Find here all the definitions you need to know about the cannabis industry and community in Canada.

Cannabidiol (CBD)CBD is the second most commonly produced compound in cannabis. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD is of interest to many people for its medicinal value, especially its anti-epileptic, anti-anxiety, and anti-inflammatory effects. (1)
CannabinoidsChemical compounds stored in the trichomes of a cannabis plant. (2)
CannabisGenus of the Family Cannabacea. Flowering plant, also known as Hemp. (3)
Cannabis SpeciesCannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, Cannabis Ruderalis are the three “accepted” species of cannabis. However, there is some argument as to whether these should be considered varieties rather than species. (4)
Cannamoms / CannadadsMothers / Fathers who support the responsible use of cannabis either for themselves or their children. (5) (6)
Carrier OilOil-based solution that binds with fat molecules of your body. Cannabis is infused to this solution to make “cannabis oil”. (7)
DistillateThe result of separating cannabinoids like THC and CBD to create a pure and refined final product that goes above and beyond an average flower with 15-25% THC content. (8)
EdiblesFoods and drinks containing extracts of cannabis. (2)
Endocannabinoid System (ECS)“Endocannabinoid” means cannabis-like substances that naturally occur inside our bodies. Through these substances the ECS regulates important functions in the body likeA appetite, mood, sleep, reproduction/fertility, etc. (9)
Full SpectrumA cannabis concentrate produced that preserves the full cannabinoid and terpene contents of the raw cannabis plant. (10)
HempHowever in modern context it is frequently used to refer specifically to cannabis with low THC levels (<1%). (11)
Hemp (in Canada)Hemp (in Canada) For legal purposes, in Canada, cannabis with less than 0.3% THC is classified as hemp. (2)
Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oilMedium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are fats found in foods like coconut oil. They are metabolized differently than the long-chain triglycerides (LCT) found in most other foods. MCT oil is a highly concentrated source of medium-chain triglycerides. (12)
TerpenesTerpenes are aromatic organic hydrocarbons found in many plants and even some insects. Plants developed terpenes to ward off herbivores that might eat them and to attract helpful predators and pollinators. Cannabis (marijuana) has naturally high levels of terpenes. When consuming cannabis, these organic compounds enhance the “high”, affect taste, and hold numerous medical benefits. (13)
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)An intoxicating and psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis capable of inducing a variety of sensory and psychological effects. (14)
TrichomesTrichomes are tiny, clear hairs that stick out from the flowers and leaves of the plant. (2)

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Sources

(1) https://www.projectcbd.org/cannabis-terms/cannabidiol

(2) https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/about.html

(3) https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cannabis

(4) https://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_basics.shtml

(5) https://www.commoncitizen.com/cannamoms-and-cannadads-parents-fighting-the-stigma-against-cannabis/

(6) https://www.cnbc.com/2014/11/25/cannamoms-try-to-get-medical-marijuana-for-their-children.html

(7) https://theweedblog.com/medical/carrier-oils-in-cannabis-what-is-best-for-you

(8) https://potguide.com/blog/article/cannabis-distillate-everything-you-need-to-know/

(9) https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-the-endocannabinoid-system-4171855

(10) https://weedmaps.com/learn/dictionary/full-spectrum-extracts/

(11) https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/hemp

(12) https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/mct-oil-101

(13) https://www.heylocannabis.com/post/what-are-terpenes

(14) https://weedmaps.com/learn/dictionary/tetrahydrocannabinol-thc/

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