Which Cannabis Cannabinoids Will Survive Into the Future?

There are a ton of new cannabis products coming out all the time now, some with more relevance and staying power than others. Which will really survive this stage and go into the next? It’s hard to say. Some cannabis discoveries have caught on better than others. Which cannabinoids will survive the current industry, any new decriminalization or legalizations that might occur, and prosper into the future? This still remains to be seen.

Is delta-8 one of the cannabis cannabinoids that will make it into the future? Of all the alternate cannabinoids on the market, delta-8 is the most popular, and most likely to make it big. We’re ahead of the game with tons of delta-8 THC products and deals for you to look into. But delta-8 isn’t alone in the game, other hemp-derived THC products, such as delta-10 THCTHCVTHCO, THC-PHHC are also selling very well and might survive into the future.

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Everyone knows about delta-9 THC. This is the main psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant, and the part that makes a person feel euphoric. THC was first isolated in 1964 by Raphael Mechoulam, but it was first found by Roger Adams in the early 40’s, around the time that CBD was isolated. CBN was the first cannabinoid to be isolated, in an attempt to find the ‘intoxicating factor’ of cannabis, which it didn’t end up being. CBN was discovered by Thomas Easterfield at the end of the 1800’s.

Everyone also knows about CBD at this point, the other major cannabinoid of the cannabis plant, which is the primary cannabinoid of the low-THC hemp plants. Significantly less CBD is found in high-THC marijuana plants, and vice versa. CBD was discovered in 1940 by Roger Adams, although Alexander Todd discovered it at about the same time in the UK, making for dueling research and discoveries for several years.

The whole reason Roger Adams investigated cannabis at all, was at the behest of the US government. The US government, often through the military and CIA, has done all kinds of drug research and testing, from the Edgewood Arsenal Experiments, where THC-O-Acetate was given to military personnel, to MDMA tests during the Cold War era for use as psychological warfare. There are even various unconfirmed reports of unleashing chemicals like LSD in public places. That compounds like THC-O-Acetate and LSD were found on the streets at the time of such testing even indicates that street use might have been started by these organizations in an attempt to study the compounds further.

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This, of course, is supposition on my part, but in the 1940’s, the government did sponsor research into cannabis, with a main factor being the isolation of the intoxicating agent. In so doing this, and in the follow-up research when THC was isolated, several different cannabinoids were found, including other delta THC’s, like delta-8, delta-7, and delta-6, some naturally occurring, and some entirely synthetic. Other compounds were found around this time including CBL, CBC, and HHC.

Most of what has been mentioned are cannabinoids, but what exists in the actual cannabis plant, before decarboxylation, oxidation, or any other chemical process that changes the chemical structure, are phytocannabinoids. THCA and CBDA are the precursor acids to CBD and THC, and a range of other cannabinoids. These cannabinoid acids also have tons of medical benefits, but are different from their cannabinoid counterparts. THCA, for example, is not psychoactive, and does not cause the same response as its decarboxylated version, delta-9 THC.

Research into the cannabis plant has turned up tons of naturally occurring cananbinoids like delta-8 THC, THCV, CBC, CBG, and 11-hydroxy-THC, what delta-9 becomes after being ingested. There are also a range of purely synthetic compounds that can’t be found in nature. These include delta-10 THC, delta-7 THC, THC-O-Acetate, and HU 580.

How popular are these alternate cannabis cannabinoids?

This is an interesting question, and one without a formal answer, as there isn’t much data out on buying patterns for these products. This might be partly because this is an unregulated market, and a relatively new one, where that kind of information has not been collected as of yet. The best indication for establishing interest, come from individual sales statistics, mentions and conversations online, and overall population know-how about these compounds. Different researchers might turn up different opinions, since even these metrics involve personal research methods, and subjective analysis.

If a person is to blindly believe the marketing hype of an industry, delta-8 is about the biggest thing out there. But marketing campaigns are rarely real life, and looking at real metrics, (and over a period of time), is the better way of establishing where something actually fits into the grand scheme. Maybe delta-8 has raised in popularity, but if it has, will this be a passing fancy, to disappear in a year from now? And how big is this popularity to begin with?

It’s always good to remember that while it’s great to take the plant apart and find new ways to access different aspects of it, we never lose the original cannabis plant itself, which has been doing just fine keeping people happy for millennia. Whether these compounds really become stable market representatives or not, will likely do little to effect a worldwide cannabis industry that has propelled itself along, even under worldwide prohibition. This means, regardless of which currently out cannabis cannabinoids make it to the future, we’ll always have our standby.

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Sales statistics – there aren’t any

When it comes to sales, I don’t see any massive breakthrough reports about any of these compounds. Delta-8 THC gets the most press, but mainly only within the world of weed itself, and as a niche part of the cannabis market. For the most part, even delta-8 goes unnoticed in terms of sales statistics. Even in the articles where delta-8 is mentioned as a growing fad, none of them can offer any backup for this. In fact, an article like this one in Fortune Magazine, show this well. The article refers to delta-8 as the “fastest-growing segment of the market for hemp chemicals for roughly the last year.”

This makes it sound pretty big, right? But then it goes on to state that this happened only after “wholesale CBD prices plummeted amid oversupply and other issues.” This merely implies that with CBD leveling off (or possibly losing value), that delta-8 has taken its place as the top hemp chemical product. Even the comparison is weak, and shows a changing fad, from CBD to delta-8, with the inability to keep that trajectory long-term. Considering delta-8 isn’t likely to produce anything substantially new for users, the expectation of it getting to the point where it could threaten the longstanding regular cannabis industry, is sort of short-sighted.

One of the biggest indicators, which the authors of the Fortune article seemed to gloss over, is that if cannabis cannabinoids like delta-8 THC follow in the footsteps of CBD, they’re not going to make it into the future, especially if they don’t hit the same volume before leveling off. That CBD has lost momentum, is an indication that delta-8 is just a passing fancy too. 2021 numbers for CBD sales (when released) might help us understand how cannabis cannabinoids like delta-8 THC might fair in the future, better.

Mentions and conversations

Without sales statistics, one of the other ways to see how big something is, is simply in how much its mentioned and talked about. The internet is a huge place, so finding mentions of a subject is never that hard. But the questions become, how often is it mentioned, where is it mentioned, and what is being said? When it comes to delta-8 THC, the most popular of the alternate cannabis compounds, there are plenty of mentions online. Many of these mentions come from large scale publications that are non-cannabis related. Most mentions are of the fear variety, talking about the possible detriments, or mentioning new regulatory measures to keep it out. As an untaxed item with any amount of popularity, this makes sense. Delta-8 THC is undesirable for governments that can’t tax it.

But the general conversation is limited. Apart from what seem like pre-emptive fear-marketing campaigns, people aren’t talking about it all over the place. There aren’t a huge number of questions being asked, or reviews being given. Even a site like reddit, has some, but not too much. When I changed my search results to just the last month, only one reddit mention came up, and as a news article about issued warnings. A search for ‘Acapulco Gold’ turned up several mentions on Reddit just from the last month. And that says a lot. Since delta-8 proposes an issue to the government as an unregulated and untaxed product, the issues of legality and regulation are among the bigger talking points, when it does show up on-line.

Realistically, if the stuff is sitting on store shelves, at least some people are bound to buy it. Most of what’s written, however, seems like a reaction to the possibility of an out-of-control market, more than the reaction to an actually out-of-control market. This is also backed up by very few arrests being made, or government intervention beyond these articles.

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Do people know about it?

I find this question to be the most interesting one. It’s possible to get the wrong idea by something being seen online. It’s easy to forget how big the internet is, and how much is necessary to show real engagement with an industry or product. Marketers can fill internet pages with content that isn’t backed up by anything, and governments can put out campaigns in an effort to stop something before it starts. Neither has to indicate mass appeal, though they can be a factor in it. So, one of the best ways of assessing whether something has an influence, is to see if its actively influencing people. And this is where I see the biggest issue.

The vast majority of people have no idea what delta-8 THC is. Had I not been a writer in the cannabis industry, I probably wouldn’t know about it either. I know a lot of weed smokers, and somehow, not a single one has heard of this compound. First off, it’s only a US product that hasn’t gained popularity anywhere else, and that means we’re only looking at a US audience. On top of that, cannabis – as stated – is a stable industry, and its been there for a while. Even now it exists as bigger black markets than legal ones, which means, we already have a version we can use. It’s not like delta-8 is the answer to not being able to get any weed at all. We can all get it, and this will always be a roadblock to delta-8 sales.

Having said all this, I will point out one countering factor. Governments are making specific legislation to rule out delta-8 THC, even with other legalizations. This could indicate that sales are high enough to cause worry and necessitate these laws. But, it could also be a reactionary measure meant to stifle a possible industry, whether it would actually meet the potential indicated, or not. That it would be singled out by governments does say something for its existence, and ability for at least some popularity. However, even this doesn’t indicate that it’ll stick around.

Cannabinoids Future – Conclusion

None of this article really answers the question of what can be expected for all cannabis cannabinoids in the future. However, the most useful point comes from the fact that delta-8 seems to be following in the footsteps of CBD, which itself has been leveling off after a few years of being the golden product. If this is any indication, none of these products will last it out, not even delta-8 THC. In the end, there realistically isn’t a great reason for it. Does this mean it doesn’t have good or alternate benefits? No, it doesn’t mean that. But it’s also quite possible that the slightly lesser high and clearer head are more important  for medical patients, and might not be as desirable by those looking for a full effect. On top of that, reports of causing less anxiety have never been totally confirmed meaning it might not provide these effects the way we read about them.

