Robert A. Nelson
Online Edition Copyright 2000
Cannabis’ notorious resin is really a mixture that is complex of, terpenes, and waxes, etc. There are about 100 known cannabinoids that happen just in hemp, apart from Cannabichromene, that is present in a couple of other flowers. The whole hemp plant contains several hundred understood chemical substances.(1-3)
The cannabinoids are usually formed by condensation of monoterpene derivatives such as for instance geraniol phosphate by having a depside-type acid that is olivetolic. This leads initially to your development of Cannabigerol (CBG) and Cannabichromene (CBC) and their carboxylic acids, then to Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA), which undergoes band closure to create TetraHydroCannabinol (THC) as well as its acid (THCA). The second decarboxylates to create THC. Other biogenetic paths featuring CBC have already been proposed by De Faubert Maunder and also by Turner and Hadley. (4, 5) (Fig. 6.1)
The acids comprise as much as 40per cent associated with content that is cannabinoid of plants.