Updated: Jan 22, 2021
Everyone has heard of CBD and THC but there is a whole list a mile long of cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant. One such cannabinoid is Cannabielsoin or CBE for short.
So what exactly is CBE and what are its potential benefits?
According to the Cannabis Economy, CBE "is one of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant". Unlike THC, this specific cannabinoid will not get you high. In fact, CBE is commonly found in such trace amounts that it has been overlooked in favor of research for other cannabinoids such as CBG and CBN.
At the time of this writing, limited research has been done on CBE. The National Library of Medicine published a study conducted in 1989 concerning the biological formation of cannabielsoin from cannabidiol in guinea-pigs. This study helped conclude how CBE is metabolized in animals after ingesting CBD.
While research has been done to determine how CBE is formed, there is little to no research done to determine what the isolated benefits of CBE are. Part of the reasoning behind this is that CBE is found in such trace amounts, that it has been difficult to research in the past. However, with new technology, we have the potential to unlock those answers.
The Cannabis plant has a multitude of major and minor cannabinoids. CBD, THC, CBE, and others each have their own unique benefits that make them stand out on their own. As we continue to legalize marijuana and conduct in-depth research, we discover new uses for individual cannabinoids. With time, we will be able to discover the full potential of CBE.