The “A, B, C, of it All
Aeroponics — This is a type cultivation technique for CBD hemp flower plants grown in an environment dependent on air rather than soil. Seeds are embedded in foam to hold the stem and root mass. The plants are nurtured with light and a fine mist and possibly nutrients.
Alcohol extraction – This is an extraction method to take cannabinoids from cannabis plants. Cannabis is first soaked in an alcohol to remove the plant material through evaporation.
The “B” CBD Hemp Flower
Broad Spectrum – A CBD product containing all the various compounds of the cannabis plant except THC.
Bio-availability – Bio-availability refers to how fast CBD enters the bloodstream to effect the individual. Smoking and vaping CBD flower are the most immediate because the CBD goes into your lungs rather than through the digestive system. A soft gel capsule or gummy may take up to a few hours since..
Black market cannabis – This is any cannabis product which is unregulated and untested for the amount of CBD and/or THC. It is sold and traded illegally.
The “C” of CBD Hemp Flower
Cannabichromene (CBC) — CBC is one of 120 cannabinoids which are non-psychoactive.
Cannabidiol (CBD) — The second most prevalent cannabinoid in cannabis, after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). But it is the first most prevalent cannabinoid in hemp. It is effective with anxiety, movement disorders, inflammatory and pain. CBD helps to shield the body from oxidative stress causing cell damage.
Cannabinoid – There 100 different cannabinoids in CBD hemp flower, two of which are CBD and THC.
The CB Receptors of it All
Cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor – The human body has CB1 receptors are on the surface of the brain, the spinal cord and the endocrine glands and the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts Their function is to regulate biological function to mediate the effects of cannabinoids on these organs.
Cannabinoid 2 (CB2) receptor — CB2 receptors are present on white blood cells and in the tonsils, the spleen, immune cells, and neurons in order to help mediate the effect of the cannabinoids of hemp on these organs and cells.
Cannabinoid profile – The showcase of cannabinoids in cannabis products is the cannabinoid profile.
Cannabinol – This is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid found in small quantities in the CBD hemp flower.
The Cannabis of it All
Cannabis — Cannabis is marijuana and hemp and both have three types: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis then a fourth one comes into play, hybrid.
Cannabis indica — A strain of cannabis marijuana that has higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Indica is known for its sedative effects whether marijuana indica or hemp indica. But hemp indica will not have over 0.3% THC.
Cannabis sativa – This strain of cannabis, whether marijuana or CBD hemp flower, usually gives a cerebral high for marijuana. For hemp sativa, it provides an alertness with focus and more productivity.
Certificate of Analysis (COA) –Any reputable CBD product should have a COA done by a third-party lab and it should be included with the CBD hemp flower product
Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD) – Medically speaking, this is when the body’s Endocannabinoid System does not produce sufficient levels of endocannabinoids. When this occurs, the individual suffers from migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome as well as many other health breakdowns.
Closed-loop extraction — An extraction method in which solvents are not exposed to the open air, so the term “closed-loop”. This method is considered safer than “open-blasting” and is currently required for all legal concentrate production in certain states. Extraction of the CBD hemp flower is used to procure hash, dry sieve, and hash oils as they have such high potency.
Concentrates (or extracts) — Cannabis concentrates are extracted to keep the most desirable medicinal compounds while removing excess plant material. These are significantly more potent than standard cannabis bud or flower. Concentrates are very important and beneficial for multiple medical applications.
The Growing of it All
Cultivar – This is a particular CBD hemp flower strain that results from the specific process of crossbreeding two strains in order to stabilize a desired genetic trait or traits.
Cultivator – Cultivator is an individual who grows cannabis, whether hemp or marijuana, with the focus on soil quality and plant health.
Cure — The cure is a process to preserve the cannabis plant and retain its flavors and therapeutic properties. Curing involves removing moisture from the flowers under controlled environmental conditions. The gradual slow drying of the flowers allows flavor and smoke to maximize.
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