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