What is CBC?
CBC also known as Cannabichromene was first discovered in 1966 by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and Y. Gaoni. In an interesting situation, later that year Dr. Claussen, Von Spulak, & Korte also found CBC so they often tend to share the credit of discovering this particular cannabinoid. CBC is also considered one of the “big six” cannabinoids, a group of cannabinoids that is noted to have the biggest effect on the human body.
What are its effects?
CBC is a cannabinoid that actually works with the CB2 receptor, unlike other cannabinoids that work with the CB1 receptor. What this means is that CBC can help stimulate your body’s natural endocannabinoids, like anandamide, also known as the “bliss” molecule. It is also considered to be a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. A study actually showed that CBC is extremely beneficial in assisting with inflammation issues. (source) Please remember each individual's endocannabinoid system does work differently. Ingesting a capsule may take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to feel any effects.
Is CBC safe?
CBC is 100% safe. It is readily found in both the Cannabis and Hemp plant. You can also find it in distillate form by itself or in some Delta 8 THC. One of the most important things to remember before intaking any cannabinoids is to make sure they are purchased from a reputable source that includes lab results from a third party. All of our products include lab results from a third party that quantifies our findings in our products. These labs are available on our website as well as the scannable QR code.
Will taking CBC make you fail a drug test?
CBC is a cannabinoid that will most likely fail a drug test even though it is not considered psychoactive. If you intake CBC, it can stay in your system for up to three months depending on factors like your endocannabinoid system and body fat. We also do not recommend operating heavy machinery or driving under the influence of CBC (Cannabichromene).
CBC vs CBD
CBC has a similar lineage as CBD, they both convert from CBGA, then it comes CBCA (the acid form of CBC), and lastly after once CBCA is exposed to heat or UV light, a process known as decarboxylation, it becomes CBC. CBD also follows a similar process, it also converts from CBGA, but instead, it turns into CBDA. After the process of decarboxylation mentioned above, it is then turned into CBD. Both cannabinoids share many similarities including being a part of the major six cannabinoids, as well as being non-psychoactive and also instrumental in the process of creating what is known as the “Entourage effect”. The “Entourage effect” is a group of cannabinoids working together to create a synergistic effort to benefit from all of the cannabinoids intaken. An interesting difference between CBC and CBD is that CBC actually has an affinity for the TRVP1 receptors, also known as the vanilloid receptors, whereas CBD has more of affinity to the CB1 and CB2 receptors. In short, CBC is supposed to be better at regulating bone density than CBD.
Is it legal?
CBC is 100% legal according to the 2018 Farm Bill as long as it is hemp derived. That act defines hemp as: “All derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent.” These regulations change on a regular basis, so we do recommend checking with your state's current guidelines before purchasing. Again, we would like to reiterate the importance of lab testing to ensure the CBC you are receiving is compliant.The following sources go more into depth on CBC. Source 1, Source 2.