The lingo used in the cannabis sector can be unclear at times. Below, you will discover a detailed glossary of cannabinoid terms and definitions.
Cannabis, like fine wine, can generate a range of aromas for every unique consumer. Aroma refers to a plant or flower’s overall smell and/or flavor. Although some people’s conceptions of scents change according to taste (for example, “earthy,” “skunky,” or “citrus”), These statements are intended to serve as a general guideline. They are not intended to be printed as reality in any cannabis book (that we are knowledgeable of).
Butane hash oil (BHO) is a strong cannabinoid concentrate that separates marijuana in its natural form in a solution (usually butane). The resultant oil is thick and sticky, with very high THC contents (usually higher than flowers or hashish). BHO is also known as honey oil, “dabs” or “dabbing,” wax, or shatter based on the production procedure.
A blunt is a cigar that’s hollowed out and filled with cannabis. Blunt “wraps” are available in a number of sizes and flavors, and we suggest withdrawing the tobacco from a regular cigar and replacing it with ground-up bud. Cigar wraps burn for a lengthy period, perhaps up to 30 minutes or more, making blunts ideal for passing around with the group. Remember that blunt wraps and cigar papers have tobacco, so if you’re very susceptible to nicotine, you should stick to a joint.
The main flower of the cannabis plant is referred to as a bud. Because they have the largest quantities of active cannabinoids, the fluffy sections are picked and utilized for recreational or therapeutic uses.
The phrase “broad spectrum” refers to incorporating a variety of cannabinoids in the products. Rather than only CBD, you may also include CBN, CBG, and any other beneficial secondary cannabinoids. The goal is to use the cannabinoids’ inherent synergistic connection to increase the product’s overall efficacy.
Cannabinoids are natural materials that hemp produces. Studies have found over 100 distinct cannabinoids, and the number is growing each year. Most of them are still undiscovered and unidentified. However, a few have become quite popular due to their medicinal properties. Cannabinoids such as Delta 8 THC and CBD are common examples of cannabinoids.
Cannabis Derived Terpenes
Terpenes produced from cannabis are known as Cannabis Derived Terpenes (CDT). CDTs, like other terpenes, are active materials with their own actions that also give taste and scent to the finished product. CDTs can also enhance the impact of neighboring cannabinoids and help form the pattern of a strain’s active activities.
Crystal formation is a typical phenomenon in concentrated extracts. Thankfully, it is a perfectly normal and safe side effect that has no influence on the excellence of your product. Excess cannabinoids granulate out of highly concentrated oils, causing them to crystalize.
Natural honey and other high-saturation products frequently do the same way. The easiest approach to melt and scatter the crystals back into the product is to use low heat. We suggest using a hairdryer or taking a warm water bath.
Crystal Resistant Vape Oil
The phrase “crystal resistant vape oil” (CRV) denotes that the particular item will not crystallize (see crystallization above).
Cannabinoids in their natural condition have no medicinal properties. Before the chemicals can be ingested, they must first be “activated,” which is usually done using heat.
Decarboxylation is the method of releasing “dormant” cannabinoids in a product using heat. Many items do not need heating to experience the benefits of the cannabinoids contained inside. These “activated items” do not need to be heated. Tinctures and edibles are popular examples of activated goods.
Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 is a THC variant that is legal in the United States and has various amazing effects. It is frequently claimed to provide strong sensations of pleasure and seems to be a good treatment for various common diseases.
Delta 9 THC
Delta 9 is the most well-known form of THC and the primary component in marijuana. Delta 9’s effects are similar to those of delta 8. However, it is substantially more strong.
Edibles are delicious gummy sweets that have been filled with diverse cannabis combinations. The delta 8 edibles are the most famous of these tasty choices, capable of offering long-lasting comfort for hours on end. When consuming edibles, the cannabinoids are absorbed by the liver and stomach lining, resulting in a longer, more powerful experience. Therefore, we suggest beginning your intake with half a gummy.
Distillates are highly concentrated forms of cannabinoids. Scientists utilize a purifying phase to remove solvents, terpenes, and other contaminants from distillate oil. This distilled oil can then be dabbed, baked, or vaporized. It is a diverse and practical method of working with cannabis extracts.
Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds generated by the human body. They make connections with receptors on the endocannabinoid system in the same way as cannabinoids do.
