How to Understand CBD? Legal Cannabis Glossary
Cannabidoids are substances that activate receptors in the human body. They have an effect on the body and the brain in measures specific to each molecule. THC, for example, is a psychoactive cannabidoid while CBD is not psychotropic.
Cannabis, also called hemp, is a plant found in most parts of the world. However, these varieties vary and are used for different purposes. After human manipulation, this plant can be in the form of grass (flowers), resin (hashish, hash, etc.) or even cannabis oil.
Cannabidiol is a cannabidoid found into the Cannabis Sativa L plant. This non-psychotropic molecule is used in many cosmetics, sublingual oils and food. Sometimes referred as “Legal Cannabis,” CBD has soothing, relaxing and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be consumed in solid or liquid form.
Hemp or Cannabis Sativa L. is a plant of the Cannabaceae family. This plant, which has been cultivated for thousands of years, is used for industrial, agricultural and textile needs. Its varied virtues and nutritional qualities make this plant an essential dietary and beauty ally.
When we talk about the proportion of CBD concentration we mean the mass of CBD per volume of solution. The concentration may be different from one product to another, it is important to know the level of CBD concentration before absorbing or applying the product so as not to exceed the recommended daily doses.
CBD Oil or Hemp Oil is produced from the Cannabis Sativa L plant. After 120 days, on average, the oil is obtained by cold pressing the hemp seeds also called ” hempseed ”. After decantation, a pure, natural and organic hemp oil is obtained, which can be used both in food and cosmetic products.
MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) oil is composed of fatty acids specific to coconut oil, caprylic acid (C8) and capric acid (C10). This particularly easy to digest oil is recommended in the event of malabsorption syndromes or during ketogenic diets (drastic reduction in daily carbohydrate intake).
Non-psychoactive effects refer to effects that do not act on the psyche or on a person’s state of consciousness. Contrary to a drug which would have an influence on the perception or on the behavior of its user. CBD or hemp does not have a psychoactive effect.
Cannabis resin also called “hashish” or “pollen”. It differs in shape and color and is obtained by extraction, directly on the plant. The resin is pure and natural, unlike the “Shit” which is cut with harmful substances. How do you distinguish a resin from a pollen? Pollen has a more powdery and less sticky appearance than resin, which will tend to be more oily.
The term sublingual refers to a mode of absorption in the medicinal and pharmaceutical sector. Under the tongue we find a set of capillaries which are directly linked to the arterial system, therefore this method of administration is recommended for cannabidiol oils. It allows to obtain optimum effects.
Terpenes are aromatic organic hydrocarbons that are found in a large number of plants and especially in Cannabis Sativa L. They mainly constitute the odours and aromas of each variety of plant.
THC, short for Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most common cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. Known for its psychoactive properties, it is considered a drug that modifies brain activity and the perceptions of its user.