Back in 1998 an individual by the name of S. Ben-Shabat along with Raphael Mechoulam coined or introduced this phrase to the world. It is used to represent an indigenous cannabinoid molecular regulation route where inactive compounds come together with biologically active compounds. What exactly is the Entourage effect is what you are probably asking yourself still.
To put it simply the Entourage Effect is experienced when cannabis is consumed that contains a balance of cannabinoids found marijuana, not just isolated compounds such as CBD. Some believe that you have to have incredibly high amounts of THC present in your marijuana in order for you to get high on it or to get effective medical relief. This is why THC counts have been genetically bred into cannabis strains to reach levels as high as 20 to 30% and more.
With studies being conducted on marijuana's effectiveness as a medicine instead of addiction rates and other senseless information scientists and doctors are finding breakthrough information in regards to a specific cannabinoid known as CBD. CBD does not produce the psychoactive effects that THC does. Individuals are finding strains of marijuana that contain high levels of CBD and low levels of THC are more effective for them than extremely high levels of THC in their marijuana. This is partially due to the Entourage Effect. Each individual's tolerance is going to be different. This plays a factor as well.
The Entourage Effect put simply is when all of the cannabinoids found in marijuana work together to create the perfect or optimal feeling that one desires when medicating with marijuana. Usually, marijuana that consists of a wide range of cannabinoids such as CBN, CVG, CBD, THC, and others produce a better Entourage Effect than cannabis that is specifically bred to have only a high THC count.