Identification and Analysis of Novel Cannabinoids
Research into cannabis plant chemistry has significantly increased over the past
decade as several states continue to legalize the plant. Delta-9-THC and CBD (cannabidiol) are
well known cannabinoids and known to have some therapeutic properties. As research has
continued, new cannabinoids have been identified not only as present, but also to have potential
bioactivity. Several cannabinoids, including Δ3-THC, Δ8-THC and Δ10-THC, have all been identified
in cannabis products – both naturally or as through forced chemical reactions. Analysis of several
novel cannabinoids will be discussed, as well as the prevalence in cannabis products.