The cannabis industry continues to outdo itself. It seems like the cannabis industry is shattering a market record nearly every single month. On top of that, more markets are expanding into the land of the bud. Nearly 40 states have implemented some type of pro-cannabis legislation, with a handful of states looking to open as soon as 2022. Forbes believes that the cannabis industry will bring in $250 billion within the next few years Yet, the cannabis industry cannot reach those projections with traditional cannabis buds and THC alone. Here are a few cannabis variants that are making headlines in 2021.
What is CBN?
Cannabinol (CBN) is another cannabinoid that is not as attractive as cannabinoids like THC & CBD. Despite this, CBN may be the best sleep-aiding cannabinoid that has been discovered. Nevertheless, the ingestion of these cannabinoids would be useless if it were not for our body’s Endocannabinoid System. Cannabinol may not be as popular as its THC and CBD counterparts, but it hosts unique qualities.
CBN in popular cannabis strains
Like any cannabinoids, trace amounts of CBN can be found in multiple strains. Some CBN-laden strains derive from Cannabis Indica. Additionally, strains with Haze genetics contain respectable amounts of CBN.
- Amnesia Haze
- Strawberry Haze
- Ace of Spades
For researchers, Delta-8-THC is a reasonably new analog of the popular cannabinoid Delta-9-THC. The two forms of THC are molecularly similar but pose a slight difference. Delta-9-THC is known for being psychoactive. However, many researchers believe it can trigger intense paranoia and anxiety. Delta-8-THC can provide the psychoactivity that cannabis consumers search for without the feelings of fear, dread, or paranoia.
Delta-8 THC & Traditional THC
As aforementioned, Delta-8-THC and Delta-9-THC both can produce psychoactive effects. This is thanks to the almost indistinguishable molecular makeup of the compounds. The numeric value in the name represents the number of carbon molecules within the combination. This means that the prevalent cannabinoid Delta-9-THC has one more molecule than the former. Despite this, Delta-8-THC is simply not as appealing as Delta-9. However, thanks to the research performed by the private cannabis community, Delta-8-THC shows excellent promise to provide the high without the anxiety of a psychotic episode. Although this may appear to be minute, this is a medical breakthrough in cannabis research and utilization.
Another cannabinoid that has gained an immense amount of traction in recent years is THCV. An abbreviation of ‘Tetrahydrocannabivarin,’ THCV is a cannabinoid that houses a unique set of qualities. Unlike CBG and CBN, THCV is psychoactive. This means that Tetrahydrocannabivarin gets consumers high. Aside from its psychoactivity, THCV is praised for its long list of health benefits. THCV is recognized as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hormone regulator, and anticonvulsant. Research continues to evaluate THCV as it may be a prominent key in battling Diabetes.
THCV in popular strains of cannabis
Similar to CBG and CBN, THCV can be found in a multitude of popular strains of cannabis. Some popular THCV-laden strains include:
- Durban Poison
- Girl Scout Cookies
- Purple Pineapple
Cannabigerol, commonly referred to as CBG, is another cannabinoid many consumers are getting to know better. There is a large populace that refers to CBG as the ‘mother of all cannabinoids.’ Unlike Delta-8 THC, CBG is non-psychoactive. This means that CBG does not get patients high. Cannabigerol has grown in popularity due to its list of health benefits. Researchers believe that Cannabigerol contains antibacterial, antimicrobial, antidepressant, and neuroprotective properties.
Loccating Cannabigerol in cannabis
Naturally, cannabigerol can be found in a few select strains of cannabis. Some popular strains that contain CBG include, but are not limited to:
- White Whale
- Frosted Cake
- John Snow
Check out a few of the strains mentioned earlier to see how these cannabinoids affect you!