THCV is a minor cannabinoid found in only some strains of cannabis. The only structural difference between THCV and THC is the presence of a propyl (3 carbon) group, rather than a pentyl (5 carbon) group, on the molecule. Though this variation may seem subtle, it causes THCV to produce very different effects than THC. These effects include a reduction in panic attacks, suppression of appetite, and the promotion of bone growth.

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Medical Marijuana: Much More Than Just THC and CBD
For years now Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been the most popular and widely researched cannabinoid in cannabis science. However, nowadays it seems like cannabidiol (CBD) has stolen the spotlight given its ability to provide therapeutic relief to children suffering from various epileptic disorders, while lacking the psychotropic effects (i.e. high) of THC. It’s even gotten to the point that state legislature are passing laws “CBD-only” medical marijuana legislation. Given all of this, it is easy to see how CBD and THC can be viewed …
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Study: Cannabinoids Show Potential In Reducing Nausea
Study: THCV, CBDV May Reduce Nausea In Humans Although many of the benefits of cannabis go unreported, it has become a relatively common treatment for the experience of nausea. In fact, one of the most common conditions for which medical cannabis is prescribed is chemotherapy-induced nausea. This should come as no surprise; cannabis has been successful in treating a number of chemotherapy’s side effects, including heart failure. Despite the effect cannabis has on nausea, there is not much information available as to why. A recent study, published in the British Journal of …
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Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV): A Cannabinoid Fighting Obesity
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