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Cannabichromene: What is CBC & How Does it Work?

If you read our guide on the CBGA cannabinoid, then you already know CBC is one of the three major cannabinoids. In this guide, we’ll explain:

  • What is CBC?
  • Where Does CBC Do and How Does it Work?
  • What’s the Difference Between CBD and CBC?
  • Where Can You Find CBC?

What is CBC?

Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. When CBGA is decarboxylated, it becomes CBCA, or or cannabichromenic acid, and finally converts to CBC. It’s believed that CBC is one of the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant. CBC, like other cannabinoids found in cannabis plants, continues to be studied.

What Does CBC Do and How Does It Work?

We talk a lot about cannabinoids and the body’s endocannabinoid system, including CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBC is unique because it binds with different receptors, including the vanilloid receptor 1 otherwise known as TRPV1, as well as the transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1).

In addition, there are several other veins of research being done on CBC. We know one thing for certain: CBC contributes to the entourage effect you experience when consuming cannabis. The entourage effect refers to the theory that all cannabinoids work together to create a unique effect in your body.  

What’s the Difference Between CBD and CBC?

The difference between CBD and CBC is easy: they’re completely different cannabinoids. They each have a unique molecular structure, and they each are being studied for how they interact with the human body. But it is important to explain that this research is relatively new. This means that we are unable to identify differences in the effects of CBD and CBC.

There are hundreds of cannabinoids out there! Read more about CBN, CBG, or CBL today.

Where Can You Find CBC?

Generally speaking, CBC may be available as part of a full-spectrum CBD product. This means you’re getting several different cannabinoids working together. If you’re interested in marijuana products that contain CBC, you’ll need to visit a licensed dispensary to purchase recreational or medical marijuana.

To learn more about CBC or to experience cannabis products that contain CBC, visit one of our licensed Verilife dispensary locations in your state. Our cannabis experts can share the ins and outs of CBC with you while helping you choose the right marijuana product and tools for you.

Recreational cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Ohio and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and certified patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.