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April 26, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to THCV Cannabinoid: Effects, Benefits, and Products

Today we will be taking a closer look at the Tetrahydrocannabivarin cannabinoid or THCV.

What is THCV cannabinoid?

THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) is a lesser-known cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. Similar to THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), THCV interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors in the body, but it has unique properties and effects.

What is THCV good for? Effects and potential benefits

THCV is still being studied for its potential therapeutic benefits, but preliminary research suggests that it may have several health effects. Some of the potential benefits of THCV include appetite suppression, weight management, and anti-inflammatory properties. THCV may also have potential in managing diabetes and reducing symptoms of anxiety and panic disorders. However, more research is needed to fully understand its effects and benefits.

What are the side effects of THCV?

THCV is generally considered safe, but like any cannabinoid, it may have potential side effects. Some reported side effects of THCV may include dry mouth, dry eyes, dizziness, and changes in heart rate. The intensity and occurrence of side effects may vary depending on the individual and dosage.

Does THCV have psychoactive effects? What is a THCV high like?

THCV is considered to have psychoactive effects, but they may be different from THC. THCV is believed to have a more uplifting and stimulating effect, and some users have reported increased focus and creativity. However, the psychoactive effects of THCV are generally considered to be milder compared to THC.

Is THCV the same as CBD?

THCV and CBD (Cannabidiol) are both cannabinoids found in cannabis plants, but they have different properties and effects. CBD is known for its non-psychoactive properties and is commonly used for its potential therapeutic benefits, such as reducing inflammation, managing anxiety, and promoting relaxation. THCV, on the other hand, is considered to have psychoactive effects and may have different health effects compared to CBD.

Products with THCV

THCV is found in relatively low levels in most cannabis strains, and strains with higher THCV content are less common. However, there are some edibles and flower strains that are known to have higher THCV levels. African Sativa plants are known to have higher THCV content, so focusing on strains with these genetics may increase your chances of finding higher THCV strains. Checking the test results of a strain and inquiring about parent genetics is also a way to go.

Silver Stem offers microdose edibles containing THCV from SUM - Control which also incorporates THC, and Curb with CBD added to the mix. 

You can always check out availability of THCV products at your favorite Silver Stem dispensary in our new live menu. Just pick yours and click Order Now.

Conclusion

THCV is a unique cannabinoid with potential therapeutic benefits and different psychoactive effects compared to THC. While it is still being studied, THCV may have potential in various health conditions, but more research is needed to fully understand its effects. If you are interested in trying THCV products, it's important to start with a low dosage and consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medication.

Read more about different cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and others in our blog.

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