Cannabichromenic acid (CBCa) is the acidic version of Cannabichromene (CBC). CBCa is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found within the cannabis plant. It is produced when Cannabigerolic acid (CBGa) goes through the process of degradation. The process of degradation is when a compound is exposed to heat or UV lights, which results in the original compound taking on a different molecular structure
After CBCa is created, it can go through the process of degradation too. After that, cannabinoids like CBC, Cannabicyclol (CBL), and cannabicyclolic acid (CBLA) are formed. This fact shows the importance that CBCa has on medical cannabis. If CBCa did not go through the process of degradation, many beneficial cannabinoids would not be here today.
Though there were not many studies on the effects CBCa has on the human body when it was first discovered, research is coming out in increasing amounts. Recently it was discovered that CBCa holds anti-inflammatory properties, a fact that could help many people struggling with conditions caused by inflammation, such as arthritis.
It has also been shown that CBCa is anti-fungal which may allow it to be useful in the treatment of a variety of issues like ringworm, candidiasis, and even athlete’s foot. There is still much research that needed to be done on CBCa.
However, the cannabinoids non-acidic version, CBC has had a wealth of research conducted on it, and It is safe to assume that CBCa has similar benefits as its child cannabinoid, CBC. It is important for CBCa to be researched more before using it as an alternative medication. In a study done in 2006, it was discovered that CBC has potential cancer-fighting properties. Even better, CBC is known to be the second-best cannabinoid for reducing or stopping the growth of new cancer cells
CBC naturally increases the body’s own endocannabinoids to promote health and well-being. This fact may be responsible for some its cancer-fighting properties. If researchers found this to be accurate for CBCa, it could bring a robust and life-saving new therapy for patients undergoing treatment for different types of cancers. However, it is important to understand that much more research is needed on CBCa before it can be utilized in this way. Legalization of marijuana will open more avenues to researchers who would like to study lesser understood cannabinoids like CBCa.