With the way that CBD has taken over the world is truly insane. Owing to the many therapeutic benefits of CBD or Cannabidiol, it is not a strange phenomenon that using this cannabinoid has come into such common use. However, there is an entirely new world of lesser-known cannabinoids that exists beyond CBD or even THC, which is begging for exploration.
Due to lack of research, not much heed was paid to these cannabinoids before. However, with the changing times, people have started experimenting with these cannabinoids. In places where recreational marijuana is illegal, like Oklahoma, people with a medical marijuana card Oklahoma have tried to test out the potentially beneficial aspects of these additional cannabinoids. Let us try to do the same down below.
Important Minor Cannabinoids You Should Know About
Since the actual list of identified cannabinoids is 120+, it is not logistically possible to cover all of them in detail. However, we have tried our best to include some of the most important minor cannabinoids in existence in the list down below. The listed cannabinoids actually have a lot of potential in the field of medicine. Let us elaborate on them for the patients in the hopes of using them optimally in the future.
The leading minor cannabinoid among the lesser-known ones is definitely Delta-8 THC. This special cannabinoid is a psychoactive one that naturally occurs in the cannabis sativa plants, in particular. Delta-8 THC, despite being extremely effective, is not as well-researched or even as popular as CBD or THC. This is mainly due to the fact that it is extremely psychoactive and non-FDA approved.
However, despite its unsure legal status, Delta-8 THC can be consumed by patients if and only if their doctors have recommended it to them. In extreme cases for the treatment of severe disorders, like epilepsy, cancer, and such, the doctors suggest the patients try out Delta-8-THC infused products. However, it is not a 100% surety and it is always best to consult your local state or county law before testing out this theory.
Known most popularly as the ‘diet-weed’ cannabinoid, THCV is indeed one of the most special minor cannabinoids. This naturally occurring cannabis derivative can be infused into products to enjoy its weight loss and diabetes management benefits. These properties have been promised as per many reliable studies.
Another major factor that works in the favor of this cannabinoid is the fact that it can reduce the intoxicating effects of THC. What can be better than the fact that a cannabinoid can aid patients in their weight-loss journey and also mitigate the psychoactive effects of THC?
What proves to be a real barrier for the patients wanting to experiment with this cannabinoid is its limited availability. The breed of plants that specially produce larger amounts of this cannabinoid are quite difficult to grow which poses a big problem for the industry that is eagerly awaiting its arrival in bulk.
However, without losing hope, what we can do is pray for new and better research to be conducted which will help in the proper use of this versatile compound.
CBN or Cannabinol is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid that is oftentimes referred to as the milder version of THC. In fact, it is created only when THC-A gets oxidized. The most popular benefit of this cannabinoid undoubtedly is sleep. It aids in sleep the verb not sleeping the noun. In simple words, it induces such relaxing effects in the body of the user, that it becomes easy for them to doze off and catch a good night’s sleep.
This sedative-like quality of this cannabinoid has been optimally utilized in combination with melatonin. Many gummies and tinctures infused with this are recommended to insomniac patients. In addition to this the pain relief, as well as the neuroprotective properties of this cannabinoid, deserve more research on it.
Surprisingly this cannabinoid has also been known to treat symptoms of inflammation and stimulate appetite in certain patients. This makes this cannabinoid a little bit too precious. The only disadvantage of this cannabinoid exists due to it being present only in trace amounts naturally in a cannabis plant.
CBG or Cannabigerol is a highly revered cannabinoid due to the fact that it was the oldest one to be discovered. All other cannabinoids are often extracted from CBGA, the acidic form of CBG which is why it is also popularly known as the mother of all cannabinoids.
Regardless of the history of a cannabinoid, only the benefits need to be strong enough for the patients to consider it as a form of treatment. This is why we need to know how exactly CBG affects the body. CBG, like CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound. This means that this cannabinoid only delivers its effect and the patient does not undergo any of the ‘high’ effects which are problematic for some patients.
CBG can work effectively for patients who are suffering from inflammation, chronic pain, bowel problems, glaucoma, and many other disorders. And the best method of using this cannabinoid is in the form of an oil. Be it topically or sublingually or even via direct ingestion, patients can use it as per the directions of their doctors.
Cannabichromene or CBC as most people know it is another minor cannabinoid that is not very well known by people. Again it is important to note here that this particular cannabinoid gives quite strong and potent effects without any psychoactive or euphoric effects, which is always a good thing.
Since it binds quite poorly with the endocannabinoid receptors inside the body of the user, this is the reason for this cannabinoid’s nonpsychoactive effects. Potentially CBC can be used for the treatment of cancer, pain, inflammation, acne, depression, and many other such disorders.
Exploring these important minor cannabinoids is a sign of the times. When there is provision for people to consult a doctor and make use of these significantly lesser-known but not less effective cannabinoids, then why not? It will always be in the best interest of the patient to explore more to know what works best for them.