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A Beginner’s Guide to CBD Terms & Lingo

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Are all the CBD terms and lingo making you a nervous wreck? The new, confusing verbiage causes many to shy away from trying CBD & hemp products. Pop a gummy or three (no, but really!) and let Kentucky’s Best Hemp help guide you through the CBD dictionary. This is the ultimate beginner’s guide to the CBD terms & lingo!

What is CBD?

First, CBD is short for cannabidiol; just one of the 100+ types of cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. It is non-psychoactive and believed to be beneficial in humans (and some hypothesize it is helpful for our pets too!) Additionally, it is one of the best-known types and is the second-highest in abundance in comparison to THC.

What is THC?

THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol. In fact, it is the most abundant of all cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant. Primarily it is known for its psychoactive properties; although studies have shown it to have health benefits as well. Read more about a beginner’s guide to CBD terms & lingo!

In the next sections, we discuss the differences between varying levels of THC.

What is Full Spectrum CBD?

Full-spectrum contains the entire range of cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. Additionally, it is the most unfiltered of the three. Full-spectrum contains all of the hemp plant’s beneficial nutrients such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains less than 0.3% of THC. This is considered the legal amount of THC in the United States. Kentucky’s Best Hemp offers a variety of full-spectrum products:

What is Broad Spectrum CBD?

Broad Spectrum CBD is the middle of the road between full-spectrum and isolate. It contains the entire spectrum of cannabinoids, but only the THC is removed. Broad-spectrum starts off as a full-spectrum oil but goes through a clarifying process to remove all THC (0.0%), whereas full-spectrum is 0.3% THC. Kentucky’s Best Hemp Broad Spectrum products include:

Kentucky's Best Hemp Broad Spectrum Honey Sticks

What is CBD Isolate?

And finally, isolate CBD has been “isolated” from the other cannabinoids and compounds found in the hemp plant. There is no THC (psychoactive part of CBD) present in isolate. Consequently, CBD isolate is recommended for people who are wanting a THC free product and concerned about the possibility of failing a drug test. Kentucky’s Best THC Free Products include:

THC Free CBD Oil


THC Free CBD Oil 750 mg


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