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Cannabinoids: 8 Unique Compounds And Their Benefits

Cannabis plants such as hemp and marijuana are both incredible plants. As such, they produce a wide range of different cannabinoids.

Cannabinoids are widely known (for example, THC is the cannabinoid in marijuana that gets you high, and CBD is the cannabinoid in hemp that is relaxing and medicinal).

In addition, several other cannabinoids are not as well-known but are pretty helpful.

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Here, we will discuss 7 of the most prevalent cannabinoids and how they can benefit you.

Let us dive into it.


Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the intoxicating and psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana. To learn more visit

Its sensory and psychological effects are some of its most well-known products. Among these may be:

  • A brief reverie
  • Filled with euphoria
  • Heightened awareness of the senses

There are also a number of other therapeutic benefits to this plant.


Another cannabinoid commonly found in the cannabis plant is CBD, also known as cannabidiol.

Despite both marijuana and hemp containing CBD, hemp contains more of this particular cannabinoid.

From arthritis to Crohn’s disease, CBD is used by people to treat a range of ailments. People also use it to treat anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.

Delta 8

Delta 8 is a newly discovered cannabinoid that promotes a feeling of calmness and relieves anxiety. It’s something that is being called a “stress manager” because it helps calm the mind and body. It can be consumed in many forms, with the most popular option being delta 8 gummies


As a naturally occurring phytocannabinoid, hexahydrocannabinol is also known as hexahydrocannabinol or HHC. However, most HHC products today are semi-synthetic because it is found in such small amounts.

HHC demonstrated potential benefits in shrinking cancer tumors, according to a study. Among its uses are pain relief, relief from anxiety, happiness, relaxation, and feelings of euphoria associated with THC.


Medical benefits are often attributed to CBN, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. It is most often prescribed for sleep disorders. CBD and CBN are compounds found in the cannabis plant, but CBN has a slightly different structure from CBD.

As a result of their relaxing properties, CBN products (especially gummies) have gained popularity. These products aid in relaxation and sleep.


The cannabichromene compound, also known as CBC, has been widely investigated in medical research in cannabis for the past 50 years.

THC is the only cannabinoid that gets you high, so this particular compound does not. It does, however, tout a range of promising medicinal properties.

Cancer-fighting properties have been demonstrated for this compound. Besides its use as a pain blocker, it has shown promising results as a treatment for inflammation.

Intriguingly enough, it has also been shown to be promising as an acne treatment and can be used for treating depression as well.


Cannabigerol, also known as CBG, is sometimes referred to as “the mother of all cannabinoids.”

In fact, CBGA is an acidic form of cannabigerolic acid or CBG, and all other cannabinoids are derivatives of CBG.

Unlike some other prominent cannabinoids, CBG is generally present in less quantity. Consequently, CBG-based products are more expensive and rare.

However, due to a host of potentially powerful benefits, it quickly grows in popularity.

Cannabidiol does not make you feel intoxicated. This means you will not get high from it. However, you can use it to relieve pain. In addition, it has potential as an anti-cancer agent, a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, glaucoma, and Huntington’s Disease. Some of its properties are antibacterial as well.


The appetite-suppressant and energy-boosting properties of Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabivarin make it known as diet weed.

As a result, it has become one of the hottest commodities on the ‘weed’ market.

There is no way of knowing if THCV is intoxicating until more research is done, as it appears mainly with THC.

Furthermore, it has been shown to reduce appetite. In addition to being examined as a potential treatment for Parkinson’s Disease, psychosis, bacterial infection, acne, fatty liver disease, pain, and epilepsy, it is also being studied as a potential treatment for pain and epilepsy.

Bottom Line

Now you know!

Here are seven unique cannabinoids and resources where you can learn more about them.

There are a wide variety of cannabis compounds, but here are some of the most popular ones.

How do you feel about this?

What are your thoughts on them? Are you familiar with any of them?

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