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Secreted in the same glands that produce cannabinoids like THC and CBD, terpenes are aromatic oils that color cannabis varieties with distinctive flavors like citrus, berries, mint, and pine.

Not unlike other strong-smelling plants and flowers, the development of terpenes in cannabis began for adaptive purposes: to repel predators and lure pollinators. There are many factors that influence a plant’s development of terpenes, including climate, weather, age and maturation, fertilizers, soil type, and even the time of day.

Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant, and every strain tends toward a unique terpene type and composition.

Each individual terpene is associated with unique effects. Some promote relaxation and stress-relief, while others promote focus and acuity. Linalool, for example, is believed to be relaxing whereas limonene elevates mood.

The effect profile of any given terpene may change in the presence of other compounds in a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. More research is needed to understand each terpene’s effect when used in harmony with others.

Many cannabis analysis labs now test terpene content, so you may have a better idea of what effects a strain might produce. With their unlimited combinations of synergistic effects, terpenes will certainly open up new scientific and medical terrains for cannabis research.

Please note that the information on Weadic is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content contained on or available through Weadic or provided by our customer service team is for general information purposes only.

Raw Cannabinoids

  • THC-A (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid): most commonly occurring non-intoxicating component found in raw cannabis which converts to THC when burned, vaporized, or heated at a certain temperature. In its raw form, THC-A is potentially beneficial for inflammatory conditions such as lupus, treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, and antiproliferative properties.
  • CBD-A (Cannabidiolic acid): second most commonly found component is raw cannabis which converts to CBD when burned, vaporized, or heated at certain temperatures. In its raw form, CBD-A creates more antimicrobial activity than CBD alone in addition to being potentially beneficial for pain, nausea, and inflammatory conditions.
  • CBG-A (Cannabigerolic acid): considered to be the ‘mother’ of cannabinoids, as all others are synthesized from it. Potentially beneficial for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • CBC-A (Cannabichromenenic acid): one of three compounds synthesized out of CBG-A. CBC-A is potentially beneficial for its anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties.
  • CBGV-A (Cannabigerovarinic acid): non-intoxicating component found in raw cannabis, potentially beneficial for anti-inflammatory properties.
  • THCV-A (Tetrahydrocanabivarinic acid): non-intoxicating component found in raw cannabis, potentially beneficial for anti-inflammatory properties.
  • CBDV-A (Cannabidivarinic acid): non-intoxicating component found in raw cannabis, potentially beneficial for anti-inflammatory properties.
  • CBCV-A (Cannabichromevarinic acid): non-intoxicating component found in raw cannabis, potentially beneficial for anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Decarboxylated (Activated) Cannabinoids

  • THC (Δ9–tetrahydrocannabinol) [315 °F (157 °C)]: primary intoxicating component which interacts with receptors in the brain and body to create various effects. Potentially beneficial for pain relief, appetite stimulation, and treatment for nausea.
  • CBD (Cannabidiol)  [356 °F (180 °C)]: non-intoxicating component potentially beneficial to a variety of conditions including anxiety, pain, and inflammation. Famously known for treating rare forms of childhood epilepsy.
  • CBC (Cannabichromene) / [428 °F (220 °C)]: non-intoxicating component potentially beneficial for cancer, depression, inflammation, and more. Popular for use in cannabis topicals.
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)  [126 °F (52 °C)]: non-intoxicating component potentially beneficial for glaucoma, inflammatory bowels, and has also shown evidence of being an effective antibacterial agent.
  • CBGV (Cannabigerivarin): non-intoxicating component potentially beneficial for its anticonvulsant effects as well as its effects on leukemia cells.
  • THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) /  [428 °F (220 °C)]: minorly occurring non-intoxicating (unless in consumed in high doses) component only found within some strains of cannabis that is potentially beneficial to diabetes, panic disorders (anxiety, PTSD, etc), and Alzheimer’s. May also be used to suppress appetite.
  • CBDV (Cannabidivarin): non-intoxicating component potentially beneficial for its anticonsulvant effects, and nausea treatment. Highest levels of CBDV are found more prevalently in indica strains, specifically landrace indica strains.
  • CBCV (Cannabichromevarin): non-intoxicating component potentially beneficial for chronic pain, depression, Crohn’s disease, and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

