FAQ

Cannabis Terms

 

Broad-Spectrum

Extract purified to remove THC. That means it contains terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids from the plant. It offers all the entourage benefits associated with full-spectrum CBD, without any chances of THC being ingested into the body.

Cannabis

A member of the Cannabaceae family, it is a tall plant with a stiff upright stem, divided serrated leaves, and glandular hairs. It is used to produce hemp fiber, seeds and as a medicine/drug.

Cannabinoid Receptors

Located throughout the entire body, they are part of the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory. These receptors influence and regulate the function of each cells, tissues, glands, organs and systems in which they are contained. The two most common types of receptors are CB1 and CB2.

Cannabinoid

Naturally occurring compounds found inside the cannabis plant, includes CBD(A), THC(A), CBG(A) and many others

CBD – Cannabidoil

A major non-intoxicating phytocannabinoid, with a wide scope of potential benefits.

Chemovar

Chemovars, also known as chemotypes, refers to the breakdown of a plant species according to its chemical composition (i.e. terpene content). Chemovar classification is pivotal for growers and breeders.

Cultivar

Plant “strain” that results from the process of crossbreeding and genetic stabilization to express desired traits.

Cure

The process of slowly drying flowers from the plant.

Edible

Any foods, candies, baked goods, or drinks that contain cannabis in some form that can be ingested.

Endocannabinoid

Cannabinoids that are produced naturally in the body and involved in the regulation of numerous physical systems.

Endocannabinoid System

A system of naturally occuring chemicals and their receptors found in the mammalian brain and throughout the body. The ECS regulates both physical funmctions, such as movement, pain sensation, and immune responses, and cognitive or mental functions, like perception, mood and memory. Your ECS is key to establishing and maintaing your overall healtha and well-being.

Entourage Effect

The synergy of pharmacological effects that occur through the interaction of cannabinoids, terpenoids and other compounds found in the cannabis plant. They work together, complementing, enhancing, or modulating each other in their most natural form.

Extraction

Refers to the process of extracting or concentrating the most potent compounds from the plants. Extraction essentially removes the oil found in the trichomes from the plant.

Flower

Term for the trichome-covered part of a female cannabis plant that is consumed for its therapeutic qualities. Flower is the most popular form of cannabis due to its versatility, offering numerous consumption methods.

Full Spectrum

Whole plant extract that is full of all the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids found in hemp, all of which have therapeutic value of their own and help create what’s known as the entourage effect.

Indica

Describes broad-leaf cannabis varieties with generally more sedating properties.

Industrial Hemp

A variety of the cannabis sativa plant with low-THC (less than or equal to 0.3%), high-CBD content used for producing fiber or other industrial use.

Hemp Oil

Hemp oil (Hemp seed oil) is oil obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavor. To extract the oil hemp seeds are pressed and bottled or further processed and refined. It is rich in omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and protein. Hemp oil is a nutrient-rich oil; it contains no cannabinoids and does not reap the benefits of the entourage effect.

Isolate

Singular, purified extract containing only CBD. 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.

Marijuana

A slang term for cannabis originating from Mexico and popularized in the United States by anti-drug crusaders attempting to associate it with minorities.

Sativa

Describes narrow-leaf cannabis varieties with stimulating properties.

Phytocannabinoid

Naturally occurring biologic compounds found inside the trichomes of the cannabis plant.

Strain

Describes the lineage of a variety, a major aromatic component, or a possible effect. As a result, strains are often, marketed based on the characteristics that their names advertise.

Terpene

Chemical compound that contributes to the flavors and smells of the cannabis plant as well as other plants. Terpenes present in a particular strain of cannbis can greatly influence the medicinal qualities and reactions, enhancing or tempering the effects of the cannabinoids.

THC – Tetrahydrocannabinol

One of the few cannabinoids that produces psychotropic, or mind-altering effects. It binds to CB1 in our brains, releasing dopamine and other chemicals that create altered moods, perceptions, and cognition.

Tincture

Liquid form of concentrated cannabis extractions, absorbed sublingually

Topical

Cream, lotion or salve applied externally to a particular part of the body.

Trichome

the glandular hairs of the cannabis plant that contain the majority of cannabinoids.