CBD Glossary, a list of commonly used terms

CBD Glossary, a list of commonly used terms

Agricultural Hemp
Varieties of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant that contains less than 0.3% THC and is grown for industrial purposes and legal in all 50 states and more than 40 countries.

The proportion of a drug that reaches circulation in the body and has an active effect.

Broad Spectrum
This term refers to the cannabinoid profile of a CBD product. Broad spectrum includes a full-spectrum range of cannabinoids with a single exception: THC.

A chemical substance found in the cannabis plant; THC and CBD are the two most prevalent, but there are at least 113 known cannabinoids.

Cannabinoid receptor found primarily in the central nervous system.

Cannabinoid receptor found primarily in the peripheral nervous system.

Short for cannabidiol; does not result in euphoria and has shown to have benefits on human and animal health.

CBD Distillate
A highly refined cannabis extract often derived from high CBD hemp flower and hemp biomass. CBD Distillate typically contains around 80% CBD with the balance including minor cannabinoids, terpenes and other plants oils and extracts.

Short for cannabidiolic-acid; the naturally occurring raw form of CBD that is produced directly in the plant.

Short for cannabigerol; the chemical precursor to THC and CBD.

Short for cannabinol; it is produced when THC is metabolized and has little to no intoxicating effects.

Cannabidiol, a substance found in cannabis plants. CBD helps to relieve pain, foster sleep, decrease stress, and provide other non-psychoactive benefits. Unlike THC, CBD cannot get you high.

CBD Extract
This is a thick, oily substance extracted from hemp. This extract contains cannabinoids, terpenoids, and other plant materials. A CBD extract will be high in CBD and low in other cannabinoids like THC. The levels of each of these components are influenced by the hemp source, extraction method, and further processing methods. These extracts may be sold alone or used as an active ingredient in CBD products.

CBD Isolate
An isolate is a crystalline powder form of the single CBD molecule created by further processing an extract to remove other cannabinoids, terpenoids, and plant materials. These isolates may be sold alone or used as an active ingredient in CBD products.

A term commonly used to generally describe CBD products, often tinctures. The term can also be used to describe a standalone extract, or extract contained within a wide range of product types.

A concentrated form of cannabis extract often known by another name like wax, shatter, or extract. Often used for dabbing.

Chemicals produced by the body that target cannabinoid receptors in the brain.

Endocannabinoid Receptors
Binding sites for cannabinoids within the brain and the body.

Endocannabinoid System, the natural infrastructure in your body able to produce, utilize, and dissolve the cannabinoids produced or consumed by you. The ECS is composed of chemical receptors where endocannabinoids (internally-produced cannabinoids) bond, as well as enzymes to synthesize and break down the endocannabinoids.

Entourage Effect
The property of cannabinoids (including THC) that increases the effects of each other when taken together.

An extract, most often from hemp, is an oily substance derived from cannabis which includes plant materials, waxes, fatty acids, cannabinoids, and terpenoids. This extract can be consumed directly or used as a base ingredient to create other types of products.

Full Spectrum
Any hemp oil listed as "full-spectrum" means it contains, at maximum, 0.3% THC in addition to the CBD. Full-spectrum products take advantage of the entourage effect.

A cannabis plant bred to have very low THC content and is primarily cultivated for its fibers. Hemp products range from oils to clothing.

Hemp Seed Oil
This is an oil extracted from the seeds of a hemp plant using a cold expeller-pressed method. This oil does not contain cannabinoids and instead is a highly nutritious food source packed with Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, amino acids, fiber and more.

Industrial Hemp
This is a classification of hemp defined by the federal government. By legal definition, a cannabis plant must contain less than 0.3% THC by dry weight to qualify as industrial hemp.

A highly concentrated, purified form of a cannabinoid. CBD is one of the most common isolates you’ll find.

Dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant that contain both THC and CBD. Marijuana is a substance consumed for both medical and recreational purposes, most commonly consumed for its psychoactive properties.

Substances or compounds that can alter a person’s perception, mindset, or otherwise normal brain function.

A term referring to the classification of a product determined by the levels of various cannabinoids and terpenoids found in an extract or product.

Organic compounds in plants and insects responsible for the smell and taste of cannabis. These compounds synergize with CBD and THC to help with pain, seizures (epilepsy), depression, anxiety, and infections.

Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, a substance found in cannabis plants. This is the primary ingredient in marijuana, and the only psychoactive component in the cannabis plant. This is what gets you high when ingesting marijuana.
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Renee Callahan - October 21, 2019

I’m interested in CBC oil or capsules i don’t understand the dosage to buy. What’s difference between 750ml. and 1000? Or 2000?

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