Though this doesn’t mean something can’t catch on further, my best bet is that none of the newly released, bottom-feeding (let’s be honest) attempts to capture a greater part of the industry, will work. Alternate cannabis cannabinoids might be fun to try, but if they don’t provide a better answer, and if they come at a higher price, they’re likely to be dropped fast and never see the future. Luckily for us though, we’ll always have our regular weed. And if the last few years is any indication, our black markets for that aren’t going anywhere.

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All About THCP: A Highly Potent, Natural Cannabinoid

As the demand for cannabis research and potent new products continues to soar, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that this plant is much more complex than we ever could have imagined. It seems like every day we’re learning something new about pot, from medical applications and innovative technologies to recently discovered cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids – all with their own interesting effects and benefits.

Lately there’s a lot of talk about Tetrahydrocannabiphorol, or THCP, because it was only very recently synthesized for the first time and, according to the existing research, this THC-like compound is considerably stronger than many of the cannabinoids we’re currently familiar with.

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Different ‘Types’ of THC

When we talk about tetrahydrocannabinols as a whole, we are referring to a specific chemical structure known as C21H30O2. This chemical structure is basically the umbrella under which numerous different-yet-very-similar compounds can be created. These molecules, known as isomers, have the same chemical formula but the arrangement of atoms within the molecule can vary – like how the words ‘live’ and “evil’ have the exact same letters, but once you switch up the configuration a bit, the words take on completely different meanings.

Take all the delta THC’s, for example. In Delta 9 THC, the most abundant compound in cannabis, the ‘9’ represents where the double bond occurs, in this case, on the 9th carbon atom in the chain. When the double bond moves to the 8th atom, it becomes Delta 8 THC, which is an isomer of Delta 9. The same holds true for Delta 10 THC, which is an isomer of Delta 9 with the double bond located on the 10th atom in the chain.

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The difference between Delta 8 and Delta 10 is that Delta 8 is a naturally occurring isomer formed via the oxidation of Delta 9 THC, whereas Delta 10 can only be created synthetically. And speaking of synthetics, let’s quickly discuss THC-O-Acetate. This compound is an analog of THC, meaning its chemical structure is similar to delta 9, but differs more than an isomer.

Then we have 11-hydroxy-THC, which has the chemical formula C21H30O3. Although it has ‘THC’ in the name, 11-hydroxy is not THC, nor is it an isomer or analog of THC. Rather, it is metabolite of THC and technically an endocannabinoid, created when our bodies digest other types of tetrahydrocannabinols. It has a very similar chemical structure to all THCs, but as you can see, there is one extra oxygen molecule making this a completely different compound, with similar, but reportedly much more powerful, effects.

THCP, on the other hand, is a special type of THC analog called a homolog. A homolog is a molecule belonging to a series of compounds that differ from each other by a repeating unit. In this scenario, the repeating unit is the alkyl side chain. Delta 9 THC has a 5-term alkyl side chain, which means that it contains 5 total carbon atoms. THCP has an elongated 7-term chain.

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THCP is one of the newest cannabis compounds to be discovered, having first been documented in late 2019. Again, the main difference researchers found in THCP compared to Delta 9 THC is that THCP has a longer alkyl side chain, which is believed to be a vital factor in the way THCP interacts with the body’s CB1 receptors, compared to other THCs.

In organic chemistry, an alkyl is an alkane that is missing one hydrogen molecule. The term alkyl is intentionally unspecific to include many possible substitutions. Alkyls form homologous series and most of the simplest series have the same general formula.

A minimum chain length of three links is required for THC to bind with the receptors, with binding affinity peaking at eight links before starting to decrease. THCP’s seven-link chain puts it close to the maximum for receptor activity. When researchers checked THCP vs THC binding affinity with both cannabinoid receptors, they found that THCP was 33 times for active at the CB1 receptor and 5-10 times more active at CB2.

What Are The Implications of These Findings?

The main reason this discovery has everyone so excited is because researchers believe that THCP mimics the effects of THC in the body, but at a much more effective rate. Although THCP is a minor phytocannabinoid, its presence can still impact the high via the entourage effect and many in the scientific community believe it can do so more efficiently than other trace compounds.

This brings us to our next questions: as a minor compound, how much THCP is required to produce a noticeable difference in either medicinal or psychoactive effects, and exactly how much THCP is found in most strains? As much as I’d like to give an exact answer, the reality is that the research just hasn’t made it that far yet. The scientists who discovered THCP only had access to one strain, provided by the federal government of Italy, and in they found very little THCP. However, it’s worth noting this statement in the report claiming that “it is reasonable to suppose that other cannabis varieties may contain even higher percentages.”

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Other experts disagree, such as Dr. Samuel Banister from The University of Sydney, who believes the difference in effects is not that substantial. “While this possibility cannot be ruled out,” Banister stated, “the known potency differences for THC and THCP at cannabinoid receptors is relatively small, while the difference in abundance of each in cannabis is enormous. The same is true of CBD and CBDP, although CBD requires even higher doses to achieve many of its pharmacological effects. For this reason, I do not feel that minor or trace phytocannabinoids like THCP or CBDP contribute significantly to the psychoactive effects of different cannabis strains.” 

Bottom line, more research needs to be done in order to get a better idea of the full scope of THCP’s recreational and pharmaceutical potential. There is no way to put an exact number on how much stronger THCP is, or how much better it works than THC, if we don’t have repeatable research and solid data to reference to.

THCP Products… Where to Find Them, and Are They Safe?

Because so little is known about THCP, it’s impossible to say with 100 percent certainty whether it is safe or not. Because it’s a cannabis compound, one can assume that it has a relatively good safety profile. The consumer always assumes a certain level of risk when buying new, trendy, and barely-studied products, and this is true in more industries than just cannabis.

All that said, a few companies are already selling THCP products, and whenever we stumble on good-quality ones, we’ll make sure to include them in our newsletter. So far, all we’ve been able to source are vape carts and gummies, but either one is a great option if you’re interested in sampling THCP to see if this cannabinoid is right for your needs. As demand intensifies and more research becomes available, an inevitable wave of new products will hit the market.

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Conclusion

Cannabis has hundreds of different compounds, some major, some minor, some potent, some non-psychoactive. With so many restrictions in place, it’s impossible to know everything about certain cannabinoids at this point. The first discovery of an individual cannabinoid was in 1940, and THCP was just discovered less than 2 years, so it’s one of those subjects we’ll continue to learn about for a very long time. In the near future, additional information will be revealed about cannabis, giving us a more complete picture of what the plant and all of its compounds can really do.

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Meet the Concentrates: Shatter, Wax, BHO, Resin, Rosin, and More

Smoking, dabbing, and vaping concentrates has become a main way of consuming cannabis. But what are these different concentrates on the market, like shatter, wax, butter, and resin, and how are they different from each other?

Cannabis concentrates can be found on dispensary shelves, boasting names like shatter, butter, wax, resin, and more. Any specific cannabinoid can be concentrated, so regardless of whether you’re looking for delta-9 THC, delta-8 THC, delta 10, THC-O, THCV, CBG, or something else, it can be found in concentrate form. This is great for delta-8 THC users, because it allows a concentrated form of this alternate form of THC which doesn’t cause anxiety like half-brother delta-9, and which leaves users with a clear head and energy, while having a similar medical profile. We’ve got great deals for delta-8 THC and many other compounds, so take a look, and try ’em out!

Extracts vs concentrates?

A concentrate is sort of what it sounds like, a concentrated form of something. Before getting further into it, though, it’s best to do some quick definitions in order to understand what we’re speaking of. The terms ‘concentrates’ and ‘extracts’ are used almost synonymously, and though sometimes this makes sense, sometimes it does not. So, for the sake of clarity, here are the two basic definitions.

Extract: This is anything that has been taken out of the cannabis plant. A cannabis flower is a flower, not an extract, but when the plant is put in alcohol to leach out the THC or CBD, those compounds that get taken out, are extracts of the plant.

Concentrate: This is an extract that has been put in concentrated form. So let’s say a plant naturally has about 20% THC. If you smoke the plant you’ll get that 20%. However, if you extract the THC out into a product that now doesn’t have the rest of the plant, the THC is concentrated to account for maybe as high as 90%+, making it a concentrate. You can kind of look at it like this, all concentrates are extracts, but not all extracts are concentrates.

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Taking a minor cannabinoid like CBN is a good example. You can do an extraction, like a tincture, where different compounds from the plant are leached out into the alcohol. If it’s just a regular extraction, the amount of CBN will be low, since it doesn’t exist in large quantities in the plant. If it’s <1% of the plant, the ratio of it to other compounds will remain the same in the tincture. However, if you’re looking specifically for a CBN product, you might want to find a concentrated form, where the CBN has been leached out, and then separated from the rest of the compounds, making for a concentrated version of just that cannabinoid.

Sometimes this means taking the CBN from several plants to put together as one concentrate. This is also why synthetization occurs frequently when making cannabis products. CBN doesn’t exist in large amounts, so if enough is wanted to produce a product, it often has to be synthesized in a laboratory to make enough for production. There is currently argument over whether something should be considered a synthetic under this condition.

Another good example is hemp oil vs CBD oil. Hemp oil is made as an extraction of the compounds in a hemp plant. CBD oil is a hemp extraction where the CBD has been concentrated to be above the amount found in the plant in nature.

How are extractions done?

Extractions can be done in different ways. The tincture method, mentioned above, is done with ethanol alcohol usually, although tinctures can also be made with vinegar, oil, glycerin, or even water. Alcohol does the best job of breaking down plant material to release compounds, so it’s often used most for this purpose.

