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Glossary Of CBD Terminology

Glossary Of CBD Terminology

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Anandamide

An endocannabinoid neurotransmitter naturally produced in the human body, often referred to as the "bliss molecule." Anandamide plays a role in mood regulation, pleasure, and pain relief.

2-AG 

Another endocannabinoid neurotransmitter that is present in the human body, involved in various physiological processes, including immune response and neuroprotection.

Agonist 

A substance, such as a drug or neurotransmitter, that binds to a specific receptor and activates a physiological response. CBD can act as an agonist on certain receptors in the endocannabinoid system.

Alcohol Extraction

A method of extracting cannabinoids, including CBD, from the cannabis plant using alcohol (usually ethanol). This process is known for its efficiency in obtaining a broad spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes.

Anti-bacterial

Having properties that inhibit or kill bacteria. CBD has demonstrated potential antibacterial effects in some studies.

Anti-convulsant

Having properties that help prevent or reduce seizures. CBD is recognized for its anti-convulsant effects and is used in the treatment of certain types of epilepsy.

Anti-fungal

Having properties that inhibit the growth or activity of fungi. CBD has shown antifungal properties in some research studies.

Anti-inflammatory

Having the ability to reduce inflammation, a key factor in various health conditions. CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is used to manage inflammatory disorders.

Antiemetic

Having properties that alleviate nausea and vomiting. CBD has been studied for its potential antiemetic effects, particularly in the context of chemotherapy-induced nausea.

Antioxidant

Having the ability to neutralize or reduce the harmful effects of oxidative stress, which is linked to various diseases. CBD is recognized for its antioxidant properties.

Antipsychotic

Having properties that may alleviate symptoms of psychosis or mental disorders. CBD has been investigated for its antipsychotic effects and its potential to help manage conditions like schizophrenia.

Anxiolytic

Having properties that reduce anxiety. CBD is often used as an anxiolytic, promoting a calming effect without the psychoactive properties associated with THC.

Additive

A substance added to another to enhance or modify its properties. In the context of CBD products, additives can include various compounds such as flavorings, preservatives, or additional cannabinoids to improve taste, shelf life, or therapeutic effects. 

Adulteration

The addition of impurities or inferior substances to a product, potentially compromising its quality. Adulteration can be a concern in the CBD industry, emphasizing the importance of quality control.

Analgesic

A substance that relieves pain. CBD is often recognized for its potential analgesic properties.

B

Bioavailability

The proportion of a substance, such as a drug or nutrient, that enters the bloodstream when introduced into the body and is available for use or storage. High bioavailability indicates efficient absorption.

Broad Spectrum

A term used in the context of CBD products, indicating that the product contains a range of cannabinoids and other beneficial compounds from the cannabis plant, excluding THC. It offers the entourage effect without the psychoactive effects of THC.

Black Market

The illegal or unregulated trade of goods or services, often involving prohibited substances or activities. In the context of CBD, the black market may refer to the unauthorized sale of CBD products or the illegal distribution of cannabis-related items.

Bootleg

Refers to products or goods that are made, distributed, or sold illegally. In the context of CBD, bootleg products may include unregulated or counterfeit CBD items that do not adhere to legal and safety standards.

Bioaccumulator

A plant, such as hemp, that has the ability to absorb and accumulate substances, including minerals and contaminants, from the soil in which it grows. Hemp is known as a bioaccumulator, and it's essential to consider the quality of the soil in hemp cultivation.

Biphasic effect

The phenomenon where a substance, such as a drug or compound, produces different effects at different doses. In the context of CBD, it means that the same compound can have opposite effects at low and high doses. For example, low doses of CBD may be energizing, while high doses may be sedating. Understanding the biphasic effect is crucial for optimizing therapeutic outcomes.

Bud

The flowering part of the cannabis plant, also known as the flower or nugget. CBD-rich buds are often used for various consumption methods.

Blunt

A cannabis cigar, typically made by hollowing out a cigar and filling it with ground cannabis. CBD-dominant blunts provide an alternative to traditional THC-containing blunts.

BHO

A type of cannabis concentrate produced using butane as a solvent. BHO extraction can yield a high concentration of cannabinoids, including CBD.

Backcrossing

A breeding technique in which a cannabis plant is crossed with one of its parent plants to retain desired traits. Backcrossing is used to stabilize genetic traits in hemp cultivation.

