Cannabis Terms You Should Know (Updated Daily)
Cannabidiol (CBD): An Important nonpsychoactive cannabinoid. CBD can have powerful medicinial effects, and can counter the uncomfortable feeling that may arise after consuming too much THC.
Tetrahydrocannabinoid (THC): The cannabinoid in cannabis that produces its psycho-active effects along with a multitude of medicinal effects.
Kief: A powder-like substance, containing little to no plant material, made from the resinous trichomes covering the cannabis plant. Many users will get kief from the bottom of their grinders.
License Producers: A legal store that sells cannabis and cannabis products in Canada.
Endocannabinoids: The naturally occurring cannabinoids in the body that all mammals are born with.
Endocannabinoid System (ECS): The intricate system of endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors in all mammals that help regulate the body’s other systems and maintan homeostasis
Decarboxylation: The process of adding heat in order to transform the acidic forms of cannabinoids into their nonacidic forms. Decarboxylation is necessary to convert the nonpsychoactive THCa present in the raw cannabis plant into psychoactive THC.
Sativa: A Classification of cannabis characterized by tall plants with thin leaves. Generally sativa strains and plants deliver more of an energetic and creativity-inducing effects. Although now we learn that it has more to do with the cannabinoids and terpene profiles.