TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: MYRCENE

TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: MYRCENE

Question: Do you know your terpenes? Responsible for a lot of the aroma and character in many of the plants in which they are found, terpenes are versatile and helpful assistants in any number of soothing and replenishing activities. This week, it’s all about...
CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: 11-HYDROXY-THC

CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: 11-HYDROXY-THC

WHAT IS 11-HYDROXY-THC? Unlike any other cannabinoid we’ve written about so far, 11-hydroxy-THC isn’t made within the plant, but within your own body. It’s a byproduct of both smoked and oral THC foods, oils, and medical preparations, but it’s mostly associated with...
CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: THCP VS. THC

CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: THCP VS. THC

IS THCP MORE POTENT THAN THC? Simply put, it’s close to a dead ringer for delta-9 THC, except for a seven-chain alkyl — the longest of all the THC variants in the plant. That might not sound like a lot, but that seven-chain alkyl really does make all the difference...
CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: CANNABICHROMENE

CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: CANNABICHROMENE

What is Cannabichromene? As one of the most prevalent of the minor cannabinoids, cannabichromene is a walking, talking advertisement for the entourage effect. It’s frequently studied with other cannabinoids for its role in possibly “potentiating” the effects of its...
THCV: CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE

THCV: CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE

WHAT IS THCV? First detected and identified as a cannabinoid by Edward Gill in 1970, Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or TCHV (C19H26O2,) represents another fate the mother cannabinoid of CBGA can take within the plant. Instead of combining with olivetolic acid, it meets up...
CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: THCA AND CBDA

CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: THCA AND CBDA

What Is THCA? Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (C22H30O4) or THCA, is the prodrug of the famed delta-9-THC molecule in cannabis. As you’ll recall from a previous post, it descends directly from CBGA. Once heated excessively, a carboxyl group leaves the molecule and THC is...
Cannabinoids of the Future: Delta-8 THC

Cannabinoids of the Future: Delta-8 THC

AKA “diet weed,”  THE DELTA-8 THC BASICS What Is Delta-8 THC? How does it differ from delta-9 THC? Delta-8 Tetracannabinol is a tricyclic meroterpene which differs from it’s fraternal twin Delta-9 in the placement of one double carbon bond. Reports show it to...
CBN: THE FINAL-STAGE CANNABINOID

CBN: THE FINAL-STAGE CANNABINOID

WHAT IS CBN? Just like the plant where it all began for us, WE are the entourage effect. And while we’re all about getting the full healing potential of cannabis out to the masses, we know we’re not 100% there yet (although with New York State and New Mexico fully...
CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: CBG

CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE: CBG

Chances are if you’ve been going around the internet, you’ve probably heard talk about the “cadillac of the cannabinoids,” but wondered what sort of ride you were in with CBG. So far, the information we’ve been getting has been sporadic, and not all of the questions...