C

Cannabidiol

A prominent non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, known for its potential therapeutic effects, such as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anxiolytic properties.

Cannabis Indica

One of the two primary species of the cannabis plant, known for its relaxing and sedative effects. Indica strains are often associated with nighttime use.

Cannabis Sativa

The other primary species of the cannabis plant, known for its uplifting and energizing effects. Sativa strains are often associated with daytime use.

Cannabigerol

A cannabinoid precursor to other cannabinoids, with potential therapeutic properties including anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects.

Cannabinoid Profile

The unique composition and concentration of cannabinoids present in a specific cannabis plant or CBD product.

Cannabinoid Receptors

Cell receptors in the endocannabinoid system that interact with cannabinoids like CBD and THC to regulate various physiological processes.

Cannabinoids

Chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant, including CBD, THC, CBG, and others, which interact with the endocannabinoid system in the body.

Cannabis

A genus of flowering plants that includes Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. Cannabis plants produce cannabinoids, which have various effects on the body.

Capsules

CBD products in the form of encapsulated pills or softgels, offering a convenient and precise way to consume a controlled dose of CBD.

Carrier Oil

An oil, such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil, used to dilute CBD extracts and improve their absorption. It serves as a carrier for cannabinoids.

CBC

CBC is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, known for its potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.

CBD Concentrates

Highly potent forms of CBD, often in the form of waxes, shatters, or isolates, with a high concentration of cannabinoids.

CBD Isolate

Pure CBD extracted from the cannabis plant, devoid of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant compounds.

CBD Oil  

A liquid extract of CBD, usually mixed with a carrier oil, taken sublingually or added to various products for consumption.

CBN

CBN is a cannabinoid that may result from the degradation of THC, known for its potential sedative effects.

Certificate of Analysis

A document from a third-party laboratory that provides information about the composition, purity, and potency of a CBD product.

Controlled substances

Substances, including certain cannabinoids, regulated by government authorities due to their potential for abuse or other risks.

CO2 extraction

A method of extracting cannabinoids from the cannabis plant using carbon dioxide, known for its efficiency and ability to produce high-quality extracts.

Cannabidivarin

CBDV - A non-psychoactive cannabinoid similar to CBD, known for its potential anti-convulsant properties.

Cannabidolic acid

CBDA -  The acidic precursor to CBD, which is converted through decarboxylation, often occurring during the heating or drying of cannabis.

Cannabigerolic acid

CBGA - The precursor to CBG and other cannabinoids, playing a crucial role in the biosynthesis of cannabinoids.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

CHS - A rare condition associated with chronic cannabis use, characterized by cyclic episodes of severe nausea and vomiting.

Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome

CVS - A medical condition characterized by recurrent episodes of severe nausea and vomiting, sometimes associated with cannabis use.

Cannabis Induced Psychosis

CIP - Psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations or delusions, triggered by the use of cannabis, particularly in susceptible individuals.

Chronic

Referring to a long-lasting or persistent condition, often used to describe medical conditions or symptoms.

Cultivation

The process of growing and harvesting plants, including cannabis, for various purposes, such as medicinal or recreational use.

Chlorophyll

A green pigment in plants, including cannabis, responsible for photosynthesis. It may contribute to the taste and color of CBD products.

Concentrate

A highly potent form of cannabis or CBD product, typically containing a high concentration of cannabinoids.

Cold-pressed CBD 

CBD extracted using a cold-pressing method, which involves minimal heat to preserve the natural compounds in the plant.

D

Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol

Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol is the primary psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis responsible for the "high" sensation. THC is often regulated and has psychotropic effects.

Decarboxylation

The process of removing a carboxyl group from cannabinoids, such as THCA (found in raw cannabis), through heat or other means. Decarboxylation activates cannabinoids, making them more bioavailable and potent.

Distillate

A purified form of cannabis extract, typically containing a high concentration of cannabinoids. Distillates are refined through processes like distillation to remove impurities.

Delivery method 

The way in which a substance, such as CBD, is introduced into the body for absorption, including methods like oral ingestion, inhalation, topical application, and sublingual administration.

Dietary supplement 

A product intended to supplement the diet and provide additional nutrients. CBD is often marketed and sold as a dietary supplement, though regulations may vary.

