Exploring CBCA:
Cannabichromenic Acid

Exploring CBCA

A Bit about Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are compounds found within the cannabis plants, which include hemp and marijuana. Thanks to the legalization of marijuana in California in 1996, research opportunities began to surface. More information was gained rapidly in regard to the two most common compounds found in cannabis. CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol – also known as THC-Delta-9 and THC-Delta-8) have nearly become household names.

THC Is a psychoactive compound. It makes you experience that euphoric high from smoking weed. CBD, on the other hand, still packs a punch to medical conditions and pain, without being a psychoactive compound. This drove the industry to isolate THC and remove it from oil extracted from the plants. When THC is removed, you are left with what is being marketed as CBD oil. This oil has exploded onto the market, with a dramatic rise since January of 2019, due to the new Farm Bill that made it much easier to become a marijuana cultivator or hemp cultivator.

“CBCA is one of 112 known cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. When decarboxylation methods are used to heat the compound, it breaks down to CBC, another cannabinoid.”

To grow either of these crops legally you must be certified to do so and heavily regulated. It isn’t easy to become a grower but due to the potential in a rapidly growing market, particularly, for hemp from which CBD is extracted, applications reached an all-time high in 2019. The number of applications in 2019 has risen over 300% from previous years.

With all of this attention and focus, research is starting to branch out and study the other cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant family.

Decriminalizing cannabis

 

Few would disagree with the claim that medical marijuana has been one of the biggest medical breakthroughs of our time. Many have lobbied and marched, attended “smoke-ins” and confronted lawmakers to push for the legalization of marijuana.

Thanks to this push, as of 2019, eight states have legalized the use of medical marijuana. Other states have reduced restrictions on what they’ve called ‘personal use’ marijuana. This essentially has reduced or eliminated possession penalties state-wide.

The Miracle of Anandamide

Further research has proven that CBC helps the cannabinoid receptors in the body, part of the (endo) cannabinoid system, to produce more anandamide.

Anandamide is a cannabinoid produced by the human body that has been proven to disallow breast cancer cells from multiplying and/or spreading – known as metastasis. When patients lose their battle with breast cancer, 90% of these cases were because the breast cancer metastasized. As you may imagine, scientists are eagerly researching CBCA for the role that it plays in this cycle as well.

CBCA – What Is It and What Does It Do?

CBCA is one of 112 known cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. When decarboxylation methods are used to heat the compound, it breaks down to CBC, another cannabinoid.

CBC has received a lot of recent attention and is particularly being looked at for the contributions it may make to cancer research. CBC has been tested on mice that have tumors. The tumors shrunk within weeks.

Additionally, when CBC was administered to shrews and rats with breast cancer, it was discovered that those tumors slowed in growth and were prevented from spreading. Further research has proven that CBC helps the cannabinoid receptors in the body, part of the (endo) cannabinoid system, to produce more anandamide.

Anandamide is a cannabinoid produced by the human body that has been proven to disallow breast cancer cells from multiplying and/or spreading – known as metastasis. When patients lose their battle with breast cancer, 90% of these cases were because the breast cancer metastasized. As you may imagine, scientists are eagerly researching CBCA for the role that it plays in this cycle as well.

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The Cannabis Terpene Terpinolene

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The Cannabis Terpene Trans-Nerolidol

Trans-Nerolidol a secondary terpene found in lemongrass, tea tree, and jasmine. It is being researched currently for use as an anti-parasitic and anti-fungal

The Cannabis Terpene Terpinene

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The Terpene Phytol

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The Terpene Pulegone

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Phellandrene

The Terpene Phellandrene

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The Terpene Nerolidol

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menthol

The Cannabis Terpene Menthol

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The Cannabis Terpene Isopulegol

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The Cannabis Terpene Isoborneol

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Guaiol

The Cannabis Terpene Guaiol

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Geranyl Acetate

The Cannabis Terpene Geranyl Acetate

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Fenchol

The Cannabis Terpene Fenchol

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cymene

The Cannabis Terpene Cymene

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cedrene

The Terpene Cedrene

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camphor

The Cannabis Terpene Camphor

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valencene

The Cannabis Terpene Valencene

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Terpineol_Terpene

The Cannabis Terpene Terpineol

What is Terpineol? What conditions can Terpineol treat? Where can the terpene Terpineol be found?
Ocimene Terpene

What is the Cannabis Terpene Ocimene

What is the cannabis terpene Ocimene? What is the medicinal potential of Ocimene? Where can the terpene Ocimene be found?

