A Newly-Discovered Cannabinoid Surpasses THC in PotencyA team of scientists at a research lab in Italy has discovered two new cannabinoids as they worked to categorize the different compounds in cannabis.
In a December study published in the academic journal Scientific Reports, the Italian scientists explain how one of the newly-discovered cannabinoids may be more potent than THC.
THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system.
The scientists believe THCP, in particular, is more potent than THC.
When someone smokes marijuana, the THC overwhelms the cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system and interferes with the receptors’ ability to communicate between neurons.