We’ve created a CBD specific glossary to help users better understand each word and their specific meaning.
Alcohol Extraction – Process by which the cannabis plant is stripped of essential oils using ethyl or isopropyl alcohol.
Broad Spectrum – products are created by blending a carrier with CBD isolate and terpenes but does not contain THC.
Cannabidiol (CBD) – Is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. After tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid in the plant. CBD has many potential therapeutic benefits.
Cannabigerol (CBD) – is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is thought to have healing properties.
CBD-A (cannabidiolic-acid) - one of the primary cannabinoids produced on the stems, leaves and flowers of some varieties of cannabis plants.
CBD Isolate – This is “pure” 99% CBD. Does not contain any THC.
Certificate of Analysis (COA) – a certificate provided by a testing facility stating that certain test was performed on the product and the results. A COA is used for CBD products by the manufacture to show various elements in the product. Most manufacture will provide a COA for their products.
C02 extraction – process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the desired phytochemicals from a plant.
Dabbing – vaporizing a concentrated form of cannabis.
ECS (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 – chemical compounds working together to produce a synergistic response. In the CBD sense, when THC, CBD and other various cannabinoids and terpenes working together to give you a better result.
Full Spectrum CBD – means it contains both CBD and THC along with other various cannabinoids and terpenes. Keep in mind that it contains a maximum amount of 0.3% THC.
Hemp - a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. Although cannabis as a drug and industrial hemp both derive from the species Cannabis sativa and contain the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they are distinct strains with unique phytochemical compositions and uses.
Homeostasis – refers to the body’s need to reach and maintain a certain state of equilibrium. Think of it as the body’s yin and yang. It strives to be stable as in temperature, energy level and well-being.
Psychoactive – Can alter a person’s perception or mindset.
Terpenes – The compound responsible for the smell and taste of cannabis.
Tincture (CBD Oil) – A tincture is a cannabis oil product that has been mixed with various oils for consumption. Generally tends to be one of the most efficient ways to take CBD.
THC - 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.
Topical – lotions, creams, balms and other types of products that are only applied externally to the body/skin.
Marijuana – leaves and flower from the cannabis plant that contains high levels of THC.
MCT Oil – generally extracted from coconut oil or palm oil and contains medium length chains of fats called triglycerides. MCTs are easily digested.
Microdosing – taking a small amount of CBD over a long period of time. We recommend you generally microdose to find out your ideal amount. Start low before building your way up.
Sublingual – To be applied under the tongue.
Seed to Sale – All the processes that happen to an individual cannabis plant from seed, cultivation, growth, harvest and final preparation.
Wax – a form of CBD extract. Generally consumed by dabbing.
Vaping/Vape – a method to use to inhale CBD. CBD is heated in a vaporizing device.