 

Aged Cannabinoids

  • CBN-A (Cannabinolic Acid): non-intoxicating parent component that decarboxylates into CBN.
    • CBN (Cannabinol) [365 °F (185 °C)]: non-intoxicating component commonly believed to have sedative effects. Rarely exceeds 1% in dried flower.
  • CBL-A (Cannabicyclol Acid): non-intoxicating degradation product that occurs when CBC-A absorbs UV light.
    • CBL (Cannabicyclol): non-intoxicating product that occurs when CBL-A is burned, vaporized, or heated at certain temperatures, or exposed to UV light.
  • Δ8 THC (Δ8-tetrahydrocannabinol): slightly less psychoactive component potentially beneficial for anxiety disorders (anxiety, PTSD, etc), appetite stimulation. and pain relief.

Cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that provide relief to an array of symptoms including pain, nausea, anxiety, and inflammation. These work their medicinal magic by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, which activate to maintain internal stability and health.

Cannabis contains at least 85 types of cannabinoids, many of which have documented medical value. Products and strains have been developed to deliver larger doses of different cannabinoids, so knowing which types best treat your symptoms is a handy piece of knowledge to bring to your next dispensary visit.

The below wheel serves as a resource to determine which cannabinoids may help treat symptoms associated with mood, eating/gastrointestinal disorders, neurological disorders, pain, sleep disorders, and other medical conditions.

Please note that the information on Weadic is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content contained on or available through Weadic or provided by our customer service team is for general information purposes only.

While we’d love to list cannabinoid profiles for all of our strains, there’s quite a bit of inconsistency between each batch. Growing conditions like plant health, time of harvest, growing media, and genetics can influence the potency and cannabinoid and terpene profiles of each plant, so exact THC statistics are rarely (if ever) the same from one brand or batch to the next. Once consistent, reliable testing data becomes widely available, we plan to incorporate cannabinoid data into more strain profiles.

Many dispensaries and growers will post testing information on the products they have in stock, though regulations on this vary by location. Please note, dispensaries themselves are responsible for ensuring that information is complete and up to date as we don’t not own or operate any of the businesses on the site.

A landrace strain is a strain of cannabis that has been cultivated within its natural environment and that has never been crossbred with any other strain. They typically take their names from the regions that they grow in.

We here at Weadic are not medical professionals and our content and information should not be considered medical advice, simply suggestions that might help. Due to the federal schedule of cannabis, limited clinical research is available, but we look forward to publishing more informational articles as further research becomes available. We advise reaching out to a clinic that specializes in medical cannabis or talk to your doctor about how cannabis use may affect your specific circumstances as well as any potential drug interactions that may occur.

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For those looking to start a cannabis-related business there are many issues that can stand in their way. Below you will find some information that can help guide you in the right direction in planning and registering a cannabis business:

Each state has a different application process and fees, here is an example from Colorado
Some cannabis entrepreneurs wish they would have known about some issues in advance, here are some of those issues and best practices so that you don’t have to find out for yourself
Some parts of the industry have more requirements and logistics to establish, like setting up an edibles company
In addition, there is always the sticky subject of marketing your cannabis business in a way that meets your state’s requirements (this is a six-part series)

While there are many other issues and hurdles to setting up a cannabis business, we hope that this will get you started.

Due to the fact that we offer a variety of advertising services, we have created a portal specifically for these requests: Weadic Biz

Each of the various forms are handled by representatives that are assigned to specific areas or services within Weadic. They’ll reach out to you with further details at their earliest availability once submitted.

Dispensary listings are exclusively intended for licensed storefront and delivery services. Dispensaries and Delivery services operate their own Weadic page which hosts their menu, contact information, deals, updates, and reviews.

Brand pages are for licensed Producers and Processors as well as other companies involved with the cannabis industry. Brand’s operate their own Weadic Brand Page which provides a list of the products available as well as an option to review the items. All purchasing of these products must be done from the website of the respective brand and is dependent on the companies regulatory restrictions based on location.

If you’d like to advertise your Dispensary or Brand with Weadic, please fill out the form. That will get your inquiry into our system and assigned to the representative most appropriate for your location and/or business. Someone from the appropriate department for your inquiry will then contact you with further details at their earliest availability.