Dosage

The specific amount of a substance, such as CBD, recommended for consumption within a particular timeframe. CBD dosage varies based on factors like individual tolerance, weight, and the desired effects.

Drug Testing

The process of analyzing biological samples, such as urine or blood, to detect the presence of specific substances, including cannabinoids like THC. Drug testing is commonly conducted for various purposes, such as employment screenings or legal situations.

Dabbing

A method of consuming cannabis concentrates, including CBD isolates or extracts, by vaporizing the substance on a hot surface and inhaling the resulting vapor.

DIY

Refers to the practice of creating CBD products at home. DIY CBD products may include homemade tinctures, edibles, or topicals. 

Dropper

A small tube or pipette used for precise measurement and administration of liquid substances, such as CBD oil. Droppers are commonly used in tinctures.

Drying

The process of removing moisture from harvested cannabis plants. Proper drying is crucial for preserving the quality of cannabinoids and preventing mold growth.

Dab Rig

A device used for dabbing concentrates, typically equipped with a water filtration system to cool and filter the vapor.

Double-Blind Study

A research study design in which neither the participants nor the researchers are aware of who is receiving the treatment and who is in the control group. Double-blind studies help minimize bias in research. 

Disposable Vape Pen

A portable vaping device pre-filled with CBD e-liquid or oil. Disposable vape pens are convenient and easy to use but are discarded after use.

E

Edibles

Food products infused with cannabinoids, typically CBD or THC. Examples include gummies, brownies, and beverages. Edibles offer an alternative method of consuming cannabinoids compared to smoking or vaping.

Endocannabinoid System

A complex cell-signaling system in the human body that plays a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes, including mood, appetite, sleep, and immune response. The ECS interacts with cannabinoids, both endogenous (produced by the body) and exogenous (from external sources like cannabis).

Entourage Effect 

The synergistic interaction of various compounds, such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, present in the cannabis plant. The entourage effect suggests that the combined effect of these compounds may be more significant than the individual effects of each component.

Extraction

The process of obtaining essential compounds, such as cannabinoids, from the cannabis plant. Various extraction methods, including CO2 extraction, ethanol extraction, and others, are employed to isolate and concentrate specific components.

Ethanol extraction

A method of extracting cannabinoids and other compounds from the cannabis plant using ethanol (alcohol). This process is known for its ability to extract a broad spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes.

E-liquid

A liquid formulation containing cannabinoids, often used in vaporizers or electronic cigarettes. E-liquids are a common form of consumption, particularly for CBD or THC.

Endocannabinoid

Endogenous cannabinoids produced naturally by the human body. The two primary endocannabinoids are anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG). These compounds interact with the endocannabinoid system.

Equilibrium

A state of balance or stability. In the context of the endocannabinoid system, achieving equilibrium involves maintaining proper functioning and balance within the body's physiological processes through the interaction of cannabinoids and receptors.

ECS Receptors

Cell receptors in the endocannabinoid system, including CB1 receptors primarily found in the brain and central nervous system, and CB2 receptors mainly found in the immune system and peripheral tissues.

Endocannabinoid Deficiency

A theoretical condition suggesting an insufficient production or function of endocannabinoids within the body, potentially linked to various health issues. This concept is still under research.

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Flavonoids

Phytonutrients found in plants, including cannabis, that contribute to the plant's color, flavor, and potential therapeutic effects.

FDA 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a regulatory government agency with the power to regulate cannabis and cannabis-derived products since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. So far, the FDA has officially approved the CBD product Epidiolex as a treatment for epilepsy.

Full Spectrum

Refers to CBD products that contain a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds found in the cannabis plant, including trace amounts of THC.

Farm Bill

Refers to the United States Farm Bill, which legalized the cultivation of hemp and the production of hemp-derived CBD products.

Food supplement

A food supplement is a manufactured product containing nutrients, vitamins, minerals, herbs or other active ingredients that can be eaten or swallowed. Food supplements can be produced through extraction from natural products or synthesising the chosen nutrient.

Feminized Seeds

Cannabis seeds bred to produce only female plants, which are typically preferred for CBD-rich hemp cultivation.

Filtering 

The process of removing impurities or unwanted substances from CBD extracts to refine the final product.

Feco

A concentrated oil containing a full spectrum of cannabinoids, extracted from the entire cannabis plant, including leaves, flowers, and stems.

Federally Legal

Indicates that a product or substance is in compliance with federal laws. In the context of CBD, federally legal products adhere to regulations outlined in relevant legislation.

Flower

Refers to the dried and cured buds of the cannabis plant, often used for smoking, vaporizing, or extracting cannabinoids.

First-Pass Metabolism

The initial metabolism of a substance, such as CBD, by the liver before it enters the bloodstream, which can affect its bioavailability.

Fractionated Coconut Oil 

A carrier oil commonly used in CBD products, derived from coconut oil through a process that isolates specific components, often medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs).

G

GMO

An organism whose genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally through mating or natural recombination. In the context of hemp, there is debate about the use of GMOs.

Genetics

The genetic makeup or characteristics of a plant, including its cannabinoid and terpene profiles. Genetics play a crucial role in determining the traits of hemp plants.

Gummies

CBD-infused gummy candies, a popular and enjoyable method of consuming cannabinoids. Gummies offer a convenient and discreet way to incorporate CBD into a daily routine.

Gel Capsule

Capsules containing CBD oil or isolate, designed for oral ingestion. Gel capsules provide a precise and tasteless method of consuming CBD.

Genotype

The genetic constitution of an organism, including the specific combination of genes that influence its traits. Genotype contributes to the characteristics of hemp plants.

Grinder

A device used to break down dried hemp flowers into smaller, more manageable pieces for consumption, typically by smoking or vaporizing.

Growth Medium

The substrate or material in which plants, including hemp, are grown. Common growth mediums include soil, hydroponic systems, and various soilless mixes.

Glandular Trichomes

Tiny, hair-like structures on the surface of cannabis plants, including hemp, that produce and store cannabinoids and terpenes.

Golden Oil

A term used to describe highly refined and purified CBD oil with a clear or golden color, often obtained through distillation processes.

Gas Chromatography

A laboratory technique used to separate and analyze volatile compounds, such as cannabinoids and terpenes, in hemp extracts.

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Hemp

Industrial variety of Cannabis sativa with low THC, used for fibers, seeds, and CBD products.

Hemp Oil

General term for oil extracted from the hemp plant, including CBD oil or hempseed oil.

Hempseed Oil

Oil from hemp seeds, rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, used in cooking and skincare.

Head shop

Retail store selling cannabis-related accessories like smoking devices and paraphernalia.

Homeostasis

Body's ability to maintain internal balance despite external changes.

Heavy metals

Toxic metallic elements; in CBD, testing ensures product safety.

Hybrid

Crossbreed between different cannabis strains, combining various traits.

Hash

Concentrated form of cannabis made by compressing trichomes (resin glands).

Haze

Cannabis strain known for its uplifting and energetic effects.

High-CBD Strain

Cannabis strain with a higher proportion of CBD (cannabidiol) compared to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

Humulene

Terpene found in cannabis with earthy, woody, and spicy aromas; may have anti-inflammatory properties.

Harvest

The process of collecting mature cannabis plants for further processing.

Hookah

Water pipe used for smoking tobacco or, in some cases, cannabis.

Honey Oil

Another term for hash oil, a concentrated cannabis extract.

Hypertension

High blood pressure; some studies suggest CBD may help manage hypertension.

Hydroponics

Soil-less method of growing plants, including cannabis, using nutrient-rich water solutions.

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Ingestibles 

Products, such as capsules or edibles, designed for consumption, allowing cannabinoids like CBD to be ingested.

Isolate

Pure form of a cannabinoid, such as CBD isolate, where the compound is isolated from all other cannabinoids and plant materials.

Indica

One of the two main types of cannabis (the other being sativa), known for its relaxing and sedative effects. Indica strains are often associated with nighttime use.

Industrial Hemp

Varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant cultivated for industrial uses, like fiber, seeds, and CBD production. It contains low levels of THC.

Isolate

Pure form of a cannabinoid, such as CBD isolate, where the compound is isolated from all other cannabinoids and plant materials.

Infusion

The process of steeping or soaking a substance in a liquid to extract its flavors or properties. In CBD, this may refer to infusing cannabinoids into oils or other carriers.

Inhalation

The act of breathing in, often used in the context of consuming cannabis through smoking or vaporization.

Inhalable

Refers to CBD products, usually in the form of vapor or smoke, that can be inhaled for quick absorption.

Immune System

The body's defense mechanism against infections and diseases; CBD is studied for its potential effects on immune system modulation.

Irradiation

The process of exposing cannabis or hemp to ionizing radiation to eliminate microbes, pests, or other contaminants.

Intoxicating

Having the potential to cause a state of impairment or euphoria; THC is the primary intoxicating compound in cannabis.

Insomnia

Persistent difficulty falling or staying asleep; CBD is studied for its potential role in promoting better sleep.

In-vitro

Conducted outside a living organism, often referring to experiments or studies performed in a laboratory setting.

J

Joint 

A cannabis cigarette typically rolled with rolling papers; a common method of smoking cannabis.

JWH-018

A synthetic cannabinoid often used in research; it is not a natural cannabis compound but can produce effects similar to THC.

Jelly Bean Strain

A specific cannabis strain known for its sweet and fruity flavor profile.

Juul

A brand of e-cigarette or vape pen; some people use these devices for inhaling CBD vapor.

Joint Roller

A device or person skilled in rolling cannabis joints.

Jack Herer 

A popular cannabis strain named after the marijuana activist and author Jack Herer, known for its uplifting effects.

K

Kief 

Finely ground and sifted trichomes (resin glands) from cannabis flowers, often used to enhance the potency of joints or other cannabis products.

Ketones

Organic compounds with a carbonyl group. In human metabolism, produced during the breakdown of fatty acids for energy, leading to ketosis in certain conditions. Not directly related to CBD or cannabinoids.

Kush 

 A term used to describe certain strains of cannabis, often indica-dominant, known for their potent and relaxing effects.

Kratom 

A plant native to Southeast Asia, known for its leaves that contain compounds with psychotropic effects; not a cannabis product, but it's sometimes discussed alongside CBD in the context of natural remedies.

Keif 

Alternate spelling of "kief," referring to the resin glands of the cannabis plant.

Kief Box 

A device used to collect and store kief, often equipped with a screen to separate the trichomes from the plant material.

Kosher 

Refers to products, including CBD, that adhere to Jewish dietary laws and regulations.

Keif Press 

A tool used to compress kief into a solid form, often creating a hash-like substance.

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Lab reports

A document detailing the results of laboratory testing for a specific CBD or cannabis product, providing information on cannabinoid content, terpenes, and potential contaminants.

Limonene

A terpene found in cannabis known for its citrus aroma; it may have potential therapeutic properties.

Linalool 

A floral-scented terpene present in some cannabis strains; it is believed to contribute to the plant's overall aroma and may have calming effects.

Landrace Strain   

A cannabis strain that has developed naturally within a specific geographic region, often with unique characteristics adapted to that environment.

Legalization 

The process of making cannabis or CBD products legal within a particular jurisdiction.

Live Resin 

A cannabis concentrate made from freshly harvested and frozen cannabis flowers, preserving a higher terpene content compared to other extraction. methods.

Low-THC Cannabis

Cannabis strains with low levels of THC, often cultivated for industrial purposes or in jurisdictions with strict THC regulations.

Lipids

Organic compounds, including fats and oils, that are commonly used as carriers for cannabinoids in some CBD products.

M

Marijuana

A cannabis plant or its products containing higher levels of THC, the psychoactive compound, and often used recreationally or medicinally.

MCT Oil

Medium Chain Triglyceride oil, a type of fatty acid derived from coconut oil, often used as a carrier in CBD products for efficient absorption.

Medium Chain Triglycerides

Fatty acids with a specific structure, like those found in MCT oil, known for their quick absorption and energy-boosting properties.

MHRA

The regulatory body in the United Kingdom responsible for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medicines and healthcare products, including some CBD products.

Microdosing

The practice of consuming small, sub-therapeutic doses of a substance, such as cannabinoids, to achieve specific effects while minimizing potential side effects.

Myrcene

A terpene found in cannabis known for its earthy and musky aroma; it may contribute to the plant's overall effects.

Medical Cannabis

Cannabis used for medicinal purposes, often prescribed to alleviate symptoms or manage specific health conditions.

Minor Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids other than THC and CBD, such as CBG (cannabigerol) or CBN (cannabinol), found in smaller amounts in the cannabis plant.

Marijuana Dispensary

A legal outlet where consumers can purchase marijuana or cannabis products for recreational or medicinal use.

Mood Stabilizer

Substance, including certain cannabinoids, that may help regulate mood swings or symptoms of mood disorders.

Mother Plant 

A mature and healthy cannabis plant used for cloning to produce genetically identical plants.

Munchies

Informal term referring to increased appetite, often associated with cannabis use, particularly strains high in THC.

N

Novel Foods

Foods or food ingredients that were not commonly consumed in the European Union before May 1997. Novel foods require special authorization to ensure their safety before being sold in the EU.

Nutraceutical

A term combining "nutrition" and "pharmaceutical," referring to food or food products with health benefits beyond basic nutrition. Nutraceuticals may offer medicinal or therapeutic effects and are often marketed for health promotion or disease prevention.

Non-psychoactive 

Refers to substances, such as CBD, that do not produce psychoactive effects or a "high."

Nootropics

Substances that may enhance cognitive function, memory, creativity, or motivation; CBD is sometimes considered a nootropic.

Natural Terpenes

Aromatic compounds found in cannabis and other plants that contribute to the plant's scent and may have therapeutic properties.

Nanotechnology 

The manipulation of materials at the nanoscale; in CBD products, it can enhance bioavailability and absorption.

Neuroprotective

Having the ability to protect nerve cells from damage or degeneration; CBD is studied for potential neuroprotective effects.

Non-GMO

Non-genetically modified organisms; CBD products labeled as non-GMO indicate that the ingredients were not genetically altered.

NSAIDs

Medications that reduce inflammation, such as ibuprofen; CBD is explored for potential anti-inflammatory properties.

Non-intoxicating

Refers to substances, like CBD, that do not induce a state of euphoria or impairment.

O

Organic 

Refers to products, including CBD, produced without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), following organic farming practices.

Omega oils

Essential fatty acids, including Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9, found in various oils such as fish oil, flaxseed oil, and hempseed oil. They play crucial roles in health and wellness.

Opioid

A class of substances, including prescription painkillers and illicit drugs like heroin, that interact with opioid receptors in the body. Opioids are used for pain relief but can be addictive and have potential for abuse.

Oral Bioavailability

The proportion of a substance, such as CBD, that enters the bloodstream when taken orally and is available to produce an effect.

Over-the-Counter

Medications or products, including some CBD items, available for purchase without a prescription.

Overdose

A harmful or dangerous reaction to the ingestion of a substance in excessive amounts. CBD is generally considered safe, with no reported cases of fatal overdose.

Oil Tincture

A liquid CBD product, typically made by infusing CBD extract into a carrier oil, often used sublingually (under the tongue).

Outdoor Cultivation

Growing cannabis or hemp plants outdoors, subject to natural environmental conditions.

P

Psychoactive 

Refers to substances altering mental processes and consciousness.

Pesticides

Chemicals used to control pests in agriculture and other settings.

Phytonutrients

Bioactive compounds in plants with health-promoting properties.

Propylene Glycol (PG)

A synthetic compound used as a carrier in various products, including some CBD solutions.

Phytocannabinoid

Natural compounds in cannabis plants, like CBD and THC, influencing bodily processes.

Potency

The strength or concentration of active substances in a product, indicating therapeutic effects in CBD.

Pharmacokinetics

The study of how the body absorbs, distributes, metabolizes, and excretes drugs or substances.

Placebo

A substance or treatment with no therapeutic effect, often used in research to compare the effects of an active treatment.

Product Spectrum

Refers to the range of products available, such as full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate CBD, each containing different cannabinoid profiles.

Prohibition

The legal restriction or ban on the production, sale, and consumption of certain substances, historically applied to cannabis.

Protocol

A set of rules or guidelines specifying procedures to be followed, often used in clinical trials or research studies.

Q

Quercetin

A flavonoid and antioxidant found in various plants, including cannabis. It is known for its potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.

Quality Control

The process of ensuring that products meet specific standards and criteria. In the context of CBD, quality control involves testing and verifying the purity, potency, and safety of CBD products.

R

Receptor

A molecular structure on the surface of a cell or within a cell that can selectively bind to specific substances, such as cannabinoids interacting with receptors in the endocannabinoid system.

Resin  

A sticky substance produced by the cannabis plant, containing cannabinoids and terpenes. It is often extracted for various CBD products.

Routine

A regularly followed and established set of actions or activities, such as incorporating CBD into a daily wellness routine.

Relaxation

The state of being free from tension or anxiety, often sought after when using CBD for its potential calming effects.

Recovery

The process of returning to a healthy state or regaining well-being, which may be supported by CBD in certain contexts, such as post-exercise recovery.

Regulation

The process of controlling or governing aspects of CBD production, sale, and use to ensure quality, safety, and compliance with legal standards.

Restorative

Having the ability to renew, revitalize, or bring back to a state of balance, which is a goal for some people using CBD for wellness.

S

Sublingual

Refers to the method of administering substances under the tongue, allowing for absorption through the mucous membranes directly into the bloodstream. Sublingual administration is common for some CBD products.

Sativa

One of the two main types of cannabis plants (alongside Indica). Sativa strains are often associated with energizing and uplifting effects, potentially used for daytime consumption.

Solvent 

A substance capable of dissolving other substances, commonly used in the extraction process of cannabinoids from the cannabis plant to create CBD products.

Scromiting

A term coined to describe a combination of screaming and vomiting, sometimes associated with heavy cannabis use, particularly high-THC strains.

Strain

A specific variety or type of cannabis plant with unique characteristics, including its appearance, aroma, taste, and cannabinoid profile. Different strains may have varying effects on mood and physiology.

Salve

A topical ointment or balm applied to the skin for therapeutic purposes. CBD-infused salves are popular for localized relief from discomfort or skin-related issues.

Seedling

A young, recently germinated plant that has just begun to grow from a seed. In the context of cannabis, it refers to the early stage of plant development.

Social Anxiety

A type of anxiety disorder characterized by intense fear or discomfort in social situations. Some individuals use CBD to potentially alleviate symptoms of social anxiety.

Strawberry Cough

A specific cannabis strain known for its sweet strawberry-like flavor. It is often associated with uplifting and euphoric effects.

Sleep Aid

Refers to substances or practices, including certain CBD products, that are used to promote better sleep or manage sleep-related issues.

Selective Breeding

The controlled mating of plants or animals to develop specific desired traits. In cannabis cultivation, selective breeding is often used to create strains with particular characteristics.

T

Terpenes

Aromatic compounds found in various plants, including cannabis. Terpenes contribute to the distinctive flavors and scents of different cannabis strains and may also have therapeutic effects.

THC

The primary psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the "high" or euphoric sensation. It interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the brain and nervous system.

THC Free

Indicates that a product, usually a CBD product, has been processed to remove or reduce the presence of THC to levels below detectable limits, minimizing the psychoactive effects.

THCa

The acidic precursor to THC found in raw cannabis plants. THCa is non-psychoactive but can convert to THC through decarboxylation, often occurring with heat.

Tincture

A liquid extract of herbs, including cannabis, typically dissolved in alcohol or another solvent. In the context of CBD, tinctures are commonly used for sublingual administration.

Topical

Refers to products, such as creams or balms, applied directly to the skin. CBD topicals are used for localized relief and are absorbed through the skin without entering the bloodstream.

Transdermal patches

Adhesive patches infused with cannabinoids, including CBD or THC, designed to deliver the compounds through the skin and into the bloodstream over an extended period. This method allows for controlled and sustained release.

Trichomes

Tiny, hair-like structures on the surface of cannabis flowers and leaves that contain cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. They are responsible for the resinous texture of the plant.

THCV

A cannabinoid found in cannabis with potential therapeutic properties. THCV may have different effects compared to THC, such as appetite suppression.

Transparency

A quality indicating openness and honesty in communication. In the CBD industry, transparency refers to companies providing clear information about their products, including sourcing, testing, and ingredients.

Third-Party Testing

Independent laboratory analysis conducted by a party not affiliated with the manufacturer. In the CBD industry, third-party testing verifies the potency and purity of products.

Terpene Profile

The unique combination and concentration of terpenes present in a particular strain of cannabis. Terpene profiles contribute to the distinct aroma and potential effects of a strain.

Tolerance

The reduced response to a substance, such as cannabinoids, over time, requiring higher doses to achieve the same effects. Regular users of cannabis or CBD may develop tolerance.

Two-Phase Extraction

A method used in CBD extraction that involves separating cannabinoids and other compounds from the plant material using two different solvents or phases.

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Uptake

The absorption or assimilation of a substance, such as cannabinoids, by the body. It can refer to the process of how the body takes in and utilizes these substances.

Underlying Conditions

Pre-existing health issues or medical conditions that a person may have before using CBD or other treatments. Understanding underlying conditions is crucial for personalized health approaches.

Unwind

To relax or de-stress. Some individuals use CBD products to help unwind and promote a sense of relaxation.

USDA Organic

Certification by the United States Department of Agriculture indicating that a product, such as CBD, has been produced following organic farming and processing standards.

Usage Guidelines

Recommendations or instructions provided by manufacturers or healthcare professionals regarding the appropriate and safe use of CBD products.

Urban Agriculture

The practice of growing, processing, and distributing food (including plants like hemp) in and around urban areas. It relates to sustainable and local agricultural practices.

Urine Test 

 A common method for drug testing that analyzes a person's urine for the presence of substances, including THC or other cannabinoids.

Unrefined

Refers to products, such as unrefined CBD oil, that have undergone minimal processing and retain more of their natural components, including cannabinoids and terpenes.

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Vegan 

In the context of CBD products, "vegan" refers to products that are free from any animal-derived ingredients. Vegan CBD products do not contain components such as gelatin or animal-based additives.

Vape pen 

A CBD vape pen is a portable device designed for inhaling vaporized CBD oil or e-liquid. It typically consists of a battery, heating element, and a chamber or cartridge containing CBD extract.

Vaporiser

A CBD vaporizer is a device used to heat CBD oil or e-liquid to create vapor for inhalation. Vaporizers are a popular method for consuming CBD as they provide a quick and efficient way to experience the effects of cannabidiol.

Vegetable Glycerine

Vegetable glycerine (VG) is a common base used in CBD e-liquids for vaporization. It is a plant-based liquid that helps produce vapor when heated, contributing to the inhalable form of CBD in vape products.

Vitamin E Acetate

Vitamin E acetate is not directly related to CBD; however, it gained attention in the vaping industry. In some cases, it was used as a thinning agent in illicit CBD vape products, but its inhalation has been associated with serious health risks, leading to warnings against its use in CBD vaping products.

Vertical Integration 

In the CBD industry, vertical integration may refer to a company that controls multiple aspects of the CBD production process, from cultivation and extraction to manufacturing and distribution. This integration allows for greater quality control and efficiency in delivering CBD products to consumers.

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Wing Woman

CBD capsules with powerful ingredients to support women through their cycle.

Water-soluble

Water-soluble refers to the ability of a substance, like CBD, to dissolve in water, enhancing its absorption for quicker and more efficient use by the body.

Whole plant

Whole plant CBD extracts retain all naturally occurring compounds from the cannabis plant, offering a comprehensive range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial elements.

Wellness  

Wellness in the context of CBD emphasizes a holistic approach to health, promoting overall well-being and balance in physical, mental, and emotional aspects.

Winterisation

Winterization is a purification process in CBD extraction that removes unwanted compounds like waxes and lipids, resulting in a refined and concentrated CBD oil.

Wax

Wax refers to the concentrated, solid form of cannabinoids, often found in cannabis extracts. CBD waxes are commonly used in vaporization or dabbing methods.

Weed

Informal term for cannabis, used to describe the dried flowers or buds of the cannabis plant. It is commonly associated with recreational or medicinal marijuana use.

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Xtract

"Xtract" is a colloquial or abbreviated term for "extract" in the CBD industry. It refers to the process of extracting CBD and other cannabinoids from the hemp plant. Various extraction methods, such as CO2 extraction or solvent extraction, are used to obtain CBD-rich extracts from hemp.

Xenobiotic

"Xenobiotic" refers to a substance that is foreign to the body or that is not normally found in the human body. In the context of CBD, it could be used in discussions about how the body metabolizes and interacts with cannabinoids, considering them as xenobiotics.

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Yield 

In CBD cultivation, "yield" refers to the quantity of CBD-rich hemp or cannabis that is produced per plant or per crop. It is often measured in terms of the amount of CBD extracted from the plant material. High CBD yield is a desirable trait for cultivators.

Ylang Ylang 

While not directly associated with CBD, Ylang Ylang is an essential oil derived from the flowers of the Cananga tree. In some cases, it might be used in conjunction with CBD in certain wellness or cosmetic products for its aromatic properties.

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Zero THC

"Zero THC" refers to CBD products that are claimed to contain no detectable amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. These products are often marketed as THC-free or non-psychoactive, making them suitable for individuals who want to avoid THC.