What are Cannabinoids?

With more scientific research in to Cannabis and it’s benefits everyday we are beginning to discover new cannabinoids that all play different rolls in the effects of marijuana…


Cannabinoids are mostly natural compounds found in cannabis. There are unnatural cannabinoids that cannot be found in nature anywhere. There are have been nearly 113 different cannabinoids that have been discovered by researchers from around the world.

Cannabinoids are compounds found primarily in cannabis plants and most animal organisms (insects lacks cannabinoid receptors), including human beings. The most commonly known cannabinoids are THC aka Delta-9 THC and CBD aka Cannabidiol.

Cannabinoids profile

THC or Delta-9 THC is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that provides many users with the euphoric and intoxicating feelings. While CBD or Cannabidiol on the other hand has become highly used as a supplement for a better overall quality of health. The medicinal claims made by CBD manufacturers and Retailers are anecdotal at best with cannabis research only becoming a thing in the early 2000s.

New cannabinoids like THCP & THC-0 are being discovered the more research that gets undertaken by scientists. Some are rumored to be more potent than THC despite being similar, while others have milder effects on the body. Unfortunately, there’s little research on these new cannabinoids, and scientists are still unsure about the full range of their impact on the human body.

Because cannabis is normally inhaled or ingested ensuring the source of your cannabis products is important. That is why we at Canna Genetics Bank believe it’s best to grow your own cannabis or have a trusted caretaker grow your cannabis for you.

Here are some cannabinoids that you may not know of yet:

      • THCP 

        Tetrahydrocannabiphorol is a naturally occurring phytocannabinoid found in cannabis and is an analog to THC. THCP was first discovered in 2019 by a team of Italian researchers. Despite being similar to THC, there is some evidence that THCP can bind to cannabinoid receptors with up to 33 times greater affinity, which in a perfect world could equate to THCP being 33 times more potent than THC.

        THCP may be the leading compound as to why different strains of cannabis with the same THC content have such drastically different effects. Strains with a higher percentage of THCP would need far less to achieve the same high and the high should last longer due to its molecular structure.

      • Cannabinoids normally come from cannabis flowers
        • THC-0

          THC-O is also known as THC-O acetate. It is a unnatural hemp derivative. With THC-0 being approximately three times more potent than THC, and according to anecdotal evidence suggests its highly psychoactive.

          Some call it a psychedelic cannabinoid because it can cause hallucinatory effects in those who consume it, at the same time we would like it to be known some consumers have reported seizures and vomiting.

          The synthesis of THC-0 uses toxic chemicals that aren’t available to the general public, are highly regulated and need special equipment because of the hazardous chemicals involved.

          We at Canna Genetics Bank suggest those who are going to consume THC-0 find a brand that releases testing results that can be verified with the lab, especially if your using cannabis for medicinal reasons or your already have health issues.

          • HHC

            Hexahydrocannabinol is a hemp derivative that contains a hydrogen compound that THC lacks. HHC is another unnatural cannabinoid. There is a lack of transparency amongst the few companies producing HHC products. There is not enough information on health risks if any.

            We at Canna Genetics Bank cannot suggest to anyone using this form of cannabinoid. Until further research has been done as well as further transparency on the production process, chemicals used etc… we suggest to wait using these products.

            • Delta-8 THC 

              Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol is a psychoactive cannabis compound. It has milder but similar effects on the body compared to delta9. Delta8 provides pain and nausea relief, soothes insomnia, and 

              Delta 8 thc cannabinoidsreduces anxiety. It also causes happy feelings and euphoria.

              Delta -8 THC maybe a much better alternative for those who are new to cannabis, those who do not like to get too high, or those looking to supplement with a weaker product for day time use. 

          Bottom Line

          You as a human must take personal responsibility for the products you consume. Especially those products that have a lack of research to back there claims. We fully understand the eagerness to want to try some of these newer products. Please when you begin consuming unnatural compounds with no long term health assessments or any other research that allows the consumer to understand the benefits and risks you must proceed with full caution.

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