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Cannabinoid Clinic: CBCVA

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

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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.

CBCVA molecular structure

What is CBCVA?

Cannabichromevarinic acid (CBCVA) is a minor cannabinoid and the acidic precursor to the varin cannabinoid cannabichromevarin (CBCV). Like all other varin-specific acidic precursors in hemp and cannabis, it is created by a universal acidic precursor, cannabigerovarinic acid (CBGVA).

"CBCVA conveys no psychotropic effects and features an acceptable safety profile."

Like its neutral analog cannabichromene (CBC) and varin version CBCV, CBCVA conveys no psychotropic effects and features an acceptable safety profile. The same cannot be said for all varin cannabinoids, however, as THCV conveys psychoactivity, particularly at strong doses.

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