Cannabitriolvarin (CBTV)

WHAT IS CANNABITRIOLVARIN (CBTV)?

Cannabitriolvarin (CBTV) is a relatively new cannabinoid, as far as research and discovery is concerened. It is associated with the cannabitriol compound and is said to have distinct features from other compounds. Also similar to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in structure, researchers are still trying to find out the distinct features in the chemical composition of CBTV from other CBT compounds, as well as its functions.

Cannabidiols were discovered in 1940, and CBTV is of the 130 CBD components that exist. CBTV is a result of the continuous research being carried out on CBD. We don’t know exactly when, where, or who discovered the CBTV compound.

CBTV is formed through the metamorphosis of acidic cannabinoids. This is the process by which cannabinoids neutralize directly from the precursors when heat is applied to them. CBTV, like the cannabitriol compound, has a chemical composition that includes an additional hydroxyl (OH) substitution resulting in a total of three hydroxyl functional groups.

Extensive research into the cannabis plant and its compounds is still going on. The current war on the legalization of marijuana and its usage has been a block to the advancement of some of this research. While the world argues for its ban due to its potential to intoxicate and harm, medical personnel have been openly recommending it for treatments. As of today, we have little or no information about CBTV, but we assume that since it belongs to the CBT family, its future as regards benefits to the field will soon be discovered.  

HOW DOES CBTV WORK?

Scientists still don’t know exactly how CBTV works. There is no current study to tell if, like THC, CBTV will be a psychoactive drug or if it will have any therapeutic benefits. Although some speculate that CBTV could be used in treating epilepsy and brain seizures, there are no conclusive facts or studies. The functions of CBTV in the medical field are yet to be unraveled. In function, the CBTV is expected to follow the CBT path in functionality, which is in tow of the THC compound. The need for tests and research cannot be understated with the cannabis plant in question. These will open doors to understanding the extent of the function of these compounds. 

POSSIBLE THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS

The THC compound is known to have therapeutic features. It is used in seizures treatments and psychoactive purposes. Although CBTV seems quite similar to THC, belonging to the CBT family, we still don’t know the extent to which CBTV can be therapeutic. In recent times, researchers have said that CBTV can be used to treat seizures, but without clinical trials and tests, we can’t know this for a fact. 

INTERESTING FACTS

  1. CBTV is formed from the neutralization of CBD through its precursors. It undergoes the process of decarboxylation.
  2. 3H7 are the receptor components of CBTV.
  3. CBTV, like the CBT class, is characterized by an additional hydroxyl (OH) substitution resulting in a total of three hydroxyl functional groups.

REFERENCES

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (30 November 2006). “Cannabis”. In Sean C. Sweetman (ed.). Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference: Single User (35th ed.). Pharmaceutical Press.

Husni, Afeef, “Optimization and Development of In Vitro Bioassays to Determine Structure-Activity Relationships for Cannabinoid Receptor 1 and Cannabinoid Receptor 2” (2012). Electronic Theses andDissertations. 1459.

Chan WR, Magnus KE, Watson HA. The structure of cannabitriol. Experientia. 1976;32(3):283-284. doi:10.1007/BF01940792

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