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Cannabis is one powerful plant.
It's a manufacturing machine. It makes a special class of compounds called cannabinoids, producing the most familiar cannabinoid molecules, THC and CBD, in abundance.
Just how many it produces is up for debate, but some researchers estimate that the plant produces over 100 different cannabinoid compounds.
In fact, just recently, researchers discovered two new compounds to add to the list.
These newbies are cousins of THC and CBD.
But as I've learned, add a carbon atom here or an oxygen atom there, and you dramatically change the way the molecule interacts with the human body.
However, each of these compounds - and the possible combinations - represent phenomenal opportunities for medical researchers.
About the Author
Don Yocham is Executive Director for the National Institute of Cannabis Investors (The Institute) and Director of Cannabis Investing Research for Money Map Press. Before starting his role with the Institute, he was the Head of Private Deals for the publication Cannabis Venture Syndicate. From his first foray into the trading pits of Chicago to introducing institutional investors to entirely new markets in the early 2000s, Don has pretty much covered the entire field of investing in his 25-year career. In the depths of the financial crisis, when the typical investor had lost more than half of their money, his portfolios were up.