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Minor cannabinoids

Minor Cannabinoids: An Introduction

Nestled in the beautiful coastal landscape of Morro Bay, Natural Healing Center Morro Bay Cannabis Dispensary takes pride in being a source of knowledge and quality cannabis products. While most people have heard of THC and CBD – the two major cannabinoids – the cannabis plant, as well as cannabis vapes and other products, holds a plethora of lesser-known compounds with their own unique benefits. Let’s explore the world of minor cannabinoids.


Minor cannabinoids

What are Minor Cannabinoids?

Minor cannabinoids are compounds found in the cannabis plant in much smaller concentrations than THC and CBD. Though they might be present in lesser amounts, their potential therapeutic benefits should not be underestimated.


Common Minor Cannabinoids


CBG (Cannabigerol)

  • Origins: Often considered the “mother” of other cannabinoids, as many are derived from CBGA, the acidic form of CBG.
  • Potential Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and muscle relaxant properties. Some studies suggest it might also aid in reducing intraocular pressure, making it potentially useful for glaucoma patients.

CBN (Cannabinol)

  • Origins: CBN is a byproduct of THC degradation. As THC ages, it gradually turns into CBN.
  • Potential Benefits: Recognized for its sedative effects. It also has potential as an anti-convulsant and anti-inflammatory agent.

CBC (Cannabichromene)

  • Origins: CBC stems from CBGA, like CBD and THC.
  • Potential Benefits: May have anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant properties. Also, some research indicates it may promote brain growth.

THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)

  • Origins: Similar in structure to THC but with varied effects.
  • Potential Benefits: Appetite suppressant properties and might assist in regulating blood sugar levels. Some studies suggest it could aid in reducing panic attacks in PTSD patients without suppressing emotion.

CBDV (Cannabidivarin)

  • Origins: Similar in structure to CBD.
  • Potential Benefits: Preliminary research shows potential as an anticonvulsant, making it a candidate for epilepsy treatments.



    Minor cannabinoids


    Why Do Minor Cannabinoids Matter?

    The entourage effect is a term coined to describe how the myriad compounds in cannabis interact synergistically in our bodies to produce a holistic effect. While research is still in its infancy, many believe that the full potential of cannabis can only be realized when all its components, including minor cannabinoids, work together.

      How to Benefit from Minor Cannabinoids

      Here at Natural Healing Center Morro Bay, we stock a variety of full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products. These are designed to contain a range of cannabinoids, ensuring you get a comprehensive cannabis experience.

      • Consult with our experts: Our knowledgeable staff can guide you towards products rich in specific minor cannabinoids.

      • Tinctures & Oils: These are great for a controlled dosage and can contain a broad spectrum of cannabinoids.

      • Edibles: Some edibles are formulated to preserve a wider range of cannabinoids, not just THC or CBD.

      As the cannabis industry matures, there’s an increasing interest in harnessing the full potential of the plant, beyond just THC and CBD. At Natural Healing Center Morro Bay, we believe in the power of education. As research progresses, we’re excited to see how these minor cannabinoids might play a more significant role in therapeutic applications.

      Remember, cannabis is a deeply personal experience. What works for one person might differ for another. Always consult with professionals, like our team, before embarking on any cannabis journey. Your well-being is our utmost priority.

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