CBD Dictionary

2018 Farm Bill - Also known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, the Farm Bill is a legislative act signed by President Donald Trump. It lifted restrictions on growing Industrial Hemp, allowing for legal cultivation in all 50 states.

Cannabinoid - The active chemical compounds in Cannabis plants. Humans and many animals also naturally produce cannabinoids.

Cannabis - Cannabis is a plant family with three species: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis ruderalis. Hemp is part of the Cannabis sativa family.

CB1 Receptors - Cannabinoid receptors found in the brain and other areas of the body. They are commonly associated with mood and pain sensation.

CB2 Receptors - Cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body that are commonly associated with inflammation and immune response.

CBD - Short for Cannabidiol, CBD is a prevalent compound found in Cannabis plants. It has medicinal properties without psychoactive effects.

CBD Edibles - Products taken orally and ingested for desired effects. Edibles can include capsules, gummies, syrups and more.

CBD Topicals - Products applied externally on the body. Topicals can include balms, salves, pain rubs, lotions, creams and more.

Certificate of Analysis - A document that notes the overall findings of lab testing and confirms the accuracy of the information.

Endocannabinoid - Endo- is the prefix for “within,” and endocannabinoids are the cannabinoids produced within your body.

Endocannabinoid System (ECS) - This term refers to the cell receptors in your body that are responsible for maintaining homeostasis and bodily functions like mood, appetite, sleep cycle, pain sensation and immune response.

Enzyme - A biological substance that serves as a catalyst for a reaction within the body.

Epidiolex - The first Cannabis drug approved by the FDA. It is used to relieve two severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.

Extraction - The method in which CBD is obtained from Cannabis plants.

Hemp - Also known as Industrial Hemp, Hemp is a Cannabis plant that is known for its fibrous quality of its stalks and the medicinal properties of its seeds and flowers. Hemp is commonly used in the health, clothing, home building, automobile, paper and plastic industries. Hemp is a non-psychoactive plant and it will not produce a “high” when consumed or smoked.

Hemp Extract - Hemp Extract is synonymous with CBD. It is rich with cannabinoids, which can have positive effects on health and wellness.

Hemp Oil - Hemp Oil is a broad term that refers to the oil extracted from the seeds of Hemp plants. In some contexts, Hemp Oil is used interchangeably with CBD Oil.

Potency - The concentration of active or effective ingredients.

Purity - The level of quality determined by the absence of toxins, contamination and harmful pesticides.

Sublingual - A medication or supplement administered under the tongue.

THC - Short for Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC is a compound found in Cannabis plants that can produce a "high" or feeling of intoxication. THC is federally illegal but lawful in some states.

Third-Party Lab Testing - The process of having a product examined by an independent team of experts to verify its ingredients, potency level, purity levels and more.

Tincture - In the CBD industry, this term refers to a bottle with a dropper that is used to dispense CBD Oil.