A non-intoxicating cannabinoid that possesses robust anti-inflammatory properties and binds to the body's TRPA1 receptor, a lesser-known component of the endocannabinoid system.

There is evidence that CBC benefits include antibacterial properties.

Cannabichromene (CBC) is produced in the glandular trichomes of the cannabis plant.

CBC chemical structure

What is CBC?

Cannabichromene (CBC) is a prominent cannabinoid in medical research and may offer potency as a cancer fighter due to its natural interaction with the body's endocannabinoid system. A 2014 literature review published in the journal Oncotarget concluded that cannabinoids such as CBCexert a direct anti-proliferative effect on tumors of different origin.”

Different forms of cannabichromene available for purchase include CBC cream, CBC extract, and CBC oil, along with the naturally occurring CBC in marijuana. The cream, in particular, may be helpful for treating acne, according to a 2016 study published in Experimental Dermatology. Once again, the anti-inflammatory qualities of cannabichromene may offer hope, this time by soothing the sebaceous glands of the skin that may secrete excessive oil, thus leading to acne. 


Both CBC and CBD are non-intoxicating, unlike THC which is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. CBD has been the subject of more research studies than CBC, but that may be changing with recent discoveries about the latter's possibility as a tumor shrinker. In fact, CBC may prove to be as effective as cannabigerol (CBG) in its potential to target cancerous tumors. 

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