The Cannabis Terpene Myrcene

What is Myrcene? What conditions can Myrcene treat? Which cannabis strains contain Myrcene?
linalool

The Cannabis Terpene Linalool

This terpene has anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit those with arthritis or other autoimmune diseases, such as MS or Fibromyalgia.
limonene

The Cannabis Terpene Limonene

As the name seems to imply, the terpene known as Limonene is commonly associated with citrus fruits but is also produced by cannabis.
Humulene

The Cannabis Terpene Humulene

Humulene is a common terpene shared by cannabis and hops. Hops are the ingredient that gives beer its fragrant aroma and robust flavor.
The Cannabis Terpene Geraniol

The Cannabis Terpene Geraniol

Most commonly found in cannabis, rose oil, lemongrass, lemons and other fruits, Geraniol is a potent anti-fungal which also helps to regulate metabolism.

The Cannabis Terpene Delta 3 Carene

What is Delta 3 Carene? What conditions can Delta 3 Carene treat? Where is Delta 3 Carene found?
Caryophyllene

The Terpene Caryophyllene

What is Caryophyllene? What are the health benefits of Carophyllene? Which plants create Carophyllene?
Camphene_Cannabis_Terpene_Ginger

The Cannabis Terpene Camphene

What is Camphene? What are the health benefits of the cannabis terpene Camphene? From where else is Camphene derived?
Eucalyptol

The Terpene Eucalyptol

What is Eucalyptol? In which plants is Eucalyptol found? What are the health benefits of Eucalyptol?
Borneol is derived from Dryobalanops Aromatica

The Cannabis Terpene Borneol

Borneol is a terpene that is widely used in traditional Chinese Medicine. Referred to as “Moxa”, it is used for heart health, anxiety relief, and pain.
Alpha-pinene and Beta-pinene

The Cannabis Terpenes Alpha-pinene and Beta-pinene

What are the cannabis terpenes Alpha-pinene and Beta-pinene ? How do Alpha-pinene and Beta-pinene act within the body? What are the medicinal uses of Alpha-pinene and Beta-pinene?
Cannabis Terpene Bisabolol

About the Cannabis Terpene Bisabolol

What is the Cannabis Terpene Bisabolol? How is Bisabolol created? What are the medicinal benefits of Bisabolol?

What is Cannabigerolic Acid – CBGA?

What is CBGA- Cannabigerolic Acid ? What do we know about CBGA? What are the health benefits of CBGA?

What is Cannabigerovarin – CBGV?

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What is Cannabigerovarinic Acid- CBGVA?

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What is Cannabigerol? – CBG

CBG is another in a long list of cannabinoids that many people know absolutely nothing about, but you should. What is CBG? What is the medicinal potential of CBG?

What is Cannabinolic Acid – CBNA?

There is little is known about CBNA other than it is not a psychoactive. Presently, we can only surmise that it will have qualities similar to both THCA and CBN.

What is Cannabinol – CBN?

CBN, or Cannabinol, bears a large resemblance to CBD (cannabidiol) and provides a host of benefits when it is isolated. It shows a lot of promise, and companies are begging research facilities to explore this cannabinoid compound in greater detail.

What is Cannabichromevarin – CBCV?

What is CBCV? How does CBCV differ from CBC and other cannabinoids? What is the medicinal value of CBCV?

What is Cannabichromene – CBC?

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Cannabis-potency-testing-hemp-potency-testing- CBCA - Cannabichromenic Acid

What is Cannabichromenic Acid – CBCA?

CBCA is one of 112 known cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. When decarboxylation methods are used to heat the compound, it breaks down to CBC.

What is Cannabidivarinic Acid – CBDVA?

What is CBDVA - Cannabidivarinic Acid? How is CBDVA created? What are the medicinal benefits of Cannabidivarinic Acid?

What is Cannabidivarin – CBDV?

What is CBDV? Is CBDV the same as CBD? What is the medicinal potential of CBDV? Where can CBDV be found?

What is -Cannabidiolic Acid – CBDA?

CBDA is not only closely related to the compound CBD (cannabidiol) which is a well-known cannabinoid, it is the predecessor. CBD comes from CBDA.
CBD

What is Cannabidiol – CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a phytocompound found in cannabis plants. CBD is a cannabinoid compound which is known to bond with CB2 receptors of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). When CBD bonds with the CB2 receptors, a lipid is formed which helps do a number of things in the body.

What is Tetrahydrocannabivarin Carboxylic Acid – THCVA?

THCVA, in particular, joins the ranks of CBD, THC, CBC, CBGA, THCV and more cannabinoids that are being researched for their usefulness to the body. While CBD and THC are the most well-known of the cannabinoids, as science has continued to expand into cannabis research, and molecular isolation has improved, other cannabinoids have been able to be explored more fully.

What is Tetrahydrocannabivarin – THCV?

What is THCV? How does THCV differ from THC and THCVA? What is the medicinal value of THCV?

What is Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid – THCA?

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