What Is THCV?

THCV stands for tetrahydrocannabivarin — which is structurally similar to THC but with some fundamental differences in effects.

This cannabinoid is only mildly psychoactive at best — offering roughly 20% of the psychoactivity as THC.

Research interest in THCV has been growing over the past couple of years after it was discovered that this cannabinoid offers some unique therapeutic benefits of its own. For example, THCV is considered the best cannabinoid for depression because of its euphoric and anti-inflammatory effect profile.

The benefits of THCV include:

  • Appetite-suppressant
  • Euphoric (mood-enhancer)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Antispasmodic