MOLECULAR VS WHOLE PLANT CBD …WP-CBD??

When I advise a patient to take, say, 10 mg of CBD, they can dose out exactly 10 mg of CBD. However, it is much more than just CBD.

As I have discussed many times, Whole Plant CBD/THC, contains hundreds of minor cannabinoids, terpenes, plant waxes, carbohydrates and as many as 1000 unique molecules in total according to Dr. Raphael Mechoulam’s lab.

So, it is no surprise that dosing of Whole Plant CBD is quite different than dosing molecular CBD. I have been almost accused of cheating by using Whole Plant. If that is cheating, I am a cheater. I think taking a tiny piece of a molecule based upon a naturally occurring molecule and patenting it, is cheating.

So, we really need different terms for Whole Plant CBD vs Molecular CBD.

Since molecular CBD is just the single molecule, let’s leave it as just CBD or THC.

If the cannabinoids are extracted as a part of a true Whole Plant oil/extract, let’s consider:

WP-THC

WP-CBD

Thoughts??

Author
Allan Frankel, MD

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