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Cannabis World ABCs

Part 2: It’s Time To Learn More ABCs of the Cannabis World!

Well, well, well, the class is in session again at Academy Zootly for Part 2 of learning about the ABCs of the Cannabis World.

We’re surprised that there are so many abbreviations to go through, but here we are!

Let’s not beat around the bush. If you missed the first lesson you can go read it, here.

If you’ve ready let’s learn something!

ABCs of the Cannabis World! Learning!

Cannabidivarin (CBDV)

Ok, last time we stopped at Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), and if the ABCs of the cannabis world has taught us, there’s bound to be a straight “canna” counterpart.

CBDV is a minor constituent of the cannabinoid profile. After all there are 113 of them.

In early tests, enhanced levels of CBDV have been reported in plants in the northwestern Himalayas, and in hashish from Nepal.

While a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, it is currently in medical trials for treating adults with epilepsy.

Learning the ABCs of the cannabis world like a champion!

Cannabichromene (CBC)

CBCs are more common in tropical cannabis plant varieties. It is also a non-psychoactive cannabinoid.

While it might be tempting to ignore it… this compound does interfere with TrpV1 and TrpA1 receptors…

Yes, transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TrpV1), and transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily A member 1 (TrpA1) are human proteins that are triggered by cannabinoids.

What do these proteins do? They break down endocannabinoids, your own naturally occurring internal cannabinoids – we’ll break these down now-now!

There is some early research that is investigating the signs that CBC could have an antitumor effect in breast cancer xenoplants in mice.*

*Doesn’t cure! Please don’t miss quote this – I know this is how fake news is born! So, don’t be your mom on Facebook resharing that it snowed on the pyramids, and read the linked research and make up your own mind!

GOSH! NEXT!

Next lesson on the ABCs of the cannabis world!

Endocannabinoids (Endos**)

Alrighty then! So, have you ever wondered:

Why does my body react to the THCs the CBDs?

Andrew Macfarlane after too much CBD walking through Gardens Shopping Centre…

In short, your body actually creates its own to work in the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

As we discussed in the previous blog, there are receptors in the system that operate bodily functions.

There are many types of Endos (**not scientific – I made up my own abbreviation!) and were only discovered in 1988.

We’re not going to go into this too deeply as it really starts to venture into medical professional territory.

But it’s worth knowing that when you smoke cannabis using a dry herb vape or enjoy some amazing CBD drops, you’re introducing foreign natural cannabinoids to this system. A network that already has its own Endos.

BACK TO WEED!

ABCs of the weed world!

The List Of Unpronounceables And Unclassifieds!

As we’ve stated many times on Zootly’s Hoot – research is only just getting started.

There is a long list of ABCs of the Cannabis World we just know nothing about.

Not to mention that there are many sub-chemicals under a single group. For example under the THC banner, there is THC-C1, THCA-C1, and THCVA.

Here is a list of lone ranger cannabinoids that simply haven’t been classified:

  • 10-Oxo-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol (OTHC);
  • Cannabichromanon (CBCF);
  • Cannabifuran (CBF);
  • Cannabiglendol;
  • Cannabiripsol (CBR);
  • Cannbicitran (CBT);
  • Dehydrocannabifuran (DCBF);
  • Delta-9-cis-tetrahydrocannabinol (cis-THC);
  • Tryhydroxy-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (triOH-THC);
  • And 3,4,5,6-Tetrahydro-7-hydroxy-alpha-alpha-2-trimethyl-9-n-propyl-2,6-methano-2H-1-benzoxocin-5-methanol (OH-iso-HHCV)

We hope this has been educational in some way, but please do your own research. Maybe, we got something wrong.

And we’d be happy to apologise as the Cannabis World and its ABCs is still in its infancy when it comes to scientific research. So, carry on reading!

Never stop learning about the ABCs of the marijuana world.

Also, if you ever needed proof that marijuana is complex, this is the text to show your mom.

Words By: Andrew Macfarlane, writer, gardener, and always willing to be wrong for the progress of science.

z00tly says: “Next time Andrew just write us a uncomplicated recipe…”

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