There’s more to cannabis than the high. You have probably heard of THC, but did you know that it is one of many cannabinoids at work in cannabis products?
TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL ACID (THCA) – The most prevalent cannabinoid produced in cannabis plants. It has numerous helpful benefits. However, most heating methods commonly used for ingesting cannabis destroy the THCA (and most other acid forms of the cannabinoids).
TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (THC) – The primary psychoactive component that shows promise in easing pain and may be neuroprotective. It forms when THCA is heated through combustion or vaporization, or by heating raw flowers for infusion into alternative dosage products.
CANNABIDIOLIC ACID (CBDA) – The acidic precursor to CBD, CBDA is non-psychoactive and may be useful as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, and anti-emetic agent. CBDA may also have antibacterial, antioxidant, and cancer-fighting properties.
TETRAHYDROCANNABIVARIN (THCV) – Is a compound in cannabis that offers a unique array of effects and medical benefits that sets it apart from other cannabinoids like THC and CBD. Whether you’re a medical marijuana patient looking for a particular type of relief or a casual consumer chasing a specific effect, we’d like to introduce you to this fascinating compound that’s sure to make major waves in the cannabis world as we discover and utilize its full potential.
Cannabidiol (CBD) – May be effective in relieving anxiety, inflammation, and nausea, but is not particularly psychoactive. Studies have shown that higher CBD-to-THC ratios result in less intense undesirable psychoactive effects. Currently, there are more than 25 CBD-rich strains that have been identified.
CBG – Can be anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-tumor/malignant cell, bone stimulant.
CBN – Is most effective stimulating bone growth stimulating appetite, inhibiting cancer cell growth, combating insomnia, systemic inflammation reduction, nausea, and vomiting reduction, anti-bacterial, and pain relief.
CBDV – Is a non psychoactive cannabinoid that is homologous to CBD. CBDV is known for its ability to reduce nausea, vomiting, treating epilepsy, and many intractable neurological disorders. It is also a bone stimulant.
CANNABICYCLOL (CBL) – Is one of the least known and studied cannabinoids. Although it is commonly found in many varieties, in particular those with a higher content of CBC (Cannabichromene), the amount of CBL produced in trichomes is always very low, so it doesn’t usually receive the attention given to other, more plentiful compounds of the plant with a much more noticeable presence, such as THC, CBD or CBN. However, recent studies have shown promising conclusions, especially regarding the anti-inflammatory potential and anti-tumor effect of CBL. Even so, the available information is scarce and a much deeper investigation is required in order to reach conclusive results.