CBD & Hemp Terminology 101

CBD Hemp Terminology 101

Hemp, CBD, Cannabidiol, CBD Oil, the list goes on and on; we decided to compile a CBD and Hemp Terminology guide so that you can better understand whats what. The goal is to educate you on different terms to help you identify what you are being sold. Also, it's good knowledge to have when explaining to your friends and family what you are taking. Here is this helpful guide to help you better understand CBD in addition to what you already know.

CBD Hemp Terminology


CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the dominant compounds found in hemp and marijuana plants. The big difference between THC and CBD, is CBD doesn’t get you “high”. CBD can be consumed in many different forms.


Also referred to as CBD is one of 100’s of non-psychoactive cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Hemp plants are high naturally cannabidiol. You also need to know that CBD will not cause a “high” feeling, even when taken in big doses. The phrases CBD and Cannabidiol can be used in place of each other.


CBD oil is just basically oil that is containing CBD. It can be derived from hemp plants. Since CBD is taken from hemp plants, CBD oil, and Hemp oil can be used interchangeably. There are of course multiple methods of extraction and the most common is CO2 extraction, which filters the plant through a series of high pressure, temperature-controlled chambers, and there is a chemical extraction using ethyl alcohol. Savage CBD chooses to use the CO2 method as we believe it is much a cleaner effective way of extracting CBD.


The cannabis plant is one of the oldest crops in history. Due to breeding, some plants were bred for medical purposes (marijuana) and others for food, rope etc. Hemp and marijuana are classified by their THC content. .3% or under is considered hemp.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Full spectrum CBD still contains terpenes, hydrocarbons, other CBDs, and flavonoids from the original plant source. A full spectrum product is for those who want to consume the “Full Spectrum” of the hemp plant.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is Cannabidiol in its more purest form. To get isolate, full spectrum CBD is processed moving all the extras from the plant until you’re left with just pure CBD. A lot of people use CBD Isolate to avoid any chance of getting high trace amounts of THC.


There is two type of cannabinoids: The cannabinoids in your body are called endocannabinoids (which are responsible for things like homeostasis.) The cannabinoids from plants are called exogenous cannabinoids.

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