As mentioned, cannabis is made up of over 100 cannabinoids. Not all of them are known, but this does not mean that they do not have positive effects. Below is a list of some of these lesser known cannabinoids and their potential effects. Like CBD, CBC is not psychoactive.
CBN is an abbreviation for cannabinol and cannabinoid with little or no psychoactive effect that results from the breakdown of THC. Typically, the CBN content of a fresh cannabis plant is very low or none at all. However, if the cannabis plant is left to dry a little longer in the sun, this conversion of THC to CBN can occur.
CBN acts as a weak agonist on both CB1 and CB2 receptors, with a greater affinity for CB2 receptors than CB1 receptors. The conversion of THC to CBN is often described as creating a calming effect.
CBN also has medical potential and can be used to:
Scientists in England have discovered in rat studies that CBN stimulates appetite. During the testing phase, it was found that the rats given CBN ate more than the rats given CBD and CBG.
CBN was one of three cannabinoids that Italian researchers identified as effective against antibiotic-resistant MRSA infections.
Possible drug for ALS patients.
Research in this area is far from complete. Initial research suggests that CBN may be a potential drug for ALS patients because it may delay the onset of disease in mice.
Back in 2002, Swedish researchers discovered that CBN has powerful pain relieving properties. Interestingly, CBN and THC were the only cannabinoids that controlled pain by releasing endorphins and relaxing tense blood vessels.
Back in 2003, researchers discovered that CBN had potent anti-inflammatory properties and healed allergy-related asthma in mice. Cannabinol strengthened the rodent’s immune system and reduced inflammation associated with an asthma attack.
Steep Hill Labs, a science lab specializing in cannabis research, found CBN to be the most sedating of all cannabinoids. They also noted that a good dose of CBN is roughly equivalent to 2.5-5 mg of the pharmaceutical sedative Diazem, also known as Valium.
Potential drug for glaucoma.
Together with THC, CBN successfully reduces eye pressure, which can lead to blindness in patients suffering from glaucoma. This cannabinoid’s ability to lower high intraocular pressure may also help healthcare providers understand the overall effect of marijuana on blood pressure.
CBG is the abbreviation for Cannabigerol. This cannabinoid is mainly found early in the growth of the cannabis plant, making it difficult to produce in large quantities. Like CBD, CBG has no psychoactive effects. The healing potential of CBG makes it a popular research compound.
Here’s what science has figured out and the therapeutic effects:
CBG was another cannabinoid that researchers have successfully tested against MRSA infections. The antibiotic effect of CBG will be stronger than that of CBN and comparable to that of CBD. CBG is also known for its mild antifungal action, i.e. it counteracts Pile. A study from 1982 shows that isolated CBG is antimicrobial, which means that different types of bacteria and fungi can prevent or even kill their growth.
Possible psoriasis treatment.
This cannabinoid blends very well with our skin. Not only does it help prevent skin redness, it has also been shown to have great therapeutic potential for skin conditions such as psoriasis.
According to reports, CBG has more potential as a pain reliever than the popular THC.
In 1998, Korean scientists discovered that CBG is very effective against the growth of dangerous cells in the mouth. A recent study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology showed that CBG has a mild antitumor effect on prostate cancer cells. This study focused on non-THC cannabinoids. Although CBG has been shown to have an effect against the growth of prostate cancer, it is CBD that has shown itself as a substance with great potential for treating prostate cancer.
Antidepressant and mood stabilizer.
Back in 1975, researchers discovered that CBG prevents the absorption of amino acids that help regulate mood. The struck amino acid, GABA, is better regulated by CBG than THC or CBD.
Further research has shown that CBG may be a mild antidepressant that increases serotonin levels in the brain. The antidepressant effect of CBG was first discovered in 2006 by Richard Masti and Richard Dio, who conducted tests on laboratory rats.
