In the very complex world of cannabis, it’s easy to get a little lost. While we’ve covered the basics of CBD, the difference between CBD and hemp oil, and more topics surrounding the buzzy wellness, beauty, and health trend, there’s still plenty more to break down and explain. We’ve compiled a glossary of terms that all relate to CBD, cannabis, hemp, and everything surrounding the subject. We’re getting down the nitty-gritty and explaining the terms used both in science and medicine.


A chemical compound found in the cannabis plant and hemp plant. These plants contain well over 100 different chemical compounds in their make-up. Examples of cannabinoids include CBD and THC.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

A chemical compound found in the cannabis plant and female hemp plant. CBD is not Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and therefore it does not have any psychedelic effects on the body. It is known for having a therapeutic effect on the mind and body. CBD has even been shown to reduce stress and inflammation, which is ideal for healthy hair growth. That's why we include it in our GRO+ Advanced Gummies and GRO+ Advanced Hair Serum.

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Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

The psychoactive component present throughout cannabis. THC is what’s known for producing a “high” or euphoria-like effect.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolates are pure CBD with zero cannabinoids or compounds. CBD isolates come in the forms of waxes, powders, crystals, dabs, and resin.

Full-Spectrum CBD

A substance or product that contains a combination of all cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, rather than just CBD. At Vegamour, we use this form of CBD in our GRO+ line to maximize the entourage effect.

Entourage Effect

The effect you experience from full-spectrum CBD. The combination of cannabinoids boosts each individual compound’s therapeutic abilities at once.

Cannabis Indica

A strain of cannabis known for its sedative-like effects. Cannabis Indica has a higher concentration of THC and is used more often than Cannabis Sativa.

Cannabis Sativa

A strain of cannabis that is responsible for the pleasurable and relaxing effects, with a smaller concentration of THC.

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Endocannabinoid System

The biological system found in the human body that responds to and interacts with the chemical compounds present in cannabis.

Cannabinoid 1 Receptor (CB1)

CB1 receptors are found mostly in the brain and spinal cord, and less frequently throughout the rest of the human body. These receptors help mediate the psychoactive effects of cannabis in these regions.

Cannabinoid 2 Receptor (CB2)

CB2 receptors are found mostly in white blood cells, the tonsils, immune cells, spleen, and neurons. These receptors help mediate the effects of cannabinoids in these cells and regions.

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A plant in the cannabis family that does not produce any psychoactive effects. Hemp is known for its industrial properties and is often used to produce products such as rope, paper, strong fabrics, textiles, and some foods.


A recreational drug that comes from the marijuana plant, also known as Cannabis Sativa. Marijuana is the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant.

Medical Marijuana

Marijuana prescribed by a doctor or medical professional to treat a specific medical condition.

Synthetic Cannabis

Cannabis (K2/Spice) that comes from man-made chemicals and is often used as a substitute for marijuana. Synthetic Cannabis affects various cannabinoid receptors in the brain.


The aroma and flavors present in plants as a result of essential oils.

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A product infused with CBD that can be applied onto the skin in order to produce its effects. Topicals include balms, salves, lotions, oils and serums.


Disclaimer: Information in this article is intended for general informational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician.