Whether you’ve been using hemp for years now, or you’re brand new to the world of CBD and Delta-8 THC, you've probably come across at least a few terms that have given you pause. Perhaps in conversation with other users, or an article you read on the internet, or even right here on Diamond CBD’s blog, a word or term related to the world of cannabinoids has caused you some confusion. It’s happened to all of us at one point in our lives, and it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. After all, we weren’t born experts; it took lots of hard work.

But the good news is, each and every one of you can now become a hemp expert. You can wow your friends and family with newfound knowledge about all things hemp, CBD, and Delta-8 THC. That’s because our team of experts here at Diamond CBD has devised a new glossary of cannabinoid terms to help you through your next conversation. From this point forward, you never have to be confused ever again.

Are you confused about the difference between CBD and Delta-8 THC? Don’t know Full Spectrum CBD from Broad Spectrum CBD? Can’t remember what a terpene is and what you’re supposed to do with it? Well, don’t worry, because Diamond CBD is here to help.

Sure, the most important thing is that you find the right product for your needs. Whether you’re looking for some CBD Gummies to boost your wellness routine or some Delta-8 THC vape cartridges to boost next Saturday’s get-together with friends, we have it all. Furthermore, we have one of the largest selections ever. But now we’re going to give you the tools to talk about those products with some finesse.

Don’t worry; there won’t be an exam when it’s all over. We’re not going to send you home to do any homework. We’re just going to drop some knowledge about hemp. Here’s Diamond CBD’s user’s guide to the world of hemp, CBD, cannabinoids, and Delta-8 THC.

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Are you confused about the difference between CBD and Delta-8 THC? Don’t know Full Spectrum CBD from Broad Spectrum CBD? Can’t remember what a terpene is and what you’re supposed to do with it? Well, don’t worry, because Diamond CBD is here to help.

Welcome To the World of Cannabinoids

You’ve heard the word — cannabinoid — but you’re not sure what it is exactly. Cannabinoids are natural compounds, such as CBD, CBN, and Delta-8 THC produced by hemp. According to researchers, there are over 100 identified cannabinoids, with more being discovered each year. If you’re into CBD or Delta-8 THC, you’re into cannabinoids.

CBD is a cannabinoid found in hemp. Unlike its more famous cousin THC, CBD doesn’t cause users a psychotropic high. It can be used as an edible vape, oil, topical and more. People use it for a myriad of reasons. CBG is another cannabinoid, much like CBD, although less popular. Other cannabinoids that fall into this category are CBN and CBC.

One of the most popular cannabinoids to come about in recent years is Delta-8 THC. The reason it’s gained so much traction because this hemp-derived cannabinoid, much like THC, does cause users a psychotropic high or a buzz. The buzz is much more subtle than the kind found in THC. But Delta-8 has the added benefit of being legal.

And then, of course, there’s hemp itself, which is the plant that produces all of these cannabinoids. Grown all over the world, hemp became legal in the United States in 2018 thanks to an act of Congress known as the Farm Bill.

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One of the most popular cannabinoids to come about in recent years is Delta-8 THC. The reason it’s gained so much traction because this hemp-derived cannabinoid, much like THC, does cause users a psychotropic high or a buzz.

Purchasing Different Types of CBD and Delta-8 THC

The learning doesn’t stop there, however, because once you know about the different types of cannabinoids, you also need to understand how they can be used. Considering the fact that most people don’t grow their own hemp (which is a great practice), you’re going to be faced with tons of options for consuming both CBD and Delta-8 THC. Sometimes you might hear some terms that are interchangeable, and sometimes it might all be not very clear.

First, when it comes to CBD, you’ll have a choice between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Crystal Isolate. Full Spectrum CBD contains all cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and more found in the hemp plant, including the maximum allowed 0.3% THC. Broad Spectrum is just like Full Spectrum, except it excludes the THC. And Crystal Isolate is pure, unadulterated CBD with nothing else in it. 

And for those of you that don’t know, terpenes are the parts of the hemp plant that give off scent, aroma, and flavor. In other words, it’s what makes it smell and taste great!.

Then there are your options. For those of you looking to enjoy CBD and Delta-8 THC, you have so much to choose from, including edibles, which simply means any form that you can eat. This can include CBD or Delta-8 THC Gummies, Candies, Chocolates, and more. There’s also Vapes, which you inhale through an electronic device and can come either flavored or unflavored, depending on your preference. Vape additives are added to your favorite e-juices to make them a little better.

CBD and Delta-8 THC Oils or Tinctures are placed under the tongue or mixed in with your favorite food or drink. Topicals are rubbed directly on the skin and are not made for consumption.

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CBD and Delta-8 THC Oils or Tinctures are placed under the tongue or mixed in with your favorite food or drink. Topicals are rubbed directly on the skin and are not made for consumption.

The Benefits of CBD Oil and Delta-8 THC

Choosing the right company from which to purchase CBD oil or Delta-8 THC can be a daunting task. On top of that, there’s so much to learn, from Full Spectrum to Broad Spectrum; edibles to vapes; CBD vs. CBG. And we have yet to talk about things like the entourage effect or what happens when you add melatonin to your CBD and how that can benefit your wellness routine (and believe us, it all can).

Hopeful, this glossary of cannabinoid terms helped to put you on the right path toward understanding. It’s a small step forward in not only opening up your world a little more but in also helping you to teach your friends and loved ones about hemp, CBD, Delta-8, and all things cannabinoid. But even if you’re still learning, you can rest assured that you get the Diamond CBD guarantee with every product you purchase. Everything that comes from our warehouse goes through a third-party testing process to ensure its safety and efficacy. It’s our way of guaranteeing that you only get the best.

But stick with us here at the Diamond blog to keep learning more about your favorite cannabinoids. After all, as your teachers used to say, knowledge is power. And the more you know about hemp, the more informed you can be about your purchases. So, until next time, enjoy your CBD, enjoy your Delta-8, and enjoy your cannabinoids.