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What are CBD, THC, cannabinoids and terpenes?

CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, which is usually the second most abundant substance in cannabis. When cannabis is grown for CBD, it may be the most abundant. CBD is not considered a controlled substance and also has many beneficial health benefits such as being an anti-inflammatory, anti-seizure, anti-anxiety, anti-fungal among other things.

THC is the abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabinol and is the substance which causes people to feel ‘high’ when they consume cannabis. It is usually the most abundant substance in cannabis.This is the substance which governments consider a narcotic and regulate. It is also an analgesic (pain reliever), anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and muscle relaxer, among other things.

Cannabinoids refers to substances found in cannabis. Over 100 have been identified and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are found in the highest concentrations.

Other cannabinoids:
-CBG (cannabigerol) is considered a minor cannabinoid. It is an active cannabis compound that is known primarily for its antibacterial effects.
-CBN (cannabinol) is an analgesic.
-CBC (cannabichromene) is thought to have an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect.
-CBDV (cannabidivarin) is an anticonvulsant.

Terpenes are responsible for the aroma. These are dozens of different substances with many different affects. They also affect how the body reacts to THC and CBD.

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