The Ultimate CBD Glossary: Everything You Need To Know

Welcome to “The Ultimate CBD Glossary,” your all-inclusive reference for understanding everything there is to know about cannabidiol (CBD). This glossary is intended to help clarify the terms and concepts related to CBD, regardless of your experience with this powerful compound.

CBD has become very popular due to its many possible health advantages, which include reducing anxiety and discomfort. It might be overwhelming to navigate the wide range of terminology and jargon, though. This is the purpose of our glossary.

All of the key terms related to CBD are defined in this glossary, from simple terms like “terpenes” and “cannabinoids” to more complicated ones like “bioavailability” and “entourage effect.” To assist you in making knowledgeable decisions on CBD products and their applications, we aim to give you accurate and current information.

“The Ultimate CBD Glossary” is the go-to source for all the information you need on CBD, regardless of your experience level.

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The CBD Glossary


Absorption: The process by which CBD leaves the place of delivery and enters the bloodstream.

Anandamide: A brain-produced neurotransmitter that attaches itself to cannabis receptors. As a component of the endocannabinoid system, it is frequently referred to as the “bliss molecule”.


Bioavailability: The percentage of CBD that can reach the bloodstream and exert an active effect after being ingested by the body.

Broad-Spectrum CBD: Products made from CBD that don’t contain THC but have a variety of cannabis plant-derived terpenes and cannabinoids.


Cannabidiol (CBD): A non-psychoactive cannabis compound with possible therapeutic benefits that are present in cannabis plants.

Cannabinoids: Compounds in cannabis that have an interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system.

Cannabis: A genus of flowering plants that includes hemp and marijuana, both of which contain cannabinoids.

Carrier Oil:: An oil that makes consuming CBD extract simpler by diluting it. Examples are olive oil, hemp seed oil and MCT (Medium chain triglycerides).

CBD Isolate: Pure CBD with no other cannabinoids or terpenes present.

Certificate of Analysis (COA): A document provided by a third-party lab that verifies the cannabinoid content and purity of a CBD product.

CO2 Extraction: A method of extracting CBD from the cannabis plant using carbon dioxide, and is considered one of the safest and most efficient extraction methods.


Decarboxylation: The process of heating cannabis to activate its cannabinoids, making them more effective.

Distillate: A refined CBD extract stripped of all other cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant materials.


Edibles: Food products infused with CBD, such as gummies, chocolates, and beverages.

Endocannabinoid System (ECS): A complex cell-signalling system in the body that regulates various physiological processes including pain, mood, and sleep.

Entourage Effect: The synergistic interaction between cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds in the cannabis plant enhances the overall therapeutic effects.

Extraction: The process of obtaining CBD from the cannabis plant.


Full-Spectrum CBD: CBD products that contain all cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds found in the cannabis plant, including trace amounts of THC.


Good Manufacturing Practices, or GMPs:  Procedures that guarantee goods are consistently made and monitored by quality standards.


Hemp: A variety of the cannabis plant that is grown for industrial uses and contains low levels of THC and higher levels of CBD.

Hemp Oil: Oil extracted from hemp plant seeds, which contains little to no CBD or THC.


Industrial Hemp: Hemp is grown specifically for industrial applications such as fibre, seeds, and oil, typically containing less than 0.3% THC.

Infusion: Incorporating CBD into a product, such as oils, edibles, or topicals.


Liposomes: Tiny spherical vesicles used to deliver CBD and increase its bioavailability.


Marijuana: A variety of cannabis plants with higher levels of THC and lower levels of CBD.

Microdosing: Taking small, controlled amounts of CBD throughout the day.


Nanoemulsion: A technology used to increase the bioavailability of CBD, reducing the size of its particles.


Phytocannabinoids: Naturally occurring cannabis plant-derived cannabinoids.


Receptors: Proteins in the body that cannabinoids bind to, including CB1 and CB2 receptors.


Sublingual: A method of consuming CBD by placing it under the tongue for faster absorption into the bloodstream.


Terpenes: Aromatic compounds found in cannabis and other plants that can enhance the effects of cannabinoids.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol): The psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis that produces a high.

Topicals: CBD-infused creams, balms, and lotions applied to the skin.

Tincture: A liquid extract of CBD taken orally, often using a dropper.


Vaping: Inhaling CBD vapour through an electronic cigarette or vaporizer.


 Winterization: A process that removes fats, waxes, and lipids from CBD oil to improve its purity.

Conclusion to the CBD Glossary

We hope that “The Ultimate CBD Glossary” has helped to decipher the various words, phrases, and ideas associated with CBD. Knowing the language of CBD can help you make wise decisions and improve your experience, regardless of experience.

Feel free to browse our website, if you need more information or have any additional questions. Continue learning about CBD and enjoying its many benefits.

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