Cannabichromene (CBC)

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Also called CBC, cannabichromene is a type of marijuana cannabinoid that is non-intoxicating, so it does not produce a euphoric high like THC. Because it binds weakly to CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain, it is non-intoxicating. However, CBC binds to other receptors in the body, including TRPV1 (vanilloid receptor 1) and TRPA1 (transient receptor potential ankyrin 1), all of which are involved in pain perception.

As a stand-alone cannabinoid, CBC has various advantages. However, research suggests that it is most effective when combined with other cannabinoids because of the entourage effect. The entourage effect is based on the assumption that individual cannabinoids give more as a group than they do alone.

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