Cannabicyclol, commonly referred to by its abbreviation CBL, is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis plants.

Cannabicyclol (CBL) is a phytocannabinoid in marijuana.

Cannabicyclol (CBL) doesn't have double bonds, which means it won't get you high like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBL chemical structure

What is CBL?

The CBL cannabinoid is formed when cannabichromene (CBC) is exposed to environmental changes, most notably light. According to Steep Hill Labs, cannabis plants produce only a very small amount of CBL.

Some in the broader cannabis community believe that cannabicyclol may have medicinal or therapeutic properties, but not enough research has been done to prove this. In fact, although CBL is regularly found in many varieties of cannabis, scientists have not yet determined how it interacts with receptors in the human body.

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