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

Cannabinoids found in Cannabis Lowers Blood Pressure to Normal Levels

 HYPERTENSION-(High Blood Pressure) High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension means high pressure (tension) in the arteries. Arteries are vessels that carry blood from the pumping heart to all the tissues and organs of the body.  High blood pressure does not mean excessive emotional tension, although emotional tension and stress can temporarily increase blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80; blood pressure between 120/80 and … Continue reading Cannabinoids found in Cannabis Lowers Blood Pressure to Normal Levels

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?