Since THC is so highly regulated, it¡¯s difficult for doctors to understand the
benefits and drawbacks of using this cannabinoid. However, as medical mari-
juana becomes more commonplace, scientists won¡¯t be able to ignore this
abundant compound in their lab work.
Cannabichromen: The Forgotten One
Now that we¡¯ve got the big boys out of the way, let¡¯s move on to a lesser-
known cannabinoid: cannabichromene (CBC). Although less studied than
CBD and THC, CBC does show great promise as a therapy for numerous
conditions, especially chronic pain.
Indeed, many of the studies on CBC¡¯s effect on the human body looked into
the cannabinoid¡¯s ability to block the perception of pain. For instance, a re-
cent study out of the Second University of Naples found that CBC in combi-
nation with CBD decreased pain signals in a group of mice.
Another American study looking into this issue discovered CBC combined
with THC had a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on mice. (cont. pg 3 >>)
enhances THC¡¯s medicinal benefits. Although
more research is needed, current studies sug-
gest CBD actually works better in synergy with
other cannabinoids and terpenes. This is com-
monly called the ¡°entourage effect.¡±
Tetrahydrocannabinol: The Recreational
Whenever you hear about Tetrahydrocannabinol
(THC), it¡¯s often in a bad context. Yes, THC is the
cannabinoid that makes you ¡°high,¡± but is it re-
ally all that bad? Perhaps THC is just misunder-
stood, like Han Solo.
According to the law, THC is definitely a ¡°bad
boy,¡± but there¡¯s a great deal of evidence that
suggests this cannabinoid could help when used
in the proper proportions. For instance, it¡¯s well
known that THC has a powerful analgesic effect,
which could seriously help many people suffering
from pain conditions.
Recent research has also shown that THC could
reduce eye pressure in glaucoma patients and
help chemo patients with poor appetite. Interest-
ingly, CBD oil was found to have the exact op-
posite effect on glaucoma patients, which proves
that different cannabinoids need to be used for
Cannabinoids: A Booming Wholesale Industry
Never been a better time to enter hemp market, as farmer, retailer or wholesaler
food, flowers and
small spaces... Pg 8
improving home air
quality... Pg 6
$20 bounty for
each pike... Pg 10
widespread panic at
ride festival... Pg 13
[Business is booming. Here is a highly
informative list of The Different
Cannabinoids found in Hemp
with a look forward, from NHA- Ed.]
by NHA, Mar 26, 2019: Hemp and its ¡°cousin¡±
cannabis are mostly known for two of their main
chemicals: CBD and THC. However, scientists now
believe there could be over 100 special com-
pounds, known as cannabinoids to be found in
the species of cannabaceae.
These chemicals aren¡¯t found in any other plants
and have the unique ability to interact with the
human body¡¯s natural cannabinoid receptors.
Although more research needs to be done, sci-
entists have already discovered many fascinat-
ing properties associated with a few of cannabis¡¯
most abundant cannabinoids.
Below, we¡¯ll take a closer look at the exciting
research on some of the better-known cannabi-
Cannabidiol: The medicinal cannabinoid
Even if you know nothing about the world of
hemp, you¡¯ve probably heard of CBD oil.
Since the laws surrounding hemp cultivation were
relaxed in the 2018 Farm Bill, the marketplace for
this non-psychoactive cannabinoid has gone
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parabolic. Some researchers estimate CBD oil sales could go over the $20
billion mark within a few years.
So, what exactly is CBD? As we just mentioned, CBD is a non-psychoac-
tive cannabinoid that¡¯s one of the most abundant compounds in cannabis.
In plain English: users can¡¯t get high off of CBD. The cannabinoid that
sends people soaring into the clouds is called THC, but more on that later.
Researchers are fascinated by CBD because it seems to offer many health
benefits without the psychoactive drawbacks of THC.
A few of the better-studied conditions CBD seems to be beneficial for
include schizophrenia, epilepsy and certain forms of cancer. There¡¯s also
great hope that CBD could help with chronic pain conditions like fibromy-
algia and mental conditions like anxiety and depression.
Interestingly, some scientists believe CBD could play an important role
inhibiting THC from binding to an important cannabinoid receptor in the
brain called CB1. This dampens the ¡°high¡± users experience with THC and
The 2018 Farm Bill allows farmers and cultivators
to grow and sell hemp to producers of products,
from foods, beverages and cosmetics to paper,
clothing and building materials. Another by-product
of legal hemp will be tens of thousands of new jobs
across multiple sectors in the very near future