For the kind of extracts we’re talking about in this article, they are usually extracted using a solvent like butane or carbon dioxide.  Usually butane, though. The plant material is put in the solvent, which breaks down the trichomes which house the cannabinoids inside. The cannabinoids bind directly to the solvent, and by the end of the process, the solvent is burned off with heat, leaving behind a concentrated extraction of cannabinoids. This is often done in a closed loop system:

A closed-loop system is a process that involves devices that can operate automatically to control a process in order to reach a specific result. In an open-loop system, human help is required, closed-loop does not have such a requirement. As per the name, the process involves a circular motion and ends in the same place it begins. For a closed-loop, the plant material starts in one place, goes to another where its soaked with a solvent like butane. Then to another chamber where compounds get released, and then to another chamber where the solvent is heated to burn it off. The remaining solvent filters back to the place it started, ending the loop.

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More and more, this is being done as a cold process in order to preserve cannabinoids and terpenes. When done as a cold extraction, the plant material and solvent are both cooled first – sometimes down to cryogenic temperatures in the case of something like live resin. The cooling becomes a part of the closed-loop cycle. In a closed-loop system, the solvent never makes contact with the outside, and this creates a generally safer situation when dealing with flammable solvents. Anytime a solvent like butane or propane is used, it’s a hydrocarbon extraction.

Main concentrates of interest: shatter, wax, BHO, butter, resin

There are a lot of different names these days to define concentrates. Concentrates have names like shatter, butane hash oil, butter, wax, resin, rosin… So what’s the difference? Sometimes not much at all. In fact, sometimes the difference has more to do with the consistency of the final product than anything else. Here’s a basic breakdown of some of the more popular concentrates currently on dispensary shelves:

Shatter: This concentrate actually looks a bit like glass, which makes the name understandable. It’s generally yellow in color with air bubbles throughout, and a slick, hard texture. It has the appearance that it would literally shatter if you banged it against a hard object. It’s stiffness and shininess are what defines it. Shatter gets its appearance because of the cooling process it goes through. It is purged, heated, and cooled on repeat for no less than 48 hours, which turns the otherwise sticky oil, into a glass-like structure. This can allow for very high THC levels of close to 99%, so the end product is nearly pure cannabinoid.

Wax and butter are the same thing, and can also go by the name batter. Much like the name again, the consistency is creamy-looking, like butter, with a thicker, wetter consistency than shatter. This is a result of actually being whipped, much like butter. The whipping process evaporates out solvents left over, while incorporating in air to give it its nice buttery texture. Depending on how intensely its whipped, the final product can be more dry and crumbly – resembling wax, or less intense which leaves it creamier like butter. Waxes and butters melt very quickly, and are great for dab tools.

Honeycomb is another kind of concentrate, generally made using hydrocarbons as solvents. The only real difference between how shatter and honeycomb are made, is in the purging phase (which is how most of these concentrates get their individual textures). Unlike shatter which is purged, heated, and cooled on repeat, or butter, which is whipped during purging, honeycomb is created by putting the concentrate on a pan in a vacuum, and purged only at low temperature for a long time, allowing it to dry out. This creates a concentrate that can look like a honeycomb, or simply just be dry and crumbly, making it different then concentrates that are wetter and stickier. This is also called crumble, because it can crumble in your hand due to its brittle nature.

Live resin: This one relies on not only using cold temperatures, but using cryogenic temperatures, although the rest of the extraction is similar to the others mentioned, using a closed loop, and a hydrocarbon solvent like propane or butane (or carbon dioxide). The plant material is frozen immediately after harvest, and the solvent is also cooled down to cryogenic temperatures before being put over the cannabis. In this process the matter is still being heated at a point to burn off the solvent, but the rest of the process is done at -292 F. The last step for live resin involves vaporizing out CO2 molecules to lower volatility, which leaves the pure live resin at the end. The end result is a yellow concentrate with a consistency somewhere between liquid oils, and more firm waxes.

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One concentrate that does not fit in with the rest, is live rosin. What makes rosin stand out (and it should never be confused with resin – which is a different thing), is that it doesn’t require a solvent, instead using cold and pressure. The term ‘live’ that’s used for both resin and rosin, comes from the idea that both concentrates are made from fresh frozen cannabis, and the processes are done in cold temperatures. This is to preserve as much of the plant material as possible. Some people make rosin in a cheaper way using a hair straightener to smash it together, but the heat in this can ruin plant constituents.

Instead, the real way to make it is to make bubble hash (water hash), which involves an entire process of putting the plant material in successive bags of ice water and using agitation in the cold to remove the plant constituents from the plant. After agitation, there is a layer of golden trichomes that have come off the plant. These are washed off at the end to cleanse away impurities, left to dry on a filter screen, and then scraped off with something like a butter knife. This ice wax is then smashed through a filter in low temperatures, and the result, which is pushed through the filter, is a nearly pure concentrate. Rosin comes out looking smooth and oily, kind of like honey. One gram of good quality rosin can go for over $100.

One name that should be very well known, is BHO, or butane hash oil. This is not a specific type of concentrate, but rather refers to all the concentrates that can be made using butane as a solvent. This term often gets used in place of the more specific concentrate names, but is not specific to anything else, other than the processing solvent. Similarly, when the term ‘CO2 oil’ is used, it refers to concentrates made using carbon dioxide as a solvent. The same concentrates can be made by using either butane or carbon dioxide, so if you want shatter, wax, resin, or whatever else, it doesn’t have to be made with a hydrocarbon.

CO2 extractions

A supercritical CO2 extraction is when carbon dioxide is compressed beyond its ‘critical point’. A critical point is a term used in thermodynamics to describe, in the case of CO2, when its being held at, or above, its critical temperature and pressure point, which allows it to stay somewhere in between a liquid and a gas. At natural temperature and pressure, CO2 is a gas, and when frozen, its dry ice. In its supercritical state it has properties of both a gas and a liquid.

For a CO2 supercritical extraction, the CO2 is compressed to its supercritical liquid form, which is put on cannabis to strip away the cannabinoids and terpenes. The CO2 is then re-pressurized to turn back into a gas, at which point everything it stripped from the plant is left and the CO2 is gone. It’s like if there was stuff stuck in ice, and then the ice melted completed, leaving only what it had been holding onto. This kind of extraction has a couple benefits. The CO2 can be pressurized at temperatures that don’t ruin plant material, and when it reverts back to a gas, it does so without leaving any kind of contamination on the product, making for a cleaner extraction process than using hydrocarbons like butane. It also will not decarboxylate material in the process of extraction.

One of the great uses of a CO2 supercritical extraction is to make an isolate. An isolate is one of the purer forms of concentrate because in the process of making it, all the other plant materials are burned out, which means isolates actually have no smell, color, or flavor. Isolates can be made in several ways, the best of which is with a CO2 supercritical extraction. A less expensive way to make an isolate is with ethanol. Ethanol works well and is safe, but will also pull out more from the plant than just cannabinoids, requiring other techniques to clean out the rest. Yet another way is to use a solvent like pentane. Regardless of how it’s done, the final product is a crystalline powder, which is about the most pure form of CBD or THC possible to get, with no other plant material there.

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If necessary, after the initial extraction, the extracted material is winterized – or soaked in alcohol and frozen to separate out cannabinoids from other residual plant matter. This is necessary after an ethanol extraction since plant materials are included in the extracted material. The idea of an isolate is that it will be just one cannabinoid in crystalized form. This is separate from a distillate, which is rich in one specific cannabinoid, but which contains other cannabinoids to include the entourage effect.

Conclusion

There are a ton of different cannabis concentrates on the market that include names like shatter, butter, wax, resin and so on. Depending on what’s important to you, and what you’re looking for, there is sure to be a concentrate that meets your needs.

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Did You Know Your Hormones Have the Same Chemical Formula as THC?

To be clear, it’s not all your hormones, and to be even more clear, the chemical formula is also the same as CBD, CBC, and CBL, since all of these compounds share the same formula as THC. So, what does it mean that human hormones have the same chemical formula as cannabis compounds like THC?

Most people have no idea that their hormones have the same chemical formula as the THC that gets them high. But it’s an interesting connection that opens the door of possibility for how cannabis can be used for hormone disorders. Luckily, not everyone who enjoys cannabis, is worried about medical issues. Some people just want to feel good, and for that there are plenty of options these days, including delta-8 THC. This different version of THC which causes less psychoactive effect, and leaves the user clear-headed and energetic, is a great alternative that won’t cause the same anxiety as delta-9. We’ve got great delta-8 THC deals, as well as plenty of other compounds, such as THCV, delta 10 and even the new THC-O, so go ahead, and subscribe right for you.

What is THC?

The term ‘THC’ has been greatly bastardized recently, adopting a slang definition as a term specifically meant for delta-9 THC. However, this is not the case at all, and THC, actually refers to ‘tetrahydrocannabinols’, which are an entire grouping of cannabinoids that are similar, and share this chemical formula: C₂₁H₃₀O₂. This includes all the delta-THCs, like delta-8, delta-9, and delta-10, but it also includes CBC, CBL and CBD. Tetrahydrocannabinols – particularly delta-9 – are the cannabinoids associated with a psychoactive high.

THC is the predominant cannabinoid in marijuana plants, whereas it’s counterpart CBD, is the predominant cannabinoid in hemp plants. Marijuana and hemp are both cannabis plants, and the designation in terminology has simply to do with the amount of THC. In the US, hemp is defined as having not more than .3% delta-9 THC by dry weight, and marijuana is over .3%.

Now, to simply say that everything with that chemical formula is a THC, is also incorrect, although it does beg certain questions, for which definitions are generally lacking. CBD shares the same formula, but is not generally considered a THC. However, when looking at certain definitions, it actually seems that at one point it was, possibly before the start of the CBD industry, before it became desirable to separate CBD from the part of the plant that causes a high.

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The interesting part is how little direct definition there actually is. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where even a lot of medical documentation will make the error of using the term ‘THC’ to denote specifically delta-9 which is just plain incorrect. But where the line lies for what is considered a THC, and what goes by another name, is not information made readily available.

