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Terminology

At CannaBison, it is our goal to ensure that you have the necessary information needed to make informed decisions. It is likely that during your research of CBD, you will come across various words or phrases that are commonly used when describing cannabidiol and its uses. Below you will find a list of commonly used "jargon" and an explanation of its meaning.

 

 

Full Spectrum

A full spectrum oil is an oil that contains all of the beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids found naturally in the hemp plant. Some of the more commonly found cannabinoids include CBC, CBD, CBG, CBN, and THC. The exact combination and concentration of cannabinoids depends heavily on the genetics of the plant as well as how it is grown.

Decarboxylation

Decarboxylation is the process of removing a carboxyl group from a module through a chemical reaction. The process releases carbon dioxide (CO2) and forms a new molecule.  In the case of hemp oils, very controlled heat is applied to convert Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDa) into a more beneficial form, cannabidiol (CBD).

Artisan Hemp

Artisan hemp refers to hemp that is bred to naturally produce high amounts of cannabidiol and other beneficial cannabinoids while containing very low amounts of THC. It is also grown with a very specific focus on the flowers of the plant, the part that contains the highest concentrations of CBD.

Terpenes

Terpenes are organic molecules produced by a variety of plants.  They often have a strong odor and flavor. The strong smell of a pine tree is produced by terpenes. They have many uses including aromatherapy and flavoring for food additives. There are many different terpenes produced naturally by the hemp plant.They are responsible for the aroma of the plant and can work together with cannabinoids to increase effectiveness.

Isolate

Isolate or single-molecule refers to compounds that are over 99% pure. Many compounds come in isolate form, including CBD.  Isolates DO NOT contain any of the other compounds found naturally in the Hemp plant including beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. Isolates are generally used directly in vaporizers and are used when a very high concentration of CBD is needed.