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What Are Cannabinoids?

Like many others who are new to cannabis, we are sure you have some questions. With all the new cannabinoids showing up in the industry, It is a goal of ours, here at frosty club, to help provide the most up-to-date information for our customers, and those seeking to expand their knowledge of cannabis in general. If there are any questioned that cannot be answered in the information provided, we welcome you to contact us through chat or e-mail, and we will do our very best to provide answers and understanding. 

An Introduction to Commonly Seen Cannabinoids


Cannabinoil, better known as CBD, is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD is the second most prominent cannabinoid in cannabis, binding with the CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system in your body. It also acts as a THC inhibitor with the CB1 receptors in the brain. Many benefits are assumed to be associated with CBD. People have stated CBD helps with stress, anxiety, aches and pain, and inflammation.


Cannabigerol (CBG) is a type of cannabinoid obtained from the cannabis plant found in smaller quantities than other cannabinoids. It’s often referred to as the mother of all cannabinoids. This is because other cannabinoids are derived from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), an acidic form of CBG. Many believe CBG to provide some symptom relief for IBS, Glaucoma, PTSD, and Huntington’s Disease, along with aches and pains as well.

Delta-9 THC

THC stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. It is a cannabinoid molecule in marijuana (cannabis) that's long been recognized as the main psychoactive ingredient—that is, the substance that causes people who use marijuana to feel high. THC is used recreationally, but it also has a number of medicinal uses as well. Some of the ailments that THC may help include Anxiety, depression, inflammation, IBS, insomnia, migraines, MS, nausea, pain, PTSD, and seizures.

Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 is a cannabis compound that has become popular because of its similarity to delta-9 THC, the main compound in cannabis that gets you high, causing euphoria, happiness, sedation, symptom relief, and much more. Unlike Delta-9, however, D8 comes with a clear head focused high, less anxiety, and next to no paranoia in high doses, if any. But, D8 will test positive as THC on any official drug test.


CBN, cannabinol, is a non-intoxicating compound that is best known as the cannabinoid created when THC ages. For that reason, it’s usually present in high amounts in older cannabis. While this might be a turn-off for some, others seek out older cannabis just to enjoy the effects of CBN. Studies on CBN have found that it may be a potent antibacterial agent, a powerful neuroprotectant, an appetite stimulant, and potentially in combination with THC, a powerful sedative cannabinoid.


Cannabichromene, also known as CBC, was discovered over 50 years ago. CBC is considered one of the “big six” cannabinoids prominent in medical research. It doesn’t get as much attention, but CBC’s benefits are extremely promising. CBC may be a powerful cancer fighter, has been shown to block pain and inflammation associated with collagen-induced osteoarthritis, a powerful inhibitor of acne, and works in conjunction with both THC and CBD to deliver a trifecta of antidepressant properties.


Hexahydrocannabinol, also known as HHC, is a rare but naturally occurring cannabinoid that is found in cannabis pollen. HHC has demonstrated its ability to bind to the CB1 receptor, which is thought to be what creates the mood elevating properties of HHC. HHC effects are very very similar to those of Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC, but does have it’s differences. There have been claims of a euphoric feeling, pain-fighting, and anti nausea/vomiting effects.  It also provides a good head buzz. In addition, there have been claims that HHC does not test positive for THC on drug tests, though the sample size is still too small for any definitive proof.


With HHC being a naturally occurring cannabinoid in hemp that does not fall under the tetrahydrocannabinol family, HHC is federally legal falling under the guidelines of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Our HHC is completely derived from Hemp and contains non-detectable levels of THC. It has the potential to be slightly psychoactive, which is why we recommend starting out small, and consuming more as you get familiar with the product. 


While we are certain the product contains non-detectable levels of THC, we are not able to confidently say that a drug test will be passed after using this product until further testing has been done. Which is why we DO NOT recommend using this product if you are subject to THC drug tests.


THC-O Acetate, abbreviated as THC-O, THC acetate, and ATHC, is an acetylated version of THC. The addition of Acetyl groups to molecules is often known to increase the potency by many magnitudes. THC-O’s appeal lies in its potency and its legal status. Research has found that it’s roughly three times stronger than conventional Delta-9 THC. It has been called “the psychedelic cannabinoid” for its borderline hallucinatory effects. 


Because it’s derived from federally legal hemp, THC-O products are becoming increasingly popular in the states where consumers don’t have access to legal, state-licensed delta-9 THC products. Aside from its ability to provide a strong high that differs from other psychoactive cannabinoids, there has been little to no research on any other potential benefits.

This publication is provided as an information service and may include items reported from other sources. We do not warrant its accuracy. This information is not meant as legal opinion or advice.

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