Are all CBD isomers technically under the umbrella of THC by chemical definition? Maybe. But not necessarily, since definitions are not just about chemical formulas, but about atomic configuration and effects as well. And this is highlighted by the fact that the same chemical formula to denote both CBD and THC, is the same chemical formula for the hormone progesterone.

What is progesterone?

Even if you don’t know too much about human biology, you might recognize the name ‘progesterone’, particularly as a female. That’s because progesterone is one of the sex hormones created by the human body. Progesterone plays a major role in a female’s menstrual cycle and pregnancy. Progesterone comes from a group of hormones called progestins, for which it is the most common one in a human body. It helps with the production of steroids, sex hormones, and is important in brain function, acting as a neurosteroid, which modulates, protects, and regulates neural transmissions.

hormones chemical formula thc

It is also used along with estrogen as a part of birth control medications, in hormone replacement therapy, and feminization hormone treatments. Progesterone plays a large role in female breast development, as well as having an effect on the health of skin, with menopausal women with lowered progesterone levels showing a lessening in skin elasticity and strength. It is also a main player in the sex drive of women.

Progesterone has tons of other functions within the human body, but is known most predominantly for its effects as a sex hormone. Of course, when we think of sex hormones, we don’t usually think of cannabis. Yet several cannabinoids within the cannabis plant have the exact same chemical formula as this hormone.

What does this mean?

When different compounds have the same chemical formula, it means they are composed of the exact same atoms in the exact same quantities. This is called isomerism. What makes the compounds different, is the configuration of atoms within them. For example, the delta THCs are all stereoisomers of each other, meaning they are exactly the same except for the placement of a double bond. When looking at CBD and THC, they share the same formula, but have more opposing configurations. To give an idea of how bad the flow of useful information is these days, I can’t even find a place where it describes the type of isomers that CBD and THC are to each other.

While we talk about how CBD and THC are different all the time, truth be told, they’re not terribly far off from each other, and any regular user of cannabis knows that. Honestly, I know its frowned on to say this, but when I take CBD, it really doesn’t feel drastically different than smoking regular weed. Some differences, sure. But acting like there’s no connection? There’s a huge one. And there should be. They’re very similar.

When looking at delta-9 vs progesterone, the two are what’s called constitutional isomers. They have the same formula, but are more drastically different in structure with progesterone being a crystalline solid, and delta-9 being a liquid phenolic ether. Constitutional isomers differ mainly in how the atoms are connected together. In this sense, it wouldn’t be expected for them to behave the same way. The physiological properties of the two compounds are quite different, which is expected, but it still doesn’t change that they’re very closely related.

We talk all the time about medicinal benefits of cannabis for all kinds of things. So can cannabinoids like THC, CBD or any others that share the same chemical formula as progesterone, be useful for treating hormonal and metabolic issues related to that specific hormone? And is progesterone the only hormone that has this chemical formula?

hormones and THC

Progesterone does seem to be the only naturally occurring hormone with this chemical formula, although there are some metabolites on the list as well. Many synthetics have been made for possible sale, though several were never used. A list of all compounds that share the chemical formula, can be seen here, which includes natural hormones, synthetic hormones, and parts of the cannabis plant.

How can cannabis effect hormonal issues?

One of the interesting things about this topic, is that very few articles even mention the chemical connection between delta-9 (or CBD, CBC, CBL…) and progesterone. Which to me seems like a pretty big oversite. In discussing how cannabis effects hormones, you’d think one of the most important pieces of information is that they’re chemically very closely related. While this doesn’t have to mean anything, there’s a strong implication that it would. And research tends to back it up, even if the reason why is not always made clear.

Now, just because two things are related, doesn’t mean they’re actually beneficial. For example, this systematic review from 2016: Marijuana, the Endocannabinoid System and the Female Reproductive System investigated studies about marijuana use, hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian (HPO) axis regulation, ovarian hormone production, the menstrual cycle, and fertility in women. There was evidence that cannabis can disrupt the hypothalamus release of hormones, making for reduced estrogen and progesterone production, and menstrual cycles without ovulation. The review didn’t make an official comment on how chronic cannabis use could affect reproduction, but it did state that while estrogen increases sensitivity to cannabis, that progesterone decreases it.

A 1981 study: Effects of Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol during the Follicular Phase of the Rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatto), specifically looked at the effects that THC has on the menstrual cycles of rhesus monkeys, with 2.5 mg/ kg THC administered for the first 18 days of the cycle. This was measured against a control group which did not receive any THC. Serum total estrogens, LH, PRL, and progesterone were all measured regularly.

The monkeys treated with the THC had abnormally long cycle lengths, with some reaching well over 100 days. In comparison, the control group retained standard cycles of between 26-34 days. All of the controls ovulated during their cycles, but 4 out of 5 cycles with THC produced no ovulation. The study investigators claim this study is relevant because the amount of THC given to the monkeys, produced blood concentration levels similar to heavy human cannabis users.

These studies indicate that cannabis can alter a menstrual cycle and this makes sense since one of the main hormones, progesterone, is so closely related to cannabinoids in cannabis.

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Hormones & THC: Is it useful that our hormones have the same chemical formula as THC?

Probably, but that doesn’t mean that how cannabis can be effectively used to treat disorders related to hormone issues, has been found. However, perhaps this chemical formula provides an inkling of what can be expected. If cannabis can affect how progesterone (and estrogen) work in the body, it can mean more ability in handling hormonal issues, which, much like most disease, have been greatly on the rise. There aren’t a lot of great statistics out there that I could find on endocrine disorders, and how prevalent they are, but its good to remember that diabetes is one of them. And that plenty of studies have already made the connection that elevated levels of progesterone and abnormal glucose metabolization, go together. And there certainly isn’t a shortage of that disease.

THC & Hormones – Conclusion

Of course, none of this gives an answer about how cannabis can help, but it does shine a light on the connection between our hormones, and THC. This connection may be able to be used in the future to create treatments for those suffering from hormonal disorders. And if nothing else, it’s a really interesting connection that never gets spoken about.

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Cannabinoid Energy Drinks – Wake Up with a Gentle Bang!

Sure, we all want to be chilled out, but life moves fast and sometimes we need some energy. Remember the days of throwing back Red Bulls, and feeling sick after? Now there’s a much better option! Imagine that same kick, along with the gentle calming of cannabis. Cannabinoid energy drinks provide an eye-opening blast of energy, along with the soothing feel of relaxation.

There are so many cannabis options, its hard to keep track of them all. From oils, to vapes, to sleep remedies, to cannabinoid energy drinks, the wacky weed is a good way to accomplish just about anything. Whether you want CBG, CBN, THCV, delta-8 or regular delta-9 THC, there are plenty of products available. We’re dedicated to getting you your product of choice. So, take a look at our selection of Delta 10, THCV, THC-O & Delta-8 THC deals, as well as tons of other compounds, and pick what’s best for you from all the possibilities.

Energy drinks and cannabis

If the idea of cannabis and energy drinks seems odd to you, there’s a good reason why. Smoking weed is generally associated with sinking into your couch, which is quite the opposite of pounding a Red Bull to have energy for going out. But consider putting the two together and all of a sudden you’re talking about a mellowed-out up, and that sounds pretty nice.

Then consider that there is so much great new technology with cannabis, that it’s not only about delta-9 THC anymore, but a multitude of other compounds, like CBD, delta-8 THC, THCV, CBG, and so forth. And since different cannabinoids have different chemical formulas/configurations, they provide different effects. This means, drinks can be modulated to come up with the perfect combinations.

For me, drinking a Red Bull is like asking for a heart attack. I don’t like the taste or the way those drinks make me feel. But sometimes I want the energy boost. These cannabinoid energy drinks have made a new way to energize yourself, which is a great answer for people like me who can’t handle the effects of standard energy drinks.

Coffee and tea might be good ways of getting a caffeine injection, but some people automatically gravitate toward energy drinks. And when you need an extra big kick, sometimes coffee and tea just can’t do it. For those who prefer their wake-up-call to come in the form of a sweet drink that can be quickly pounded, these cannabinoid energy drinks should be right up your alley.

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CBD

When it comes to energy drinks, some come in liquid form, ready to go. And some come in powder form to be mixed into a drink.

$19.99 (box of 5) Joy Organics, puts out a fantastic mix with its CBD Energy Drink Mix. The 12.5mg pouch of mix should be added to 12-24 ounces of water, and contains 75mg of caffeine per pack, along with an array of natural botanicals meant to improve energy and focus. Five pouches come per box at $19.99. Pouches are easy to bring around with you, meaning you can prepare your energy drink whenever you feel the need.

Joy Organics offers a subscription program which nets you a large discount. Subscribe to save 30%, for a total of $13.97 per box. All the CBD sourced by Joy comes from US grown hemp plants. This broad spectrum CBD has had all THC extracted, so no worries about a psychoactive high. Just all the calming benefits of CBD, with a nice kick of caffeine and botanicals.

Delta-8 THC

Not everyone prefers CBD for their energy drink needs, and though delta-9 might be a little strong for something meant to bring you up, delta-8 THC is not. Delta-8 THC, as a half-brother to delta-9, shares the majority of known medical attributes, but doesn’t cause anxiety in the same way, and doesn’t sap all of a user’s energy. These attributes make delta-8 preferable for athletes, and a great add-in to an energy drink.

$10 The company Utoya likes to use different cannabis compounds, and puts out its Utoya 3 -Hour Chill w/Delta 8- 60 mg. As per the name, this cannabinoid energy drink is made with 60mg of delta-8 THC, as well as natural plant ingredients meant to promote wakefulness and mental acuity. The company uses hemp-derived delta-8 THC, and specifies that the drink should not be consumed more than three times a day.

