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CBD 101

What is CBD? 
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of over 100+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in the Cannabis plant. CBD oil is derived from an organic substance formed in the plant’s secretions. Although marijuana and hemp are both forms of cannabis, they are not the same thing. Cannabis is the genus name and general umbrella term, under which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall. Until recently, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, was the most well-known and studied cannabinoid due to its abundance in marijuana. However, as the second most prevalent cannabinoid in marijuana and the top non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp, CBD has been gaining momentum in the scientific community and media.


What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
While hemp and marijuana are technically the same species, they are legally defined by what types of cannabinoids they produce. Most importantly, hemp contains no more than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive compound found in higher concentrations in marijuana. Hemp naturally contains higher levels of CBD, a non-psychoactive compound known for helping the human body restore balance and support overall wellness.


Does CBD make you high?
No, you should not feel any intoxicating or mind altering effect from consuming or using our CBD products as they do not exceed 0.3% THC levels. Marijuana contains a significant amount of the chemical compound tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is what causes the “high” feeling.


How does CBD work?
CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body. While CBD is a phytocannabinoid, or plant-based cannabinoid, your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. CBD works to naturally supplement and bind with your body’s own Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in hopes to support overall wellness.


Will I Fail a Drug Test if I take CBD products?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is inherently present in very trace amounts in all hemp. Although they contain less than 0.3% THC, Greenpharm does not make any guarantees that you will or will not pass a drug screening after the consumption or use of our products.


How much should I take?
All of our products include serving and usage details and instructions on the product packaging. We strongly recommend you review these details and instructions before using any of our products. Because body chemistry, preferences and needs are different for everyone, we also suggest that you consult with your health care provider before using or consuming our products.


What are the best methods of use?
We offer a variety of CBD options including tinctures, gummies, capsules and topical!. When looking for the best product for you, we suggest reviewing both the product packaging and listing details in order to determine which method would be best suited to your usage and lifestyle needs.

CBD Glossary presented by Healist

Hemp seed oil - Oil produced by cold-pressing hemp seeds that's high in antioxidants, omega-3 and 6 fatty acids but does not contain CBD or other phytocannabinoids.

CBD Isolate - Purified CBD that is THC free but does not contain other beneficial cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes and fatty acids.

Bioavailability - The degree of which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream.

Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil - Hemp Oil Extract that contains CBD, other cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes and fatty acids working in sync with your body, as nature intended. Importantly it contains undetectable levels of THC.

Cannabinoid - Molecules that promote balance and overall wellness by moderating the communication between the cells of our bodies.* There are three types of cannabinoids: endocannabinoids, which our body naturally creates, phytocannabinoids, which are derived from plants such hemp, and synthetic cannabinoids, which are created in laboratories.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - The most well known Cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. THC binds itself to the CB1 receptors which helps produce a psychoactive effect on the body (high feeling). It can also have an effect on memory, perception and other functions.

Cannabidiol (CBD) CBD, the second most common Cannabinoid that has several reported health benefits and is non-psychoactive (no high).

Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA) - The raw acidic form of CBD made in the hemp plant that has several health benefits that are different from CBD.

Cannabichromene (CBC) - The third most common cannabinoid with a myriad of reported health and wellness benefits and is non-psychoactive (no high).

Cannabigerol (CBG) - A minor cannabinoid, found at lower levels than the others but with potential benefits for the gut.

Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA) - The mother cannabinoid is the precursor to all the cannabinoids in the plant and is converted by enzymes in the plant to CBD or THC.

Cannabinol (CBN) - A minor cannabinoid that has been reported to have sleep inducing effects on the body.

Cannabidivarin (CBDV) - A soothing non-psychoactive cannabinoid that closely resembles cannabidiol (CBD) in structure.

Cannabinoid Receptor Type 1 (CB1) - CB1 receptors are found throughout the brain and body and help modulate numerous physiological processes including perceptions of pain and processing of memory. These receptors are also responsible for the euphoria or “high” caused by using marijuana products rich in THC.

Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2 (CB2) - CB2 receptors are enriched in the immune system, gut, and skin, where they modulate inflammation.

CO2 Extraction - Method of extraction that separates the oil at room temperature, allowing for a minimal process to preserve natural compounds.

Entourage Effect - This is described as the effect that the combination of natural cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids from hemp have on one another - creating more synergistic benefits collectively rather than individually.

Endocannabinoids - Cannabinoids produced by the human body.

Full Spectrum Hemp Oil - Hemp Oil Extract that contains CBD, other cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes and fatty acids working in sync with your body, as nature intended. As opposed to Broad Spectrum Oil, it contains detectable levels of THC (usually 0.3% and under)

Hemp Farming Act of 2018 - A US law passed by in 2018 that removes hemp from 'Schedule I controlled substances' to make it legal in all 50 states as an agricultural commodity. This is currently in progress.

Homeostasis - A state of optimal balance and equilibrium within the body.

Human Endocannabinoid System (ECS) - The largest neurotransmitter system present in brain and body of humans and all other animals. It is responsible for regulating our biological processes including appetite, immune system, digestion, sleep, mood, memory, metabolism, hormones and aging.

Industrial Hemp - A lower-quality plant that is grown specifically for its seeds and fibers for industrial use and therefore not bred for high levels of cannabinoids and terpenes .

Phytocannabinoids - Natural Cannabinoids produced by plants.

Terpenes - ​​​​​​​Terpenes are naturally found in plants and are the primary functional ingredient in essential oils. They give plants their aromatic and flavor properties and are known to offer unique therapeutic benefits on their own. When combined with CBD and other cannabinoids they are believed to enhance the overall wellness benefits (i.e. Entourage Effect). Terpenes are thought to work by acting directly on the brain or skin to moderate activity.