THCV and THCVa Cannabinoids

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THCV and THCVa Cannabinoids

Professor DeBacco

Research Article
Russo, E. B. (2011). Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid‐terpenoid entourage effects. British journal of pharmacology, 163(7), 1344-1364.

Not as Strong
THCV, the active form of THCVA, has been shown to have a psychoactive effect and an impact in modulating the CB1 receptors, but it has shown to be a fraction of the strength of THC (Englund et al 2015).

THCV and Diabetes
It has also been shown to “ameliorate insulin sensitivity” in mouse models, indicating that it may prove to be an effective treatment for diabetes (Wargent et al 2013).
Additionally, it has been found to be both a stimulant and an appetite suppressant.

THCV in the Future
THCV and other Varin type cannabinoids are being eagerly studied.

Oregon CBD has currently released a variety of polyploid hemp that will express the varin-type cannabinoids, but they are focused on CBDV production, as it is difficult to predict whether THCV will be tightly regulated or not, as it does have some psychoactive potential.

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