Within the cannabis plant, dozens of active compounds are found inside the stem, flower and leaf. 70 unique cannabinoids have been identified by researchers within this cannabis plant.
Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA)
• The main feature in raw cannabis
• THCA, when vaporised or heated to a certain temperature this converts to A9-THC
• Cannabinoids such as THCA, CBDA, CBGA and other acidics maintain the largest values
• This is well-known for its most psychoactive effects
• Please be aware that not all forms of cannabis contain THC
Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA)
• This is similar to THCA which is the main ingredient contained within different varieties of the hemp plant. This is mainly found within the flower of the plant, it is the persecutor to cbd, which when heated it loses its acid molecule and convers into cbd
• When the correct ratio of CBD is applied to treat a particular deficiency, CBD has tremendous potential
• CB1 and CB2 receptors act as an antagonist with CBD and yet it has a low binding affinity for both
• Suggesting that CBD's mechanism of action is mediated by other receptors in the brain and body
• Produced from the degradation of THC, CBN is a mild psychoactive cannabinoid
• This is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid which acts as a low affinity antagonist at the CB1 receptor
• CBG pharmacological activity is currently unknown within the CB2 receptor
CBC is most often found in tropical cannabis strains. The effects of CBC are mediated through non-cannabinoid receptors
THCV is a minor cannabinoid and is found in only some strains of cannabis. The only structural difference between THCV and THC is a propyl (3 carbon) group, other than a pentyl (5 carbon) group, on the molecule. although this slight variation may seem subtle, it causes THCV to produce a very different effect , other than THC. THCV thatacts as an antagonist at the CB1 receptor and a partial agonist at the CB2 receptor.
Like THCV, CBDV is different from CBD by the substitution of a pentyl (5 carbon) instead of a propyl (3 carbon) sidechain.