Is BCP a cannabinoid or is it a terpene? It actually is both! BCP is often categorized as a cannabinoid, not a terpene, because it binds to CB2 cannabinoid receptors. It is also found in abundance in several legal herbs and spices (not just cannabis) but is even an FDA-approved food additive. For this reason, some sources label BCP the “first dietary cannabinoid”.

Studies are showing that BCP could potentially curb addiction withdrawals and applied as a tumor suppressant. As always, please consult your doctor prior to starting a cannabis regimen. They don’t have to like it, as long as it’s safe for you, but they do have to respect your freedom of choice when it comes to your own healthcare.


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