Researchers Say They've Made a Major Breakthrough in Producing Rare Cannabinoid Responsible for Medical Benefits
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Researchers Say They've Made a Major Breakthrough in Producing Rare Cannabinoid Responsible for Medical Benefits

A group of researchers in California are studying how to ramp up production of tetrahydrocannabivarin.

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December 6, 2018
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While much of the attention on cannabinoids is devoted to THC and CBD, a group of researchers say they've made a major breakthrough on a compound that may be more effective at producing marijuana's medical benefits.

A group of researchers in California say they've made a major breakthrough on how to ramp up production of tetrahydrocannabivarin, also known as THCV. THCV is a cannabinoid with several medical benefits, such as fighting inflammation, protecting the brain, preventing epileptic episodes and more. But THCV is also a very rare cannabinoid and most cannabis strains contain only trace amounts of it. But these researchers say they've found a way to increase its production.