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The 25 Most Important Cannabinoids

Updated: Mar 24

This article is brought to you by the new Higher Learning LV Core Cannabis course.


This article serves as homework assignment 1.34 of the Core Cannabis Lite Track from Higher Learning LV. When you complete this assignment, simply click the link at the bottom of the article to return to the master page for this training track.

This article was the discussion topic of No. 34 of the Cannabis Commerce + Chemistry Podcast. 🎧


Welcome to Cannabinoid Clinic, an education project powered by Higher Learning LV. This series provides cannabis and hemp industry professionals with easily digested cannabinoid profiles that ask little of your time—but provide plenty of science-based information.

There are two categories of cannabinoids: Phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids are those produced by cannabis/marijuana/hemp, while endocannabinoids are made by the human body. This series covers both.

This research-based series teaches students about the 25 most important cannabinoids available on the legal and underground markets in North America. 24 of these cannabinoids are naturally occurring. Many of these cannabinoids are present in only very small volumes in modern hybridized hemp and cannabis cultivars (typically one percent or less) and products formulated with concentrated extractions of them are often rare.

Although the research is too new to include them in this list, students should be aware of the discovery of two novel phytocannabinoids with unique characteristics called CBDH and THCH. A single rodent study involving mice has indicated that CBDH may be a powerful analgesic (pain reducer), but more research—including clinical trials involving humans—are necessary before this can be stated with confidence.

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