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As CBD continues to rise in popularity, words and terms related to the industry will also become more common in everyday conversations. These words may be unfamiliar due to their limited use until recently, so we’ve created a list of CBD related words so that you can stay in-the-know about all things CBD!

CBD – arguable the most important term of them all, CBD is an abbreviation for the word, Cannabidiol, which is one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in cannabis plants

Cannabinoid – cannabidiol is a cannabinoid, but not all cannabinoids are cannabidiol, a cannabinoid is one of the chemical compounds that interacts with the endocannabinoid system receptors in the human body

CBD Infused – this phrase can be found attached to more products as the popularity of CBD increases and simply means that CBD is present in the product, it is common for there also to be a description explaining the quantity of CBD present in the product

Edible – any food containing cannabis

Endocannabinoid System – also known as the “ECS,” this system is responsible for helping the human body maintain balance and contains receptors that support the functionality of the entire human body

Farm Bill – the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 is also known as the “Farm Bill” and refers to legislation that made CBD products legal to purchase in all 50 states in America and requires industrial hemp to contain less than .3 % THC

FDA – FDA refers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is a regulatory government agency that has the power to regulate cannabis and cannabis-derived products since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill

Hemp – a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant that also is grown specifically for industrial use

Marijuana – common term used to reference the female Cannabis sativa plant that produce flowers and have phytocannabinoids that are used for their medicinal and psychoactive properties

Phytocannabinoid – the chemical components in cannabis plants that copy the endocannabinoids that the human body naturally produces

Psychoactive – describes something that has a property able to change the brain function due to its interaction with the human body’s central nervous system

Salve an ointment applied directly to the skin made from the cannabis plant

Sublingual reference for the application of a substance under the tongue

THC – also known as, “Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol,” is one of the main cannabinoids found in cannabis and is responsible for the psychoactive reactions of the human body

Topical refers to how a product is applied to the skin (commonly through a salve or cream)

CBD related vocabulary terms extend beyond this list, so stay tuned for part 2! That is the beauty of CBD, there is always more to learn, and the possibilities are endless!