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What You Need to Know About Cannabinoids

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In Cannabis, there are around 60-80 active cannabinoids. We have heard about CBD and THC, nevertheless what are those other cannabinoid compounds you see on your lab reports? I dig deep into what they are and what they do in this blog. The research has just begun on what all these cannabinoids can do. The legalization of hemp will help research progress to learn much more about what this plant can potentially do for us.

Cannabidivarin – CBDV

GW Pharmaceuticals is in FDA approved Epidiolex, medicine that helps with rare type of seizures
Non-Psychoactive
Reduction of nausea and inflammation
Studies on animals show signs to help with Crohn’s, HIV/Aids, and MS.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin – THCV

Psychoactive
Gives off motivation and energized
Relieve stress, PTSD, and anxiety attacks
Found in higher doses of marijuana strains of cannabis

Cannabigerol – CBG

Found in high CBD strains of cannabis
Non-psychoactive
Relieves inflammation, pain, and nausea

Cannabidiolic Acid – CBDA

Potential for reduceing nausea and appetite-stimulating properties.
Once CBDA is heated it becomes CBD.
Found in raw cannabis.

Cannabigerol Acid – CBGA

Similar to stem cells, CBGA is “the mother cannabinoid”
Important to cannabis because when decarboxylation and oxidation happen other cannabinoids are formed.
THC, CBD, CBC, and CBG are all formed because of CBGA.

Cannabinol – CBN

Sedative effects
Mild psychoactive effects because when THC oxidizes, it converts to CBN.
Beneficial for immune system, inflammation, and migraines
A little goes a long way with this cannabinoid, however very little amounts of CBN can be found in flower

Cannabichromene – CBC

Non-psychoactive
Potential benefits are inflammation, acne, and depression
CBGA converts to CBCA then heated it becomes CBC.
CBC has to work with other cannabinoids to be effective

Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid – THCA

THCA during decarboxylation becomes THC. THCA before heated or aged is non-psychoactive
Potential benefits- anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, and neuroprotective
Like many other cannabinoids, there isn’t an abundant of research on THCA.

Lots of research went into this blog, let me know if you see something that is incorrect. Please take the time to share with someone that might not know about cannabinoids. I hope you know more now about this amazing plant, cannabis.