TALK THE TALK. THE ULTIMATE
Sometimes it can feel like you’ve got to learn an entire language just to buy CBD products, heck, it took us months of research to be able to talk the talk. If you really want to be an armchair expert, here are the terms you’ll need to know.
“Cannabis” is the generic term for products of the plant, Cannabis sativa. Cannabis is a widely distributed plant that is one of the oldest sources of fiber, food, oil, and medicine
The scientific name of the cannabis plant.
The two varieties of cannabis – sativa and indica – are considered subspecies.
CBD isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form. To produce this extract, CBD is isolated and then refined to strip out any additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant components found in the hemp plant. The final product contains around 99% cannabidiol.
An extract obtained from the flowering portions of the hemp plant, then dissolved in another oil (coconut, sesame, etc). It typically contains no THC and has no psychoactive properties.
Term used to refer to molecules that are found in the cannabis plant and/or that interact with cannabinoid receptors, as well as the derivatives, and transformation products of those molecules. They can be classified as phytocannabinoids, endocannabinoids, or synthetic cannabinoids.
Chemicals produced by the body that target cannabinoid receptors.
ENDO CANNABINOID SYSTEM
Communication system within the brain comprising identified cannabinoid receptors, the endocannabinoids that target the receptors, and the downstream effects
This term originates in endocannabinoid science, but is commonly used to suggest that combining multiple constituents of the whole cannabis plant may result in enhanced therapeutic effects. More data in patients are needed to support or refute this theory in specific disease states.
FULL SPECTRUM CBD
The term “full spectrum” means that multiple compounds are being extracted out of a single hemp plant. Such compounds include cannabinoids like CBN (Cannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), and THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin).
Strains of Cannabis sativa L. historically grown for fibrous materials found in stalks and seeds; contain minimal amounts of THC5 and low levels of CBD. Used industrially to develop items, such as clothing fiber. The flowering portions of the hemp variety may be used to extract CBD.
HEMP OIL & HEMPSEED OIL
An oil extracted from cannabis seeds by cold pressing. It contains only trace amounts of cannabinoids and terpenes, and is high in unsaturated fatty acids; used in paints and varnishes and in manufacturing soap and a wide variety of food products.4
Over 100 naturally occurring chemicals found in the cannabis plant with a chemical structure related to endocannabinoids.
Cannabinoids produced in the laboratory to structurally or functionally mimic the endocannabinoids or phytocannabinoids
Concept implying that products derived from the entire cannabis plant may be better than the individual cannabinoids isolated from it (eg, purified CBD-only formulas)
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