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Cannabinoid Clinic: CBDVA

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.

CBDVA molecular structure


What is CBDVA?

Cannabidivarinic acid (CBDVA) is a specialized minor cannabinoid that serves as the acidic precursor that morphs into the varin cannabinoid CBDV under the right environmental conditions. This molecule belongs to a small family of closely related cannabinoids that includes cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA).


"CBDVA has demonstrated anticonvulsant efficacy that may make it of value in the treatment of epilepsy, particularly childhood Dravet syndrome."

CBDVA was discovered in 1977 by Japanese researchers (along with the other varin-specific acidic precursors, THCVA and CBGVA). This cannabinoid has demonstrated anticonvulsant efficacy that may make it of value in the treatment of epilepsy, particularly childhood Dravet syndrome.


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