Why is cannabis terminology important?
THC or CBD, Cannabis or Hemp? What does it all mean? What is the difference between CBD and Hemp, THC and Cannabis? The clearer we are with terminology, the more other people will understand about the plant and its medicine.
Many people are confused by this. Products made from the hemp plant were initially labeled as CBD products. Many manufacturers are changing labels now from CBD to Hemp.
Why is labelling being changed from CBD to Hemp?
Initially, many products were labeled CBD to make it clear that the THC was too low to give a psychoactive effect to anyone. However, this labeling was not clear since there is so much more than CBD in whole plant medicine.
If a product, such as my Hemp Infused Coconut Oil, is made from the hemp plant, there is much more in that product. There are other chemical compounds in the plant, such as CBD, CBN, CBG, trichomes, and flavonoids. All of these play a part in how the medicine is working.
Is there THC in CBD products?
The short answer is yes, but not enough to get any type of psychoactive effect, better known as “high”. Products labeled as CBD or Hemp infused can be sold legally (in most states) if it has less than 0.3 percent of THC. That small percentage is not enough to give any type of high, even with larger than recommended dosages.
Additional chemical compounds in hemp
There is much more to the hemp and cannabis plants than THC and CBC. This is another reason that cannabis terminology is important. Although THC and CBD are the most prominent, CBG, CBN and other compounds are in the cannabis plant. Since we hear most about THC and CBD, it sounds like those are the only important parts of the plant. In addition to those, we also should be looking at the terpenes in the plant, since there is much medicinal value there as well.