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CBD Decoded - Plant Medicine

Plant Medicine

Our quick guide to decoding the lingo.
Plant Medicine


Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many kinds of cannabinoids found in hemp extract.


Cannabinoids interact with our bodies’ natural endocannabinoid system (ECS), which regulates a myriad of functions including sleep, mood and more.


Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.

Full Spectrum

Full spectrum means that the product contains all the cannabinoids that are naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. Full spectrum CBD products are typically high in CBD, with only trace amounts of minor cannabinoids, and very low in THC (less than 0.3%)

Entourage Effect

The entourage effect happens when CBD is ingested with other compounds from the cannabis plant, rather than in isolation. The theory is that by using the whole hemp plant rather than a singular aspect, there's a boost in the health benefits and overall therapeutic effect of cannabinoids.