CBD is one cannabinoid among over 100 different cannabinoids found in high-CBD hemp and cannabis. High-CBD hemp is a cannabis plant with high CBD:THC ratios that range from 20:1 – 30:1. Some are higher and some are lower but most fall within that scale. This means you can have a plant with 10% CBD and Non-Detectable THC. This percentage of THC makes a cannabis plant considered industrial hemp in Colorado. In other states it is a threshold of 1% THC to be considered hemp. High-CBD Hemp is something entirely different from the commonly grown fiber-type hemp or hemp that produces large seed yields. These common types only yield 1-2% CBD.
A full cannabinoid profile or ‘full spectrum extract’ is an extraction of all the plants cannabinoids and terpenes together. This makes up the oil soluble parts of the plant which are best extracted via alcohol. It is always best to make sure denatured alcohol or any other chemical grade solvents are not used during extraction. Organic alcohol is recommended, with grape alcohol being the best. In old days, grapes were known as the ‘gold of the plant kingdom.’
From an energetic/chemical perspective, CBD is just one part of the whole cannabinoid spectrum. This spectrum is where the plant holds its synergy with the endocannabinoid system within the body. More and more research is supporting this and will continue to support this (Also known as the entourage effect). Any modifications to the natural spectrum of cannabinoids will degrade the synergy that nature intended the plant to have.
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