found in the cannabis plant that have different effects. THC, CBD, and CBG are just  some of the more than 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.  Less common cannabinoids that have been found beneficial are CBN, CBC, and CBD-V.

Can Cannabinoids Offer Any Benefits?

Research has suggested myriad positive effects of marijuana and different preparations of THC and/or CBD. They're currently used for purposes and more possible uses are on the horizon. Keep up to date by subscribing to our newsletter by clicking here!

How Do Cannabinoids Work?

Cannabinoids affect your body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS). That system is named for substances your body naturally produces -- and depends on -- that are very like plant-based cannabinoids. 


How Does Your ECS Work?


The ECS involves three core components: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes. Endocannabinoids, also called endogenous cannabinoids, are molecules made by your body. They’re similar to cannabinoids, but they’re produced by your body. These help keep internal functions running smoothly. Your body produces them as needed, making it difficult to know what typical levels are for each.  These receptors are found throughout your body. Endocannabinoids bind to them in order to signal that the ECS needs to take action. Enzymes are responsible for breaking down endocannabinoids once they’ve carried out their function.


The ECS has far-reaching effects on your body, and that's why cannabinoids are believed to have so many different beneficial uses. A major job of the ECS is homeostasis, which regulates many of your body’s essential functions, including:​


  • Hormone Levels and Fertility  

  • Heart Rate  

  • Body Temperature  

  • Appetite and Digestion  

  • Immune Function  

  • Sleep  

  • Mood  

  • Memory and Concentration  

  • Pain and Inflammation

  • Motor Control  

  • Awareness of Your Senses  

  • Metabolism  

  • Stress  

  • Skin and Nerve Function  

Your endocannabinoids communicate with your nervous system to keep all these things within acceptable parameters. When you consider that, it makes sense that cannabinoids can have numerous positive impacts essential bodily functions. There are two main endocannabinoid receptors:


  • CB1 receptors, which are mostly found in the central nervous system

  • CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in your peripheral nervous system, especially immune cells​


Endocannabinoids can bind to either receptor. The effects that result depend on where the receptor is located and which endocannabinoid it binds to.  For example, endocannabinoids might target CB1 receptors in a spinal nerve to relieve pain. Others might bind to a CB2 receptor in your immune cells to signal that your body’s experiencing inflammation, a common sign of autoimmune disorders. These functions all contribute to homeostasis which helps your body to return to its ideal operation. Read more about this by clicking here!




Blue Basin Canna, LLC is an ATC Licensed Hemp-derived CBD product retailer that offers a variety of CBD products, which are becoming more well known throughout health and wellness communities.  The company offers a variety of LDH Approved CBD products including oils, tinctures, patches, edibles, drinks, personal care products, relief topicals, and supplements.

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