In a study published December 30th, 2019 researchers identified two cannabinoids that may be even more potent (for lack of a better word) than either CBD or THC. Those being known as THCP and CBDP which have "even higher binding affinity for CB1 receptor" meaning, in layman's terms, that it is more effective and better processed by the body. This phenomenon could explain why some strains, despite having lower THC and/or CBD levels, have a much more pronounced effect on users.
These are some awesome new developments and we can't wait to see what further research comes as a result of this study. We think we are just scratching the surface on cannabinoid research and a more comprehensive understanding of the effects of marijuana on our bodies. I am really excited to see what else is in store as we are more able to study these amazing compounds.
I am Will Seagaard a farm owner/operator and advocate for sensible policy reform. I seeks to educate consumers, regulators, law enforcement, and other industry stakeholders on all aspects of the hemp-industry and current state of CBD and cannabis in the US today. When writing I try to show both sides of an issue and not advocate for just one or the other. I also like to post cool stuff that shows what we are working so diligently on!