What Is THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) And What Does It Do?

The post What Is THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) And What Does It Do? appeared first on High Times. Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a psychoactive cannabinoid that acts differently from THC. As of now, consumers only encounter tetrahydrocannabivarin in small amounts. You can find decent levels of tetrahydrocannabivarin in the popular African landrace strain: Durban Poison. Studies stumbled upon several therapeutic benefits from THCV that can help Read entire story

The Chemistry of CBD

Previously in Puff Puff Pass: The Tale of THC, we discussed the journey that d9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) takes as it traverses our bodies, and into our brains. We learned that the chemical mechanism that gives us our “high” is produced as a result of THC binding to Cannabinoid Receptor-1 (CB-1). Many wonder if the second most recognizable cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD) will also get you high. In short, the answer is no, but surely you would Read entire story

Stoned Science: Cannabinoid Receptor-1

A picture is worth a thousand words. This is a commonly used phrase to illustrate the depth of information and meaning a single picture can convey. The same principal applies to areas of biochemistry called “structural biology.” Proteins are giant molecules (chemicals) that exist within our body. They often perform mechanical functions, like machines, in addition to chemistry. While there are ways to study these proteins, there is only so much we Read entire story