Cannabinoid Choice wants you to have a general understanding of Cannabis and all the different influences it has with products and services that are provided to consumers worldwide. So let’s start with the word Cannabis.
Cannabis is a genus. What is a genus? It defines Cannabis as a single species called Cannabis Sativa better known as hemp. As time has passed Cannabis has derived two additional species Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. Each species has different properties of Cannabinoids. What is Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids: These are specific chemical compounds found in cannabis. Since these are from a plant they are identified as phytocannabinoids. Humans have the ability to process these cannabinoids through their own endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoids are expressed through proteins in the body and distributed to the central nervous system.
How many cannabinoids have been identified in the Cannabis Plant? From the research, we gathered it can be up to 100 cannabinoids found in the three species of Hemp. Here is the list of the major ones we have the most information on.
• THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid)
• CBD (cannabidiol)
• CBDA (cannabidiolic acid)
• CBN (cannabinol)
• CBG (cannabigerol)
• CBC (cannabichromene)
• CBL (cannabicyclol)
• CBV (cannabivarin)
• THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin)
• CBDV (cannabidivarin)
• CBCV (cannabichromevarin)
• CBGV (cannabigerovarin)
• CBGM (cannabigerol monomethyl ether)
• CBE (cannabielsoin)
• CBT (cannabicitran)
The most popular cannabinoids at the moment are THCA and CBD. There are a few more listed above that are starting to get some attention and we will focus on those as well.
THCA or THC is better to know has the chemical compound or Cannabinoid that gets people high. Which I know can be confusing but marijuana is just another name for Cannabis. THC is also being used to treat: multiple sclerosis (MS), which causes a gradual loss of muscle control, inflammation, pain, seizures, substance use disorders, mental disorders, and many other additional diseases.
CBD cannabidiol is the second most popular cannabinoid and is now being distributed legally across the united states. CBD has many of the same medicinal advantages of THC but does not have the getting high effect.
Our Blog will be updated Monthly to report on all new information coming out regarding Cannabis and how cannabinoids are being used or integrated into new products.