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Cannabinoid Types

At our SF Dispensary, we get a lot of questions about cannabinoids.  Here is a list of some of the most popular and how they can help you.


Delta-9 THC

Delta-9 THC is the cannabinoid most associated with the classic “high” of cannabis.  It is the most studied, most widely known cannabinoid on the planet.  Delta-9 has been shown to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, antincocieptive and antioxidant.



CBD is the second most studied cannabinoid and is known for its many beneficial qualities, such as combating inflammation, potentially helping reduce seizures, and working as an analgesic.  CBD produces a nonexistent high.  Fro most, CBD produces experience



CBDa is the acidic form of CBD, CBDa produces effects similar to CBD that are associated with promoting relaxation and calmness and acting as an anti-inflammatory and an analgesic.  CBDa affects the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) differently than CBD.



THCa is the acidic form of THC. When energy is applied, the molecule loses CO2 and is transformed into its neutral form of THC. THCa produces a mild high. Preliminary investigation indicates THCa may be effective in pain management, has antiemetic properties, and displays neuroprotective properties.


Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 THC is produced from delta-9.  Delta-8 provides a moderate high and tends to be more relaxing and uplifting.  Delta-8 may help attenuate pain and reduce stress and anxiety.  In clinical studies in Israel it has demonstrated powerful antimetic and anti-nausea properties.



CBG is the progenitor cannabinoid to all other cannabinoids.  It is only produced in minor amounts.  CBG produces a nonexistent high and has been shown to help reduce anxiety and act as an anti-inflammatory agent.  CBG also helps enhance the effects of delta-9 THC when taken together.



THCv is a member of the Varin class of cannabinoids.  THCv is the first cannabinoid to display appetite-reducing properties.  Providing a functional high, THCv is purported to have energetic qualities, helping stimulate and focus the mind.



CBN is formed as a result of the degradation of THC.  It produces a nonexistent high that is often described as a mild analgesic and may be used as a potential sleep aid.



CBC may combat inflammation by activating the CB2 receptor.  When combined with cannabinoids like THC that activate the CB1 receptor, CBC’s healing potential may be enhanced.


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