Some discussions on Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are naturally occurring molecules within the Cannabis plant, whether it is called hemp, pot or marijuana be it recreational or medical its all the same, what’s different is the plant. Nature provided us with a wide variety of Cannabis which ranges from virtually no THC (the thing everybody fears or loves) to 30% plus THC by dry weight. That’s 100 times more THC than the legal definition of Hemp which has less than .3% THC. In contrast the cannabinoid molecule known as CBD (Cannabidiol) can have as much as an expression in the opposite. Some plants may have less than .3% CBD or even none just as they could also have 30% CBD (if you know where this plant is please contact me) 🙂 in addition to that there are over 80 identified Cannabinoids within the Cannabis plant and it is estimated there may be as many as 400 different Cannabinoids which will be later determined. Today we know about CBD, THC, CBG, CBN, CBDA, THCVA, CBGVA, CBDVA, CBCVA, THCA and many many more. There are also things called terpenes, now to be fair the number of 400 may or may not include the terpenes which beyond their control of flavor and scent we have no idea what they do when they interact with the ECS system (Endocannabinoid, yet another topic). Some day science will know but it’s a long day off, as I explained before research and study on Cannabis has almost been non existent for the past 70 years with exception of the Israelis who originally discovered THC conducting tests in the sixties and seventies. It’s a shame as great promise was shown in the fields of epilepsy and Cannabis as early as 1971 yet there was little to no follow up as a result of the plants schedule 1 status. Sorry, back to the topic. The point of the plant is it’s expression of it’s Cannabinoids, how that varied expression interacts with each of us is a personal thing.

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