What is cannabichromene (CBC)?

Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021

In 2021, most people have heard of THC and CBD — two of the most abundant and medically relevant cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. But how much do you know about CBC?

Cannabichromene — AKA CBC — is another of the “big six” cannabinoids found in cannabis, made from the same “cannabinoid stem cell” as CBD and THC: cannabigerol (CBG). It’s a compound that’s starting to become more popular as a supplement, having been shown to offer a variety of unique health benefits.

CBC’s mood-elevating properties are about ten times more effective than CBD. It helps the brain produce more of its “bliss” molecule, anandamide. Anandamide is normally broken down by an enzyme in the body. Once broken down, it no longer offers its blissful benefits. People that naturally produce less of the enzyme have more anandamide, are happier, and experience less fear and anxiety, as a result.

It’s non-psychoactive (it won’t get you high), so there is growing interest in studying CBC for a variety of other therapeutic uses, including acne, inflammation, pain relief, epilepsy, cancer, and IBS. It’s also sensitive to heat and light, so the CBC content of plants is variable. Since it’s formed from the same precursor as more common cannabinoids, its level is typically low in cannabis plants.

Of course, CBC is one of the many cannabinoids that can be found in our gummies. If you’re looking for one of our batches that’s high in CBC, try 211 (Project 13), 213 (Hell’s Peaches), or 286 (Concord Crush).