Cannabinoids are the active compounds found in cannabis. But it seems like in the list of cannabinoids, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the only ones taking center stage.
Well, we cannot blame them. These two are the most common ones and have been subjected to the most number of studies and research.
But we should also talk about the others. What are these cannabinoids’ effects on the body? Are these effects as significant as the effects of THC and CBD?
Lesser-known cannabinoids include cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromenes (CBC), cannabinodiol (CBDL), cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerivarin (CBGV), Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidivarin (CBDV), and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV).
Most cannabinoids will not get you high. While THC may be the only cannabinoid that you know has psychoactive and mind-altering properties, there is evidence suggesting that THCV may also bring intoxicating effects. But like most other cannabinoids, there are no significant quantities of THCV contained in commercial cannabis products.
Moreover, while most cannabinoids are not intoxicating, they may influence how THC interacts with the endocannabinoids in your body. So they have something to do with how a particular cannabis product affects you.
It is important to note, though, that these cannabinoids work better synergistically or together, hand in hand, than they do separately.