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What is Cannabidivarin (CBDV)?

CBDV or cannabidivarin is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. But there’s more to it than just that. In this guide, we’ll discuss:

  • What is CBDV?
  • Where is CBDV Found?
  • What’s the Difference Between CBD and CBDV?
  • Where Can You Find CBDV?

What is CBDV?

CBDV, like CBD, is a unique cannabinoid that contributes to the entourage effect, the belief that all cannabinoids and terpenes work together to create the effects you feel when consuming cannabis. Like CBD, CBDV is also being studied for its potential effects on the endocannabinoid system.

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Where is CBDV Found?

CBDV is found in cannabis plants. However, the cannabis plants that contain CBDV tend to be of the Cannabis indica landrace variety. These are some of the original marijuana strains from the Afghanistan and Pakistan regions.  

What’s the Difference Between CBD vs CBDV?

There aren’t many differences between CBD and CBDV, likely because CBDV is simply a derivative of CBD. It’s also possible that the reason we don’t know much about their differences is because CBDV hasn’t really been studied a great deal.

Scientifically, one of the clear differences between the two lies in the molecular structure. While it is incredibly similar, CBDV has a propyl chain and CBD has a pentyl chain.

The final difference may just be in public awareness. While most people have heard of CBD, they haven’t heard of CBDV. As cannabinoids continue to increase in popularity, we expect this to change. And, with any luck, that will lead to more research being done on this unique cannabinoid.  

Where Can You Find CBDV

To find cannabis products that contain CBDV, visit one of our Verilife locations. Our cannabis experts are available to answer your questions and help you find the right marijuana products, tools, and even cannabis beverages, 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 Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and medical marijuana patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.