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It’s most likely that you’ve heard about cannabis through movies, social media, and other public communication media. In a chit chat with Emma Chasen and Kristen Williams, cannabis educators, they eloquently described and commented on the word ‘cannabis’ in the following twenty ways below:
A Guide to Cannabis Lingo
Cannabinoid This is the predominant class of the subordinate compounds inherent cannabis. Chasen used an illustration of the car and its engine to explain the cannabinoids. She said the cannabinoids are like the engines. They create both psychotropic and medicinal experiences making them majorly responsible for intoxication. It has a couple of medicinal compounds such as anti-convulsant, anti-spasmodic, anti-proliferative, anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, and pain-relieving properties. Williams explained that the two major primary cannabinoids are THS and CBD, though there are over a hundred cannabinoids in cannabis.
Cannabis (Hemp or Marijuana) Williams stated that “cannabis is the enveloping plants.” Marijuana and Hemp are the two words used to analyze a particular cannabinoid structure from another. Chasen beamed that hemp is a legitimate subspecies of cannabis with a measurable amount of concentration of CBD, while Williams added its THC is less than 0.3 percent. Chasen also made us understand that hemp is entirely different from marijuana by saying it’s gradually fizzling away. “Marijuana is weed that has dominant THC,” stated Chasen. Hemp is available all over the world. Chasen claims it’s imperative to ensure that products derived
CBD CBD means cannabidiol. This is the second popular compound innate cannabis asides THC. Chasen reports that this is a cannabinoid that bonds the endocannabinoid receptors and it also induces multitudes of signaling pathways. It’s also capable of changing the confirmation of one’s serotonin receptors, opioid receptors, and TRPV1 receptors which are responsible for our senses of feel and pain. CBD has numerous medicinal properties and physiological properties such as anti-anxiety, pain-relieving, anti-depression, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, immune support, and immune-modulation, anti-convulsant and anti-proliferative properties.
Chemotype This compound originated from inside the cannabis. According to Chasen, these chemical compounds influence and control the comprehensive experience felt from consumption. Some industries use terms such as Sativa as well as Indica to explain experiences, but cannabinoids, terpenes, and chemotype are becoming popular in dispensaries.Chasen also added that a good number of dispensaries had formed the habit of labeling their cannabis flower as Indica or Sativa or hybrid, other dispensaries exhibit the THC/CBD concentrations by percentage. These concentrations will provide an idea to the kinds of experience the product would produce. Some dispensaries incorporate the overall percentage
Indica/Sativa These are botanical terms used to describe a variety of species of cannabis plant. Indica is a short bushy plant with compact flower structure and a variety of broad leaves. Sativa is a tall skinny plant with an unconstrained flower structure and fine leaves. Indica/Sativa, are words used to analyze the level of a person’s intoxication. The entire cannabis cultivars currently available in the market are genetically hybrids. The study of their genetic hybrid can help us analyze the effect of a certain cultivar. Indica and Sativa are also known as chemotypes.
Ingestion This is the primary process of using up cannabis. Ingestion also has to do with edibles, tinctures or teas, which are swallowed, metabolized and digested by our bodies. Williams claims that tinctures can be edible used as mucosal. They are quickly absorbed when placed on the tongue; they undergo digestion after they’ve been swallowed and one can feel those long-lasting effects. A tincture becomes edible when you add it to your food or beverages. Williams advises that we should be careful of what we eat, the quantity of food we take in and when we eat. For instance,
Inhalation Inhalation is yet another basic way of taking in cannabis either by smoking or vaporizing. According to Williams, when cannabis is lighted for smoking, burning takes place, and about twelve percent of what you take in is useful to you, the rest of the cannabinoids, as well as other essential compounds inherent the plant, are destroyed by combustion. She also said that vaporizing has to do with heating the cannabis to let out its useful compounds without making the heating dangerous to our health. All the valuable compounds are getting into your body while the toxic ones that
Intoxicating/Non-Intoxicating As claimed by Chasen, product labels do not specify the intoxicating or non-intoxicating cannabis, but if you have an idea of the THC/CBS concentration percentages, you could deduce their level of intoxication. THC is cerebral high i.e.; it is intoxicating while CBD is non-intoxicating. For instance, a product that has 70 percent CBD and 30 percent THC won’t be as intoxicating as a product that has 70 percent THC and 30 percent CBD.
Mucosal This refers to any product that goes in through the mucous membrane. Some substances are absorbed through the mucous membrane, and the get into the blood stream quicker than substances that are being ingested, digested and metabolized. Tinctures are good examples of products that are absorbed through a mucous membrane. The effects of these products are experienced in shorter time about 15 -30 minutes.
Psychoactive/Non-Psychoactive Psychoactive is anything that affects the mind. People often claim that CBD is often known as non-psychoactive, meaning it is non-intoxicating because it doesn’t cause the type cerebral highness that THC causes. But Chasen claims that both CBD and THC are psychoactive because they get attached to the receptors in the brain and affect the mind.
Terpene Terpenes are distinctive smelling (aromatic) compounds found in all plants. Williams stated that terpenes in cannabis dictate the level of intoxication one would experience. According to Chasen’s illustration of cannabinoids acting like the engine of a car, terpenes are like the steering wheel of a vehicle. They are responsible for one’s mood. For instance, how relaxed or calm, alert or energized, etc are dictated by terpenes.
THC THC is the primary cannabinoid found in cannabis. “THC is a major constituent of cannabinoid,” says Chasen. She explained it has many physiological properties, such as pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also an anti-depressant. An overdose of THC causes anxiety, emotional disorder, increased heartbeat, dry mouth, etc. this can be neutralized by taking a lot of water or CBD, as claimed by Dr. Margaret Gedde.
Topical This is defined as anything placed on the skin surface, for instance, deodorants, lotions, balms, etc. “They don’t cause intoxication, though they contain THC and CBD,” Williams explained. But the transdermal topicals designed to deliver a specific dose on the skin and these can cause intoxication.
Transdermal Transdermal is any substance that passes through the skin into the bloodstream. According to Williams, there are transdermal patches and gels used on the wrist or venous areas of the body. Transdermal topicals give accurate dosage with more extended periods of pain relief.