CBD isn’t the easiest topic to get your head around. And why should it be when there’s a whole bunch of different terms to contend with. Luckily, we’ve done the hard part for you! So, sit back, relax and have a read about the curious and fascinating world that is CBD…
Know your cannabis from hemp and marijuana
Let’s start with cannabis. There are three primary species of cannabis plants in the Cannabaceae family, including Cannabis sativa L., Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. As hemp and marijuana both come from plants in this family, it’s their THC and CBD content that differentiates them from one another. Hemp is CBD-rich and low in THC, while marijuana is more or less the reverse - high in THC and low in CBD.
Have a look at our simplified illustration below that shows those main differences.
Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) explained
Are CBD and THC the same? No, they’re not. CBD (short for cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound which can be found in everything from oils to capsules, gummies and skincare.
THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol and produces the euphoric or “high” effects associated with marijuana consumption. It can also have diverse effects in the central nervous system, ranging from blood pressure alterations to mood changes and even hallucinations. CBII has less than 0.2% THC so you don’t have to worry about this!
Any other cannabinoids we should know about?
Well, yes. CBD and THC might be the most talked-about and well-researched cannabinoids, but there are many lesser-known (but still important) ones. Like cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN) and cannabichromene (CBC), which are currently being studied to better understand their properties.
What about CBII?
CBII uses standardised hemp extract from the Cannabis sativa L. plant, which is high in CBD and low in THC. As our oil is made under stringent quality and manufacturing conditions, coupled with rigorous testing, we ensure that every batch contains only trace levels of THC (<0.2%) - so you’ll be able to enjoy it any time of the day without the high associated with THC. For further understanding, read more about CBII quality.
Now you know your hemp from your marijuana and your CBD from your THC, your lesson in CBD terminology has well and truly begun! We hope you feel more confident and equipped for the journey ahead. Still a little canna-curious and hungry to learn more? Stay tuned for more CBD-related articles coming your way very soon.