The conversation on CBD has been growing. With the growth in conversation comes a few key words that you need to know for understanding, purchasing, and using CBD. Here is a CBD Glossary on the most important terms that you need to know:
Cannabidiol is the compound known as CBD. Cannabidiol is derived from the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol is a chemical in the cannabis sativa plant. Over 80 chemicals, known as cannabinoids, have been identified in the cannabis sativa plant.
Hemp is a strain of the cannabis sativa plant and the fibers it contains. Hemp is now bred with higher amounts of CBD. CBD derived from hemp and marijuana is identical.
Broad Spectrum (brod spek-trum)
A broad spectrum CBD product contains every element of the cannabis plant, except THC (All of New Herbal Farms products are broad spectrum!)
Full Spectrum (ful spek-trum)
A full spectrum CBD product contains all elements of the cannabis plant, including up to .3 percent THC
Looking for organic certifications in hemp-derived CBD is very important. Hemp absorbs everything in its surrounding soil, including metals or pesticides. So when looking to buy CBD products look for organic certifications on the label or website (At New Herbal Farms we use all organic and natural products!)
Certificate of Analysis or COA (sir-tiff-ik-et uf-an-al-uh-suss)
CBD companies should have a COA done by a third party lab. Find the batch number on your product and check the brand’s website for its COA report. In the COA report you can find THC levels, as well as look to see if there are any metals or pesticides in the product. They should be listed as ‘not detected’ in the results.