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Researchers discover two cannabis compounds ‘more potent than THC’

Researchers discover two cannabis compounds ‘more potent than THC’

Move over CBD and THC, new cannabinoids are on the way.

A study published by Nature.com has revealed the discovery of two previously unknown cannabinoids, now named THCP and CBDP. In tests on mice, researchers found that THCP demonstrated “an affinity for CB1 receptor more than thirty-fold higher compared to the one reported for THC,” making it much stronger than THC.

Although researchers have so far identified around 150 cannabinoids in cannabis, the majority of study has been focused on the two most seemingly useful — CBD and THC. THC is the component of the plant that gets users high, while CBD possesses many of the therapeutic benefits of THC without the accompanying buzz. The emergence of equally strong, or stronger, cannabinoids will no doubt lead to further study and, with luck, commercialization.

Researchers discover two cannabis compounds ‘more potent than THC’






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