Cannabinoids

The most well known cannabinoids are THC and CBD, but there are over 100 different cannabinoid compounds within the cannabis plant. Each compound offers its own array of medicinal applications. Visit the links below to learn more about ongoing research on the medical potential of each cannabinoid.

Cannabinoids – THCV

Cannabinoids – THCV

  Name: THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) Boiling Point:  220°C  Description: THCV is a minor cannabinoid found in only some strains of cannabis. The only structural difference between THCV and THC is the presence of a propyl (3 carbon) group, rather than a pentyl (5 carbon) group, on the molecule. Though this variation may seem subtle, it causes… ...
Cannabinoids – CBC

Cannabinoids – CBC

  Name: CBC (Cannabichromene) Boiling Point:  220°C  Description: Evidence has suggested that it may play a role in the anti-inflammatory and anti-viral effects of cannabis, and may contribute to the overall analgesic effects of medical cannabis. A study done in March 2010 showed that CBC along with cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) have antidepressant effects.… ...
Cannabinoids – CBN

Cannabinoids – CBN

  Name: CBN (Cannabinol) Boiling Point:  185°C  Description: CBN is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid that is produced from the degradation of THC. There is usually very little to no CBN in a fresh plant. CBN acts as a weak agonist at both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, with greater affinity for CB2 receptors than CB1.… ...
Cannabinoids – CBG

Cannabinoids – CBG

  Name: CBG (Cannabigerol) Boiling Point:  120°C Description: A non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBG’s antibacterial effects can alter the overall effects of cannabis. CBG is known to kill or slow bacterial growth, reduce inflammation, (particularly in its acidic CBGA form,) inhibit cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, and promote bone growth. It acts as a low-affinity antagonist at… ...
Cannabinoids – CBDV

Cannabinoids – CBDV

  Name: CBDV (Cannabidivarin) Boiling Point:  165°C Description: Like THCV, CBDV differs from CBD only by the substitution of a pentyl (5 carbon) for a propyl (3 carbon) sidechain. Although research on CBDV is still in its initial stages, recent studies have shown promise for its use in the management of epilepsy. This is due to its… ...
Cannabinoids – CBDA

Cannabinoids – CBDA

  Name: CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid) Boiling Point:  130°C Description: CBDA, CBD-acid or CBD-a is the main form in which CBD exists in the cannabis plant, along with THCA (THC-acid). CBD is obtained through non-enzymatic decarboxylation from the acidic form of the cannabinoid, this reaction taking place when the compounds are heated. Heating or catalyzing CBDa… ...
Cannabinoids – THCA

Cannabinoids – THCA

  Name: THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid) Boiling Point:  120°C Description: THCA is the main constituent in raw cannabis. THCA converts to Δ9-THC when burned, vaporized, or heated at a certain temperature. THCA, CBDA, CBGA, and other acidic cannabinoids hold the most COX-1 and COX-2 inhibition, contributing to cannabis’ anti-inflammatory effects. This cannabinoid also acts as an… ...
Cannabinoids – CBD

Cannabinoids – CBD

  Name: CBD (Cannabidiol) Boiling Point:  165°C Description: Not all cannabinoids are colorless. One of the most brightly yellow-colored cannabinoids is CBD, a very valuable cannabinoid. CBD has tremendous medical potential. This is particularly true when the correct ratio of CBD to THC is applied to treat a particular condition. CBD acts as an antagonist… ...
Cannabinoids – THC

Cannabinoids – THC

  Name: THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) Boiling Point:  157°C Description: Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a phytocannabinoid, and typically the most abundant cannabinoid present in cannabis products on the market today. THC can be derived from THCA by non-enzymatic decarboxylation during storage and consumption. It is responsible for the well-documented psychoactive effects experienced when consuming cannabis. When you smoke… ...