June 15th, 2017 | posted by Denver Dab Co.
CANNABINOID OF THE MONTH: Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (#THCA) is the biosynthetic forerunner of tetrahydrocannabinol (#THC), the active component of cannabis. Unlike its more popular counterpart, THCA is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid - it is found within the #trichome heads of live/raw cannabis flowers, and becomes a crystal form when purified. As THCA is exposed to acid, heat, light, or oxygen it becomes unstable (#decarboxylated), thus creating THC.
The medical benefits of THCA are still being fully discovered, but it has been shown to help as an anitinflammatory, neuroprotective, and antiemetic (appetite loss). There is so much to be learned about this #cannabinoid, but studies have found its positive effects on lupus, prostate cancer, and even neurodegenerative diseases.
We can not wait to see what breakthroughs they find with THCA - Enjoy!