Acronyms & Terminology
Cannabis - a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Cannabaceae family which consists of 3 primary species: Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis.
Hemp - a non-scientific, broad classification adopted into our culture for classifying a cannabis plant with less than 0.3% THC.
Marijuana - a non-scientific, broad classification adopted into our culture for classifying a cannabis plant with more than 0.3% THC, typically greater than 10%.
THC - Tetrahydrocannabinol, one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants and gives you that "high" feeling.
CBD- Cannabidiol is derivative of the hemp plant used as an alternative method in conjunction with one's every day issues. As a natural, all plant based derivative, it provides many benefits to both people and pets. Varying outcomes are expected from those who use CBD for themselves or for pets.
Cannabinoids - natural chemicals or compounds found in the cannabis plant that join the cannabinoid receptors of the body and brain when ingested or inhaled. There are at least 113 different cannabinoids found in cannabis, including CBD and THC.
Terpenes - a large and diverse class of organic compounds produced by a variety of plants. They are the primary components of the essential oils of many types of plants and flowers, and often have a strong aroma, giving plants their distinct smell. There are over 20,000 found in the plant kingdom, and over 200 have been identified in cannabis. Studies have shown that different terpenes can work synergistically with other compounds, often helping facilitate the uptake of e.g. CBD in our receptors.
COA - Certificate of Analysis, a document from an accredited laboratory that shows the quantity of various cannabinoids within a product.