Cannabinoid believed to be appetite suppressing and a possible diabetes treatment
Amsterdam, March 2020 – Dutch Passion, the pioneering seed company from the Netherlands, has introduced yet another innovation: a THCV feminised seed strain. It is the world’s first stabilized THCV-rich cannabis seed variety that will generate harvests with 6-8% of THCV and a similar level of THC. This week, a few thousand seeds were delivered to a limited number of licenced producers worldwide. As the name suggests THCV, or Tetrahydrocannabivarin, is very closely related to THC. In high amounts, THCV has a euphoric mood lift like THC, but is also thought to dampen some of the effects of THC. More seeds will soon be available, enabling further research of its medicinal purposes. At this stage, THCV is believed to be appetite suppressing and a possible treatment for diabetes.
Very useful bio-potential
THCV is usually only a minor cannabinoid found in cannabis, that is known for its elevated quantities of THC and CBD. Dutch Passion’s THCV seed variety is the result of many years of breeding and selection through numerous generations of plants. Year after year, the dried buds became gradually richer in THCV. Expectations for the medical uses of cannabis remain very high and are still growing fast. Research on the effects of THCV is already underway and the cannabinoid is thought to be appetite suppressing, with roles in the metabolic process.
Eric Siereveld, CEO of Dutch Passion: “There are over a hundred cannabinoids and it’s quite remarkable that so far only THC and CBD have had any significant scientific research. With our new introduction, there is a welcome new member to the select club. Typical varieties of cannabis commonly available have some THCV in them, but usually only at trace levels. Not anymore. We have just distributed the first few thousand seeds to world wide licensed producers and more will follow. This cannabinoid can be used like any other: you can smoke it, make tea, oil, pills or candy out of it – anything you want really. At Dutch Passion we are very proud of our new product, but at the same time we keep looking at ways to develop seeds rich in other cannabinoids. This magical plant has got much more to offer!”
About Dutch Passion Seed Company
Dutch Passion Seed Company has a rich history and over thirty years of experience in the cannabis industry. Having won over fifty Cannabis Cups, it is one of the world’s oldest cannabis seedbanks, inventor of feminised seeds and one of the few remaining original seed companies, offering a range of original classic cannabis varieties as well as some of the very best new strains, available in Regular, Feminised as well as Autoflower seeds. Their Super Sativa Seed Club was one of the first seed banks in the world. Co-founder Karel Schelfhout is an expert in the art of breeding, who also founded BioTabs, organic plant nutrition, and is the author of The Bio Grow Book. Click here for more on Dutch Passion and here for SSSC.