The Cannabis Dictionary

Antibacterial
Destroys or inhibits the growth of bacteria. Cannabis has been known to contain antibacterial cannabinoids.

Antiemetic
Reduces vomiting and nausea.

Anti-inflammatory
Reduces inflammation.

Anti-Proliferative
Destroys or inhibits the growth of cells, especially malignant cells.

Auto-flowering
A trait that allows cannabis varieties to mature and achieve the flowering stage based on age as opposed to light exposure. These cannabis strains can begin to flower in as little as 2-4 weeks.

Cannabis
Cannabis typically refers to the plant Cannabis sativa. This plant originates in Asia and is now grown around the world for recreational, medical and religious purposes. Cannabis contains hundreds of chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. See Marijuana.

Cannabinoid
a group of closely related chemical compounds found in cannabis. The most widely researched and discussed cannabinoids include THCCBD, and CBG.

CBC (Cannabichromene)
non-psychoactive cannabinoid that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant. CBC shows potential for relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and inhibiting cancer and tumor cell growth.

CBD (Cannabidiol)
The by-product of heating CBDA. One of the primary cannabinoids derived from cannabis. Lacks the psychotropic effects of THC and has been extensively researched for its medical and therapeutic potential.

CBDA (Cannabidolic acid)
Ooccurs naturally in the cannabis plant. Used to produce CBD, which is widely used for its medical and therapeutic potential.

CBG (Cannabigerol)
non-psychoactive cannabinoid that occurs very minimally (<1%) in the cannabis plant. CBG is known to have antibacterial properties. CBG can be responsible for slowing bacterial growth, promoting bone growth and inhibiting cancer and tumor cell growth.

CBN (Cannbinol)
A mildly psychoactive cannabinoid with very little existence in fresh plants. CBN is produced from the degradation of THC. This process is known to create a sedative effect.

CBDV (Cannabidivarin)
A less common cannabinoid that is currently under investigation for its potential in alleviating symptoms of epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder.

Edibles
Foods and drinks containing extracts of cannabis.

Endocannabinoids
Neurotransmitters that are naturally produced by the body and bind to cannabinoid receptors.

Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
A natural system within the human body that regulates a wide variety of psychological processes, such as mood and appetite. When cannabis is ingested, the cannabinoids bind to the endocannabinoid receptors and subsequently produce an effect on the body and mind.

Epilepsy
A neurological disorder characterized by a predisposition to unpredictable seizures.

Hemp
Includes all varieties of cannabis with <0.3% THC content indianpharmall.com. Typically refers to the industrial variety that is grown for its fiber and seeds. Used to produce hemp seed oil and hemp four.

Homeostasis
The ability to achieve internal stability or equilibrium.

Hybrid
Hybrid varieties of cannabis are made of a combination of Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa.

Marijuana
A slang term for the dried flowers, leaves, stems and seeds of the cannabis plant.

Neurotransmitter
A naturally occurring chemical substance that sends information between neurons.

Non-psychoactive
Not affecting the mind or mental state. See psychoactive.

Phytocannabinoids
Consist of >100 cannabinoids that occur naturally in the cannabis plant.

Potency
The concentration or strength of a substance and its ability to affect our brains and bodies.  

Psychoactive
Having an altering affect on a person’s mental state. Another word for psychotropic.

Psychotropic
Having an altering affect on a person’s mental state. Another word for psychoactive.

Terpenes
Chemicals that are produced and stored in the cannabis plant and give cannabis its distinctive smell.

Therapeutic
Having a positive effect on the body or mind; contributing to a sense of well-being.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
Commonly known as delta 9, THC is the by-product of heating THCA. THC is a major cannabinoid derived from cannabis. It is primarily responsible for the way our brains and bodies respond to cannabis, including the psychotropic effects. THC has some recreational and therapeutic uses. The potency of THC usually measured as a percentage, is around 15% today but can reach as high as 30%. Cannabis that contains low levels of THC (<0.3%) is classified as hemp.

THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid)
Occurs naturally in the cannabis plant.

THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)
A less common cannabinoid that is still under investigation for its potential use in Parkinson’s disease, insulin sensitivity, and type 2 diabetes.

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