As CBD becomes more and more commonplace, there is still a degree of confusion surrounding some of the terminology that is used in CBD products. Through-out our shops across the North-East as well as our flagship store in Aberdeen, we often get asked the same questions, so with that in mind, we’ve put together an update to our CBD FAQ, for you to read through and gain a better understanding of our products.
What do you mean by ‘Full Spectrum CBD’?
This is a classic question that we get from customers all the time, and to answer it, we need to explain a little bit about the science behind hemp as a plant. CBD is only one of a wide variety of different cannabinoids present in hemp, so a product that contains ‘CBD isolate’ is CBD that has been scientifically separated from the other components of the plant.
At CBD Scotland, we like to stay as close to nature as possible, which is why a wide variety of our products come as ‘full spectrum’ cbd, meaning that the CBD has come straight from the plant, without undergoing any chemical separation from the hemp from which it came from.
What are Terpenes?
A lot of our customers who want to experiment with CBD vaping ask us about this. Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds that make up the magical, summer-time aroma of flowers, fruits and all things fresh. It is through the use of these natural terpenes that our CBD vape products can deliver such a fresh and fruity flavour.
Is Hemp and Marijuana the same thing?
Since the burst in popularity of CBD products, there has been a great deal of confusion surrounding the difference between marihuana and hemp. Strictly speaking they are both a subspecies of the Cannabis plant, but the key difference is in the amount of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinols) found in the plant. THC is the psychoactive substance found in cannabis that will get you high, and in marijuana THC content can be as much as 5-20%.
By comparison, Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, meaning that ingesting hemp will not get you high, and is not illegal in the UK.
So, there you have some answers to some of the most common questions that we here at Scotland CBD get asked as part of our day to day life as one of Scotland’s leading suppliers of high-quality CBD products