What is THCV?
It’s another cannabinoid that’s been discovered amongst all the others found in cannabis, right now there are over 100 that have been recorded. Unfortunately, THCV is a bit of a rarity, as cannabis simply does not produce the compound in large quantities, in most strains that haven’t been bred specifically to produce it a test result showing anything over 0.1-0.2% would be substantial. This compound specifically was found in the early 1970s. Some of the excitement around THCV comes from the somewhat tradition of first finding out that a new compound has been discovered, and finding out what medical benefits it holds. Its chemical makeup is quite similar to THC but the end result is notably different from the other. With the legality of THCV still holding back further research on the compound, there’s not so much to be said (yet) as there is for the main characters of cannabis like THC and CBD. Fortunately, as the country gets closer and closer to cannabis legalization, proper clinical analysis of cannabinoids gets closer as well.