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  1. Terpenes and Cannabinoids: How Do They Differ from Each Other?

    Terpenes and Cannabinoids: How Do They Differ from Each Other?

    Terpenes and Cannabinoids are two well-known compounds in the cannabis industry. Both of them serve specific purposes and have similar effects, but they are still quite different from each other. If we compare these compounds, maximum people are more aware of cannabinoids than terpenes.

    As per research, around 60% of active chemical compounds in cannabis are cannabinoids. On the other hand, there are approximately 200 terpenes in a cannabis plant that are responsible for the scent and flavor of the plant.

    In this post, we will discuss terpenes and cannabinoids in detail to determine which product meets your needs the best. So, let’s take a closer look.

    What Are Terpenes?

    Terpenes are aroma substances that generate in the flowers and leaves of cannabis plants. They are natural hydrocarbons that produce in the essential oils of plants. As mentioned, there are around 200 terpenes available in a marijuana plant. They are oils emitted by the resin glands of a hemp plant and are liable for the scent and flavor of a plant. Here are some common types of terpenes:

    • Limonene
    • Pinene
    • Myrcene
    • Terpinolene
    • Phellandrene
    • Humulene and so on

    What Are Cannabinoids?

    Cannabinoids are active chemical substances produced by cannabis and hemp. They interact with the cannabinoids receptors available in the endocannabinoid system. These chemical compounds also develop in the resin glands or trichomes in flowers and leaves of a cannabis plant. Here are some common types of cannabinoids:

    • Cannabinoid (CBD)
    • Cannabigerol (CBG)
    • Cannabinol (CBN)
    • Cannabidivarin (CBD-V)

    The Difference Between Terpenes and Cannabinoids

    Terpenes are not just found in cannabis. In fact, these chemical substances can also be available in the majority of edible herbs and vegetables. The chemical structure of these compounds makes t

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  2. Key Differences Between CBD and CBN

    Key Differences Between CBD and CBN

    You must have heard of CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), but there are several other cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Out of a comprehensive list of amazing cannabinoids, in this post, we will talk about CBD & CBN (Cannabinol) and determine how they are different from each other.

    So let's take a closer look at CBD vs. CBN:

    What are CBD and CBN?

    Also called Cannabinoids, both Cannabidiol and Cannabinol are chemical compounds available in the hemp plant. Both substances interact with receptors available in the brain and are used to treat several medical issues.

    CBD is found in different strains of cannabis and develops during the early phases of the plant's life. The component is primarily used to relieve chronic tissue pain, muscle ache, convulsions, and inflammation. It is also famous for inhibiting cancer cell growth when combined with THC products.

    Whereas, CBN is an oxidative degradation product of THC, usually produced when Tetrahydrocannabinol is exposed to the air and ultraviolet light over time. The compound is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial and plays a unique role in relieving pain, promoting bone cell growth, and treating Parkinson's or other conditions.

    Difference Between CBD and CBN

    Both CBD and CBN are different from each other for many reasons. Cannabinol's content tends to be quite low in the cannabis plant - 1% or even less. But, this value changes with the time, or you can say it depends on the exposure of the plant to heat or oxygen. Usually, as hemp ages, its THC compound breaks down into CBN substance.

    The key difference between CBD and CBN depends on their psychoactive properties. If we compare both of these components, Cannabidiol is psychologically inactive. While CBD products have no psychoactive properties at all, you cannot say the same

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