Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA) | Noun
- The Cannabidiolic Acid or CBD is a naturally occurring phytochemical found in Cannabis. It can be extracted from the plant through various methods, such as co-cultivation, extraction, and heat processing. It is the reason why Cannabis is called the “Marihuana” plant because it is the only one of the hundreds of cannabis varieties that does not produce THC, the psychoactive component in Cannabis. THC is responsible for the “high” felt when the drug is smoked. The CBD is also present in most medicinal Cannabis products, which is why the extracts of Cannabis is a good source of CBD for cooking purposes. It is safe for use as a cooking oil and other products.
Other uses of Cannabidiolic Acid include: cooking oil, insecticides, and insect repellents. The oil obtained from Cannabidiolic Acid can also be used as ingredients in baked goods, if the oil has been extracted with vegetable or linseed oil. It can also be used as a replacement for soybean oil. Since most plant oils have a bad smell to them, the smell of Cannabidiolic Acid can be replaced by organic, cold-pressed oils. The oil should have a light, nutty flavor, but it should not be overpowering.
The most significant feature of Cannabidiolic Acid is that it is very similar to THC, but the only difference is that it has a very mild effect on the body. The use of Cannabidiolic Acid as a cooking oil makes sense because of its similarity to THC. However, the flavor of Cannabidiolic Acid has the same smell as the scent of Cannabis. The non-intoxicating properties of Cannabidiolic Acid makes it more suitable for use as cooking oil. Most people will choose the cannabinoid THC if they are searching for a mildly stimulating psychoactive drug for medical use.