What is CBLA?
This rare, non-intoxicating cannabinoid is called cannabicyclolic acid or CBLA. This cannabinoid is also called a photochemical because it is created from UV exposure. When CBCA is exposed to UV light, it degrades and converts to CBLA.
There are very trace amounts of CBLA found in living cannabis or hemp. Because of this, scientists refer to CBLA as an artificial or non-original cannabinoid. However, it is found in stored cannabis or hemp from natural irradiation, further emphasizing how it can be readily synthesized from CBCA.
Discovery of CBLA
CBLA was first identified in 1972 by Japanese researchers. Due to its natural occurrence in minimal amounts, there’s still much to learn about this cannabinoid. One known characteristic of CBLA is its stability, as it resists decarboxylation when exposed to heat. During the heating process, small amounts of CBL may also form. While the full range of potential supportive qualities of CBLA is not yet fully understood, there’s interest in its potential association with promoting comfort and a healthy inflammation response.
The increasing availability of CBLA from research entities suggests that more studies and explorations into this cannabinoid are on the horizon.