​THCP and CBDP - Scientists Isolate And Describe Two New Cannabinoids
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CBDP and THCP: What We Know So Far - Will We Discover More Cannabinoids In the Future?

​Posted by: Shaun Dillon


THCP and CBDP - Scientists Isolate And Describe Two New Cannabinoids
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t the turn of the new year, the cannabis industry witnessed its latest breakthrough with the discovery of two new cannabinoids. THCP (tetrahydrocannabiphorol) and CBDP (cannabidiphorol) are the latest additions to the ever-growing
list of cannabinoids. Although the potential of their medical benefits is still unknown, their molecular characteristics appear similar to their counterparts, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and CBD (cannabidoiol), respectfully; which is a mouth-watering prospect. This latest revelation was discovered by a team of Italian scientists who managed to isolate and identify the biochemistry of both molecules.

CBDP and THCP: What We Know So Far
The most discussed feature of these two cannabinoids is the potential for THCP to offer psychotropic effects. Until now, only THC is the only cannabinoid that bears responsibility for the cannabis plant's high-inducing capabilities. Will THCP get you high? The honest answer is potentially, yes; the first reported study on THCP suggests that it could be 30 times more potent than THC. However, whether or not this applies to the molecules intoxicating reaction remains unknown. Whether or not the CBD equivalent mimics a similar increase in potency has not been reported.  

The amounts of THCP and CBDP found in the study were also low. Nevertheless, the research has only been conducted on one plant called FM2, which is a low THC strain.

What does excite researchers about these newly discovered molecules is to what further assistance that they can add to our understanding of the cannabis plant. For instance, we know that THC is effective in killing cancer cells and that CBD inhibits the growth of cancerous tumours; but the reasoning is inconclusive. Comparatively, cannabinoids have proven to aid with the treatment for a cluster of illnesses, but specific doses have not been identified.

Furthermore, how do CBDP and THCP interact with the endocannabinoid system? Or are their medicinal efficacies more compelling than their counterparts? Could their unique traits open up doors for additional remedies that the cannabis species could not offer previously?

Whatever the answers may be, we will no doubt have them in the near future. Now that they have been successfully identified, it will not be too difficult to breed strains with a more ample supply. 

Will We Discover More Cannabinoids In the Future?
Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, the cannabinoid count has more than doubled. In fact, there have been so many discoveries that it's near on impossible to confirm an exact amount. The current estimation exceeds 140, and the potential of further announcements is expected. Just make sure that you keep visiting our blog if you want to stay informed.   


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