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CBD (Cannabidiol)

A non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis is cannabidiol (CBD). Behind tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cannabidiol is the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis. Analgesic, seizure-suppressant, anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory are some of the many potential therapeutic benefits. Both hemp and cannabis plants can be used to source CBD. What is CBD? Resulting from the...
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Why THC gets you high and CBD doesn’t

CBD, cannabinoids, THC, psychoactive - if you've been trying to understand CBD, THC and the difference between them you've likely heard at least a couple of these terms. You may have also encountered phytocannabinoids, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and even terpenes. What's it all really about? You've come to the...
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THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a psychoactive and intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. The best-known cannabinoid in cannabis is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol that is able to induce a variety of psychological and sensory effects, including increased sensory awareness, mild reverie, euphoria and some therapeutic benefits. What does THC stand for? The main psychoactive ingredient in...
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Endocannabinoid system

Performing a large role in maintaining homeostasis, or internal regulatory balance, in many bodily functions, the endocannabinoid system is a system of cannabinoid receptors, lipids and enzymes. We all have an ECS that interacts with endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids that are found in cannabis. Its far-reaching influence is what lets...
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What is limonene? A terpene easily recognized for its zesty citrus fragrance, primarily found in lemon, but also in lime, grapefruit and orange is limonene. Limonene is found in many strains of cannabis as well as in the peels of these citrus fruits. Limonene is one of the most plentiful...
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Cannabis trichomes: How terpenes, cannabinoids and flavonoids are made

Responsible for producing the protective, psychoactive, therapeutic and intoxicating properties of a cannabis plant, trichomes are the hairs found on the surface. Certain trichomes contain resin glands that create the terpenes, THCA, flavonoids, CBDA and other phytocannabinoids for which cannabis is known. High accumulations of trichomes create the crystal-like sheen...
What is a Phytocannabinoid


Any cannabinoid produced in the trichomes of a cannabis plant are called phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids interact with our body's receptors to produce therapeutic and psychotropic effects when they are extracted from the plant and consumed. Plants and animals both produce their own cannabinoids and those produced inside the human body...
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Substances from which the most desirable properties of cannabis, namely terpenes and cannabinoids, have been isolated are called concentrates. There are quite a few cannabis concentrates in a variety of textures and formats. Concentrates that are in their non-active form need to be heated to experience their effects. Distillate,...


Terpenes are organic compounds that provide flavour and aroma in cannabis and influence its effects by interacting with cannabinoids. They're formed inside cannabis trichomes, and their presence is directly affected by both the intensity and spectrum of light exposure. Scientifically speaking, terpenes are defined as "a large class of...

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