Scientific Reports: the new study on THC and CBD

Scientific Reports: the new study on THC and CBD


In the major part of the varieties of Cannabis the quantity of THC and CDB could be more or less the same.

The news arrives from a study realized by the Universidad de Columbia Britanica, in Canada and published in Scientific Reports. Thirty-three different cannabis strains from five productores autorizados fueron examinados.

Cannabis sativa L.proviene de Asia central y se utilizó durante miles de años con fines terapéuticos y recreativos y los productores, con el fin de crear plantas muy resistentes en el tiempo, concentraron su atención en la diversidad genética de la planta pero no en el THC y Contenido de CBD.

With this premise the study developed, with the statement that, today, the market proposes different cannabis varieties, with different names, but actually with a quantity of the two main cannabinoids practically the same and therefore the differences between the various strains are in fact minimal.

El laboratorio guiado por Susan Murch descubrió que, a pesar de todos los nombres de variedades diferentes, 24 de estas cepas eran demasiado similares en presencia de CBD y THC para justificar sus efectos publicados de formas tan diferentes.

"Knowing only THC and CBD isn’t enough, we have to learn more about the other present molecules”, Murch stated “ I would never have thought I would have worked on cannabis, there is an incredible potential here to discover new chemical substances which can be useful in the treatment of many disorders, like pain management and other chronic conditions".

The discovery of new cannabinoids

The research published in Scientific Reports underlined the discovery of new cannabinoids as well, unknown up to now, in low quantities, on which we will know more in future with regards to their characteristics.


Which are the main cannabinoids?

CBD, together with THC, is probably the best know cannabinoid present in Cannabis! Despite of the fact that there are still many studies and there is a long way to go for research, we can state that many analyses have demonstrated the effectiveness of cannabidiol en el campo de la medicina.

Unknown by the large public, we’ve got CBC, Cannabichromene, and like CBD, CBC is not psychotropic! CBC in combination with THC results to be an effective anti-inflammatory, reinforcing the idea that cannabinoides when working together would result more effective.

CBN is a cannabinoid present in the Cannabis plant, which we can trace after the chemical breakdown of THC. A study of 2005 discovered how CBN, in mice, can delay some evidences of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Lou Gehrig’s Disease is also known as La esclerosis lateral amiotrófica (ALS)

Cannabigerol, known as CBG, is a phytocannabinoid, which unlike THC and just like CBD is not psychotropic.

CBG was identified for the first time in 1964 by Yehiel Gaoni, y se compone de cannabigerolic ácido (CBGA), one of the first cannabinoids formed in the cannabis plant.  

Gaoni talks of a terpenophenolic compound, like there are others present in Cannabis and can be divided in three different molecules, which, in turn, present different chemical properties and have application in therapeutic field.


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