The endocannabinoid system is a neuronal circuit found throughout the human body. This system is essential to the health of each and every living human being. It is primarily essential for controlling mood, energy level, metabolism, and a plethora of other elements of waking life. Cannabinoids all make connections with receptors on this system. The CB1 and CB2 receptors are the two main types of receptors.
Focused Blend is a collection of skillfully made cannabis products, each of which is meant to provide long-lasting, targeted relief. The combinations are offered as a tincture, vape cartridges, or comfort lotion and contain two or more complementing cannabinoids.
Farm Bill of 2018
The 2018 Farm Bill was a defining moment in the cannabinoid industry. This significant legislation deregulated delta 8 THC and other cannabinoids, allowing their usage and investigation. The agricultural bill is mostly responsible for delta 8 items being available today.
The whole cannabinoid group is derived from hemp. It organically generates over 100 distinct compounds, all with a bit distinct set of effects. Companies can then extract and utilize these cannabinoids for various medicinal purposes. Delta 8 and CBD are both derived from hemp.
The term “hybrid” refers to a “hybrid strain” created by cross-breeding two or more cannabinoid strains. Growers can produce whole new strains by combining Sativa and Indica strains with the required set of active effects.
A breeder, for example, might cross an active Sativa strain with a relaxing Indica strain to create a one-of-a-kind hybrid with a well-balanced mix of benefits. Producing hybrids also helps breeders to increase the number of treatment profiles available. The majority of current cannabis strains are hybrids.
Indica is one of the two basic types of cannabis strains. These strains have a sleepy and calming nature, with earthy and fruity flavors.
Isolates are the cleanest form of cannabis available. Following the initial extraction, a subsequent refinement procedure removes all terpenes and other cannabinoids from the oil, resulting in a product with 99.9 percent or increased amounts. There are many different isolates such as CBG isolate, CBC isolate, CBDa isolate, and more. These isolates, which are often in the form of a fine powder, are one of the most adaptable methods to use cannabinoids.
An heirloom cannabis strain is one that was transferred from its native homeland and cultivated in a different geographical region.
A psychotropic chemical is any substance that has an effect on the functioning of the brain. This may sound frightening, yet psychoactive are found in many everyday goods. Popular psychoactive include caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. Delta 8, CBD, CBG, and CBN are legal cannabinoid chemicals that provide a psychoactive effect.
Sativa is the other major classification of cannabinoids. The other main classification of cannabis strains is Sativa. These popular strains are characterized by motivating and invigorating experiences, with predominantly citric and sweet aromas.
Syringes are used to accurately and easily dispense liquid. It’s like a medical-grade syringe filled with excellent delta 8 distillate, allowing clients to utilize delta 8 freely. For added ease and precision, the distillate syringe has a needle tip.
Tinctures are cannabis concentrates suspended in a carrier oil, allowing the chemical to be easily absorbed through the mouth. Tinctures contain a natural, coconut-based MCT carrier oil. To use, place the necessary amount of oil under the tongue for 60 seconds before ingesting.
Terpenes are natural flavoring molecules that contribute to the characteristic aroma of most fruits and plants. Terpenes, which are derived from cannabis, help form the flavor of the strain and even increase the potency of the cannabinoids with which they interact. But, terpenes themselves have no effect.
The term “Vape Cartridge” relates to 510-threaded CCELL cartridges. Every cartridge is filled with pure delta 8 concentrate plus a carefully curated blend of minimal cannabinoids and terpenes for additional flavor and feel. There is a diverse assortment of vape items from which to choose for various desired effects and taste options. When heated by the battery, the oil transforms into vapor, which may then be inhaled through the mouthpiece.
The vape battery is a core part of operating any vape cartridge. To use, carefully screw the cartridge’s threaded end onto the battery until tight. Following that, a button or breath-activation will start vaporizing the oil and let you inhale the ensuing vapor. It should be noted that the vape cartridge is useless without a battery. Batteries are available at the majority of gas stations and tobacco shops.
Trichomes are the little, almost microscopic resinous glands, stalks, and hairs that coat the cannabis plant’s flowers and leaves. Trichomes are supposed to have evolved as a mechanism to defend the plant from animals and insects. But, they are now also known to restrict the development of some fungi and guard against high winds and low humidity.
Terpenes and cannabinoids (THC and CBD) are produced and released in trichomes. Bit of trivia: the next time you sprinkle your bowl with kief, remember that you’re actually inhaling the decapitated heads of trichomes.