What is CBC??

What is CBC and what does it do?

Hey folks! Back again with more cannabis knowledge so you can amaze friends at parties. This week we’re going to be talking about cannabinoids again. While we touched on the big players (THC, CBD, CBG and CBN) in an earlier blog post, we didn’t touch on one of the minor cannabinoids that’s been recently making waves due to its promising medical benefits and its contribution to the entourage effect. As is always the case when talking about the potential medicinal benefits of cannabis, we are not medical professionals and are not in the business of prescribing or advocating cannabis as a cure for anything aside from boredom. While cannabis does have some apparent medicinal benefits, we’re not qualified to make those calls. Anyway, onto the info!

CBC eh?

While it’s not going to be broadcasting hockey night in Canada, but this cannabinoid is still worth tuning into. CBC in this case stands for Cannabichromene, and it is cannabinoid that is non-intoxicating, much like its cousins CBG and CBD. It does however appear to work in conjunction with other cannabinoids to balance the effects of THC and helps to provide a well rounded euphoric high.  It bonds very well with the receptors in our body that manage pain awareness, so it has great potential for analgesic effects.  in conjunction with THC would make for a nice, relaxing high.

Health Benefits

While the entourage effect is neat and all, CBC becomes far more interesting when one looks at its potential medicinal benefits. The human endocannabinoid system produces a cannabinoid called anandamide which has shown promise as a potential cancer fighter due to its ability to reduce inflammation and growth of tumor cells. CBC has a unique quality that increases the amount of time that anandamide remains in our system and as such, is being looked at as a means to continue the fight against cancer.

Fun side note, CBC has been shown to help inhibit acne. Which would have been nice for me 20 years ago when that was a major concern, but at least future generations can potentially avoid the trial by fire that is being 14 and having a mad case of pizza face.

Sounds useful!

It really does! We’re excited as all get out to learn more about the benefits of minor cannabinoids as the research train continues. The more we learn, the more we realize that minor cannabinoids have been underappreciated for far too long while THC hogged all the attention.

Going forward, keep an eye out for CBC and other minor cannabinoids so you can refine your cannabis pallet and enjoy the wellness and other benefits that they bring to the table!


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