Cannabidivarin (cbdv)
Cannabidivarin (cbdv)


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

Early research suggests that cannabidivarin might 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.

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.
When taken by mouth: It is possibly safe to take cannabidivarin at a dose of up to 1600 mg daily, for up to 8 weeks. It might cause side effects such as diarrhea, dizziness, headache, sleepiness, and nausea. There isn't enough reliable information to know if cannabidivarin is safe when used in larger doses or for more than 8 weeks.

Special Precautions & 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.


NatMed Pro rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
Likely effective Effectiveness definitions
Possibly effective Effectiveness definitions
Likely ineffective Effectiveness definitions
Possibly ineffective Effectiveness definitions
  • Seizure disorder (epilepsy). Taking cannabidivarin for 2 weeks doesn't appear to reduce seizures in people with poorly controlled seizure disorder.
There is interest in using cannabidivarin for a number of other purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
Insufficient evidence Effectiveness definitions

Dosing & administration

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of cannabidivarin might be. 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 a healthcare professional before using.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Cannabidivarin (CBDV) interacts with any medicines. Before taking Cannabidivarin (CBDV), talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods. has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
This monograph was last reviewed on 27/01/2023 23:38:35. Monographs are reviewed and/or updated multiple times per month and at least once per year.
Natural Medicines disclaims any responsibility related to medical consequences of using any medical product. Effort is made to ensure that the information contained in this monograph is accurate at the time it was published. Consumers and medical professionals who consult this monograph are cautioned that any medical or product related decision is the sole responsibility of the consumer and/or the health care professional. A legal License Agreement sets limitations on downloading, storing, or printing content from this Database. No reproduction of this monograph or any content from this Database is permitted without written permission from the publisher. It is unlawful to download, store, or distribute content from this site.