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Cannabinoid Clinic: CBC

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

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Welcome to Cannabinoid Clinic, an education project powered by Higher Learning LV. This series provides cannabis and hemp industry professionals with easily digested cannabinoid profiles that ask little of your time—but provide plenty of science-based information.

There are two categories of cannabinoids: Phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids are those produced by cannabis/marijuana/hemp, while endocannabinoids are made by the human body. This series covers both.

CBC molecular structure

What is CBC?

Cannabichromene (CBC) is the result of CBCA, the acidic precursor for this particular cannabinoid. Interestingly, CBC is considered both a major and minor cannabinoid due to its commonality (it is present in most cannabis and hemp cultivars) and because it is typically present in volumes of under one percent, respectively. Although not psychoactive, anecdotal testimonies and scientific research has revealed that CBC may help patients suffering from pain, depression, and the various outcomes of inflammation.

"CBC is special because it helps prevent the breakdown and degradation of endocannabinoids such as anandamide and 2-AG."

First isolated in 1966 by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and Y. Geoni in Israel, CBC is special because it helps prevent the breakdown and degradation of endocannabinoids such as anandamide and 2-AG. These cannabinoids, in turn, can decrease depression and lower pain. Thus, CBC has an indirect positive outcome on symptoms such as major depressive disorder and pain experienced by millions of patients.

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