Cannabis has been used for thousands of years, finding its place in traditional Chinese history and serving as a staple in trusted folk practices of Bangladesh.
Western scientific inquiry was pioneered in the 1800s, when cannabis was observed in a research setting. Since then, over 100 cannabinoids have been discovered and researched in labs and animal studies. The two most abundant cannabinoids in most cannabis strains are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), but minor cannabinoids like cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN) are gaining traction in the scientific literature.
For 5 millennia, Cannabis sativa has been used throughout the world, recreationally, and spiritually.
In the 1970s, CBD began to gain interest for certain properties. Its research led to the formulation of some of the first synthetic cannabinoid drugs. However its effectiveness cannot be discussed in accordance with section 104.12(1) of the Cannabis Regulations, which pertains to health and cosmetic benefit claims.
Research of different cannabinoid types and their use is still a new area of study. Scientists still have many questions about the effect of cannabinoids and how exactly they work, especially alongside terpenes.
Cannabinoids in Canada
Following its prohibition across North America in the 20th century, few cannabinoid drugs have entered the market. A limited understanding of the function of cannabinoids makes it difficult for medical professionals to formulate clinical products that mimic the full effects observed throughout our history with cannabis. Cannabinoid drugs are carefully processed or synthetic alternatives to natural flowers, which can contain somewhat unpredictable phytochemical contents.
The stability of medical cannabinoid drugs over full-spectrum products like cannabis flower is important, especially for those who need to be able to track their consumption and subsequent symptoms precisely.
Terpenes vs. cannabinoids
What makes whole flower cannabis so stubborn is the volatility of terpenes, which degrade rapidly and are easily lost through processing. Cannabinoids are larger, more stable molecules, and so much less complicated to isolate. This contributes to the rarity and high price tag of most full-spectrum products like live resin, which is manufactured by maintaining a freezing temperature throughout the full cannabinoid extraction process.
Full- and broad-spectrum product formulations across the recreational and medicinal cannabis market are a popular alternative for wellness minded users across Canada.
Informed by a medical approach, Kinloch Wellness products offer greater stability in broad spectrum natural formulations. We use rare cannabinoids CBG and CBN along with complex terpene profiles throughout our effects-based product line.