Newly Discovered Cannaboid Could Be Stronger Than THC
Researchers have discovered two new cannabinoids exist, one of which could be much more potent than regular THC.
In cannabis, the chemical that gets you high is THC, while CBD has been found to have medical benefits such as pain relief.
One of the new cannabinoids is called tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THCP) - and according to the report by the Italian group of scientists, it's 30 times more potent than regular THC.
When they tested the substance on mice, it appeared it was much more active than THC at lower doses. This doesn't necessarily mean that it would have the same effect in humans - but it certainly shows there is more research to be done on the area.
Although more tests need to be done, one thing worth noting is the discovery of THCP could give us some insight into why smoking different blends of marijuana can cause people to experience different feelings.
There are also other aspects of THC, most notably those used in medicine to treat nausea and appetite loss in cancer and HIV patients, which could be explained by the new discovery, according to Vice.
The other new cannabinoid is Cannabidiphorol (CBDP), a cousin to CBD. CBD is used a wellness additive in many forms, including drops, food and vape.
It's also claimed by some to have helped them to stabilise their cancer condition - although as yet there has been no large clinical trial to confirm this, according to Medical News Today.
Scott Davis, 40, from Devon, who was given just 12 months to live, has credited dog-worming tablets on toast combined with CBD oil as the key to his survival.
The dad-of-three was told his colon cancer was terminal last September and decided to take matters into his own hands after being offered only palliative care.
Scott, who runs a building and maintenance firm, said: "I read online that CBD oil works well with fenbendozle, which is known as dog-worming medication to help with cancer.
"Lots of people had raved about it and seemed to have had a lot of success, so I thought I'd give it a try.
"I get the fenbendozle online for £7.50 per week and I get through one pack each day, it's a powder so I normally just sprinkle it on my toast."
As of October last year, Scott had surpassed doctors expectations by reaching his 40th birthday and had stabilised his cancer for six months.
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