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A Clean Choice CBD Dictionary & Definitions

A Clean Choice CBD Dictionary & Definitions

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Author: Dawn Every / Updated: 6/15/19


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A holistic approach to healing that uses plant extracts like terpenes to promote health and wellness in a natural way.


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Broad Spectrum

Much like full spectrum CBD. Broad-spectrum CBD utilizes other parts of the hemp plant besides just the CBD. Which means it incorporates things like terpenes, minerals and phytonutrients. Unlike Full spectrum, however, broad-spectrum CBD does not contain any THC at all.

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Cannabidiol is commonly referred to as CBD. CBD is a cannabinoid that is found naturally in the hemp cannabis plant. Unlike THC, which is found in the Marijuana cannabis plant, CBD does not have psychoactive properties.

Cannabigerol (CBG)

CBG is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Other cannabinoids include CBD and THC. CBG does not have psychoactive properties.

Cannabinol (CBN)

Cannabinol is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid found only in trace amounts in Cannabis. Other cannabinoids include CBD and THC.

CBD Isolate:

This is the purest form of CBD. In order to create this CBD must first be isolated then stripped clean of any remaining terpenes or plant extracts. What remains is a white powder that is 99% CBD. Products created with CBD isolate are clear and due to their pure nature can contain No THC.

CB Receptors:

CB receptors are technically called G protein-coupled receptors. The two types of receptors are CB1 and CB2.  They live on cells that are located throughout the body. The exterior of a CB receptor is laden with several hair-like follicles known as neural tissues (axons).

“These tissues are extremely sensitive to the aromatic chemicals in their environment. Therefore, if inflammation is brewing in one of your joints, the growth will spark a pH change in that little socket. As the inflammation festers, it oxidizes, releasing aromas that ignite negative impulses from CB receptors.” (1) Cannabinoids like CBD (Cannabidiol) work well with these receptors to produce possible health benefits.

Certificate of Analysis:

Also called a COA. These are the analysis certificates that are provided by 3rd party laboratories. It reflects that the THC, CBDa, CBD content have been evaluated and confirmed. Good producers of CBD products can provide a COA for every batch of CBD product.

CO2 Extraction:

This process creates a pure, clean, and quality oil that does not use toxic solvents. It is the cleanest and safest method for extracting plants such as hemp.

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Endocannabinoids are chemicals our bodies create that mirror cannabinoids like CBD and others found in nature. These endocannabinoids attach to CB receptors in various organs of our bodies which trigger them to set things in motion that allow our systems to remain balanced.  More information can be found HERE.

Endocannabinoid System

There is an incredible amount of information that should be here. For room reasons here is the dictionary definitions and if you visit HERE you will find the rest of the information.

“The endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the vertebrate central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. Wikipedia

Entourage Effect:

Many terpenes interact to create a greater effect. Terpenes such as myrcene and caryophyllene help produce the entourage effect. That essentially means that they magnify the effects of the terpenes by working synergistically with them. They enhance the effect of the therapeutic benefits that hemp may provide naturally.

Essential Oil:

 An oil derived from a natural substance, usually either for its healing properties or as a perfume.

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Farm Bill (2018):

The bill in which Congress separated Hemp from Marijuana. Hemp is now legal to farm, harvest, buy and sell in all 50 states. Marijuana is not. In order for a cannabis plant to be considered hemp, it must contain less than .3% THC.

Full Spectrum: 

This form of CBD includes all of the properties of the hemp plant. So these products include not only CBD but also proteins, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, phytonutrients, and up to 100 additional cannabinoids. Many of these additional properties show huge promise in health care and many of them work well to produce the entourage effect.

Because this is the CBD form that is closest to its natural hemp plant form it contains a trace amount of THC. <0.3%

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There is a lot to this word. Here is the dictionary definition, but visit out HERE for a more in-depth definition. “In biology, homeostasis is the state of steady internal physical and chemical conditions maintained by living systems.” Wikipedia 

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Industrial Hemp:

Industrial hemp is a member of the cannabis family of plants. This plant which is typically grown outdoors tends to get significantly taller and have thicker stalks than the marijuana plant. Which is also a member of the cannabis family. Industrial hemp plants differ from marijuana plants in another very important way. The marijuana plant produces high amounts of THC and low amounts of CBD. The hemp plant produces minimal amounts of THC and high amounts of CBD. You can not get high of the industrial hemp plant.

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They are cannabinoids that occur naturally in the cannabis plant. Both Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are Phytocannabinoids. There are over 85 different phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis family of plants.

Phytocannabinoid Rich (PCR):

Used to describe hemp oil that contains numerous cannabinoids and has 0 THC.

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Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE):

While there is no real easy way to explain this process here is a brief overview: Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) is the process of separating components from each other by use of a particular type of solvent. These types of solvents are labeled “supercritical” by virtue of the fact that when they are exposed to extreme temperatures and pressures, they display structures that fluctuate between intermediate states of solid, liquid, and gaseousness.

When in this state, supercritical fluids are capable of breaking down structures where they can then be separated, or fractioned. Among the variety of supercritical solvents used for this process, the most common by far is CO2. (2)

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Terpenes are chemical compounds produced by crystals known as trichomes that are found on cannabis and other plants. Terpenes produce a distinct flavor and smell. In nature, these strong aromas work to repel insects and other predators. In addition, there has been a large amount of research done as to the possible health benefits of Terpenes.


Another wise known as THC. THC is a cannabinoid found in nature. It is found in its most concentrated natural strength in the marijuana plant, which like the hemp plant is a member of the cannabis family. Unlike CBD, THC has psychoactive properties. Its effect is often referred to as getting “high”.

Full name: delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol.


A concentrated liquid plant extract. Typically it is used by placing a measured amount under the tongue. Holding it there for around 60 seconds before swallowing. It can also be added to food or drink as a delivery method.


Trichomes are sticky mushroom-shaped chrystals that form on portions of the plant. These tiny crystals are very sticky and they produce fragrance terpenes. These crystals are produced as a defense mechanism. In nature, the fragrance terpenes are intended to ward off insects and other creatures. Many food and drug companies use terpenes in a variety of ways including in food and drink.

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