Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA)

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Chemical compound

Cannabidiolic acid[Cannabidiolic ˈæsɪd]


Cannabis and hemp create a variety of chemicals, including CBDA (cannabidiolic acid). It is abundant in the live plants of CBD types, and when exposed to heat, it changes to the more well-known cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol).

CBDA is converted to CBD when the cannabis plant is exposed to heat or sunlight during decarboxylation. In other words, CBDA is the unprocessed version of CBD.

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