Cannabis


There are 2 cannabis plants of the family Cannabaceae, the hemp family.

1. Hemp plant called Cannabis sativa. This plant is used in producing CBD Oil and Hemp Oil without any psychoactive nature. The hemp plant also has many other uses because of it being one of the strongest materials. It is used for Hemp is used to make canvas, boat sails, clothes, paper, ship rigs, twine, fish nets and so much more.

2. Marijuana plant called Cannabis Indica. This plant is used especially for cultivated varieties having high levels of THC. This is psychoactive and use both medicinally and recreationally.




Hemp


A tall widely cultivated Asian herb (Cannabis sativa of the family Cannabaceae, the hemp family) that is cultivated for its tough bast fiber and edible seeds and oil and that is often separated into a tall loosely branched species (C. sativa) (HEMP) and a low-growing densely branched species (Cannabis Indica)

NOTE: Cultivated hemp is often distinguished from cannabis by possessing very low levels of the psychoactive substance THC.




Marijuana


The psychoactive dried resinous flower buds and leaves of the female hemp or cannabis plant Cannabis Indica and that contain high levels of THC. It is smoked, vaped, or ingested (as in baked goods) especially for its intoxicating psychoactive effect.

NOTE: Several substances (as cannabidiol) lacking psychoactive properties are extracted from the flower buds of marijuana and are used medicinally.




Full Spectrum CBD


Full spectrum is an oil or product that contains all the cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant, rather than just CBD (Cannabidiol). This includes CBD, CBC, CBG, CBN and THC. (less than 0.3% THC) By nature, Full Spectrum products are more effective than Isolate products which only contains the CBD molecule.




Broad spectrum CBD


Broad Spectrum is a blend of Full Spectrum and Isolate without any traces of THC. That means it contains terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids from the plant.




Isolate


99% Pure CBD molecule. It is a crystalline solid or power which hold many benefits. During the extraction process of the plant, all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, THC and other benefits of the plant are removed and only the CBD molecule is left.




Entourage Effect


Using the whole cannabis plant instead of removing certain compounds or changing it to have only one component, produces the entourage effect. The Entourage Effect is the results (the effect) produced from the synergistic interaction of the cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and fatty acids naturally found in cannabis.




Terpenes


What gives plants their aromas? Terpenes are aromatic oils that give cannabis and other plants their distinctive smells and flavors like citrus, berry, mint, pine and lavender. Terpenes also play a critical role in differentiating the effects various cannabis strains will have. Some promote relaxation and stress relief, while others promote focus and acuity.

Hemp contains over 200 different terpenes.




Endocannabinoids


Endocannabinoids, also called endogenous cannabinoids, are molecules made by your body. They're similar to cannabinoids, but they're produced by your body.




Endocannabinoid System


The endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids. CBD acts upon CB1 and CBD2 receptors located throughout the body to produce a variety of potentially positive outcomes. By stimulating the endocannabinoid system, CBD promotes homeostasis, reduces pain sensation and decreases inflammation. When this happens, endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters bind to the cannabinoid receptors and cannabinoid receptor proteins are expressed throughout the vertebrate central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.




Cannabidiol (CBD)


A non-psychoactive cannabinoid. It is the most plentiful cannabinoid in Sativa (hemp). Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract.




2-AG


A derivative of arachidonic acid that occurs naturally in the brain (as well as some foods) and acts as a messenger molecule, playing roles in appetite, depression, memory, and fertility; one of the two known endocannabinoids




Additive


A substance added to food in small quantities to improve the taste, appearance or preserve it.




Andandamide


A cannabinoid produced by the body that interacts with the CB1 cannabinoid receptor. These receptors are responsible for mental and physiological processes.




Bioaccumulator


Bioaccumulation is the process where a living organism accumulates toxic substances. The hemp plant is a bioaccumulator and absorbs toxic substances from soil and pesticides. Therefore it is important that the final product produced from hemp is tested for heavy metals to ensure these are at safe levels for human consumption.




Biphasic Effect


This is a term that describes the effect when a substance acts in two different ways as the concentration increases.




Cannabis Oil


Cannabis oil is different from CBD oil, it is produced from cannabis plants high in THC rather than hemp plants which are low in THC. Commonly cannabis oil is intended to be high in THC and low in CBD but can also be a balance of the two.




Cannabidiol (CBD)


Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract.





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Everything you need to learn about CBD...

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 113 active cannabinoid chemicals in the hemp plant. CBD, unlike THC, does not produce euphoria or intoxication.  CBD targets specific receptors in brain cells and the body. There are both physical and mental benefits with the use of CBD products.