Cannabis, cannabinoids and CBD - these are 3 different terms that also have 3 different meanings. They can sometimes be confused and they are often used incorrectly. So here is a brief explanation of the term:
What actually is cannabis?
Cannabis is a genus of plants within the hemp family. It is one of the oldest useful plants on earth. Depending on the environmental conditions, the cannabis plant can grow up to five meters in height. In addition to fibers and seeds, it produces a resin that contains, among other things, the psychoactive THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). After producing seeds , the plant will wither , which is why it has to be sown again.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are the natural active compounds in cannabis plants. They can be found in the flowers, leaves and stems. Cannabinoids reduce brain excitability and activate the reward system. It has a relaxing, pain-relieving, but often demotivating effect.
What is CBD?
CBD is the abbreviation of cannabidiol and belongs to the group of cannabinoids. Cannabidiol is a natural component of hemp plants. CBD is a cannabinoid found in female hemp and, along with THC, one of the main active ingredients in cannabis. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.