What is CBDV
Cannabidivarin, also known as CBDV, was first discovered by Vollner in 1969. Even though CBDV is similar to CBD, these two cannabinoids are very different. The major difference from a chemical standpoint is that CBDV is the varin form of CBD. CBDV in the Cannabis plant and hemp plant is often found in some strains known as “South African landrace sativa strains”. Recently hemp cultivators have been working towards getting a higher cannabinoid content in hemp flower, and CBDV is one of those specific cannabinoids that people are now getting to try in small amounts.
What is THCV
Tetrahydrocannabivarin, also known as THCV, was discovered between 1971 and 1973. THCV is considered to be the varin version of THC. THCV is also found in the same “South African landrace sativa strains” mentioned earlier. Durban Poison is considered to be one of the most popular SALSS (South African landrace sativa strains) with a high content of THCV compared to other Cannabis plants.
CBDV and THCV effects
Before we get into the effects, let's talk about Varinolic cannabinoids briefly. These particular cannabinoids are actually considered a subfamily that have three carbons on their alkyl side chains. The amount of carbon in their alkyl chains has to do with how each of these cannabinoids bind to receptors. CBDV is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that works excellent for issues with inflammation as well as mood stabilization. When CBDV is compared to CBD, it is theorized that CBD works better with your endocannabinoid system, whereas CBDV works better with TRP channels that are having issues. Some of these issues include migraines, certain forms of epilepsy and neuropathic pain. THCV is a psychoactive cannabinoid that is considered by the majority of people that have tried it to be less psychoactive than Delta 9 THC. THCV also suppresses your appetite instead of creating one like other Deltas. Many describe the effects of THCV to be stimulating like the effects of a Sativa strain. THCV may even help with anxiety in small doses, regular THC normally can cause some people anxiety.
CBDV and THCV Drug test
CBDV and THCV will make you fail a drug test. If you do have to consider taking any drug tests, it is not recommended to intake any form of THC. CBDV and THCV can stay in your system in regards to a drug test anywhere from 2 to 3 months on average. Each person's endocannabinoid system works differently so the length of time it stays in your system may vary.
Are they safe?
CBDV and THCV are 100% safe. They are both readily found in both the Cannabis and Hemp plants. You can also find these cannabinoids in the form of isolate as well . 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 a scannable QR code.
Are they legal?
CBDV and THCV are both 100% legal according to the 2018 Farm Bill as long as they are hemp derived. THCV can be derived from Delta 8 THC or Delta 9 THC. 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 CBDV and THCV you are receiving is compliant.