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This energy drink doesn’t contain caffeine, so it won’t cause any unnecessary jitters, and it also won’t produce a crash at the end. This means it provides a nice energy buzz, which is released slowly, and without a profound end. These delta-8 cannabinoid energy drinks come in four flavors: Purple Punch, Red Dragon, Lemonade, and Blue-Haze.

Hemp seed

Delta-8 and CBD-infused options aren’t the only way to experience a cannabis energy drink.

$24 (12-pack) Kona Gold provides a line of delicious cannabinoid energy drinks that use hemp seed extract rather than CBD. Each can has 12 ounces, no calories or sugar, and is flavored naturally. Each can is made with organic hemp protein powder, and just a little caffeine.

The company puts out several flavors, so there’s bound to be something for everyone: Bubble Gum, Candy Apple, Cherry Vanilla, Classic, Cotton Candy, Pink Grapefruit, Gold Classic Hemp, Gold Platinum (containing cane sugar), and Sugar-Free. These energy drinks will help boost you when you need it, without sending you into a major crash at the end. Plus, they contain all the benefits of hemp seed oil.

CBDA

Before CBD ever becomes CBD, it starts as CBDA, a precursor acid and cannabinoid. As it turns out, you can now purchase energy drinks that are rich in CBDA.

$23.96 (4 pack) The company INTI is one of the first to offer such a product. Coming in two flavors: INCA Gold (pomegranate cranberry) and NAZCA Sky (grape lemon). These 100% organic energy drinks contain no sugar or preservatives, and are enriched with 25mg of CBDA, and a little caffeine.

The company offers 4-packs for $23.96, 8-packs for $37.92 (a savings of 40%), and 12-packs for $71.88 (a 25% discount). These delicious energy drinks provide a great way of getting precursor acid CBDA in a way that will provide a natural energy source for hours.

THCV

THCV is yet another cannabinoid that’s been making headlines, partly because its already known to be good at suppressing appetites.

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$34 (container of 10) Creating Better Days puts out some awesome THCv Energy Gummies under their Better Delights category. These gummies have 10mg of THCV per gummy, and come in containers of 10. They promote a clear mind, lighter mood, and more overall energy. The gummies include no caffeine at all, and come with the instruction of taking one per day. With a tangy Fruit Punch flavor, these gummies are one of the best alternatives to standard energy drinks.

Mixed cannabinoids

For the best results, sometimes it’s best to combine cannabinoids. And there are some great products that highlight how these combinations can be beneficial.

$40 (10 packets) The company 42020 Visionaries puts out a Cannabinoid Energy Drink Mix (CBD + CBG), which – as the name states – mixes CBD and CBG. This drink mix contains 20mg of CBD and 5mg of CBG per serving, along with 150mg of caffeine and 100mg of theanine. It also includes a nice dose of terpenes limonene and pinene for added energy.

This lemonade drink mix can be brought with you and used when needed. Just mix with 16 ounces of water when your energy gets low. This mix makes a great alternative to chugging multiple cups of coffee all day, and contains absolutely no THC.

How is it done?

In the past, edibles were made in only one way. Since THC is oil soluble, and not water soluble, the THC was leached out into butter or oil, generally on a stove top. That’s why in the past, buttery foods like cookies and brownies were the most popular type of cannabis edible. It was literally the only way to get the cannabinoids out of the plant, and into food.

New technology has changed that, making it possible to extract – and isolate – many different cannabinoids, meaning that different experiences can be created. Plus, with nano emulsion technology, oil soluble compounds like THC can be used in water-based products, opening up an entirely new world of cannabis edibles.

This has become quite evident in the large, and growing, gummies market, but is also seen in the cannabis beverages market. From juice to soda to energy drinks, what was once impossible to do, is now an everyday occurrence, thanks to these new technological abilities. This also makes the possibilities for cannabis edibles, truly limitless. A few years ago, the only way to pair an energy drink with cannabis, was to smoke a joint while drinking an energy drink. These days, you can get your energy blast, at the same time you chill yourself out.

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Cannabinoid energy drinks – conclusion

The old model of energy drinks is out, and the new model is in. It used to be that energy drinks were loaded with caffeine and sugar, and a bunch of other chemicals. These days, its all about natural products, plant materials, and cannabis. Cannabis energy drinks are a great way to boost mood, energy levels, and focus, while staying away from a bunch of harsh chemicals, way too much caffeine, and a massive post-energy crash.

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Best Delta 10 Carts: Top Delta 10 THC Vape Cartridges – Summer 2021

Have you tried Delta 10 THC vape cartridges? With the perfect blend of Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC, plus delicious terpenes, the new Delta 10 carts are your go-to product to experience the many benefits of this new exciting cannabinoid.

While it’s still shining new, Delta-10 THC products (usually blended with Delta 8 THC) are already gaining popularity fast as they offer a new kind of ‘High’. People who have tried it report that Delta 10 provides a different kind of high than Delta 8. While the latter provides a relaxed body-high, Delta 10 gives a more mental high. Together, the new vape carts, made from a blend of Delta 8 + Delta 10 THC offer a well-rounded body & mind experience.

The list below contains the best Delta 10 THC vape cartridges, based on their quality, popularity, price and attractiveness. Whenever we found an attractive bundle, we gave it a place of honer, as bundles are the preffered way to buy Cannabinoids.

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The 4 Pack includes: 1 Pineapple Express (Sativa), 1 Purple Punch (Indica), 1 Cookies & Cream (Hybrid) and 1 Strawberry Cough (Sativa)

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Let’s look into some of the products in this bundle:

#1 Delta 10 THC Vape Cartridge – Pineapple Express – Sativa

Delta 10 THC Vape Cartridge - Pineapple Express - Sativa
Delta 10 THC Vape Cartridge – Pineapple Express – Sativa

If you want a Sativa strain, we recommend buying the Pineapple Express Delta 10 vape cartridge, perfect for having a good time with friends or just being social. With an amazing flavor and an enjoyable feeling, this one is definitely perfect for lighthearted fun.

Possible effects: The Pineapple Express Delta 10 vape cartridge might make you feel cheerful, happy, and productive.

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#2 Delta 10 THC Vape Cartridge – Purple Punch – Indica

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Delta 10 THC Vape Cartridge – Purple Punch – Indica

If you want a Indica strain, we recommend buying the Purple Punch Delta 10 vape cartridge, perfect for, night-time, watching T.V. or just doing your wind-down activities before bed. With a great feeling and a delicious flavor, this one might just make you feel relaxed.

Possible effects: The Purple Punch Delta 10 vape cartridge might make you may feel peaceful, calm and rested.

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Delta 10 THC Vape Cartridge – Cookies & Cream – Hybrid

If you want a hybrid strain, we recommend buying the Cookies & Cream Delta 10 vape cartridge, perfect for fun activities or after a good meal as a well-earned desert, thanks to its swert aroma.

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Delta 10 THC Vape Cartridge – Strawberry Cough – Sativa

The last cart in the bundle is the Strawberry Cough a sativa strain, built for being focused and happy during your daily routine. While this one isn’t as popular as the Pineapple Express (above), it completed the bundle, as it offers you another Sativa alternative, to improve your mode.

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With 300mg Delta 10 and 700mg Delta 8 in every bottle, this best-selling product will let you experience the unique benefits of Delta 10 THC, softly blended with Delta 8, which we all know to love. If you are looking for a ‘mental euphoria‘ and wish to feel ‘happy and motivated‘ this product might be the one for you!

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The new Hybrid Fruity Pebbles Delta 10 & Delta 8 Hash, is both high on Delta 10 THC & Delta 8 which allows it to provide a full body & mind experience (completed with CBD & CBN, also available in the product). In-fact, it is infused with the same potent D10 distillate used for the Moon-Rocks.

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What is Delta 10 THC and how does it aggect the body?

Just like Delta 8 THC and Delta 9, Delta 10 is also an isomer of THC. Unlike Delta 9 and the same as Delta 8 THC, Delta 10 is made from Hemp, which makes it available in most of the states. Unlike Delta 8 THC which provides a more body-high & relaxation, Delta 10 give a more heady experience. This is why most Delta 10 products are a blend of Delta 8 + Delta 10 (and terpenes), to get you an equal body and mental experience and relief.

Most Delta 10 products are sativa oriented, since Delta 10 THC have been found to give energy to user. 

Will Delta 10 THC make you high and what about drug testing?

Yes, Delta 10 THC will get you high, but you will feel different than when using Delta-9 THC or Delta 8. Generally speaking, Delta 8 and Delta 10 are not as strong as Delta 9. As a result, you will find it both similar and different from the experience using Delta-9. One great advantage of using Delta 8 and in a way also Delta 10, is that people find it easier to handle daily tasks using it, as most times, Delta-9 is too strong for them. In addition, people who avoid Delta-9 because of the anxiety and the mental over-load it provides, finds Delta-8 THC to be a more suitable alternative.

Another thing to keep in mind is that Delta 10 is more suitable for daytime use, due to it’s uplifting and Sativa like experience. Unlike Delta 10, Delta 8 is usually used later toward the evening, as it’s provides more relaxation and Indica kind of feeling.

Because Delta-10 THC will appear in a urinalysis it might be mistaken for Delta-9 THC so you might avoid using it if a drug test is on your horizon.


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High Potency: How THC-O Acetate Is Made

The question of how a cannabinoid is “made” does not come up very often. That’s because it’s usually pretty simple, they are “made” by the cannabis plant. However, there are a few compounds that are byproducts of phytocannabinoids and some other type of chemical catalyst… meaning they aren’t 100% naturally derived. THC-O Acetate falls under this category. So, how exactly is this exciting and very potent cannabinoid created?

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What is THC-O?

