CBC | What Is It and What Are Its Effects?
What is CBC?
Scientific Name: Cannabichromene
CBC is a cannabinoid considered by many to be similar to CBD. Some users have reported that it can strongly intensify the effects of THC. When CBC was discovered in the 70s it was the second most prominent chemical found in the cannabis plant. This has since changed now that modern producers focus on making plants that will come up with a high yield of THC, CBD, and other, more commercially lucrative cannabinoids.
Is CBC Safe & Legal?
CBC contains no psychoactive properties and should be legal thanks to the 2019 Farm Bill.
CBC is considered safe for consumption. Users should be cautious if they are considering using CBC as a THC enhancer, as results may vary and could potentially be considerably more intense than you are used to.
As with all cannabis extracts, it is also important to make sure that you buy your CBC from a reputable source.
It’s also worth mentioning that CBC has not been studied very much at this time. Some may wish to abstain until more is understood about the possible risks associated with this substance.
Does CBC Make You High?
CBC is non-psychoactive which means it will not make you high. Some people do report that it has mood-boosting potential, though these accounts are strictly circumstantial. Users who are looking for the euphoric properties of THC would be better served looking into a different cannabinoid.
Does CBC contain THC / CBD?
CBC does not contain THC.
CBC Side Effects
Currently, CBC has not been studied enough to determine what, if any side effects CBC produces. People who are unsure if CBC is right for them may wish to speak with their doctor before integrating it into their routine. Note that some cannabinoids have been associated with lowered blood pressure, meaning a risk may exist for heart patients.
CBC is currently being studied for a wide range of different medical applications. It has been shown to reduce inflammation in mice, making some scientists hopeful that it could eventually be integrated into pain management treatment somewhere down the line.
Similarly, it has also been studied for its potential to relieve pain brought on by nerve damage.
Additionally, it is being studied for its potential to treat depression, skin conditions, migraines, insomnia, certain cancers, and even bacterial infections.
Unfortunately, most of these studies are still in their early stages and it could be many years before CBC is officially recommended as a treatment for any condition. Of course, it also may never happen at all.
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