Chemical Composition of Medical Cannabis

The Cannabis sativa contains several chemicals that are used in a pharmaceutical manner. While there are many constituents of the cannabis plant, it has been suggested that no individual component works on its own. Instead, it may be the interplay of the individual constituents that together create the effectiveness of cannabis.


THC can be created synthetically in a laboratory, but as a stand-alone chemical, it’s not nearly as effective as the real thing. The technology offered by Clean Room Extracts allows for the extraction of all medical constituents from the cannabis plant, creating a more effective, natural, pharmaceutical product.


The diagram below illustrates the various chemicals and their medical application.

This list of constituents is certainly not exhaustive. Other constituents of the cannabis plant include nitrogenous compounds, amino acids, proteins, glycoproteins, enzymes, sugars and related compounds, hydrocarbons, simple alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, simple acids, fatty acids, simple esters, lactones, steroids, terpenes, non-cannabinoid phenols, flavonoids, vitamins and pigments, and elements. However, the majority of these compounds are not unique to cannabis, and are therefore not considered to be relevant in its medical application.

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