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Cannabis is a plant with psychoactive properties. It refers to three varieties: Cannabis sativaCannabis ruderalis, and Cannabis indica. Cannabis has over 100 active components. These components are called cannabinoids. CBD is an example of a cannabinoid from the Cannabis plant. Cannabis Sativa is the variety of Cannabis that is used for commercial CBD products. 

Cannabis sativa, Cannabis Sativa L

A species or strain of Cannabis plant that produces both agricultural hemp and marijuana. CBD oil is typically made from cannabis sativa L.

Cannabidiolic Acid

Cannabidiolic Acid is a cannabinoid that is the acid precursor for CBD. Also known as CBD-A. When a heat process is applied to CBD-A during production, it converts to the form of CBD as we know it in tinctures, capsules, topicals, and oils. 

Cannabis sativa seed oil

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil contains less than 0.3% THC so it is considered non-psychoactive.

Cannabichromene (CBC) 

Cannabichromene (CBC) is a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis that has little to no intoxicating effects. 


Also known as CBD. Research shows CBD is helpful for skin issues such as acne, aging, eczema, and psoriasis. Research also suggests CBD may be helpful for the treatment of anxiety, movement disorders, and pain in humans and some pets. 

Cannabigerol (CBG)

The “parent cannabinoid” and the chemical precursor to CBD


Cannabinoids are the naturally occurring biologically active chemical constituents of hemp or cannabis. There are over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. CBD and THC are the most common cannabinoids found in cannabis. Also known as Phytocannabinoid

Cannabinoid Profile 

The declaration of the concentration of active cannabinoids in a given Hemp-based product.  


CBN is Cannabinol. Cannabinol is a cannabinoid produced in hemp. CBN is an oxidative product of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); that is, THC turns into CBN when it oxidizes. It oxidizes when it is exposed to heat and light.[1] CBN is found in mature cannabis plants, which makes it a rare cannabinoid. It is available in only small quantities, and it is difficult to extract CBN from the plant.


A CBD capsule is a form of oral CBD delivery. It is a soft gel, easy-to-swallow pill generally containing CBD oil. 

Carrier Oil

Carrier oils are odorless gentle oils used to dilute powerful essential oils, such as CBD. CBD often uses carrier oils such as olive, coconut/MCT, hemp seed oil, and sometimes avocado oil. 

CB1 cannabinoid receptor

CB1 cannabinoid receptors are Cannabinoid receptors found primarily in the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. They are responsible for mental and physiological processes. 

CB2 cannabinoid Receptors

The Cannabinoid receptors are found primarily outside of the brain and spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system.


The natural, raw form of CBD is produced directly in the plant. See cannabidiolic-acid.


CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. See Cannabidiol.


See Cannabigerol 


See Cannabinol

Certificate of analysis

A Certificate of Analysis is a third-party independent lab-provided report that shows the exact percentages of each cannabinoid including if the THC levels meet acceptably low levels.


A filtering technique that is used to purify and separate CBD from THC. 

Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency

Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD) is the theory that insufficient levels of endocannabinoids lead to medical conditions. Some of the medical conditions that are considered to be worsened by low endocannabinoid levels include fibromyalgia, IBS, and some forms of chronic headache or migraine. More research is needed to establish the impact of CECD.

See the article “What You Need to Know About Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency

C02 extracted, CO2 Extraction

A CBD extraction method that preserves nutrients. CO2 gas is pressurized into a liquid to extract oils without degrading the CBD or leaving a solvent residue.