Agricultural Hemp:
Refers to varieties of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant that contains less than 0.3% THC in the dry weight material, and is grown for industrial purposes and legal for use in all 50 states and more than 40 countries.

Anandamide:
Also called N-arachidonoylethanolamine (AEA), anandamide interacts with the body’s CB receptors similarly to cannabinoids like THC.

Cannabis Sativa L.:
A species of plant in the Cannabis genus; refers to both agricultural hemp and marijuana, which are both sub species however different plants entirely.

CBD-A:
Short for Cannabidiolic-acid; an acidic cannabinoid, the naturally occurring raw form of CBD that is produced directly in the plant.

CBC:
Short for Cannabichromene; a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis that has little to no intoxicating effects.

CBD:
Short for cannabidiol; a phytocannabinoid found in the cannabis; does not result in intoxication and is currently being studied for potential effects in humans and animals.

CBG:
Short for Cannabigerol; known as the “parent cannabinoid” and is the chemical precursor to THC and CBD.

CBN:
Short for cannabinol; a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis; it is produced when THC is metabolized and has little to no intoxicating effects.

Chlorophyll:
Refers to groups of green pigmented molecules found in plants and algae, that is important for plant photosynthesis.

Decarboxylation:
Removing a carboxyl group from a chemical compound. Decarboxylation converts the major phytocannabinoids in cannabis (namely THC and CBD) into “active” molecular forms that are able to influence neurotransmitters in our body.

Endocannabinoid:
Naturally occurring cannabinoids in the human body.

Endogenous:
If something is endogenous, it has an internal cause or origin. It means ‘originating within the organism itself’.

Exogenous:
If something is exogenous, it has an external cause or origin. It means ‘originating outside the organism itself’.

2-AG:
A derivative of arachidonic acid that occurs naturally in the brain (as well as some foods) and acts as a messenger molecule, playing roles in appetite, depression, memory, and fertility; one of the two known endocannabinoids.

Phytocannabinoid:
Plant-based cannabinoids found in species of cannabis.

Endocannabinoid System:
Refers to endocannabinoids, the enzymes that regulate their production and degradation, and their receptors.

CB1 Receptor:
Cannabinoid receptor found primarily in the central nervous system (nerves in the brain and spinal cord).

CB2 Receptor:
Cannabinoid receptor found primarily in the peripheral nervous system (nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord).

THC:
Short for tetrahydrocannabinol; a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis shown to have some effects on humans and animals. However, it is responsible for the intoxicating effects associated with marijuana use.

Entourage Effect:
Refers to the idea that biologically active compounds can have enhanced biological activity when administered in combination with otherwise inactive compounds as opposed to isolated active compounds administered alone.

Hemptourage Effect:
Refers to the “entourage effect” of compounds present in hemp-derived CBD oil to optimize its effects

Homeostasis:
Self-regulating process of any system in the body; your body automatically finding balance.

Terpene:
A large and diverse class of strong smelling organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants and insects.

Fatty Acid:
Long hydrocarbon chain, with a carboxyl group (COOH) at the end; important part of the fat-soluble components of living cells (lipids).

Plant Sterol:
Cholesterol-like compounds are naturally occurring in plants and support the reduction of LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol), without significantly affecting HDL-cholesterol (good cholesterol).

Non-psychotoxic:
Does not have a detrimental effect on the mind, personality or behavior; does not get you “high.”