CBD Oil Glossary Of Terms
The CBD oil glossary of terms was created to help people new to the CBD community understand some of the more common terms used here in our startup guides, in The CBD Seller Facebook Group, and in many of my CBD training videos. Glossary terms and definitions will be updated as the industry evolves.
Action – The process of doing something with a purpose.
“Your CBD business will thrive once you decide to take action.”
Bioavailability – Measurement of the amount of an active molecule that reaches the intended site.
“A CBD product that has 70% bioavailability delivers 70% of each dose to your system.”
Broad Spectrum – CBD oil that contains all of the compounds found naturally in the plant it was extracted from except THC.
“I was worried about my dog feeling stoned so I bought her a broad spectrum oil.”
Cannabidiol – Better known as CBD, is one of 104 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.
“I’ve been using cannabidiol to help with lower back pain and it’s working wonders.”
Cannabinoid – Class of chemical compounds found in both cannabis and the human body.
“How many different cannabinoids there are in hemp plants.”
Cannabinoid Receptor – Sites throughout the body that bind with cannabinoids allowing you to feel the effects of CBD.
“In theory, the more cannabinoid receptors you have, the faster you will feel the effects from a dose of CBD oil.”
Cannabis – A species of plant that refers to both hemp and marijuana.
“That’s a really beautiful and tall cannabis plant you’re growing.”
CB1 – The first of the 2 main cannabinoid receptors found in the human body.
“The discovery of the CB1 receptor in 1990 opened scientists eyes to new possibilities.”
CB2 – The second of the 2 main cannabinoid receptors found in the human body.
“Shortly after discovering the CB1 receptor in 1990, scientists found the CB2 receptor in 1993.”
CBD – Short for cannabidiol, CBD is 1 of over 100+ different phytocannabinodis found in the cannabis plant.
“CBD is the actual medicine found in cannabis plants.”
CBD-A – Non-psychoactive acidic precursor to CBD that is produced by the cannabis plant.
“Heating CBD-A converts it to CBD.”
CBG – Short for cannabigerol, CBG is similar to CBD and is 1 of over 100+ cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.
“I’m enjoying the effects from my new bottle of CBG oil.”
CBN – Very mildly psychoactive cannabinoid know to be very sedative.
“I prefer CBN oil over CBG oil because of the way it makes me feel.”
Certificate of Analysis (COA) – Document issued by a lab that includes results from tests performed on a batch of CBD product.
“Always check a CBD products COA to make sure it’s both clean and fresh.”
Chlorophyll – To put it simply, chlorophyll is the green color found in cannabis plants.
“I’m glad they filter all of the chlorophyll out because it tastes horrible.”
CO2 Extraction – A scientific extraction process in which carbon dioxide is used as a solvent to extract crude CBD oil from cannabis plants using specialty equipment.
“CO2 extraction is the cleanest and most efficient way to make CBD oil.”
Crude/Raw Oil – Oil that has been extracted from cannabis plants and has not yet been distilled or refined.
“This crude is so dark it looks like motor oil.”
Dabbing – The process of flash vaporizing a cannabis concentrate using specialized equipment designed for dabbing.
“Dabbing is the best way for me to consume CBD because it hits me so fast.”
Decarboxylation – The process of converting a molecule like CBD-A to CBD by applying heat.
“CBD is made by heating and decarboxylating CBD-A during either the extraction or production process.”
Differentiate – The process of making your product or service different than your competitor to give you a selling advantage.
“We differentiated our product line by reducing the price and adding a unique flavor combination.”
Distilled – A process of purification that uses heat and condensation.
“Distilled crude CBD oil produces a much cleaner product.”
Distillate – CBD oil that is made using the distillation process. Usually CBD distillate contains many of the original cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. (Unlike CBD isolate)
“This full spectrum distillate is doing the job!”
Edible – Any edible product containing CBD.
“I prefer eating savory CBD edibles over sweet edibles.”
Endocannabinoid System – A biological system that includes cannabinod recpetors that bind with different cannabinoids allowing us to benefit from their effects.
“My endocannabinoid system has been working overtime today thanks to this new CBD oil.”
Entourage Effect – A process that occurs when you combine different cannabinoids which causes them to positively work together in a way that they would have worked individually.
“To achieve the entourage effect I use full spectrum CBD oil instead of CBD isolate.”
Full Spectrum – CBD oil that contains all of the compounds found naturally in the plant it was extracted from including THC.
“I only use full spectrum CBD oil products because I feel like they are the strongest.”
Hemp – Cannabis plants that contain 0.3% THC or less.
“CBD products made from hemp do not get you stoned.”
Hemp Flower – Flower produced by hemp plants.
“I started smoking hemp flower pre rolls for my CBD dose and they are awesome!”
Hemp Oil – CBD oil extracted from hemp plants that contains all of the beneficial cannabinoids including THC.
“Yes, hemp oil and full spectrum CBD oil are the same thing.”
Homeostasis – The process the human body uses to maintain stable body conditions.
“CBD oil is the perfect thing to keep my body’s homeostasis in check.”
Industrial Hemp – A type of hemp that is low in cannabinoids and terpenes and is grown mainly for it’s fibrous stalks.
“I would never use a CBD product made with oil extracted from industrial hemp.”
Isolate – A pure form of CBD that is extracted from the cannabis plant using a method that results in a CBD powder that is up to 99% pure CBD.
“Isolate is ok but I prefer full spectrum products because I want all of the other cannabinoids working together in my system.”
Marijuana – Any cannabis plant that contains more than 0.3% THC.
“I smoke marijuana to get high and use CBD to feel better.”
Microdosing – The technique of studying a CBD products effects by taking very small doses.
“I prefer microdosing because it has less effect on my CBD tolerance”
Nano Tech – The process of scientifically reducing the size of CBD molecules so that they products they are used work more efficiently by allowing the nano CBD to enter the blood stream easier.
“Nano tech CBD products seem to work better on me than regular CBD products.”
Phtyocannabinoid – Cannabinod molecule made by plants.
“CBD is a very beneficial phytocannabinod.”
Phytocannabinoid Rich Hemp (PCR) – A type of hemp that is high is cannabinoids and terpenes that is grown mostly to be used for CBD oil extraction.
“This PCR hemp makes way better CBD oil than industrial hemp.”
Pre Roll – Pre rolled hemp flower joint.
“CBD pre rolls are very popular now that PCR hemp flower is readily available.”
Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) – A potent, unrefined cannabis extract made using ethanol as the solvent and named after it’s creator, Rick Simpson.
“For years Rick Simpson oil is what people who needed CBD oil used because it’s all that was available.”
Sublingual – The process of applying a CBD oil under the tongue for faster onset.
“I prefer sublingual drop over CBD topical because they hit me a lot faster.”
Supercritical – Term used to describe part of the CBD oil extraction process.
“Supercritical CO2 extraction machines are very expensive and work incredibly well.”
Terpenes – “Terps” are a large class of organic compounds produced by cannabis plants (and other plants) that provide much of the plants smell and flavor.
“The terps in this variety are very strong.”
Terpsolate – CBD product made by mixing CBD isolate and terpenes.
“Terpsolate is good, but I still prefer broad or full spectrum CBD oil.”
THC – Short for Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC is the psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant.
“Hemp based CBD products typically have very little/no THC in them.”
Third Party Testing – Process of using an independent third party to lab test a CBD product.
“If it’s not third party tested, I’m not buying it.”
Tincture – Concentrated CBD oil extract.
“CBD tinctures are the best way for me to relax after a long day.”
Topical – CBD salve, balm or lotion that is applied to the skin topically.
“My new CBD topical is working wonders for my bad knee.”
Transdermal – The process of delivering cannabinoids through the skin usually via a patch.
“Transdermal patches are a convenient way to take CBD when flying long distance.”
Unique Selling Position (USP) – Marketing concept used to describe a products unique advantage over it’s competitors.
“We gave our business a unique selling position by creating a very strong CBD oil that is flavored with African honey.”
Vape – Short for vaporizor, vapes are very popular hand held CBD smoking devices.
“I take my CBD vape with me everywhere I go.”
Water Soluble – Nano tech CBD that has higher bioavailability than normal CBD.
“Oil and water don’t mix which is why water soluble CBD products work faster. You body loves water.”
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