Jointly Matches is a new product discovery engine that compiles hundreds of thousands of real product ratings to match you with the best cannabis and CBD products for your goals and preferences.
Jointly Matches allows you to choose from 16 cannabinoid preferences. After you choose, Matches will show you the best products that match your selection.
These are the 16 cannabinoid preferences that you can choose from:
In this article, we will briefly discuss what you can expect from each of these cannabinoids, as well as any potential health benefits they may have.
Cannabinoids are biologically active compounds produced by the cannabis plant. There are at least 113 different cannabinoids produced by Cannabis sativa L. Many of them may have unique effects on your body, exerting action on your endocannabinoid system and more.
Now let’s dive into the specific cannabinoids that you can select in Jointly Matches.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. It binds to your cannabinoid receptors (primarily the CB1 receptor, and to a lesser extent the CB2 receptor) and produces the psychoactive effects associated with cannabis use. These effects include relaxation, euphoria, increased appetite, and impaired memory. THC also has some potential therapeutic benefits, such as reducing pain and helping initiate sleep.
CBD (cannabidiol) is the second most common cannabinoid in cannabis after THC. Unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating and does not produce any "high" effects. Instead, it has been shown to potentially provide a wide range of health benefits. These potential benefits include relieving mild pain and inflammation, decreasing stress, and more. CBD can be derived from both marijuana and hemp plants; however, most commercially available CBD products are derived from hemp.
CBDa is a little-known cannabinoid with potent anti-nausea effects - and potentially some anti-cancer benefits. Like CBD, this cannabinoid is non-intoxicating. And similar to THCa and THC, CBDa is the precursor to CBD. After decarboxylation, CBDa becomes CBD.
THCv, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a cannabinoid that does not produce the intoxicating effects that are associated with cannabis use. THCv is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties, and it has also been shown to decrease appetite, which is why some people consider cannabis strains high in THCV to be “diet weed.”
THCa (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) is a precursor to THC. When THCa is heated or smoked, it breaks down into THC and produces intoxicating effects. However, THCa itself is not intoxicating. Like CBD, THCa has potential therapeutic benefits including reducing inflammation and pain relief.
CBG (cannabigerol) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that's thought to have potential health benefits like reducing inflammation, relieving pain, and improving skin health. CBG is usually present in very small amounts in most cannabis strains. However, some newer strains are bred to contain higher levels of CBG. Anecdotally, CBG may impact a THC “high” by decreasing paranoia.
CBN is a cannabinoid that is found in hemp and cannabis plants. Unlike THC, CBN does not produce significant intoxicating effects and is often classified as non-intoxicating. However, at high doses, CBN can produce similar effects to a low dose of THC. CBN has been shown to provide a range of benefits including pain relief, anti-inflammatory effects, and the promotion of sleep.
CBDv (cannabidivarin) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that's similar to CBD in chemical structure but with some differences. Research on CBDv's therapeutic potential is still fairly limited but early studies suggest it could be helpful for treating epilepsy and possibly even autism.
Delta-8, also known as delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid that is primarily synthesized from CBD. Delta-8-THC is an isomer of delta-9 THC, meaning it has the same chemical formula, but has a carbon-carbon double bond in a different position. Delta-8 THC produces effects similar to THC, the main active ingredient in cannabis, but it is about half as potent. The effects of delta-8 THC vary depending on the person, but they are generally milder than those of delta-9 THC.
CBC (cannabichromene) is another non-intoxicating cannabinoid with potential therapeutic benefits such as reducing inflammation, but it may also potentiate the effects of THC - increasing the intoxicating effects of THC. These effects are mediated through the CB2 receptor, as CBC is a CB2 receptor agonist. CBC is usually present in small amounts in most cannabis strains. CBC has shown promise for treating intractable seizures in children.
CBCv (cannabichromevarin) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is very little studied at present. It shares many of the same benefits of CBC according to the research. However, it is important to note that all of the minor cannabinoids are under-researched and scientists do not fully understand their biological activity in humans.
Delta-10-THC is a rare cannabinoid found in trace amounts in the cannabis plants. It is synthesized from CBD similarly to Delta-8. It is psychoactive, but less potent than THC. Anecdotally, Delta-10 may produce more stimulating effects while Delta-8 may produce more sedating effects.
HHC, also known as 6-hydroxyhexahydrocannabinol, is a rare cannabinoid that has only been detected in trace amounts in a few cannabis strains. HHC is thought to have potential therapeutic benefits, such as reducing anxiety and improving sleep. It is less potent than Delta-8-THC, which has about half the potency of Delta-9-THC.
THC-P, or tetrahydrocannabinol-phenol, is a rare cannabinoid that has only been detected in trace amounts in a few cannabis strains. It is thought to have potential therapeutic benefits, such as reducing pain. Interestingly, this little known cannabinoid is actually more potent than THC, such that a low dose of THC-P can produce similar effects as a higher dose of THC. Be cautious to start with a low dose when experimenting with THC-P.
THC-O, or tetrahydrocannabinol-11-oic acid, is a synthetic cannabinoid that is manufactured in a process that converts CBD to Delta-8, and then Delta-8 to THC-O. It is psychoactive, and is thought to be around 3 times more potent than THC. Users describe psychedelic and spiritual experiences with THC-O. Make sure to start with a low dose of THC-O if you are experimenting with this cannabinoid.
Now that you know more about cannabinoids like CBD, THC, THCa, CBG, CBC, and CBDv, you can begin to understand how they might affect your body differently. For example:
Next time you visit your local dispensary, keep these cannabinoids in mind when making your selection!
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