THCV is short for Tetrahydrocannabivarin and is another cannabinoid that works with THC. Some studies indicate that THCV has about 20% of THC’s psychoactive capacity, but recent research has shown that THCV actually mitigates some of the negative psychoactive effects of THC. The potential medicinal properties of THCV include:
Researchers from Berkshire (UK) tested the antiepileptic potential of THCV in rats. They first tested if THCV could stop seizure activity in the brain. THCv reduced the number of convulsive “beats” observed when brain segments were processed by the compound before seizures were triggered. They then went on to test if THCV could stop seizures in adult rats. As a result, THCV reduced the frequency of attacks.
If you’ve ever smoked cannabis with a high THC level, you’ll know that you feel a little sluggish afterward, meaning you react a little slower to everything. This is when THCV can be helpful. Smoking high THCV cannabis may help alleviate some of the short-term memory and speech impairments associated with high THC levels.
Promotes weight loss.
There are already several studies that have shown that CBD can promote weight loss. But now there are more and more research reports that show THCV may be beneficial for weight loss. This 2015 report clearly showed that THCV reduced body fat and increased energy metabolism in mice.
CBDV is short for cannabidivarin. There isn’t much research on CBDV yet, but the little that has been researched looks very promising. CBDV is derived from CBD, but very close to this cannabinoid. This changes the shape of the molecule in small but significant ways. CBDV can offer the following benefits:
It has antiepileptic properties.
British pharmaceutical company GW Pharmaceuticals announced a patent in 2015 for the use of cannabidivarin (CBDV) for the treatment of epilepsy. This patent allows the company to research and manufacture CBDV-based antiepileptic drugs.
This patent was obtained when they conducted research in 2012 and 2013. Two separate studies found CBDV to have strong antispasmodic effects. The first study in 2012 showed that CBDV stopped convulsions in mice and rats. The second study also investigated this in rats and confirmed what was found in the first study. These results are corroborated by studies carried out in 2014 and ongoing.
Helps with nausea.
CBDv may also prove beneficial for those who suffer from gastrointestinal or gastrointestinal problems. A 2013 study from the University of Ontario found that CBDV was great for controlling nausea. The researchers found that the nausea was significantly reduced in rats treated with CBDV and THCV.
Delta 8 THC.
The THC that is valued and best known by cannabis users is delta-9-THC. Delta-8-THC is slightly different and is also less psychoactive in adults than Delta-9-THC. Several resources have argued that Delta-8-THC may have neuroprotective and anti-anxiety properties, making it an interesting companion to the more infamous psychoactive THC. However, more research is needed to understand the effects of this particular compound on the body. Here are some additional potential medicinal properties to expect from Delta-8-THC:
An experiment in mice showed that Delta-8-THC stimulated rodents’ appetite significantly more than Delta-9THC.
In 1995, eight children with cancer were treated with delta-8-THC during chemotherapy. The research result was a little strange. While nausea and vomiting were reduced in all cases, delta-8-THC was not psychoactive in children. All of them were from 2 to 13 years old.
Dietary cannabinoids THCA and CBDA.
CBDA and THCA are both components of cannabis that occur prior to decarboxylation. Thus, they can only be found in fresh cannabis before it is properly dried, and they can also be consumed as a dietary supplement or in a tropical drink. CBDA and THCA should not be smoked or inhaled because when heated these cannabinoids are converted to CBD and THC. THCA is also not psychoactive. This effect only occurs after it has been heated and converted to
Dr. William Courtney founded the raw cannabis movement. In his opinion, cannabis is one of the essential components of our diet. That is to say, super food out of all super food.
According to his medical experience, raw, fresh cannabis has several beneficial properties as a dietary supplement. Below is a small list of properties, among which there are several:
• Anti-inflammatory agent.
• Improves bowel function.
• Improves nervous function.
• Fight cancer.
If you haven’t noticed. This plant is a medicinal gold mine. The cannabinoids we have listed are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cannabis research. There are more than 400 components in the cannabis plant.
The research into the individual components has not only impressed medical researchers around the world, but scientists have also wondered how all of Harmony’s components work together.