Cannabinoid Facts: THC, CBD, CBN, CBC, THCV, CBG and Other Unique Phyto Cannabinoids

Phyto-cannabinoids, also known as cannabinoids or exo-cannabinoids, are differentiated from endo-cannabinoids due to their production from enzymes in a plant opposed to being manufactured in a human, or better yet, a mammal. Cannabinoids come in many shapes and functions. Today, there are many known unique phytocannnabinoids and synthetic cannabinoids. Laboratories, like Montana Biotech, are currently assisting in cannabinoid testing. This service can help patients get the most from this ancient plant, cannabis.

Some of the >66 known Phytocannabinoids:

CBG (Cannabigerol): Non-psychoactive, sleep inducing. Anti-microbial. Lowers intra-ocular pressure (IOP) Glaucoma. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences Volume 30, Issue 10, October 2009, Pages 515-527

CBC (Cannabichromene): Sedative effect. Moderates effects of THC. Analgesic (pain relieving). Non-psychoactive. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
Volume 30, Issue 10, October 2009, Pages 515-527

THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin): Stronger, faster “higheffect. Apatite suppressant. Euphoria, analgesic (pain relieving).

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol): Psychotropic. Analgesic (pain relieving). Apatite stimulant. Bronchial dilator. Lowers IOP/glaucoma.

CBD (Cannabidiol): Non-psychoactive. Reduces muscle spasms. Muscle relaxant. Analgesic (pain relieving) Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
Volume 30, Issue 10, October 2009, Pages 515-527

CBN (Cannabinol): Mildly psychoactive. Non-narcotic analgesic (pain relieving). Good indication of medications age. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
Volume 30, Issue 10, October 2009, Pages 515-527

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Exploring the Endocannabinoid System Cannabinoids and their Therapeutic Potentials

Montana Biotech is a lab focusing on RE-discovering the science behind cannabis. Cannabinoids are the therapeutic compounds found in the cannabis genus. Both hemp and marijuana produce phyto-cannabinoids. The true difference between cannabis hemp and cannabis marijuana is the plants ability to produce, enzymaticaly, THCA. New discoveries have lead researchers to the hypothesis that it is the functionality of the enzyme, THCA synthase, not the absence of the gene coding for the enzyme that differentiates marijuana varieties from cannabis hemp varieties. Plant derived cannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, are created by the cannabis plant through a single enzyme catalyzed reaction. Each cannabinoid has a corresponding enzyme catalyzing their creation. CBN is the only known cannabinoid NOT derived from an enzymatic process; instead CBN is a degradation product, UV light exposure, heating, of THC.

Endocannabinoid System Network

Endocannabinoid System Explained, Dr. Melamede Ph.D professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Wikipedia

The endocannabinoid system refers to a group of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors that are involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory; it mediates the psychoactive effects of cannabis and, broadly speaking, includes:

The endocannabinoid system has been studied using genetic and pharmacological methods. These studies have revealed a broad role for endocannabinoid signaling in a variety of physiological processes, including neuromodulator release,[2][3][4] motor learning,[5] synaptic plasticity,[6] appetite,[7] and pain sensation.[8]

Cannabis potency testing has come of age! Knowing the cannabinoid profile of a cannabis strain or variety will help providers of medical cannabis fit a patients’ condition to a medicine they will benefit from the best. Montana Biotech offers cannabinoid potency testing in Montana. There are two types of testing that can be employed by a laboratory or individual to analyze their cannabis, qualitative and quantitative.

Qualitative testing of cannabinoids:

When thinking of the difference between qualitative vs quantitative testing methods think of quality verses quantity. Thin layer chromatography, T.L.C., is a qualitative method of testing cannabis that provides a “picture” or “finger print” of the quality of phytocannabinoids present in a medical marijuana sample. It is an absent or present testing method; is CBD in the sample or not? T.L.C. is not a method to determine the amount of CBD in a cannabis sample as accurately as a quantitative testing method like gas chromatography, GC.

Quantitative testing of cannabinoids:

When thinking of the difference between quantitative vs qualitative testing methods think of quantity verses quality. Quantitative methods determine how much THC, CBD, CBN or other novel cannabinoids are present in a medical cannabis sample or cannabis infused preparation. Some of the well known quantitative methods are gas chromatography (GC), and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Both methods are currently used by cannabis potency testing labs all over the U.S.

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More information about cannabinoids and the diseases / illnesses /conditions they effect or treat:

Cannabinoids and diseases / illnesses /conditions they effect or treat

Cannabis Documentaries Cannabinoid Facts Marijuana Peer Reviewed Research Links

Cannabis TV Documentaries

Weed Wars on the Discovery Channel Episode 4 Season 1

Weed Wars on the Discovery Channel Episode 3 Season 1

Weed Wars on the Discovery Channel Episode 2 Season 1

Weed Wars on the Discovery Channel Episode 1 Season 1

Prohibition a Ken Burns Documentary on PBS

PBS FRONTLINE The Pot Republic

Montana PBS Special Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis

Hemp for Victory

Reefer Madness

“She Shoulda Said ‘No’!” (also known as Wild Weed)

Marijuana ( Marihuana ) The Devil’s Weed Cannabis Propaganda film (1936)

Marihuana The Assassin of Youth 1935 Anti-Marijuana Propaganda Film

The BEST Cannabis / Marijuana Propaganda Films / Movies of ALL TIME!

Marijuana: A Chronic History Presented by the History Channel

NGC’s Drugs Inc.: Marijuana

NGC’s Marijuana Nation

PBS’ Botany of Desire

CNBC’s Marijuana Inc.

