Cannabis has been a human companion for thousands of years. Back in ancient Egypt and China, it was used medicinally. In terms of spirituality and religious practices, cannabis was a go-to for the ancient Scythians of Central Asia. In more modern times (we’re talking 200 years ago), the use of cannabis became more widespread as artists, musicians, and writers often turned to the green goddess for inspiration and to pique their creativity. In the next century, cannabis would become illegal in most parts of the world. Cannabis has come a long way since its humble beginnings. While legality differs by state nowadays, it’s not as demonized as it once was. Part of this is because in the 20th century, we finally began to understand weed - and although we’ve still got a long way to go, there are so many exciting things that have been discovered and are still being discovered. Today, let’s take a look at two cannabinoids that have made their way into a modern cannabic vocabulary: CBD and THCA.
- CBD and THCA are both cannabinoids found in cannabis, each with different properties and potential benefits.
- There are over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.
- Both CBD and THCA are non-psychoactive.
- THCA becomes THC when it goes through a process called decarboxylation.