Cannabidivarin (CBDV)

Last Updated: August 13, 2018

Definition - What does Cannabidivarin (CBDV) mean?

Cannabidivarin (CBDV) is a phytocannabinoid that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant. Its levels within the plant vary widely. Normally, if a cannabis strain contains high levels of cannabidiol (CBD), then it will also have elevated levels of cannabidivarin.

Marijuana plants with the highest concentrations of CBDV are landrace indica strains found in regions of northwest India and Pakistan. Some Mexican varieties also have elevated CBDV levels.

MaximumYield explains Cannabidivarin (CBDV)

Cannabidivarin (CBDV) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. Like CBD, CBDV has seven double bond isomers and 30 stereoisomers.

Commonly, if a cannabis plant has high levels of CBD and CBDV then it will have low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBDV has shown great promise in the treatment of epilepsy and is currently being widely researched. GW Pharmaceuticals and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals have filed a joint patent on a CBDV rich, whole-plant concentrate that they intend to ultimately use to treat epilepsy. It is also being studied as a treatment option for nausea and bone repair.

Cannabis is believed to be the only plant that produces CBDV. It is not too abundant in mainstream cannabis strains, so it's often hard to come by.

CBDV is a cannabinoid, one of more than 100 active chemical components in the cannabis plant.

This definition was written in the context of Cannabis
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