CBD Glossary

Cannabis: A family of plants, of which Hemp and Marijuana both derive.

Hemp: A member of the cannabis family that under federal guidelines can have no more than .3 percent of psychoactive content.

Marijuana: A member of the cannabis family that has higher amounts of psychoactive content, which produces a buzzed or euphoric feeling.

Cannabinoids: A class of chemical compounds that are found in the Cannabis sativa plant and interact with receptors on the surface of the cells in the central nervous system.

THC: Tetrahydrocannabinol is one of the primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in cannabis plants. It is psychoactive, meaning it’s the chemical compound that causes a high.

CBD: Cannabidiol is the other primary cannabinoid that occurs naturally in cannabis plants. It is non-psychoactive, which means it will not get the user high. It is extracted from hemp and often sold as an oil.

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