Helpful Terminology

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We hope you find the brief descriptions of commonly used terms related to CBD and CBD products helpful

Cannabinoid

The chemical compounds of cannabis that have an effect on the human body when the plant is consumed.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

One of the most abundant of all cannabinoids. Not associated with the typical psychoactive effects. It’s found in all varieties of cannabis, but dominates the makeup of hemp plants.

Cannabis

Also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the cannabis plant, primarily used for medical or recreational purposes. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Hemp Oil

Hemp oil which contains CBD, is extracted from the flowering buds, resin and leaves of the hemp plant, via C02, ethanol, or industrial solvents.

CBD-Rich

A strain, or product that has equal amounts of CBD and THC, or more CBD than THC.

CBD-Dominant

A strain, or product that is CBD-rich but with very little THC content.

CBD Oil

A cannabis product (hemp or marijuana derived) that is high in CBD.

Endocannabinoid

Cannabinoid molecules produced naturally by the body.

Full Spectrum

A cannabis product that contains not only CBD, but also some other cannabinoids (usually THC), and terpenes in their naturally occurring quantities.

Hemp Oil

Hemp oil which contains CBD, is extracted from the flowering buds, resin and leaves of the hemp plant, via C02, ethanol, or industrial solvents.

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant and contains low concentrations of cannabinoids to none. It is used for a variety of things such as: beauty products, lubricants, paints, and as a food.

Broad Spectrum

A cannabis product that contains more than just CBD, such as some minor cannabinoids and terpenes, but usually no THC.

Hemp

Also call Industrial hemp, refers to the non-drug (less than 1% THC) variety of the cannabis sativa L plant.

Isolate

A cannabis product that contains only CBD.

Topical

A product, or method that requires you to apply the product to the skin, and does not get into the bloodstream.

Tincture

Traditionally used to describe alcohol based products, but now used to describe even oil-based products. Typically used sublingually or orally.

Terpenes

Essential oils that give plants an aroma, flavor, and additional benefits. They are not exclusive to the cannabis plant – they exist in every plant on earth!

Entourage Effect

A concept where all of the components (cannabinoids, terpenes, etc) in the plant work together in the body, boosting each other to create a balanced, synergistic effect.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

One of the primary cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and is associated with psychoactive effects.

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