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Compounds Produced by Cannabis



Compounds Produced by Cannabis

Cannabis is a complex plant with over 500 chemical entities

Trichomes- There are the physical structures that contain the cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)- The psychoactive compound that generates the marijuana high

CBD (Cannabidiol)- Non-psychoactive chemical compound (does not get you high). Has many medical benefits such as suppressing seizures, pain relief, improve sleep.

THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)- Produces a high that comes about on quick and is often associated with a caffeine rush because it is a high energy compound.

CBN (Cannabinol)- Not well documented, but shares some characteristics of CBD with less potency.

CBG (Cannabigerol)- This compound is gaining popularity since it is the precursor to THC, CBD, CBC and other minor cannabiniods.

Terpenes- Aromatic organic compounds which are typically oils that are incased in the trichomes of the plant.

Flavonoids- A group of natural substances with variable phenolic structures, are found in fruits, vegetables, grains, bark, roots, stems, flowers, tea and wine.

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