In short, THC-O is an analog of THC, meaning is has a similar chemical structure but, as is the case in chemistry, minor differences often lead to substantial changes. THC-O is short for THC-O-Acetate, or THC Acetate/ATHC. Most of the time you’ll see it written and referred to as THC-O. It’s important not to confuse ATHC with THCA, the parent molecule of THC which found in raw plants that have not yet been decarboxylated.

In tetrahyrdocannabinolic acid (THCA) the A stands for acid, NOT acetate like with ATHC. THCA can be converted to THC-O, but THCA is a natural phytocannabinoid and THC-O is not. THC-O is a synthetic cannabinoid that can only be produced in a laboratory setting, preferably by an experienced chemist. With the rise of DIY technologies, it can be tempting to try and make THC-O yourself, but the process can be difficult and quite dangerous, so it’s best left to the professionals.  

Because it is an artificially produced cannabinoid, what you see is what you get – meaning all you get is THC-O and none of the beneficial terpenes and flavonoids that are found in natural oils. This is an obvious issue for whole-plant advocates and proponents of the entourage effects, but when it comes to pharmaceutical formulations, isolated cannabinoids are always preferred.

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The purity of these compounds means that 1 milligram of isolate equals measures out to exactly 1 milligram of cannabinoid, whereas 1 milligram of full-spectrum plant extract might have 0.5 milligrams of THC, 0.3 milligrams of CBD, and 0.2 combination of other terpenes and compounds. This makes isolate very easy to use for specific dosing and product production.

According to Serge Chistov, the inventor of Nanobidiol Technology, says his team has found a safe and efficient method to acetylate THC using only approved solvents. Chistov says his team “developed the analytical standard for testing for THC-O, as well as being in the final stages of introducing products to retail outlets.” So, if everything stays on track, we can expect to see THC-O therapeutics relatively soon.

THC-O Acetate: More Potent, Psychedelic and Spiritual Than Delta 9 THC

THC-O potency: Delta-9 THC vs THC-O

We already know that THC and THC-O are chemically similar, but that small variation in molecular structure translates to a huge difference in potency. While it may seem like a stretch, this is very common in chemistry – think CO vs CO2, the former being a manmade potentially dangerous substance, and the latter a natural gas required for plant and human life. Another well-known example is H2O vs H2O2, water vs hydrogen peroxide. Small molecular changes can make a world of difference.  

To be specific, THC-O potency is so high, that THC-O is considered to be three to four times stronger than Delta 9 THC. There are times when THC, despite how amazing it is, doesn’t seem powerful enough to accomplish the task at hand, especially when used for pain, digestive disorders, and other chronic health conditions. THC-O is not only much more potent, but our bodies recognize it as a completely different compound. This means THC-O can be used in place of Delta 9 THC if you have built up a tolerance.

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“The prodrug [THC-O] enters the system as a Trojan horse. The body sees the horse, the body tries to destroy the horse, keeping the insides of the horse available for the body to process. This means the THC inside of the prodrug preparation will not be metabolized into 11-hydroxy-THC at the same rate and speed as the native THC molecule. That change in the metabolic perception of the body is what is partially responsible for the effect that most people describe as different,” Chistov explains.

Even recreationally, it has its place in the industry, and honestly, it sounds like a lot of fun. There is a huge market of people searching for cannabis products with more of a kick, which is exactly how concentrates came to be. It’s certainly not for everyone, but for people who like to experiment with pot products and psychedelics (myself included), it sounds like something worth trying at least once.

Those who have had the opportunity to try it claim that THC-O produces a much more spiritual, psychedelic, and introspective high than what they are used to from Delta 8, 9, or 10. Even habitual cannabis users noticed a difference. As a daily user, this alone has me sold, and I know many other people who feel the exact same way (hey subscribers, products will be available in our newsletter very soon!)

How THC-O is Made

Circling back, let’s talk a bit more about the THCA and THC-O connection. I have already covered the difference between the two (acid vs acetate), now it’s time to discuss how THCA can be converted to THC-O. Again, it’s a complex chemical process that should only be attempted by experienced chemists, this is NOT something that can be done safely at home.

In raw cannabis plants, cannabinoids are found in carboxylic acid from. Carboxylic acids are any of class of organic compounds in which a carbon atom is bonded to a hydroxyl group via a single bond, and to an oxygen atom by a double bond. When exposed to heat, the compounds lose their carboxylic acid groups and become the cannabinoids most consumers are familiar with.

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Carboxylic acid and hydroxyl groups are both polar and hydrophilic, meaning small amounts of THCA (or any other cannabinoid acid) are water soluble. Using two chemicals – sulfuric acid and acetic anhydride – the conversion can begin. Summarized, the process goes like this: THCA + heat > D9 + sulfuric acid + acetic anhydride = THC-O Acetate. When THCA is converted to THC-O, the polar C-OH becomes C-O-CH2C=O-CH3. The carboxylic acid group is hydrolyzed by the heating with the sulfuric acid, which then reacts with excess anhydride to produce acetic acid. This acid reacts with regular THC at the hydroxyl group and becomes the potent THC-O-Acetate.

To reiterate, sulfuric acid and acetic anhydride are both very corrosive and hazardous chemicals that should not be in the hands of amateurs and everyday consumers. Attempting this process at home is incredibly risky.

THC-O Acetate Production – Final Thoughts

THC-O is such an interesting compound. Not only is it four times stronger than Delta 9, which as far as we know, is the most potent of THC’s, but it is so pure and had limitless therapeutic potential. You might be eager to try it, but since it’s too risky to make at home, your best bet is to check out some of the existing products the are just hitting the store shelves. For more articles like this one, and for access to exclusive deals on all the newest, rare cannabinoid products, make sure to subscribe to The Delta 8 Weekly Newsletter.

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All About CBL (Cannabicyclol) – A Minor Cannabinoid No One Knows About

Cannabicyclol, or CBL, is a non-psychoactive, minor cannabinoid found in cannabis. Research on this compound is limited and very little is known about the extent of its therapeutic potential. Based on what we know about other cannabis compounds, it’s safe to assume that CBL can be used in the treatment of many different medical conditions, but which ones would benefit most from it remain to be addressed.

What Exactly Is CBL?

As of late, researchers have identified and isolated 113 cannabinoids, including CBL, from the cannabis plant, and they estimate there are dozens more waiting to be discovered. The fact that we have solid scientific research on only a handful of these compounds speaks volumes to how limiting and asinine prohibition has been. Imagine how much we would know if cannabis wasn’t shunned in the medical community and banned for all these years.

CBL is just one of those compounds. We know it exists, we know it comes from cannabis, and we know its molecular structure is different from other cannabinoids. Beyond that, we don’t have very much to go on. CBL is a minor cannabinoid with no double bond in its chemical structure, so it doesn’t have any intoxicating effects.

Because CBL structurally comparable to other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, so researchers believe it may function similarly in the human body. It is very likely that CBL interacts with our Endocannabinoid Systems the same way as CBD, CBN, CBG, and other cannabinoids lacking that double bond their carbon chains.

Also, as a minor cannabinoid, CBL could have just as much pharmaceutical potential when working synergistically with other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This phenomenon is known as the Entourage Effect and explains the reason many people prefer the effects of natural cannabis flower and whole-spectrum extracts as opposed to isolates and distillates. Cannabis is such a controversial substance that we often forget it is simply a plant, and it functions like many other plants that we consume regularly. In botanical therapies, the compounds are more effective working together than individually.

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What Are The Benefits of CBL?

In general, cannabinoids can be beneficial for an incredibly diverse range of medical conditions including mental disorders, autoimmune disease, inflammation, epilepsy, pain, and digestive issues, just to name a few. When looking specifically at the benefits of CBL, we don’t have enough research to make any conclusive statements and it’ll likely be a few more years before we have any studies to reference.

Aside from the specific molecular structure of CBL, we also know that it is a very stable cannabinoid. In 2008, a study was published in which researchers examined 2700-year-old cannabis samples found in the tomb of an ancient Chinese shaman. The arid climate, grave depth, and soil alkalinity did wonders for preserve the contents of the tomb, include the cannabis flower.

Although it was lacking aroma or flavor, the samples were still green in color. As expected, THC, CBD, and other major cannabinoids had degraded, however, the ancient cannabis samples were high in CBL and CBD; both of which are products of cannabinoid breakdown.

This has a few different implications. First, it’s relevant when discussing proper storage of cannabis. If you have flower that has either been around too long or been stored improperly, you can expect it to have higher levels of CBN and CBL. Because these cannabinoids are often found together, they likely work in tandem. Also, the fact these cannabinoids are the end of the line makes them very stable, and stability is paramount when it comes to manufacturing pharmaceuticals.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

The only reason cannabinoids even work and have an effect on so many different living organisms is because of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a system that was only recently discovered in 1992. Simply put, the ECS is a network of neurotransmitters and receptors that exists in the bodies of all animals. Cannabinoid 1 and Cannabinoid 2 receptors (CB1 and CB2) are found in the brain and nervous system, as well as in peripheral organs and tissues.

As a whole, the ECS regulates numerous different functions and processes in our bodies and maintains internal balance and homeostasis. The ECS modulates the nervous and immune systems and other organ systems to relieve pain and inflammation, regulate metabolism and neurologic function, promote healthy digestive processes, and support reproductive function and embryologic development.

Researchers have discovered two different endocannabinoids so far, 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) and anandamide (AEA). 2-AG is made from omega-6 fatty acids and is present in fairly high levels in the central nervous system, but it has also been detected in human (and bovine) milk. 2-AG is a full agonist of both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, but it has a stronger influence over the CB2 receptor. Because of this, 2-AG is thought to have a substantial impact on the immune system. Anandamide (AEA), also commonly referred to as the “bliss molecule”, is known to play a major role in the in all our basic daily physiological functions including sleep/wake cycles, appetite, mood, and even fertility.

