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What is Cannabichromene (CBC)?

What is Cannabichromene (CBC)?

You’ve heard of CBD and CBN, but what is CBC? Keep reading to learn more about CBC, and why it’s taking the cannabis world by storm. 

Cannabichromene or CBC is another of the many powerful cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Discovered in the 1960s’, CBC is best known for its anti-inflammatory and potential medical uses. CBC is considered a sibling to CBD and THC because all three are made from CBG or cannabigerol. 

Today most cannabis plants contain low concentrations of CBC, with most only containing about 0.3%. Because of this, CBC products can be harder to find, but many hemp breeders are working to create plants with higher CBC content because of the many potential medical uses of this cannabinoid. 

Benefits of CBC

So, why use CBC? It turns out that this cannabinoid has a host of uses. Some of the most common benefits that users report include: 

  • Pain relief
  • Anti-acne
  • Mood elevation
  • Anxiety relief 

One of the biggest reasons CBC is currently in the spotlight is because it has shown immense promise in the medical world. Studies are being conducted on the viability of CBC as a treatment for cancer, depression, and inflammation, and research is being done on how this compound could positively affect brain cells. However, more research still needs to be done on the full impacts of CBC, and unfortunately, we may not know just how powerful this cannabinoid really is for several years. 

CBC as a Topical Treatment

Some research has shown that CBC can be powerful when used topically. While CBD has been known to be an effective anti-acne treatment, it appears that CBC has stronger anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and therefore anti-acne properties. If you already own a CBD tincture, try applying it topically along with CBC for a powerful anti-acne treatment, as the two cannabinoids work well in tandem. 

While CBC tinctures can be great topical treatments, it’s important to be mindful of what oils your tincture contains. Oils like jojoba and rosehip are known to be non-comedogenic, meaning they are less likely to break you out, but oils like coconut and soybean, while still safe to use on skin, are more comedogenic. When using any tincture as a topical treatment, be sure to test the product on a small patch of skin first and immediately cease use if a rash or irritation occurs.  

Will CBC Get Me High?

Unlike delta 8 and delta 9, CBC is not psychoactive, meaning that you will not get high no matter how much you consume. This is because like CBD, CBC does not bind well to CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain. However, some of the pain-relieving benefits of CBC have been shown to be heightened when combined with THC, which binds to CB1 receptors. 

How is CBC Legal?

Like CBD, CBC is federally legal in the United States due to the  2018 Farm Bill, also known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. This bill changed the legal classification of hemp from a controlled substance to an agricultural commodity, making it so that any cannabis derivative containing less than 0.3% delta 9 THC would no longer be defined as marijuana. While it’s important to research the cannabis laws specific to your state surrounding CBC, in most states, it is legal to purchase CBC products online and have them shipped straight to your door. 

What is Delta 8? 

Delta 8 Tetrahydrocannabinol or delta 8 is another of the more than a hundred cannabinoids found within the hemp plant. Delta 8 has a similar effect to delta 9, which provides the classic psychotropic “high” to its users. Delta 8 is nearly identical to delta 9 on a chemical level, but because they are technically different compounds delta 8 is federally legal in the United States, which is one of the many reasons this cannabinoid is so popular. 

Some of the benefits of delta 8 that users report include: 

- Increased appetite

- Improved energy

- A sense of calm and wellbeing

- Minor pain relief 

- Happiness and contentment

- Heightened focus

While consuming delta 8 can give users a similar psychotropic experience to delta 9 including feelings of happiness, heightened focus, and relaxation, many users report that delta 8 does not give them the anxiety and heart palpitations that are often reported with delta 9. 

Why is Delta 8 So Popular? 

Delta 8 is such a popular choice among cannabis users because it is technically federally legal, and readily available. This is because, after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, there was a 'green rush' where businesses scrambled to make money selling CBD on the legal market. This led to the overproduction of CBD and the subsequent plummet in price per liter. Due to this overproduction, farmers and processors struggled to sell their products. Finding themselves under immense pressure to generate revenue and recoup production costs; they looked for other ways to utilize CBD supplies. Eventually, converting excess CBD to delta 8 emerged as a lucrative way to generate revenue. 

Elyxr’s CBC Tincture

Elyxr’s nano-infused CBC Enhanced Oil is a great way to reap the many benefits of CBC. Our CBC tincture comes in refreshing peppermint and invigorating citrus orange flavors, with 500mg and 1000 mg options so you can get the right dose for you. While you can stick to just CBC, our CBC + delta 8 tincture in citrus orange can give you all the benefits of CBC along with the psychoactive qualities of delta 8, so you get the best of both worlds. 

Turn to Elyxr for Your CBC Needs

If you’re ready to jump into the world of CBC, trust Elyxr. Our line of cannabis products are all USA grown, lab-tested, and made in an FDA-approved facility, so you can be sure you are getting the best stuff possible. We create high-quality CBC, THC-P, live delta 8, delta10, CBN, and CBD products you’re sure to find something to suit your needs. Shop our online store today for moonrocks, carts, edibles, tinctures, flower, and more.

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David Nadel is a freelance copywriter and content writer who has been doing content creation since late 2014. He originally worked at a marketing tech company in Boston doing email marketing and SEO display ad campaigns (where he helped to create the content for those emails and banner ads for clients) before going full time as a freelance writer in 2017.

It all started working with clients in the vaping industry in 2013, where David got his opportunities to do more freelance work for that industry the following year because of his success with helping those clients with emails and ads. And, which led him writing for the hemp industry too, as he had already been an avid cannabis enthusiast going all the way back to 2011.

Because of his extensive knowledge and legit passion with non-psychoactive and psychoactive cannabinoids, coupled with his better understanding of shrooms (mushrooms) since 2015, and the kratom/kava industry since 2019, it has allowed him to create some of the most remarkable, out-of-the box, and informative content in the industry.

Even today, David still keeps on top of what’s happening in the cannabis, shrooms, and kratom/kava industries, like new research and data studies, wellness trends, legality, and emerging cannabinoids and strains, in order to supply the most up-to-date, precise educational, fun, and engaging content. That way, new and experienced users alike can really understand what this amazing industry has to offer while still being fully informed.