University of Saskatchewan researchers have discovered a cannabis ‘pharma factory’, never before seen in plants. “What cannabis has done is take a rare fatty acid with a simple, six-carbon chain and use it as a building block to make something chemically complex and pharmacologically active.” (more…)
The plant Cannabis sativa produces over 421 chemical compounds, including about 80 terpeno-phenol compounds named phytocannabinoids that have not been detected in any other plant. Here, we provide an overview of the recent pharmacological advances, novel mechanisms of action, and potential therapeutic applications of such non-psychotropic plant-derived cannabinoids.
Non-psychotropic plant cannabinoids: new therapeutic opportunities from an ancient herb