TEA Party Eat your Heart Out!! The Bundy’s Were Here 1st!!

Links:

Find The Best Medical Marijuana in Montana Potency Tested

Exploring the Endocannabinoid System Cannabinoids and their Therapeutic Potentials

Peer Reviewed Research

Hemp for Victory, 1942 U.S. WWII Propoganda Film, and State by State Industrial Hemp Laws

MMJ Clinics / Doctors Recommendations

MMJ Dispensaries/Caregivers: Find Them Here

MMJ Strains / Varieties: Find Them Here Potency Tested

Ed Rosenthal Runs For President in 2012? Stephen’s Colbert SuperPac Funding?

Fastest way to determine cannabis seedling sex!

Grow Buddy Thin Layer Chromatography THC, CBD test kit

Grow Buddy Instructional Video

Grow Buddy Replacement T.L.C. Supplies

Plant DNA Collection Kit

Montana Biotech Products and Services

Cannabinoid Facts

Specialist Want Regulations / Oversight of Medical Marijuana Analysis Labs, Montana Biotech Embraces Open Dialog

Cannalytics™ Cannabinoid Fingerprinting Test by Alpha Nova vs Grow Buddy™ at Home THC, CBD, CBN Test Kit by Montana Biotech Comparing Two Competing Thin Layer Chromatography T.L.C Methods

QUALTITATIVE vs. QAUNTITATIVE Analysis of Cannabis THC, CBD, CBN Cannabinoid Levels

Ed Rosenthal and the Party-Party’s Platform for America 2012!

A Little Ed History and Education! Wiki Style!

Peer Reviewed Research:

ADD /ADHD, Medical Marijuana and its potential Treatment.

Addiction Risk-Physical of using Medical Marijuana.

Alcoholism and Medical Marijuana.

ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease Medical Cannabis Therapy

Cannabis Marijuana Use and AMOTIVATIONAL SYNDROME

Alzheimer’s Disease Progression Prevention Cannabinoids

Medical Cannabis Marijuana and ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES of Cannabinoids

ANTI-BACTERIAL PROPERTIES of Cannabinoids, Cannabidiol, Cannabichromene, Cannabigerol, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, Cannabinol

Medical Cannabis Marijuana and ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES of Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids, Cannabidiol CBD, Cannabichromene CBC, Cannabigerol CBG, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol THC, Cannabinol CBN and Cannabis Marijuana Antioxidant Properties

Cannabis Marijuana and ANXIOLYTIC, Also Known as Antipanic or Antianxiety Agents, EFFECTS of CBD Cannabidiol for Treatment of Anxiety

APPETITE STIMULANT Medical Marijuana Cannabis and It’s Effects on Hunger the Munchies

ARTHRITIS Cannabis Marijuana and the Effects of Cannabinoids for Treatment

ASTHMA Medical Cannabis / Marijuana and Cannabinoids Therapeutic Effects on Bronchodilation

Cannabinoinds Therapeutic Effects on ATHEROSCLEROSIS, Medical Cannabis Marijuana Research Cannabidiol THC

Autism the Use of Medical Cannabis Marijuana Derived Cannabinoids for Treatment of Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Mood Stabilizing Effects of Medical Cannabis Derived Cannabinoids THC, CBD Treatments and Therapeutic Potential of Marijuana

BRAIN INJURIES and the NEUROPROTECTANT Properties and Therapeutic Effects of Medical Cannabis Marijuana Cannabinoids Tetrahydrocannabinol THC and Cannabidiol CBD

Breast Cancer Antitumor Effects Inhibition of Cancer Cell Proliferation and Treatment Using Medical Cannabis Marijuana Derived Cannabinoids Tetrahydrocannabinol Cannabidiol Cannabigerol Cannabichromene Cannabidiol Acid and THC Acid

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Grow Buddy™, Test for THC, CBD, CBN at Home

Grow Buddy™ is a T.L.C. based method for analyzing cannabis for the presence of THC, CBD, CBN that ANYONE can perform at home! The Test is quick and fun! if you have brewed beer, wine, if you consider your self a “good” cook, you can perform a T.L.C. test for THC, CBD, CBN.

The control in this test was ~17% THC by volume… You can tell the size of the dots for Connie Chung (A) and (B) are larger. You can draw you own conclusions!

Connie Chung (A) THC Levels

Connie Chung (B) THC Levels

SEPARATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF CANNABIS COMPONENTS BY DIFFERENT PLANAR CHROMATOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES (TLC, AMD, OPLC)

N. GALAND*, D. ERNOUF**, F. MONTIGNY***, J. DOLLET* and J. POTHIER*
*UFR des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie, 31 Avenue Monge F-3720 – TOURS
** UFR des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Laboratoire de Toxicologie, 31 Avenue Monge, F 37200 – TOURS
***UFR des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Plateau d’Analyses Chimiques et Biochimiques, 31 Avenue Monge,
F-37200 – TOURS

Abstract
The use of Cannabis is illicit in numerous countries and the increasing consumption has led to a multiplication of scientific studies. New methods of planar chromatography such as Automated Multiple Development (AMD) and Optimum Performance Laminar Chromatography (OPLC) techniques can be used as a substitute for the traditional TLC for the identification and quantification of the Indian hemp components. Each method offers its own advantage: high resolution with neither diffusion nor spot stretching for AMD, speed, efficiency and the possibility of working in semi-preparative mode for OPLC.

Cannabis_components_by_TLC_OPLC_AMD

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