THCVA, or Tetrahydrocannabivarin Acid, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It's the acidic precursor to THC-V, a non-psychoactive compound. THCVA develops as the cannabis plant matures and converts to THC-V when exposed to heat or light. While THCVA itself is not psychoactive, its decarboxylated form, THC-V, may have mild psychoactive effects. Research on THCVA and its medicinal properties is limited, but early studies suggest potential anti-inflammatory, appetite-suppressing, and blood sugar-regulating benefits.