When we think about the cannabinoids that can be found in cannabis plants, we tend to focus on cannabidiol (CBD). However, CBD actually has an acidic precursor: cannabidiolic acid (CBDA). This non-psychoactive cannabinoid is typically found in either live or raw cannabis (such as hemp). Decarboxylation then naturally converts CBDA into CBD when the cannabis is exposed to either heat, sunlight or time.
Despite being CBD’s parent molecule, CBDA has a lot of its own effective and useful characteristics. These can be utilised via the process of juicing raw cannabis, amongst other means. Over the years, there has been a multitude of research surrounding the benefits and potential applications of CBDA.