Cannabinoids Explained


Delta-9-tatrahydrocannabinol & delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol – THC mimics the action of anandamide, a neurotrasmitter naturally produced in the body, which binds with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain to produce the “high” associated with marijuana.


Tetrahydrocannabivarin – prevalent in certain South African and Southeast Asian strains of cannabis. Although THCV may possess many of the therapeutic properties of THC, it does not contribute significantly to marijuana’s potency.


Cannabidiol – previously believed to be psychoactive, or to contribute to the high by interacting with other cannabinoids. The most recent research indicates that CBD has a negligible effect on the high. It is however a strong anti-inflamatory, and may take the edge off some THC effects, such as anxiety. Although a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD appears to be halpful for many medical conditions.


Cannabinol – a degradation product of THC, CBN is not psychoactive, but is believed to produce a depressant effect or “fuzzy” forehead when it is present in significant quantities.


Cannabichromene – this cannabinoid is a no-psychoactive precursor to THC.


Cannabigerol – a non-spychoactive cannabinoid. Hemp strains often pessess elevated levels of CBG while possessing only trace amounts of THC.

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