Cannabidivarin is a chemical in the cannabis plant. It is similar in structure to cannabidiol (CBD). Like CBD, cannabidivarin does not affect thinking.

There is interest in using cannabidivarin for seizure disorder, nausea, long-term swelling (inflammation) in the digestive tract, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Cannabidivarin seems to make certain nerve cells less active. These nerve cells are involved in swelling (inflammation), seizures, pain, and other conditions. By making these cells less active, cannabidivarin might improve these conditions.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Possibly Ineffective for

  • Seizure disorder (epilepsy). Taking cannabidivarin for 2 weeks doesn't appear to reduce seizures in people with poorly controlled seizure disorder.

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cannabidivarin for these uses.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if cannabidivarin is safe. It might cause side effects such as diarrhea, dizziness, and nausea.

Special Precautions and Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if cannabidivarin is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use

Interactions ?

We currently have no information for CANNABIDIVARIN (CBDV) Interactions.


The appropriate dose of cannabidivarin depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for cannabidivarin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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