7 In Total
Scientists at the University of Mississippi have finally got their research marijuana up to par with that of the buds found in dispensaries. Taking full advantage of their new potent weed and taking a deeper look at it, the scientists discovered seven new naturally occurring cannabinoids.
The genetics of every cannabis strain are different, and it’s the genetics which decide whether or not a plant will produce mainly THC or CBD. A standard for most modern medicinal strains is a high CBD or THC content.
Current cannabis testing methods are able to give scientists a percentage of major cannabinoids and a few minor cannabinoids, yet no test has the capabilities to give a full blueprint of the genetics of each strain. Here are the new cannabinoids that have been discovered:
- 9β, 10β-epoxyhexahydrocannabinol;
- 11-acetoxy-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid A
Even after years of expensive research it was thought that there were only 104 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Now however it seems that that number has climbed up to 111.
The process it quite complex, but basically starts with nine kilograms of dried buds and then isolating compounds so that they can be tested on mice.
Source – 420peaceavenue