We’re back with another set of CBD related terms that will keep you in-the-know. In this blog we #levelup and expand on some less common CBD terms that are still relevant and important. Didn’t learn the terms from Part 1? Read now!
Cannabichromene (CBC) – A non-psychoactive cannabinoid (1/120) that can be found in the cannabis plant.
Cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor – Part of the human body’s endocannabinoid system . . . CB1 receptors mediate the effects of cannabinoids on organs in the body such as the brain, spinal cord, endocrine glands and both the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts.
Cannabinoid 2 (CB2) receptor – Part of the human body’s endocannabinoid system . . . CB2 receptors help mediate the effect of cannabinoids on organs and cells in the body such as on white blood cells and in the tonsils, the spleen, immune cells, and neurons.
Phytocannabinoids – Cannabinoids that occur naturally in a cannabis plant.
Cannabis indica – A strain of cannabis known for higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and sedative effects.
Cannabis sativa – A strain of cannabis known for promoting a cerebral high and having hallucinogenic, hypnotic, sedative, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory effects.
Concentrates/Extracts – These are significantly more potent than standard cannabis bud or flower and excess plant material is removed to keep the most desirable medicinal compounds.
Dabs – Dabs are concentrated doses of cannabis made by extracting THC or CBD using a solvent that results in sticky oils that are referred to as wax.
“Dabbing” – Dabbing is the flash vaporization and inhalation of the Dabs concentrates (CBD dabbing is noted for its quick therapeutic effects).
Hemp – Industrial plant in the same family as the cannabis plant that does not have psychoactive effects.
Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol/“THC” – This primary cannabinoid is found in cannabis and known for psychoactive effects caused by its interaction with endocannabinoid receptors.
Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol – Distinct from THC, Delta-8-THC is an analog of THC and has a similar molecular structure with a few notable differences
Isolate- Isolate is the purest form of extracted cannabinoids created through additional solvent processes after distillation.
Full spectrum – CBD that contains all the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids found in hemp, all of which have therapeutic value of their own and help create the “entourage” effect.
Broad spectrum – “Broad Spectrum” products fall somewhere between full-spectrum and isolate formulations and because they contain terpenes and other beneficial cannabinoids, they offer some of the benefits of the entourage effect — free of THC.
Terpenes – Oils found in all plants that give the plant scent, flavor, and additional benefits.
Tincture – A common cannabis product consisting of a liquid extract that is taken sublingually – or under the tongue. (fun fact: you can find links to Julian Marley’s music on our tincture bottles!)