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CBD Glossary

CBD — abbreviation of cannabidiol

Cannabidiol — abbreviated as CBD, is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in cannabis.

Cannabinoid—any of a group of closely related compounds which include cannabidiol and the active constituents of cannabis.  One of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. 

Cannabis — is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. The three main species may be recognized as: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis

Cannabis sativa—the Cannabis variety used to produce marijuana and hemp products, depending on how it is bred

Full Spectrum—Full spectrum CBD oil contains a wide range of cannabinoids present in the hemp plant, unlike non-full spectrum CBD products. It also includes various essential vitamins, minerals, protein, fatty acids, chlorophyll, flavonoids, terpenes, and fiber. 

Hemp— the term used to describe a Cannabis Sativa plant that contains only trace amounts of THC. Hemp is a high-growing plant, typically bred for industrial uses such as oils and topical ointments, as well as fibre for clothing, construction, and much more.

Marijuana—the term used to describe a Cannabis Sativa plant that is bred for its potent, resinous glands (known as trichomes). These trichomes contain high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid most known for its psychoactive properties. 

Terpenes— a large and diverse class of organic compounds produced by a variety of plants.

THC— Tetrahydrocannabinol, abbreviated THC, is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in cannabis. THC is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis.