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Cannabinoid Clinic: THCVA

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

This article is brought to you by the new Higher Learning LV Core Cannabis course.


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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.

THCVA molecular structure

What is THCVA?

Tetrahydrocannabivarin acid (THCVA) is the varin-specific acidic precursor that morphs into THCV under the right environmental conditions. This minor cannabinoid was first isolated in 1977. However, since its discovery, little peer-reviewed scientific research has been conducted regarding this phytomolecule.

"Tetrahydrocannabivarin acid (THCVA) is the varin-specific acidic precursor that morphs into THCV under the right environmental conditions."

More research attention has been focused on THCV, the varin cannabinoid that results from this acidic precursor—a situation that is predicted to pervade into the future.

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