• Shelby McDaniel

What is THCP?

With the expansion of cannabis legalization, new avenues are being opened up for research opportunities. As a result, we have been able to identify hundreds of individual cannabinoids, including Tetrahydrocannabiphorol, or THCP for short.

According to Cannabis Tech, "In the December 30th, 2019 edition of the open-access journal Scientific Reports, a team of Italian scientists formally introduced the new cannabinoids THCP and CDBP to the world."

Both cannabinoids were a couple of the latest in a series of cannabinoids to be discovered. Current research has revolved around discovering how THCP interacts with other cannabinoids and what potential medical benefits it may have. According to an article published by Science Direct, "In a murine model, THCP showed promising pharmacological activities associated with CB1 agonists including reduced motility, analgesia, catalepsy, and decreased rectal temperature."

While predictions as to how isolated THCP may interact with the human body tie it closely to the more well-known THC, researchers are still in the preliminary stages of study. However, legal cannabis has helped provide plenty of research material to help isolate THCP and learn how it works alongside other cannabinoids.

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