In addition to the naturally produced cannabinoids, there is also a large web of receptors that allow AEA and 2-AG to function the way they do. Again, the two receptors that have been studied most extensively are CB1 and CB2. These cannabinoid receptors sit on the surface of cells and monitor conditions on the outside. Once they sense changing conditions and the body falling out of a state of homeostasis, they signal the appropriate cellular response to restore balance.

What Does The Future Hold?

Considering this is one of the least discussed cannabinoids, it’s understandable that demand is low and not many companies are prioritizing CBL products. At the moment, it’s only available as a scientific research material through a handful of companies, like Cayman Chemical and Cerilliant. Eventually, that will change and just like CBN, CBC, CBG and another minor cannabinoids, more and more products will make their way to the retail sector and into the hands of consumers.

With legalization sweeping the world, a growing fascination for the medical benefits of cannabis, and vastly improved extraction and production techniques, even the most minor compounds like CBL will find a suitable market. There is such a need for non-psychoactive medicinal cannabinoids that it will be impossible and immoral to ignore the treasure trove that is found in this plant.

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THCP and CBDP – Powerful New Cannabinoids Found

It seems that everyday something new is being learned about the cannabis plant. New cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, etc., all with their own benefits. One of the more interesting finds of late is THCP and CBDP, and though information is currently limited on these THC-like compounds, they both show a possibility of being stronger than the cannabinoids we’re already familiar with.

With THCP and CBDP coming out, there’s a whole new direction to go in with cannabis. However, we know way less about them than we do about delta-8 THC, another newcomer to the cannabis products market. Delta-8 is interesting because it functions much like delta-9 THC, but without producing anxiety and paranoia, or couch locking users. In fact, delta-8 is associated with a more clear-headed high and more energy in general, which makes it preferable for many cannabis users. Are you one of them? Check out our assortment of Delta-8 THC deals and order some today.

Is there more than one kind of THC?

Yes and no. The term THC (tetrahydrocannabinols) refers to a specific chemical structure: C21H30O2. However, this chemical structure can produce different, though similar, molecules, also known as isomers. Meaning the chemical formula is the same, but the configuration of atoms within the molecule is different. There are different kinds of isomers to denote these differences in configuration. In the case of THC, the version we are most familiar with, and which is most associated with the psychoactive effects of cannabis, is delta-9 THC.

The ‘9’ in delta-9 denotes the ninth carbon atom in a chain where a double bond occurs. When this double bond moves to the 8th atom, it becomes the isomer delta-8 THC. If it’s on the 10th atom, it becomes delta-10. Delta-8 is a naturally occurring isomer, which is created through the oxidation of delta-9 when it comes into contact with oxygen. In this process, the delta-9 THC molecule loses electrons and stabilizes to form delta-8. This happens in tiny amounts, and for larger quantities, human synthetization help is required. Delta-10, on the other hand, does not occur naturally in nature – for whatever reason – and therefore can only be formed synthetically. CBD has the same chemical formula, definitionally making it a tetrahydrocannabinol – just not the ‘THC’ we think of, when we think of ‘THC’.

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When THC is consumed in edible form, it produces stronger, longer-lasting effects. This is because the THC is metabolized in the liver, where it’s transformed into 11-ydroxy-THC, with this chemical formula: C21H30O3. This is not THC, or an isomer or analogue of THC. It’s a metabolite of THC, with many similar properties. This compound was created synthetically as an analogue by Raphael Mechoulam and team at Hebrew University, with the name HU-210. This means it is structurally and functionally almost identical to the compound its a synthetic of. This compound, 1,1-Dimethylheptyl-11-hydroxy-tetrahydrocannabinol, has this chemical formula: C25H38O3, and is said by the researching team to be anywhere from 100-800 times stronger than delta-9 THC.

Mechoulam seems to like finding stronger THC versions. Another major discovery of his is cannabidiolic acid methyl ester (HU-580). This fully stable, acid-based molecule has this chemical formula: C23H32O4, and is a synthetic analogue of THC. Plus, there’s also THCA – C22H30O4, the precursor acid to THC, which is what is actually abundant in fresh cannabis flowers. This THCA decarboxylates (loses a carboxyl group COOH) to form THC. THC, is therefore an analogue of THCA.

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THCs, and analogues are all structurally similar. However, there are other cannabinoids that can produce similar effects. Take CBN for example. CBN – cannabinol – is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid that is produced through the degradation of THCA. CBN has this chemical formula: C21H26O2, making it similar to the THCs, but not an isomer or analogue.

What are THCP and CBDP?

So we have delta THCs and CBD which are a group of isomers in the category of tetrahydrocannabinols – whether synthetic or naturally-occurring, that all share the same chemical formula. We also have analogues in the form of THCA, and HU-580, and metabolites like 11-hydroxy-THC (and its analogue HU-210). We also have similar cannabinoids that don’t qualify as THC, but are still not far off, like CBN. And this brings us to THCP and CBDP.

On December 30th, 2019, Italian researchers discovered two new phytocannabinoids. The reason they are ‘phytocannabinoids’ and not ‘cannabinoids’ is that plants only produce phytocannabinoids, and they do so in acidic form, hence the fact that the precursor to THC, is THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) – the acid form. These acids transform into neutral cannabinoids when the acid goes through decarboxylation.

Italian researchers working on the UNIHEMP project were in the midst of investigating FM2 which is a medical cannabis strain. The research team observed two different phytocannabinoids that had not been reported before. They were able to isolate the compounds, and then artificially synthesized them for reference and verification of the naturally occurring molecules. The two cannabinoids in question are THCP (tetrahydrocannabiphorol), and CBDP (cannabidiphorol) which have this chemical formula: C23H34O2.

Now the question becomes, how are these molecules similar to THC and CBD. THCP is a certain type of analogue, called a homolog. This means it is nearly structurally the same, but belongs to a group that differs according to a repeating unit, in this case an alkyl side chain. This is the first cannabinoid found with more than five carbon atoms in the chain. Prior to its finding, THC had the longest sidechains of any known cannabinoid. These alkyl chains consisted of five atoms, with the length helping to determine the longevity and potency of the molecule. THCP has seven atoms on its alkyl side chain. It was found that THCP binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors easily, and at CB1 receptors the molecule is 33% more active than THC, and 10% more active at CB2 receptor sites.

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How much of this molecule is required to experience effects cannot be said at this time, as there has not been further research yet to elucidate specifics. The implication is that it will be stronger than THC since it binds stronger, but this is not known for sure. Both THCP and CBDP are produced in trace amounts, so in order to produce enough for human consumption, either new plants with higher amounts of these molecules would need to be engineered, or it must be synthesized in a lab.

While it was found that THCP does much to mimic THC, it was also found that CBDP mimics CBD, though the research team focused their energy far more on THCP. THCP and CBDP are isomers of each other, just like THC and CBD are isomers of each other. CBDP acts as a corresponding heptyl homologue of CBD, with the same seven atom carbon chain. One thing to understand about both of these compounds is that they have not been tested yet for effects, so it’s impossible to know how humans will experience them.

Are THCP and CBDP safe?

As evidenced by the initiation of delta-8 and delta-10 THCs into the products market, the cannabis industry is not filled with people who really care about creating good products. Rather there are plenty of swindlers looking to make a buck. In unregulated industries this can very much become a problem, and this leaves huge gaps in terms of safety issues, especially when human processing help is involved, as this can involve harsh chemicals. Does it mean these are unsafe drugs? Not necessarily. But without medical evidence, or even longstanding anecdotal evidence, it’s hard to know.

The compounds themselves are probably fine, but even research professionals would be unlikely to make that statement based on what’s out there right now. However, the compounds themselves are not the big issue. Sure they could be toxic in high amounts, or cause interactions not foreseen, but our experience with cannabis thus far tells us its probably okay. When it comes to the safety issues of these products, the majority have nothing to do with the form of cannabis being used, but with the methods of production.

For that reason, buyers should beware, as no regulation is in place to stop prospective sellers from saying anything they want. If a buyer wants to purchase such a product, they should do so from a company they are familiar with and trust, and one that provides the highest level of safety information available. Most ‘lab tests’ on vendor sites are simply readouts of the amounts and types of cannabinoids. And while this is good to at least verify that the active ingredients being paid for are there, it does absolutely nothing to explain or verify the synthetization or processing methods, or the chemicals used. And this is where things can get sticky.

We already know that synthetics aren’t the biggest deal, as anyone who bought a vape cart from a non-official dispensary has smoked a good bit of something K2 like. Regardless of the ‘epidemic’ pushed by the government, vapes have shown to be way less harmful than standard smoking EXCEPT when bad additives are used like vitamin-e acetate. Vitamin-e acetate isn’t what people are paying for with a vape. The thing they’re paying for won’t hurt them at all. But the inclusion of vitamin-e acetate created an unsafe product. Until regulation methods are in place for the production of these products, there will always be a danger about how they are made.

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As of right now, there is no official information out there on these compounds apart from the one study where they were found. This should be remembered when looking at the marketing information of products.

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There are companies that are foregoing waiting enough time to ensure safety for their clientele, and in this world, buyers get to choose how much risk they want to take. Companies that are better about providing safety information will likely not be selling these products at the moment, since they wouldn’t be able to verify anything for users, as no information on the subject exists. This means, all available options are more likely to be companies that are questionable in terms of general product safety.

As a person who has bought plenty of dicey products in life, I know full well that this doesn’t have to mean anything bad. But as a person who does like to be careful, I, myself, would require a little more before buying into this emerging fad. But that’s me, and I’m not everyone. So, for those who want to give what’s out there a shot, here’s an option to try.

