Whether you’re a cannabinoid professional or are simply stocking a few hemp products in your store, you’ve probably heard of the main cannabinoids like THC and CBD.
CBD, in particular, is probably the most popular cannabinoid out there at the moment.
But did you know that there’s a whole host of other minor cannabinoids out there that your customers could enjoy?
Don’t let the word ‘minor’ put you off. These chemical compounds are still extremely valuable and effective, they’re just not as prevalent in the hemp plant as some of the major cannabinoids.
You can think of these as the ‘indie’ cannabinoids, if you will, as they’re not so mainstream.
If you’re ready to explore the world of minor cannabinoids, we will tell you everything you need to know about the different molecules you can offer your customers, how you can take them and what the differences between each type are.
What’s the difference between major and minor cannabinoids?
There’s not really much of a difference between major and minor cannabinoids, only the fact that these minor alternatives are newer to the market.
Major ones, like THC and CBD, have been around for quite a while now so a lot of people understand more about them. Minor cannabinoids are still being discovered and scientists are still conducting early research into their effects and benefits—but that doesn’t mean you should worry about their effectiveness; all the findings of research so far have been extremely positive.
Scientists are still discovering new minor cannabinoids all the time; at the moment there are 110 types that we know about, but there could be more!
What are the most popular minor cannabinoids?
Because these cannabinoids are relatively new, you may not see them in as many products, but trust us, you are going to see more and more of them on store shelves.
If you’re a shop owner, we’d recommend you getting in on the future of hemp now and start offering these products to your customers before they become too mainstream, and every other shop starts to stock them too.
Here are some of the most popular minor cannabinoids at the moment and why you should consider selling them in your shop.
Delta-8 is one of the most promising minor cannabinoids that’s been growing in popularity significantly over the past few years. This popularity is mainly down to the similarities that the compound holds with standard delta-9 THC (this is the chemical that has a psychological effect in the cannabis plant).
We would recommend this as a good starting cannabinoid for customers as it offers all of the same results as THC9—like euphoria, happiness, relief—but is a lot less potent. It’s a great product for novice simply prefer a less intense psychological effect.
You can purchase delta 8 gummies and delta 8 distillate from a range of delta 8 wholesale websites. You could also offer your customers delta 8 flower wholesale options, depending on how they like to take their cannabinoids.
This is a cannabinoid that is also easier to get your hands on if you live in state where marijuana use hasn’t been legalized for recreational use yet since this compound comes from hemp.
Delta 10 is similar to delta 8, it offers a psychological effect that is a lot gentler compared to traditional THC and is also derived from hemp. Your customers could even mix the two together.
Among cannabinoid users, delta 10 is becoming known for its sativa-style effects, which means it’s great for use during the day for an uplifting experience to help with physical activities, or when you need to go out and be social.
If you have a customer that often finds that certain types of cannabis makes them tired, sad, or paranoid, this could be a great alternative to recommend them.
Delta 10 is also derived from hemp, so provides a good alternative to customers trying to get their hands on marijuana in states where recreational hasn’t been legalized yet.
In early studies of this compound, it’s shown to be most useful for a range of medical uses, like reducing inflammation, reducing the pressure that causes glaucoma, and potentially even attacking cancer cells—this is just in very early-stage studies, but it’s looking promising.
Although this cannabinoid isn’t going to give your customers a euphoric high, it’s a great product to sell for medicinal purposes and for people looking to manage their pain.
CBN, or cannabinol, is a compound that is created when THC ages.
You might be thinking that you wouldn’t want to sell products that are out-of-date, but you don’t need to worry about any negative effects—there are lots of people who actively search out older strains of cannabis just to enjoy the effects of CBN, so it’s completely safe.
This is another cannabinoid that is starting to show signs of benefits in a range of medicinal applications. In early studies it’s been found to be a potentially potent antibacterial agent, a powerful neuroprotector, appetite stimulator and anti-inflammatory.
It’s not advised to leave other cannabinoids out in the open air to age in hopes of creating CBN. Instead, you can offer your customers a range of tinctures and edibles that are made to contain isolated CBN.
CBC, or cannabichromene, is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that although won’t give customers a psychological effect like other compounds can, it works really well when paired with other types of cannabinoid.
It’s also thought to have some if its own impressive benefits, most notably that it shows signs of being an effective antidepressant. It also can help with pain, inflammation, and acne, as suggested by some recent studies into the minor cannabinoid.
The final cannabinoid that we’re going to be sharing with you is a little different than the rest, this is because it’s not a natural cannabinoid.
THC0 is a synthesized cannabinoid, which means that it’s created using innovative scientific techniques. It’s becoming quite popular in the cannabis industry because of its potent effects.
This cannabinoid produces a similar psychological effect to other types of THC.
Because this type of effect may be different to what customers usually expect from their cannabinoids, it’s good to advise that they start taking this in smaller doses to get used to the effects before using their standard cannabinoid dose.
Will minor cannabinoids become mainstream?
Although the cannabinoids that we’ve mentioned in this article aren’t the most high profile at the moment, the future is looking pretty bright and sales of them are known to be increasing.
The early research for these compounds is overwhelmingly positive, so expect to see more and more delta 8 gummies and delta 8 distillate being stocked in CBD stores over the coming months.
If you own your own cannabinoid shop and you’re looking to expand your product offering to give your customers more choice, now is the time to begin your research in this area.