Part 1: What is CBC (Cannabichromene)?

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Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Cannabichromene (CBC) is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in cannabis, and while it is lesser known, it is actually the second most prevalent cannabinoid in the marijuana plant. It is a non-psychoactive, and like THC, CBC gets converted from its acidic form when it is exposed to heat through a process called decarboxylation. CBC does not bind well to the cannabinoid receptors in the body, but it is able to bind with a number of other receptors in the body, like vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1). Activating these receptors increases endocannabinoid presence in the body and interrupts the natural processes that degrade them. This indirectly activates cannabinoid receptors by enhancing receptor activity of naturally-occurring cannabinoids. 

Check back Monday to learn about the various ways CBC can be utilized for medicinal purposes. This information has been provided by Leaf Science and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.