One company that went in on it fast, is Sconi Boys from Wisconsin. Besides a line of delta-8 products, the company also has THCP and CBDP vape cartridges. These 1ml carts cost $59.99 each and have lab results to verify the cannabinoids within, meaning whatever benefits there are to these compounds should be easily experienced by the user. These carts are a great way for anyone interested in these new compounds to try them out.

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Sconi Boys also puts out some interesting delta-8 products like Delta-8 Cookies. These delicious looking oatmeal raisin, brown sugar, caramel cookies, have 25mg of delta-8 per cookie, come in packs of two, and cost $15.99. Or the Delta-8 Tincture, which contains 1,000mg of delta-8 in flavors like Lemon Drop, Starkist, Apple Jack, Vanilla Bean, and Berry Rose, and costs $39.99 for each 1oz bottle.

Conclusion

The cannabis plant is home to so many different compounds that we just don’t know about all of them yet. Through time, there will likely be more discoveries just like this one. THCP and CBDP are interesting because it appears they could be much more powerful than standard delta-9 THC and CBD, and possibly with different and/or stronger health benefits. Hopefully in the near future there will be more info to go on, and more products for use.

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Exploring Raw Cannabinoids – What is THCa and What Can it Do For You?
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Delta 8 / 9 / 10 / 11… How Many THCs Are Out There? Extra Potent 11-hydroxy-THC and the Power of Cannabis Edibles
The Question of Delta-8: Recreational or Medicinal?
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What is Delta 10 THC & Does it gets you high?

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CBN Yourself to Sleep Tonight with These Products

Medical cannabis offers benefits for many different ailments, and one of the predominant ones in medical literature is connected to sleep. Which part of the plant is responsible for this? It looks like cannabinoid CBN might be partially responsible, at least in conjunction with other elements of the plant. CBN sleep products are already becoming quite popular.

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What is CBN?

We’re all pretty aware of what the cannabis plant is at this point. We’re all pretty aware, whether we agree with the statements or not, that there is a growing body of medical research in support of the positive benefits of marijuana for a number of different medical issues, as well as for recreational purposes. By now, most of us are even aware that the US designates higher-THC cannabis as marijuana, and lower-THC cannabis as hemp, with a cutoff line at .3% THC to make the designation.

When looking into the plant closer, we can designate different effects of the plant to different molecules like THC, CBD, and limonene. We know there are cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other plant constituents, some of which are useful, and some of which we aren’t as concerned with. THC, of course, is the main psychoactive component, with a Schedule I spot in the Controlled Substances list of the US, while also being in Schedule I of both the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, and the Convention on Psychotropic Substances.

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THC isn’t the only psychoactive compound though. Not only does delta-9 THC oxidize to form another version of THC called delta-8, but there are other cannabinoids – albeit showing up in very small quantities – that also have psychoactive properties, and one of these is CBN, or cannabinol.

CBN was the first cannabinoid of the cannabis plant to be isolated, and technically way before any other cannabinoid. In 1899 Thomas Wood, W.T. Spivey and Thomas Easterfield obtained the molecule from a sample of charas, which is a form of cannabis resin. They used alcohol to extract from the charas, and then ran the tincture through a fractional distillation process to produce a viscous oil. From here, they performed the chemical reaction acetylation to discover CBN. In the 1930’s, Robert S. Cahn was the first person to figure out its structure – giving it the name cannabinol, with the first synthesis done in the early 1940s by Roger Adams.

CBN for sleep

Cannabinol is a cannabinoid that is formed when the precursor acid to THC – THCA, is exposed to air and sunlight over time. THCA converts to cannabinolic acid (CBNA), which further decarboxylates (loses a carboxyl group – COOH) to form CBN. For this reason, CBN is more likely to be found in aged plants than fresh ones. CBN is much more mildly psychoactive than THC with some researchers putting it at 4/10 the strength, and the compound prefers CB2 receptors to CB1 receptors in the brain. While both THC and CBN activate the CB1 and CB2 receptors, there is a fundamental difference between the cannabinoids.

CBN vs delta THCs

CBN and tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) both activate CB receptors in the brain, both have pscyhaoactive effects, and are both cannabinoids. But there is a fundamental difference which comes down to structure. The thing that delta-8, delta-9, and delta-10 THCs all have in common is that they have the same chemical structure of C21H30O2. They are isomers of each other because this chemical structure stays the same, with the only variation being in the placement of a double carbon bond. In delta-8 THC its on the 8th carbon atom in the chain, for delta-9 on the 9th, and for delta-10 on the 10th.

On the other hand, CBN has this chemical structure: C21H26O2, which is different than tetrahydrocannabinols. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinols which are isomers of each other, CBN has no stereoisomers or geometric isomers, meaning it doesn’t share its chemical structure with another molecule that has the same number of atoms of each element, but different configurations. So, whereas several different tetrahydrocannabinols have been found, only one CBN exists.

CBN isn’t specifically listed in the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, or the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, like THC is. This means that all signing countries of these conventions are not bound by international law to regulate CBN. This is in direct contrast to THC which is listed in both treaties. In the US, CBN is illegal under federal law just like THC. This covers its use medically as well as for use in food products or as additives. CBN is not specifically named in the DEA Controlled Substances list, but it remains a Schedule I controlled substance.

The sale of CBN products, and having possession of them is prosecutable by the Federal Analogue Act. CBN is an analogue of THC because the chemical structure is nearly the same, with also very similar pharmacological and medical properties. This is a debatable point as no clarification has been made about CBN in the Interim Final Rule by the DEA, or the Final Rule by the USDA.

CBN and sleep

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The first thing to understand when looking into CBN sleep products, is that cannabinol has not been studied intensely. Though its easy to believe that claims about it have merit since we know cannabis is associated with lots of medical benefits, the jury is most definitely still out as to the exact effects of CBN. However, one of the most spoken about benefits of CBN, is for sleep. This, unfortunately has not really been medically verified, and requires more study.

In fact, two of the only studies that point in the direction of CBN being useful for sleep have to do with a combination of THC and CBN. In this 1975 study Effects of delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinol in man, there was found a possible synergistic effect with delta-9 THC in five men. The study investigators made this statement about delta-9 and CBN being used in tandem:

“With combined drug treatment, volunteers reported feeling more drugged, drunk, dizzy, and drowsy than under the delta9-THC condition alone… It appears that CBN increases the effect of delta9-THC on some aspects of physiological and psychological processes, but that these effects are small and cannot account for the greater potency which has been reported when plant material is used.”

This other study: Pharmacologic interaction between cannabinol and delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol from 1975 also looked at the interaction between delta-9 and CBN in mice, rats and rabbits. It found CBN to be less potent than delta-9, but otherwise mimicking delta-9 effects. According to the study authors: “When the mixture delta9-THC + CBN was used, a synergistic effect occurred on most of the depressant effects.”

Apart from this, there haven’t been other studies that specifically identify CBN as a sleep agent. The thing is, when looking at overall cannabis research, there are often tons of contradicting study articles, with information gained over time that better elucidates what starts off as confusing and inconsistent. So ruling out CBN is also just as silly at this point. There does seem to be plenty of anecdotal evidence backing up this property…which is also the way cannabis as a medicine started to become big – through personal experiences being shared. These reddit posts exemplify that people do seem to be getting a sedative effect (although whether these are paid-for posts, or confused users can’t be said).

CBN sleep products

In the tradition of waiting for more information before making judgements, and in trying new products to see what can work, here are some of the CBN products on the market that can be tried for help with sleep. All of these options are combinations including CBN.

BEST DELTA 8 + CBN TINCTURES

CBN sleep products
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Gossamer puts out Dusk, a cannabinoid sleep aid with a variety of ingredients in each one-ounce bottle, like 300mg of full spectrum CBD, CBN in high levels, and terpenes: Myrcene, B-Caryophyllene, Linalool, and Citral. This product is sourced from pesticide and GMO-free hemp, and costs $65 ($58.50 with subscription).

Another option is Dr. Dabbs Everyday CBD Premium Nighttime CBD Gummy’s with 300mg of CBD and 30mg of CBN. This product is sourced from 100% USDA certified organic hemp, comes in a delicious blue-raspberry flavor, and contains 30 gummies in a package. Each package costs $65.

Yet another possibility includes delta-8 THC, an isomer of delta-9, which has already been shown to help with sleep, as well as anxiety. Whereas delta-9 can produce anxiety in users, delta-8 is not known for this. The company VIIA Premium Hemp Products puts out its Delta 8 + CBN – Sleep Vape Cartridge. This sleep-inducing combination contains a total of 1,000mg of cannabis constituents in this breakdown: 500mg delta-8 THC, 250mg CBN, 200mg of CBC, CBG, and CBD, with 50mg in terpenes. Each one-gram cart costs $40.

CBN Sleep Products – Conclusion

It’s hard to know the exact effects of CBN because it’s way too early in the research cycle to say. But, as mentioned, that doesn’t rule anything out, and sometimes the best way of figuring out which part of a plant like cannabis is good for what, is to just give different things a try. After all, not every product works the same way for everyone, and it takes time to figure these things out. So it doesn’t make sense at this point to rule out CBN sleep products at all. Especially when combined with other cannabinoids and terpenes. We’ll know way more about it in the next few years, no doubt.

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Resources

Cannabinoids 101 – Spotlight on CBN (Cannabinol)
A Complete Guide To CBN Isolate (Cannabinol) The Delta 8 Weekly Newsletter (All you need to know about Delta 8 thc), the Best Delta 8 THC Deals and the Best Delta-10 THC deals CBG, CBN & CBC: Benefits of the Lesser Known Cannabinoids
Health Benefits Of CBN (Cannabinol) Reportedly ‘Numerous’ The Question of Delta-8: Recreational or Medicinal?
Eat It Up: The Best Delta-8 THC Edibles on the Market
Delta 10 THC Disposables

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