What are the terpenes contained in hemp and CBD oil? The psychoactive cannabinoids contained in certain species of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) have long been in the spotlight, but the rich and complex world of compounds is right under our noses – untapped and irreplaceable. Nowhere is this more evident than with terpenes. Terpenes, of …[read more]
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What is cannabidiol – CBD?
Domesticated more than 6,000 years ago in China, hemp produces more than 400 different organic compounds. The two main groups of biologically active molecules contained in hemp are terpenes and cannabinoids such as cannabidiol, or CBD. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that can affect the functioning of the human nervous system. Hemp biosynthesizes over …[read more]
CBD vs. THC: What’s the Difference?
Overview As the legal use of marijuana and other cannabis products grows, consumers are becoming more curious about their options. This includes cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), two natural compounds found in plants of the Cannabis genus. CBD can be extracted from hemp or from marijuana. Hemp plants are cannabis plants that contain less than 0.3 percent …[read more]