What is CBV?
Updated: Jan 23
There are hundreds of cannabinoids that can be found in the cannabis plant. Besides THC, CBD, and CBN, there is a plethora of cannabinoids science is only beginning to explore. One such cannabinoid is Cannabivarin or CBV for short.
According to Marijuana Doctors, CBV "is a chemical compound that is the second most occurring and abundant of the cannabinoids in Cannabis sativa." Much like CBN and CBD, it is found in high enough quantities that we have been able to dive into the specific benefits this cannabinoid has to offer.
Unlike THC, CBV is nonpsychoactive. In fact, according to another article by Marijuana Doctors, CBV also has a similar structure to CBN.
And like many of its fellow cannabinoids, research on CBV is still preliminary. This is in part due to past cannabis laws. However, with laws changing seemingly daily, cannabis research is becoming more easily attainable.
According to CBD Resource, "CBV and other cannabinoids have been closely associated with the treatment of cancer, psychiatric or other mental disorders, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or chronic pain."
While CBV has shown potential, there is no rock-solid evidence that CBV can cure or treat any condition or illness. More research is needed to turn a potential into a definite. However, since CBV is found in larger quantities than CBT and CBL, it will be easier to find the answers we need.