Why Choose Minor Cannabinoids?

Dec 14, 2021

Recent years, instead of CBD, minor cannabinoids is heating market. Follow the fashion, many people select the finished products of them, but do you really know why choose it? Which minor cannabinoid suitable? All we know is that they are good to our body. Today we are here to clear up our confusion about main four minor cannaniniods.

Like THC and CBD, each cannabinoid comes with its own unique benefits. Minor cannabinoids can treat a wide range of illnesses and ailments—from inhibiting cancer cell growth to clearing up acne.

While there's too many cannabinoids to name (and still more that have yet to be researched), let's take a look at the benefits of the four most common and most talked about minor cannabinoids today: CBG, CBN, CBC, and THCV.


CBG in particular has been demonstrated to have a wide array of medical applications.

CBG is non-psychoactive (a plus for those seeking a purely medicinal treatment), and is found to have a number of benefits, including:

● Treating glaucoma

● Reducing anxiety

● Improving bowel disease

● Slowing the spread of cancer cells

● And reducing nausea

CBG has also been found to work as a neuroprotectant, or a compound that prevents the degeneration of brain and nerve tissue, leading scientists to test it for effectiveness against the horribly debilitating Huntington's Disease and several other neurodegenerative diseases.

Moreover, when THC creates an intoxicating high, CBG reduces the high created by THC by inhibiting the CB1 receptor, preventing THC from stimulating it as strongly. 

Like other cannabinoids, there is some early science suggesting that CBG can have anti-cancer potential by destroying the cells of several aggressive cancer types, including colon cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer.


As strange as it may sound, CBN is essentially aged THC. This is because CBN forms when THC is exposed to air and light over a period of time.CBN has the distinction of often being associated with the freshness (or lack thereof) of cannabis flower, as CBN is produced through the degradation of THC over time. This cannabinoid has a reputation for causing extreme couch-lock and drowsiness, though the exact mechanism of this effect is not yet clear.  

This cannabinoid is known for:

● Aiding in sleeplessness and insomnia

● Stimulating appetite

● Reducing inflammation

● And even promoting the healing of bone cells and bone growth.  

Recent science indicates that the sedative effects produced from overly-aged cannabis may actually be the result of a synergistic action of THC and CBN together, not just higher quantities of CBN on its own. Renowned cannabis researcher Ethan Russo has also suggested that the sedation typically noticed with aged cannabis could be a result of the remaining concentration of more hearty terpenes that resist degrading as cannabis ages, especially the couch-lock terpene Myrcene, rather than only a function of CBN content.

CBC - cannabichromene

This non-psychoactive cannabinoid was discovered decades earlier than its counterparts, though its benefits weren’t discovered until recently. CBC is known to:

● Reduce edema

● Treat depression

● Remove acne

● Reduce pain

● And even inhibit the growth of cancer cells

CBC is a prominent cannabinoid in medical research and may offer potency as a cancer fighter due to its natural interaction with the body's endocannabinoid system.

CBC is especially mysterious even among a class of relatively unknown compounds. This is mostly due to the scarcity of CBC in cannabis varietals, as it is produced as the result of a recessive gene that is only expressed under specific conditions.

Like CBG and CBD, CBC interacts with the Endocannabinoid System indirectly, and therefore does not cause intoxication on consumption - though it may naturally support mood elevation by encouraging the action of our natural endocannabinoids anandamide and 2-AG.

This cannabinoid has also been shown to support the action of other cannabinoids in cannabis through the Entourage Effect, allowing more medicinal benefit from major cannabinoids THC and CBD at lower doses.

THCV -Tetrahydrocannabivarin

THCV is a small (even smaller than the others), but powerful, cannabinoid. Like THC, THCV is biphasic, meaning that at low doses it has very specific effects, like

● Treating panic disorders and PTSD

● Reducing glucose levels

● Reducing blood pressure

But at high doses, it has the exact opposite effect, like inducing psychoactive intoxication.

THCV was one of the first minor cannabinoids to gain widespread interest because of its unique effects among phytocannabinoids. Like THC, THCV is biphasic, which means it produces a certain effect at low doses, but a near-opposite effect at higher doses. This minor cannabinoid also has a host of unique medicinal benefits, the most interesting of which has led it to be nicknamed “Skinny Weed”. 


Small changes in a cannabinoid's structure can cause vastly different physiological effects. The unique benefits make them a irreplaceable role. At the same time, they often come as a package with them, making it even more challenging to separate them and understand their effects on the human body. However, there is much interest in these smaller cannabinoid groups for their unique effects (especially when they have them in the first instance). 

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