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Cannabis tea revisited: a systematic evaluation of the cannabinoid composition of cannabis tea.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2007 Aug 15; 113(1):85-90.JE

Abstract

Cannabis is one of the oldest known medicinal plants, and a large variety of biological activities have been described. The main constituents, the cannabinoids, are thought to be most important for these activities. Although smoking of cannabis is by far the most common way of consumption, a significant part of medicinal users consume it in the form of a tea. However, not much is known about the composition of cannabis tea, or the effect of different parameters during preparation, handling or storage. In this study we used the high-grade cannabis available in Dutch pharmacies to study the cannabinoid composition of tea under standardized and quantitative conditions. Experimental conditions were systematically varied in order to mimic the possible variations made by medicinal users. During analysis there was a specific focus on the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol and its acidic precursor, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. Also the role of non-psychoactive cannabinoids as components of cannabis tea are discussed. The results obtained in this study provide a clear quantitative insight in the phytochemistry of cannabis tea preparation and can contribute to a better appreciation of this mode of cannabis administration.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Leiden University, Department of Pharmacognosy, Gorlaeus Laboratories, Leiden, The Netherlands. Ahazekamp@rocketmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17604926

Citation

Hazekamp, Arno, et al. "Cannabis Tea Revisited: a Systematic Evaluation of the Cannabinoid Composition of Cannabis Tea." Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 113, no. 1, 2007, pp. 85-90.
Hazekamp A, Bastola K, Rashidi H, et al. Cannabis tea revisited: a systematic evaluation of the cannabinoid composition of cannabis tea. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007;113(1):85-90.
Hazekamp, A., Bastola, K., Rashidi, H., Bender, J., & Verpoorte, R. (2007). Cannabis tea revisited: a systematic evaluation of the cannabinoid composition of cannabis tea. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 113(1), 85-90.
Hazekamp A, et al. Cannabis Tea Revisited: a Systematic Evaluation of the Cannabinoid Composition of Cannabis Tea. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007 Aug 15;113(1):85-90. PubMed PMID: 17604926.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cannabis tea revisited: a systematic evaluation of the cannabinoid composition of cannabis tea. AU - Hazekamp,Arno, AU - Bastola,Krishna, AU - Rashidi,Hassan, AU - Bender,Johan, AU - Verpoorte,Rob, Y1 - 2007/05/24/ PY - 2006/10/17/received PY - 2007/04/18/revised PY - 2007/05/01/accepted PY - 2007/7/3/pubmed PY - 2007/11/14/medline PY - 2007/7/3/entrez SP - 85 EP - 90 JF - Journal of ethnopharmacology JO - J Ethnopharmacol VL - 113 IS - 1 N2 - Cannabis is one of the oldest known medicinal plants, and a large variety of biological activities have been described. The main constituents, the cannabinoids, are thought to be most important for these activities. Although smoking of cannabis is by far the most common way of consumption, a significant part of medicinal users consume it in the form of a tea. However, not much is known about the composition of cannabis tea, or the effect of different parameters during preparation, handling or storage. In this study we used the high-grade cannabis available in Dutch pharmacies to study the cannabinoid composition of tea under standardized and quantitative conditions. Experimental conditions were systematically varied in order to mimic the possible variations made by medicinal users. During analysis there was a specific focus on the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol and its acidic precursor, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. Also the role of non-psychoactive cannabinoids as components of cannabis tea are discussed. The results obtained in this study provide a clear quantitative insight in the phytochemistry of cannabis tea preparation and can contribute to a better appreciation of this mode of cannabis administration. SN - 0378-8741 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17604926/Cannabis_tea_revisited:_a_systematic_evaluation_of_the_cannabinoid_composition_of_cannabis_tea_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378-8741(07)00240-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -