COMMON TERMS RELATED TO CBD
Known as THC, this is the most potent psychoactive agent identified to date in cannabis. This cannabinoid is commonly associated with the intoxicating or “high” feeling consumers experience.
Known as CBD, this is a non-intoxicating constituent found in hemp and marijuana varieties of cannabis. It represents half of all cannabinoids in the cannabis sativa plant, with its effects being studied worldwide.
Cannabis is derived from the hemp plant with two different strains, cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. Of the elements in these strains, cannabis has dozens of types of cannabinoids, which are chemical compounds. Terpenes found in cannabis gives it a unique smell and contributes to phytocannabinoids by binding to receptors in the brain like cannabinoids and giving rise to therapeutic effects.
In order to be considered hemp, a cannabis sativa plant must contain less than 0.3% THC. It’s as close as you can get to how cannabis grows naturally and bred for numerous commercial products like clothing, textiles, industrial materials, and food among other things. However, unlike marijuana, hemp contains more CBD and lacks THC so you won’t feel intoxicated or “high” when consuming.
Marijuana is the potent resinous glands (trichomes) that grow on the dried leaves of the cannabis sativa plant and has higher levels of THC compared to hemp. It has been grown for medical and recreational purposes for many centuries, containing over 400 chemicals with THC as the key psychoactive ingredient.