The federal government is recruiting researchers to investigate how the dozens of other lesser-known cannabinoids and terpenes work and whether they can treat pain.
It will be a profound undertaking for any interested individuals. There are in excess of 110 known cannabinoids and 120 terpenes, not many of which have been broadly studied. The federal research project will cover all “minor cannabinoids,” which is characterized as something besides THC, according to a pair of funding notices published by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health this week.
But there’s still a lot of work to be done to fully understand the mechanisms through which each cannabinoid and terpene influences pain.