CBD: Terms You Need to Know

Updated: Aug 1, 2020

CBD : A chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. This cannabinoid is responsible for reducing pain, stress and anxiety, but it won’t get you high.

Cannabinoid : The chemicals found in the marijuana plant

THC : A chemical compound (different from CBD) in the cannabis plan. THC has a psychoactive component that makes you feel “high.”

Tincture : Made by using a mixture of alcohol and water to extract compounds from the cannabis plant. CBD tinctures are primarily used to help relieve anxiety or ease pain. Tinctures are absorbed by placing a drop under your tongue.

Full-Spectrum CBD : Contains all psychochemicals naturally found in the plant, including CBD, trace cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils. Full-spectrum extract also comes with a small percentage of THC below 0.03% (the legal limit.) While this product won’t get you high it still may show up on drug tests.

Broad-spectrum CBD : Completely removes the THC, but keeps all other cannabinoids.

CBD isolates : This is the purest form of this CBD compound and it is created by removing it from all other ingredients. While an isolate can be powerful, it is slightly less effective than broad or full-spectrum products because it missing the “entourage effect.” Meaning, the effect that occurs when various cannabinoids work together.

Terpenes : The compounds responsible for the unique aroma of the cannabis plant. Different terpenes help enhance the effect of different types of cannabinoids.