Forms of THC: What Are the 4 Main Types of Cannabinoids

We take customer education seriously here at Hectare’s and Bourbon Country Cannabis, which is why we have a Learn page set up on our website ( 

In addition to our educational website page, we have also written blogs on topics as diverse as the Delta 9 extraction process to whether our cannabis products will show up on drug tests

The topic of this blog is cannabinoids, specifically the four major types of cannabinoids in cannabis products. 

What Are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are the compounds found in cannabis plants. There are over 113 cannabinoids. They are significant because many of them produce the effects of cannabis products. 

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Perhaps the most well-known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main ingredient in the psychoactive effects in Delta 8 and the stronger Delta 9 products

The psychoactive property of THC is the reason that marijuana is still not legal in many states, while hemp is federally legal. Hemp and marijuana are both varieties of cannabis, with their difference being that hemp contains less than 0.3% THC while marijuana exceeds that threshold. 

However, hemp-extracted THC can still offer psychoactive effects. Our own THC-containing products, such as the Hollyweed Delta 8 Gummies we have on offer, are hemp-derived, making them legal in the state of Kentucky.  

Cannabidiol CBD

If THC is the most well-known cannabinoid, then cannabidiol (CBD) is the second-best-known. 

While THC activates a pleasurable euphoria, CBD is the opposite.

Cannabigerol (CBG)

Known as “the mother of all cannabinoids”, cannabigerol (CBG) is where most cannabinoids begin.

To be more accurate, CBGA is really the parent of cannabinoids. Many cannabinoids have acidic versions that then break down into non-acidic versions, e.g. CBGA to CBG, THCA to THC, CBDA to CBD, etc. 

The absorption of UV light breaks CBGA down into THCA and CBDA, which are the acidic versions of THC and CBD. 

Cannabinol (CBN) 

If CBG is at the beginning of THC’s lifecycle, then cannabinol (CBN) is at the end. 

When THC is exposed to a significant amount of oxygen over time, it breaks down into CBN.  

If you fail to properly store a THC product, then it will likely become more of a CBN product. 

Buy Delta 8, Delta 9, and CBD Products Today

Interested in learning more about the many products available in the world of cannabis? Do not hesitate to reach out to us today, and we can help you find the cannabis product that is right for you!

If you are looking to find out more about cannabis, then be sure to check out our blog, which updates you on everything in the world of cannabis! 

From THC+CBD Bourbon Balls to Delta 9 gummies, we sell a wide variety of high-quality products on and in-store at Bourbon Country Cannabis’ Nulu Location (819 E Market St Suite 101, Louisville, KY 40206). 

Stop by our store or check us out online, and you’ll be sure to find what you are looking for!

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"Hemp" is one variety of the cannabis plant, which refers to plants that contains 0.3% or less THC content (by dry weight).

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