Did you know there are roughly around 100 different cannabinoids identified from the cannabis plant? Despite cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) being the most well-known cannabinoids on the market today, cannabichromene oil (CBC oil) is gaining some steam.

What is CBC?

Cannabichromene (CBC) is an important phytocannabinoid found in marijuana and hemp. It is often overlooked but has shown promise in pain treatment, mood enhancement, and neuroprotection studies. It’s also non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t produce a “high” feeling.

Even though CBC may seem new, it has been used in the scholarly community for 55 years, discovered by Raphael Mechoulam and Y. Gaoni in 1966. 

How CBC Works

CBC works differently from its counterpart cannabinoids. While most cannabinoids bind with CB1 or CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system, assisting in creating endocannabinoids CBC is likely to achieve the same thing, although it primarily aids the body’s endocannabinoid system by interacting with inflammation and pain response receptors. CBC has also been found to help:

How to Use Cannabichromene Oil

Cannabichromene oil, or CBC oil, is made from full-spectrum extracts from hemp plants with ‌0.3% THC. Like‌  ‌CBD‌ ‌oil,‌ ‌CBC‌ ‌oil‌ ‌is also available in milligram quantities and can be ‌infused‌ ‌with‌ ‌terpenes and aromatic compounds to enhance their overall benefits. According to federal law, CBC oil is legal along with other hemp-based oils with less than 0.3% THC. Here are five ways you can use CBC oil:

  • Tincture
  • Balms
  • Capsules
  • Serums
  • Lotions


The amount of CBC oil you need will depend on which product you use and other various aspects like your age, weight, gender, metabolism, and body chemistry.