THCV: The Sports Car of Cannabinoids

Extracting cannabinoids in preparation for liquid chromatography (LC) analysis. The cannabis plant makes most cannabinoids, like THC, CBD, and CBC, out of CBG-A. CBGV-A appears in the plant much more rarely, and forms similar cannabinoids, except they only have 3 carbon tails (c3), instead of the more common 5 carbon tail (c5). These 3 carbon tailed cannabinoids are referred to as ‘varins’, such that the … Continue reading THCV: The Sports Car of Cannabinoids

Here’s What Marijuana Does to Your Weight

The benefits of legalizing medical marijuana are many—but few would expect that reducing the probability of obesity would be one of them. RELATED: WHAT MARIJUANA DOES TO YOUR METABOLISM Researchers at San Diego State University and Cornell University found that states that legalize pot experience a “two percent to six percent decline in the probability of obesity.” The counterintuitive study was recently published in the … Continue reading Here’s What Marijuana Does to Your Weight

Flow: A (Desirable) Side Effect of Medical Marijuana?

Flow: A (Desirable) Side Effect of Medical Marijuana? A “side effect” is a secondary, unintended effect. The side effects of pharmaceutical drugs are notoriously scary, and often enough, fatal. Most anti-depressants, for example, come with the warning that, suicidal thoughts may be experienced, especially in the youth. Other common side effects of antidepressants include: nausea increased appetite and weight gain loss of sexual desire and … Continue reading Flow: A (Desirable) Side Effect of Medical Marijuana?