CBCVA

(Cannabichromevarinic Acid)

About

CBCVA (Cannabichromevarinic Acid) is the carboxyl short-chain acid homologue of CBC, the least researched of the major five cannabinoid groups (including THC, CBD, CBG, CBN). It is synthesized from CBGVA, produced in parallel with THCVA (dominant in marijuana) and CBDVA (dominant in hemp).

CBCVA occurs at very small concentrations naturally and remains federally illegal, so very little is available for study. While interesting in its own right, it has not been a priority for researchers due to its minimal natural presence.

Decarboxylting CBCVA with heat or light neutralizes its acid and yields CBCV in its more usable form. Little is known about CBCV and CBCVA, but it’s reasonable to assume they share some of CBC’s exciting properties and that they deserve significantly more study.

 

Potential Uses & Benefits

Because of its relative rarity, very little is known about CBCVA‘s direct effects. It is reasonable to believe however that it shares traits with its more prevelant cannabinoid cousin, CBC

CBC is currently being studied for its potential to fight tumors, acne, and Crohn’s, and may have significant synergistic qualities due to its ability to bind to receptors outside of the classic cannabinoid system.

Forbidden V - high CBDV strain

A synthesis product of CBGA alongside THCA and CBDA, CBCA is produced in relatively-low quantities in most hemp and marijuana strains. CBCA and CBC occur most prevalent in marijuana strains grown in the tropics.

Cannabinoid Pre-Cursors

Synthesized Cannabinoids

Oxidized Cannabinoids

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