Unlike THC, decarboxylated THCV does not get its user high and may even surpress appetites – acting opposite the well-known “munchies” effect of its non-varinic counterpart.
Its carboxyl acid parent THCVA is synthesized from the varinic originator cannabinoid enzyme CBGVA over the course of its source-plant’s lifetime. These same CBGVA stores form in opposition to the more dominant CBGA, and aside from THCVA they can become CBDVA, CBCVA, or others. Like with the non-varinic cannabinoids, THCVA is most present in marijuana strains, with CBDVA dominating among the varinic carboxyl acids in mature hemp.
Potential Uses & Benefits
THCV is interesting for the fact that it’s a chemical homolog of THC that does not get you high.
More interestingly, it has been observed to have appetite-suppressing effects and is being studies for potential ability to fight obesity or Type II Diabetes.
Strains like those grown on ours and other hemp farms are federally-licensed hemp, containing less than 0.3% THC, and even less THCV.