What are CBCV and CBGV?

Written by BlackbirdGo December 13, 2018
The Plant

In last week’s article, we learned about THCV and CBDV, two of the cannabinoids formed when divaronic acid combines with geranyl phosphate. This week, we’re learning about two other cannabinoids derived from divaronic acid: cannabichromevarin (CBCV) and cannabigerivarin (CBGV).

What is CBCV?

CBCV is a lesser-known cannabinoid found in the cannabis sativa plant. It is considered an analog of CBC, which means that they are very similar compounds that differ in a specific aspect. In the case of CBC and CBCV, their difference comes in their number of carbon rings. CBCV was discovered by researchers in 1975.

What are the medical benefits of CBCV?

Due to prohibition, there has not been adequate research into cannabinoids to conclusively list all of their potential benefits. It is assumed that CBCV would have similar medical properties to its analog CBC. Most notably, CBC has been linked to the overall health of the endocannabinoid system. Additionally, it promotes the body’s production of naturally occurring cannabinoids.

What is CBGV?

CBGV is a lesser-known cannabinoid found in the cannabis sativa plant. CBGV is considered an analog of CBG, meaning that it is a very similar chemical compound that only differs in a specific aspect. In the case of CBG and CBGV, that difference is in their carbon rings.

What are the medical benefits of CBGV?

Due to prohibition, there has not been enough research to conclusively list all of the potential benefits of CBGV. Because CBGV is an analog of CBG, it could have some of the same benefits associated with CBG. CBG has shown promise as an anti-bacterial as well as an analgesic. Additionally, it has done well in trial treatments of the following:

Where are CBCV and CBGV found?

Because of the high demand of other cannabinoids like THC and CBD, as well as the lack of information around other cannabinoids like CBCV and CBGV, it is difficult to find these lesser-known cannabinoids in high concentrations. It is believed that CBCV and CBGV can be found in higher concentrations in landrace strains, also known as indigenous or wild strains of cannabis. These are naturally occurring strains that grow in the wild and can be very difficult to find.

The Entourage Effect and Total Plant Medicine

Research suggests that the use of pure extracts of any cannabinoid or terpene is not as effective as when they are paired with other cannabinoids and terpenes. These compounds have a synergistic effect, working in tandem to interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system. Studies have shown that consistent use, as well as the use of a variety of cannabinoids at different potencies, shows better results in the treatment of various symptoms.

Think of it like taking a multivitamin—the increased and consistent levels of vitamins in your immune system promote the overall efficiency of your immune system and will show improvement over time. Similarly, research suggests that consistency of use of cannabinoids promotes the overall effectiveness of the endocannabinoid system.

The 300 levels are all about understanding the chemical components of cannabis and how you can use them to customize your cannabis experience. The next lesson is “WeEdu 310: What is Delta-8 THC?” where we’ll learn about other cannabinoids formed from divarinolic acid. Questions about cannabis? Comments or feedback? Just want to chat? Email us at joey.johnson@weedu.io or eric.johnson@weedu.io.


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