Within every humble cannabis sprout poking its way out of the earth is a remarkable natural compound—CBGA (cannabigerolic acid).
During the plant’s flowering cycle, CBGA converts into other forms that will eventually lead to such beloved molecules as CBD, Delta-8 THC, and Delta-9 THC.
For this reason, it is known as the “mother of all cannabinoids.”
The journey from CBGA to CBD is not without a (scenic) detour. That detour is CBDA or “cannabidiolic acid.”
Although directly related, CBDA is not interchangeable with CBD. However, to many, its unique effects are perceived as promising.
CBDA and CBGA are the rarest of the rare when it comes to cannabinoids. They are not just desired for their properties, but they’re a delicate scarcity in hemp products. When exposed to heat and light, they break down.
In other words, it takes extensive skill and knowledge to deliver these compounds intact and in consumable form. Their yield amounts are small when compared with other cannabinoids.