Arguably one of the most confusing parts of diving into the topic of CBD is all the other titles that are floating around articles. For instance, in any given CBD article you’ll most likely read about Hemp, THC, Cannabis, CBD, Marijuana, and so forth. If you’re new to this industry and a bit confused; don’t worry a lot of other people are too and you’re not the only one with questions. We’ve put together this article to break it down for you efficiently and effectively.
Think of Cannabis as the parent plant or the umbrella plant if you will. Within the Cannabis plant, there are over 80 Cannabinoids. CBD (also known as cannabidiol) and THC (also known as tetrahydrocannabinol) are the two most commonly known Cannabinoids. CBD is commonly defined as a non-psychoactive Cannabinoid which means you won’t feel “high” when taking it. Whereas, THC is defined as a psychoactive Cannabinoid and will get you “‘high”.
HEMP AND MARIJUANA
It’s important to note that hemp does contain trace amounts of THC in it, .3% of THC to be exact or less. Whereas, Marijuana typically contains 15-20% of THC.
WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR PURVEDA CBD?
Purveda CBD is a hemp extract. This means our CBD products contain all the beneficial properties of cannabis without the “high”!