CBD Origin Glossary ofCBD Terms

To help our readers understand common, and confusing, terms relating to the discussion of CBD, we have compiled a glossary of important CBD terms that are frequently mentioned in our articles.

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Bioavailability

bi·o·a·vail·a·bil·i·tyNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

The degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into a living system or is made available at the site of physiological activity.

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Broad Spectrum

broad / spec·​trumNoun • Last Updated: May 22, 2019

A type of CBD that contains all other compounds found present in the Cannabis plant, excluding Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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Cannabidiol

can·​na·​bi·​di·​olNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

An active, non-intoxicating, compound found naturally occuring in the Cannabis plant.

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Cannabinoid Receptor

can·​na·​bi·​noid / re·​cep·​torNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

A class of cell membrane receptors that are found throughout the body’s endocannabinoid system that respond to cannabinoids, such as CBD.

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Cannabinoids

can·​na·​bi·​noidNoun • Last Updated: May 22, 2019

Chemical compounds found naturally occuring in the human body and in Cannabis plant.

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Cannabis

can·​na·​bisNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the Cannabaceae family, which consists of three primary species: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.

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Cbd Oil

c·​b·​d / oilNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

A liquid CBD concentrate that is produced by infusing a CBD extract into a solvent.

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Certificate Of Analysis

cer·tif·i·cate / of / a·nal·y·sisNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

A documented issued that certifies a specific product has undergone specified testing for specified results, often known as a CBD product’s lab report.

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Endocannabinoid System

en·do·can·​na·​bi·​noid / sys·temNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

A biological system that is responsible in regulating balance between important systems in the body such as the central nervous system, skeletal system, cardivascular system and more.

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Endocannabinoids

en·do·can·​na·​bi·​noidsNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

A term to decribe cannabinoids that are naturally produced in within the body.

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Entourage Effect

en·tou·rage / ef·fectNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

A magnified therapeutic effect resulting from the interaction of multiple cannabinoids.

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Full Spectrum

full / spec·trumNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

A type of CBD extract that contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids.

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Hemp

hempNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

A board term used to classify Cannabis plants that contain no more than 0.3% THC by dry weight.

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Hemp Oil Hemp Seed Oil

hemp / oil | hemp / seed / oilNoun • Last Updated: June 14, 2019

A exctract obtained by pressing hemp seeds containing no CBD or other cannabinoids.

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Homeostasis

ho·me·o·sta·sisNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

The tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.

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Indica

in·dicaNoun • Last Updated: May 22, 2019

One of the three primary species of the cannabis genus.

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Intoxicating

in·tox·i·cat·ingNoun • Last Updated: May 22, 2019

Refers to the "high" feeling when consuming THC products.

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Iso Certification

iso / lab·o·ra·to·ryNoun • Last Updated: May 22, 2019

International Organization for Standardization (ISO); the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world.

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Isolate

i·so·lateNoun • Last Updated: May 22, 2019

A type of CBD extract containing 99% pure CBD.

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Marijuana

ma·ri·jua·naNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

A board term used to classify Cannabis plants that contain more than 0.3% THC by dry weight.

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Medium Chain Triglycerides

me·di·um / chain / tri·glyc·er·idesNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

Fats acids found in foods like coconut oil and is claimed to have many health benefits.

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Phytocannabinoids

phy·to·can·​na·​bi·​noidsNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

A term to decribe cannabinoids that are naturally produced in Cannabis plants.

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Pyschoactive

psy·cho·ac·tiveNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

a mind-altering effect.

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Ruderalis

ru·der·al·isNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

One of the three primary species of the cannabis genus.

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Sativa

sa·tiv·aNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

One of the three primary species of the cannabis genus.

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Sublingual

sub·​lin·​gualNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

Situated or applied under the tongue.

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Terpene

ter·peneNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

Aromatic molecules found in most fruits, plants, and herbs, and are responsible for their variety of distinctive aromas.

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Tetrahydrocannabinol

tet·ra·hy·dro·can·nab·i·nolNoun • Last Updated: May 22, 2019

An active compound found naturally occuring in the Cannabis plant that is responsible for the psychological effects associated with cannabis.

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Third Party Lab Report

third / par·ty / lab / re·portNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

A lab report conducted by an unbaised third party laboratory.

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Tincture

tinc·tureNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

A CBD product that come in liquid form and can be available in a range of CBD strengths.

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Topical

top·i·calNoun • Last Updated: May 23, 2019

A CBD product that can be applied on the body, such as creams and lotions.

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