THC and CBD are most commonly known for their medical benefits. These two are most commonly discussed cannabinoids, however there is a growing list of other cannabinoids continued to be discovered and researched. This is exciting news for the medical marijuana industry, as we continue to beat the marijuana stigma and offer patients an alternative to medicine. Stay tuned as we dive into the lesser known cannabinoids in marijuana, allowing the medical marijuana industry and product list to grow.
Cannabigerol, otherwise known as CBG, is a cannabinoid found within the marijuana plant. Similar to CBD, CBG has no psychoactive effects but does pertain medicinal properties. Research has found CBG to stimulate appetite along with reducing eye pressure associated with glaucoma. This could be an alternative to those treating glaucoma with medical marijuana, but don’t have the desire to feel psychoactive effects.
Cannabinol – CBN
Interestingly enough, cannabinol is a direct metabolite of THC but does not hold the psychoactive properties. Some plants are naturally higher in CBN, but it can also be brought out when over cooking cannabis or storing cannabis for a long period of time. Cannabinol has been found to aid in sleep, and is a perfect fit for those struggling with insomnia.
Tetrahydrocannabivarin – THCV
This cannabinoid found in THC is intriguing to researchers, as low doses of THCV work against the euphoric feeling that THC brings. Consumed at the right levels, THCV acts as an appetite suppressant. According to Steep Hill Labs, THCV also has the ability to help with anxiety and reducing tremors associated with Parkinson’s.
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