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Primary cannabinoids identified in Cannabis

Kelleen Peters

Primary cannabinoids identified in Cannabis

Primary cannabinoids identified in Cannabis:

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant and, in some cases, in other plants and even the human body. To date, more than 100 different cannabinoids have been identified, with various properties and potential effects. Some of the most well-known cannabinoids include:

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): THC is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, responsible for the "high" associated with marijuana use. It also has potential medical benefits, such as pain relief and appetite stimulation.

  • Cannabidiol (CBD): CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-anxiety properties. It has gained significant attention for its potential therapeutic uses.

  • Cannabigerol (CBG): CBG is considered the "mother" of cannabinoids because it is a precursor to other cannabinoids. It may have potential benefits for pain, inflammation, and neuroprotection.

  • Cannabichromene (CBC): CBC is non-psychoactive and has potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. It may also promote neurogenesis (the formation of new brain cells).

  • Cannabidivarin (CBDV): CBDV is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is being researched for its potential anti-epileptic and anti-nausea effects.

  • Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV): THCV is a cannabinoid with a psychoactive effect that is believed to be an appetite suppressant and may have potential as a weight loss aid.

  • Cannabicyclol (CBL): CBL is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, and research on its effects is limited.

  • Cannabicitran (CBT): CBT is a lesser-known cannabinoid, and its potential effects are not well-documented.

  • Cannabifuran (CBF): CBF is another lesser-known cannabinoid, and its effects have not been extensively studied.

  • Cannabichromevarin (CBCV): Similar to CBC, CBCV is non-psychoactive and has potential therapeutic properties.

  • Cannabigerovarin (CBGV): CBGV is structurally related to CBG and is under investigation for its potential therapeutic effects.

  • Cannabicyclovarin (CBLV): CBLV is another relatively obscure cannabinoid, and research on its effects is limited.

These are some of the primary cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It's important to note that the therapeutic properties and effects of many lesser-known cannabinoids are still the subject of ongoing research. The specific combination and concentration of cannabinoids in a cannabis plant can vary widely, which contributes to the diverse range of effects experienced by users.

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