The ins and outs of CBD,
and all that “industry
jargon” broken down.
Flowering parts of the cannabis and hemp plant.
The portion of a substance, once ingested, that can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Broad or wide spectrum is hemp extract that preserves the naturally-occurring cannabinoids and terpenes in the hemp and cannabis plant, except for THC.
A psychoactive plant used for medical and recreational purposes containing a wide range of phytocannabinoids and terpenes. Three varieties of cannabis: Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis.
Compounds that activate cannabinoid receptors, including endocannabinoids, phytocannabindois, and synthetic cannabinoids.
A receptor believed to be located primarily in the central and peripheral nervous system, activated by all types of cannabinoids and largely responsible for the efficacy of THC.
A receptor believed to be located primarily in the peripheral tissues of the immune system, the gastrointestinal system, the peripheral nervous system, and to a lesser degree in the central nervous system.
Cannabidiol is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40 percent of the cannabis plant’s extract, with a wide scope of potential medical applications especially linked to the lack of psychoactivity and side effects. Known for its ability to reduce anxiety, stress, inflammation, chronic pain and a myriad of other potential health benefits.
An infused food or drink, typically with cannabis.
An endogenous cannabinoid, or naturally occuring, neuromodulatory lipid in the body involved in the regulation of numerous physical systems.
A system of endogenous neuromodulator chemicals and their receptors found throughout the body. Responsible for keeping all major systems in the body in a homeostasis state.
The synergy of pharmacological effects that occur through the interaction of cannabinoids, terpenoids and other compounds found in the whole cannabis plant.
Full spectrum refers to a vibrant and diverse cannabinoid profile, meaning it preserves all of the therapeutic cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids that occur naturally in hemp.
A species of cannabis that is CBD dominant. While hemp has long been grown for industrial purposes, today hemp is widely grown for medicinal benefits. The 2014 Farm Bill allowed the growing and selling of hemp products that contain less than 0.3 percent THC.
A term commonly used to describe cannabis varieties with generally more sedating properties.
Low-THC, high-CBD content cannabis used for producing fiber or other industrial use.
Absorption is slow and erratic.
Enters bloodstream directly from lungs.
Isolate is an extract that solely contains CBD. CBD isolate does not preserve other cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp and cannabis plant.
A terpene with a citrus aroma, known for having antibacterial and stimulating properties.
A terpene with a floral aroma, known for having calming properties.
A slang term for cannabis originating from Mexico and popularized in the U.S. by anti-drug crusaders attempting to associate it with minorities.
A terpene known for having sedative properties.
Dissolved, not swallowed, enters the bloodstream through the mucous membranes.
A cannabinoid found uniquely in the cannabis plant.
A terpene with a pine arome, known for having uplifting properties.
A property of a substance that causes a profound or significant effect on mental processes, mood, or consciousness.
A term commonly used to describe cannabis varieties with stimulating properties.
A method of consumption by dropping cannabis or hemp extracts directly under tongue. The extract is absorbed through the mucosal lining of the mouth and is quickly absorbed for fast acting relief.
Volatile hydrocarbons found in the essential oils produced by many plants, including cannabis. Terpenes give most plants their fragrance.
A terpene known for its anti-anxiety properties.
The principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis.
The raw acidic form of THC found in the fresh plant, which is non-psychoactive but converts to THC as it breaks down over time or through decarboxylation.
An oil extraction of the plant typically administered orally or sublingually.
A reaction to dose whereby effects of a medicine are progressively reduced.
Applied to skin for local relief, does not enter the bloodstream
Absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream