Glossary

Cannabichromene / CBC

This cannabinoid is a non-intoxicating precursor to THC. Anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-proliferative.

Cannabidiol / CBD

A non-intoxicating chemical compound that’s been found to have many medicinal properties.

Cannabigerol / CBG

Non-intoxicating and sleep inducing. Anti-microbial.

Cannabinoids

Compounds that make up the properties of cannabis.

Cannabinol / CBN

A degradation product of THC that is non-intoxicating, but is believed to produce a depressant effect or “fuzzy” forehead when present in significant quantities.

Chemotype

The chemical phenotype (aka chemotype) is the phytochemical expression of a given phenotype. Chemotypes are classified by their particular chemistry and determined by the results of analytical lab tests.

Chemovar

A chemical varietal. It is a new classification that moves beyond indica and sativa labeling and that reflects differences in the composition of secondary metabolites.

Genotype

A genotype refers specifically to the genetic material of a particular cultivar. Genotypes allow growers to consistently identify plants and group them beyond shared physical traits.

Phenotype

The way in which a genotype expresses its genetic structure in a given environment creates a phenotype. One genotype can have multiple phenotypes depending on environmental conditions such as humidity, temperature, light intensity/spectrum/interval, soil, etc. Phenotypes describe both the physical attributes and other non-visible traits.

Terpenes

Aromatic compounds that give cannabis its diversity and effects.

Tetrahydrocannabinol / THC

This compound is the primary contributor to the intoxicating effect that cannabis is known for.

Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid / THCA

This compound is the pre-carboxylated component in Cannabis, usually found when the substance containing THC hasn’t been heated above a certain temperature (around 200-250F), which keeps inactive properties of THCA. Anti-proliferative.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin / THCV

This compound is prevalent in certain South African and Southeast Asian cannabis strains. Stronger, faster “high” effect. Appetite suppressant. Analgesic (pain relieving).

Trichome

A small hair or other outgrowth from the epidermis of a plant.

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What is Cannabis

Mind / Sativa

Uplifting Energetic Day use

Body / Indica

Relaxing Body buzz Night use

Mind Body / Hybrid

Indica / Sativa Varying effects Day / Night use

 

Cannabis consists of more than 60 compounds known as Cannabinoids. As science and technology create a better understandings of cannabis, it’s becoming clear there is much more to marijuana than its cannabinoid content. Certain cannabis aromas are indicators of other therapeutic compounds found in strains, of which there are two main types: Sativa and Indica, often combined to create Hybrid strains.

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