Cannabinoids (18)

Please remember that many of the cannabinoids are considered BIPHASIC, meaning a small dose may have one effect, but a large does may have the opposite effect. That's why the phrase, "start LOW and go SLOW" is so important. Additionally, some terpenes are reported to have a different (sometimes opposite) effect when paired with cannabinoids than they do by themselves (terpinolene, for example).

This is a Family Tree of the "ancestors" of the major cannabinoids. All of these active ingredients are created in the trichomes on the actual flowers.

Cannabinoid Family Tree

 

The cannabinoid colors represent their place in The Family Tree: 

  • Stage 1: Precursor Acids (Purple)
  • Stage 2: Acids (Blue)
  • Stage 3: Neutral (Green)
  • Stage 4: Oxidized (Orange)

STAGE 1: Precursor Acidic Cannabinoids

These two acidic cannabinoids are the ancestors to all the other cannabinoids in this family tree. They specifically create other acidic cannabinoids that will be present in high concentrations in raw and cured flower. These acidic cannabinoids get "decarbed" (usually by applying heat) and turn into the neutral cannabinoids like THC and CBD. All of the acidic cannabinoids are water soluble, unlike the neutral and oxidized cannabinoids which are only soluble in oil (lipophilic).

NONE of the acidic cannabinoids are psychotropic/euphoric. ONLY Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC & THCV are psychotropic/euphoric (that we have discovered). 

CBG-A, Cannabigerolic Acid
Boiling Point: n/a
Reported Benefits: analgesic (pain reduction), antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory

CBGV-A, Cannabigerovarinic Acid
Boiling Point: n/a 
Reported Benefits: anti-inflammatory (very limited research)

STAGE 2: Acidic Cannabinoids

The stage 2 acidic cannabinoids below are the direct parents of the most well-known cannabinoids, THC and CBD. These are what The Amazing Flower actually produces itself. AFTER blooming and harvest, these acidic compounds naturally turn into the neutral cannabinoids when heated (smoking, vaporizing, or "baking").

So remember, The Amazing Flower DOES NOT actually produce ANY psychotropic or euphoric compounds! It needs help to do that. ONLY Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC & THCV are psychotropic/euphoric (that we have discovered so far).

CBC-A, Cannabichromenic Acid
Boiling Point: 800+ºF; will "decarb" and quickly convert to CBC at around 220ºF

Reported Benefits: analgesic (pain reduction), anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, stimulates brain cell growth

CBD-A, Cannabidiolic Acid 
Boiling Point: 600+ºF
Reported Benefits: antiemetic (reduces nausea), anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor

 

CBL-A, Cannabicyclolic Acid 
Boiling Point: 800+ºF
Reported Benefits: anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, (very limited research) 

CBN-A, Cannabinolic Acid 
Boiling Point: 890+ºF
Reported Benefits: very little research available
 

THC-A, Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid

Boiling Point: n/aºF
Reported Benefits: antiemetic (reduces nausea), anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti-tumor, gastrointestinal aid, sedative (sleep aid) 

THCV-A, Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabivarin Carboxylic Acid
Boiling Point: n/a
Reported Benefits: analgesic (pain reduction), anti-inflammatory, appetite suppressant, sedative (sleep aid)



STAGE 3: Neutral Cannabinoids (Decarboxylated, or "decarbed") 

These neutralized (they are no longer acidic) cannabinoids have been studied (and used) the most and have different effects than their acidic parents. They are "fat soluble" so they don't mix well with most of the liquids humans naturally drink. If you swallow (ingest) a cannabis product, it has been shown that more of the neutral cannabinoids get into your bloodstream if you take them with fatty foods and drinks. Now we all have a good reason to have a latte or french fries with an edible.

CBC, Cannabichromene
Boiling Point: 428ºF

Reported Benefits: analgesic (pain reduction), antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-tumor, bone stimulant, neurological disorder relief, sedative (sleep aid)

CBD, Cannabidiol
Boiling Point: 356ºF
Reported Benefits: analgesic (pain reduction), anti-anxiety, antidepressant, antidiabetic (reduces blood sugar), antiemetic (reduces nausea), anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti-tumor, appetite stimulant, bone stimulant, gastrointestinal disorder relief, hypertension relief (high blood pressure), sedative (sleep aid)

CBDV, Cannabidivarin
Boiling Point: 329ºF
Reported Benefits: antiemetic (reduces nausea), anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, bone stimulant, neurological disorder relief or protectant


CBG, Cannabigerol
Boiling Point: 126ºF
Reported Benefits: analgesic (pain reduction), anti-anxiety, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, anti-tumor, bone stimulant, hypertension relief (high blood pressure), neurological disorder relief, sedative (sleep aid) 

CBL, Cannabicyclol
Boiling Point: 650+ºF
Reported Benefits: very little research available

THC or Delta-9 THC, Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol 
Boiling Point: 315ºF
Reported Benefits: analgesic (pain reduction), anti-anxiety, antidepressant, antiemetic (reduces nausea), anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, anti-tumor, appetite stimulant, gastrointestinal disorder relief, hypertension relief (high blood pressure), neurological disorder relief or protectant, sleep apnea relief

 

THCV, Tetrahydrocannabivarin
Boiling Point: 428ºF
Reported Benefits: analgesic (pain reduction), antidiabetic (reduces blood sugar), antispasmodic, appetite suppressant, bone stimulant

STAGE 4: Oxidized Cannabinoids 

The oxidized cannabinoids below are just a product of time and exposure to light and oxygen. It is a natural process that makes new cannabinoids that have their own unique effects. CBN and Delta-8 THC dominant products are now widely available.

CBN, Cannabinol
Boiling Point: 365ºF
Reported Benefits: analgesic (pain reduction), anti-anxiety, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, bone stimulant, neurological disorder relief or protectant, sedative (sleep aid) 

CBDL or CBND, Cannabinodiol or Cannabidinodiol
Boiling Point: 900+ºF
Reported Benefits: very limited research

Delta-8 THCDelta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol 

Boiling Point: 347ºF
Reported Benefits: analgesic (pain reduction), anti-anxiety, antiemetic (reduces nausea), anti-inflammatory, appetite stimulant, neurological disorder relief or protectant