Actually, the distinction is simply a legal definition, determined by the amount of total THC a plant produces. Both hemp and marijuana are classified as Cannabis sativa L. The THC in hemp can’t be more than 0.3%. Anything above that is classified as marijuana. Hemp plants with higher CBD levels and very low THC levels are purposely selected to grow for specific purposes.
Think of it like a red rose and a yellow rose. Both are roses, they just have different genetic expressions causing one to be red and the other to be yellow. The cannabinoid content in cannabis plants is also a genetic expression, just like the roses’ color expression.
We all have cannabinoid receptors throughout our bodies. In fact, our bodies create their own endocannabinoids. If you’ve ever experienced a “runner’s high,” you’ve benefited from your body’s ability to make endocannabinoids. Plants also make cannabinoids that can interact with those receptors within our bodies. These natural compounds are manufactured and expressed in a plant’s flower in the form of a sticky sap-like substance.
There are over 100 different kinds of cannabinoids that have been identified by researchers so far. Research is just beginning to scratch the surface to unlock all the potential medical benefits these various cannabinoids hold. The FDA has recently approved the first prescription medication from hemp-derived natural cannabinoids called Epidiolex to treat select childhood seizure disorders. Many other drugs manufactured from natural cannabinoids are in the development pipeline to treat many different diseases or ailments.
THC is one of the few cannabinoids classified as psychoactive. While psycho-activity is THC’s main claim to fame in the recreational space because it’s great for relaxation, other physiological benefits are attributed to THC consumption. Research shows THC in smaller amounts can be beneficial in pain reduction; it also combats nausea and is an effective anti-inflammatory.
*We recommend NOT using cannabis products while pregnant or nursing.
CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC, and the 99+ other identified cannabinoids have recently emerged from a time capsule cracked open after 40 years of prohibition. CBD is the most abundant cannabinoid found in the typical hemp varieties grown in recent years. It is not considered psychoactive, although it can promote relaxation and is a powerful antioxidant.
Terpenes are aromatic (meaning they smell) compounds found in many plants. They are different from cannabinoids. These aromatic compounds create the characteristic scent of many plants, such as cannabis, pine, and lavender, as well as lemons. While terpenes or the smell of cannabis won’t get you high, they can enhance the effects of the cannabinoids on your body, like aromatherapy, the holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being.
Each person’s endocannabinoid system is as unique as a fingerprint, with different needs at different times in our lives.
Research shows the body’s endocannabinoid system is a foundation for regulating systems associated with health. We see a new vision, free from stigmas, where cannabis is a part of daily wellness. Betty products are designed with the understanding that one size does not fit all. Cannabinoid sensitivity is different for everyone, so we offer a range of cannabinoid potencies within our product lines. You can find the perfect fit just for you to help you curate a functional relationship
with cannabis. Betty products incorporate cannabis extracts in discrete, easy-to-use form factors that you can easily incorporate into your self-care routine to maintain wellness and vitality.