Frequently Asked Questions
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The cannabis plant contains more than 500 natural compounds, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The most well-known cannabinoids are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), although cannabis contains more than 140 different cannabinoids. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give the plant its unique taste and smell, while flavonoids are a group of natural substances that usually provide pigmentation.
Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a chemical compound in the cannabis plant, and the psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for the “high” feeling. THC has been shown to help reduce depression and anxiety, aid sleep, reduce inflammation, soothe nausea and vomiting, relieve pain, and improve metabolism. THC may negatively impact short-term memory, movement and coordination, and may provoke feelings of anxiety and paranoia.
Almost all of cannabis strains people ingest today stem from the original Cannabis Indica breed, while the Cannabis Sativa plant is used industrially for hemp as fiber, food, and for CBD. Many believe Sativas provide an energizing and stimulating high, while Indicas provide a relaxing and calming high. However, the only true difference between Sativa and Indica cannabis plants are the way they look and grow—Sativas grow long and tall while Indicas are short and bushy.
Cannabinoids are a type of naturally occurring chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. There are more than 140 known cannabinoids, but the most well-known cannabinoids are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
The entourage effect refers to the improved effectiveness of whole-plant cannabis preparations compared to CBD or THC alone. The combination of the various compounds in the plant produces effects greater than each one individually. As a result, full-spectrum cannabis products can be more therapeutic than their isolated counterparts. The existence of the entourage effect has been clinically established, but science has yet to figure out how exactly it functions.
Cannabis contains THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for the “high” feeling obtained from using cannabis. Hemp, on the other hand, contains only trace amounts of THC—usually less than 0.3%, not nearly enough to cause intoxication.
Terpenes are a type of hydrocarbon that can be found in many plants, including in the cannabis plant. Terpenes are responsible for the scents and flavors of different cannabis strains. There are at least 150 different kinds of terpenes present in any given cannabis phenotype.