What is CBT (Cannabicitran)?

Hemp researchers are slowly peeling back cannabis’s layers to discover the unique potential of individual minor cannabinoids. But cannabicitran, CBT, may be one of the most mysterious. CBT doesn’t always show up in cannabis or appears at extremely low levels. Currently, there is very little research about the benefits or purpose of CBT. So you may be wondering, if we don’t know what CBT does or if it’s effective, why use it at all?

What is CBT Cannabinoid?

Before we get into why CBT is important, here is a little bit of history. CBT was first isolated in the late-60s, early-70s and is much more common in hemp than marijuana. According to an article in Cannabis Tech, scientists have identified nine slightly different types of CBT, which are believed to be synthesized from CBDa. Each of the nine CBTs has slightly different molecular structures.

Unfortunately, limited CBT hemp research exists. First, it is very uncommon, so even knowledgeable cannabis connoisseurs are unaware of the neglected cannabinoid. Second, cannabis science continues to lag behind commercial use until federal legalization. The gray area results in regulatory barriers to studying cannabis and creates fear of legal trouble among researchers. There are only a few studies available that give surface-level insight into CBT.

Why Use CBT?

Despite not knowing much about its physiological benefits, CBT is an incredibly valuable ingredient in CBD products. All Extract Labs CBD vapes are made from 100 percent cannabis ingredients and do not crystalize–all thanks to CBT! 

This is unusual. Consumers usually have to choose between categories of cannabinoid carts on the market. Natural tanks typically crystalize, and non-crystalizing carts contain non-cannabis thinning agents such as MCT oil or other substances. 

Our lab team learned how to isolate and use it through internal experimentation. 

CBT Cannabinoid Effects

Other than naturally preventing crystallization, the little research that is available shows that CBT may have other benefits. 

In a 2007 study on THC’s addictive qualities, researchers discovered that CBT acts similar to CBD in its ability to dampen the psychoactive effects of THC, according to a cannabis historical site Workshop58.


At this point, it isn’t helpful to compare CBT versus CBD. We don’t know enough about CBT yet. But here is a brief breakdown of CBT CBD similarities and differences.

  • CBD and CBT are non-psychoactive
  • CBD and CBT may both weaken the psychoactive effects of THC
  • CBD cannabinoid crystallizes
  • CBT can prevent CBD vape oil from crystalizing

Extract Labs CBD Vapes made with CBT


Made with CBT

The CBT in our tanks keeps the formula from crystalizing, which is not typical in natural cannabis-only vapes. All our carts are free of thinning agents—thanks to CBT! 

The Future of Minor Cannabinoids

Much of the current scientific and consumer attention is aimed at CBD and THC as they are so abundant in cannabis, but as our knowledge of how these compounds interact with our body expands, focus will turn towards the other 120 minor cannabinoids we know very little about. 

Extract Labs is on the cutting edge of extracting and processing minor cannabinoids. We are very excited to see what studies will reveal about the abilities of the cannabis plant to impact people’s lives and to be able to supply consumers with clean, honest, and affordable products to allow everyone to see what they can do for them!


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