EXPLORING CBDV - CANNABIDIVARIN
CBDV has many similar properties as CBD. It is not a psychoactive compound and it also has a very similar molecular structure.
IS CBDV THE SAME AS CBD?
- CBDV AND CBD CONTAIN SIMILAR PROPERTIES. LIKE MANY OF THE OTHER CANNABINOIDS PRESENT IN MARIJUANA AND HEMP, IT IS NOT A PSYCHOACTIVE COMPOUND.
- SOME PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM ANXIETY HAVE FOUND THAT THEY CANNOT TOLERATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA VERY WELL. THE HIGHER LEVELS OF THC (DELTA-8-THC AND DELTA-9-THC) CAN ACTUALLY INCREASE ANXIETY BECAUSE THE HIGH EFFECT THAT INDUCES A PARANOIA CAN ALSO CAUSE ANXIETY TO BECOME FAR WORSE. CBD HAS A MUCH BETTER IMPACT ON ANXIETY, AND CBDV SEEMS TO ALSO HAVE THIS SAME POSITIVE EFFECT FOR THOSE WITH PTSD AND ANXIETY.
- CBD AND CBDV ALSO SEEM TO GO HAND IN HAND. IN MARIJUANA WITH HIGH LEVELS OF CBD, YOU’LL ALSO FIND HIGH LEVELS OF CBDV. THEY SEEM TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH EACH OTHER. INDICA STRAINS FROM MEXICO, PAKISTAN, AND AREAS OF NORTHERN INDIA ARE STARTING TO SHOW UP WITH HIGHER LEVELS OF CBDV BUT THERE JUST SIMPLY IS VERY LITTLE RESEARCH TO SHOW FOR CBDV AS OF YET.
” Indica strains from Mexico, Pakistan, and areas of Northern India are starting to show up with higher levels of CBDV.”
WHAT DOES CBDV DO IN THE BODY?
We know that CBDV has reduced seizure activity in some people, according to research performed in 2013 which induced seizures via chemicals to observe the effects of CBDV, specifically.
In 2014, a team of Italian scientists discovered that CBDV was capable of reducing the length of seizures and how powerful they were, when experimenting with rats which were induced into having seizures.
Additional research has concluded that CBDV was able to reduce nausea in lab rats. However, much more research is necessary to be conclusive.
CBDV is currently in clinical trials to be used as an anti-seizure medication for adults with epilepsy.
“In 2014, a team of Italian scientists discovered that CBDV was capable of reducing the length of seizures and how powerful they were, when experimenting with rats which were induced into having seizures.”
Some of the conditions CBDV is actively being used for, with positive results, include:
- Multiple Sclerosis
CBDV is potentially going to help with brain function, based on some trials that showed mice were able to recover psychological and behavioral issues. There also appears to be some potential in using CBDV for muscular dystrophy which may lead to potential treatments in the future with further research.
HOW DOES ONE GET CBDV?
Due to the fact that CBDV is a non-psychoactive compound, it is legal by itself. If you are using medical marijuana, you’ll find it more in Indica strains fo cannabis.
If you are using CBD oils, you’ll find CBDV within full-spectrum oils which contain some of all of the cannabinoids, including up to .03% THC.
CBDV isolates are being produced, though not on a mass scale, and are much harder to find. Many are limited to research and clinical trials where it can be studied.
CBD oils are available in all fifty states presently. Medical marijuana is currently available in eight states, with more states considering resolutions to legalize medical marijuana in the near future.
If you live in a state that sells medical marijuana, and you qualify, you can seek an Indica strain that specifically has higher percentages of CBDV.
Keep in mind that staff in dispensaries are trained to know the strains, the cannabinoids, and their various medicinal uses.