Cannabinoids and Terpenes

This training discusses the most prevalent “minor cannabinoids” that are produced by the plant. It also provides an overview of terpenes, the potent smell molecules that are thought to direct much of the high and the healing. Finally, it delves into the adverse reactions to cannabis, the entourage effect, cannabis tolerance, and the ways cannabis can help.

In addition to Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) and Cannabidiol (or CBD), the cannabis plant produces over 100+ or so-called “minor cannabinoids.” Of these, only a handful are produced in any significant quantity: they include Cannabigerol (or CBG), Cannabichromene (or CBC), Cannabinol (or CBN), and Tetrahydrocannabivarin (or THCV) (though technically CBN and THCV aren’t produced by the plant. They’re an oxidation byproduct of THC).

Please note, the name “minor cannabinoid” is somewhat deceiving: It’s not that their power is minor but they occur in smaller quantities and their healing properties are just beginning to be understood.

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