Guía para diferenciar marihuana, cáñamo, cannabis, CBD y THC (y no mezclar churras con merinas)

Guide to differentiate marijuana, hemp, cannabis, CBD and THC (and not mix churras with merinos)


CBD is legal in Spain. Marijuana, at the moment, is not. Both come from cannabis, the plant whose regulation for medical purposes has just begun in Spain. Both are studied, in fact, for their therapeutic properties. However, if they are used directly from nature, one substance does not get you high and the other does. What a mess. From ProfesorCBD, we want to shed some light on the confusion of terms so that you can speak properly about this new green gold rush.

Cannabis . It is the global term that refers to a family of ancient plants composed of more than 100 cannabinoids and 500 other natural compounds. It is studied for multiple benefits and properties. At least three plants belong to the cannabácea family: ruderalis, marijuana and industrial hemp. Each plant is grown with different seeds, has a different appearance, smell and properties. Saying that all cannabis is marijuana would be like saying that all dogs are Pit Bull Terriers (or any other potentially dangerous breed). Just as there are different breeds of dogs, there are different varieties of cannabis . And each one has its own characteristics.

Dope. Variety of cannabis that is characterized by its high THC content. It is usually associated with recreational use.

THC. Abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabidiol. Cannabinoid found in cannabis that produces a psychoactive or euphoric high . If the content of the plant or
derived product is rich in THC, this is already considered marijuana, as well as a narcotic, so its sale in Spain is illegal. However, it fits
It should be noted that the main cannabinoid in marijuana is being used in drugs and treatments that, internationally and in a controlled manner, are
improving the lives of many cancer patients. The regulation of cannabis in Spain includes the use of THC for medical purposes.

Hemp. The crops that ProfessorCBD works with. Industrial hemp is a variety of cannabis belonging to the Cannabis Sativa species, which is characterized by its high amount of CBD and low amount of THC (always equal to or less than 0.2%: that is, the body doesn't even notice it). Its regulated use in Spain is industrial.

Amnnesia Haze, one of our CBD-rich flowers.

CBD. Abbreviation for cannabidiol. One of the more than 100 cannabinoids that are naturally found in the cannabis plant. As has been said, when the species is rich in CBD and with little THC, it is called hemp. Hemp-derived CBD is one of the most studied cannabinoids, due to its potential to improve health and well-being. It does not produce psychoactive effects. In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasized its therapeutic properties while excluding it from the list of narcotic drugs. Its use is legal in all sports competitions. Our CBD products always have a THC level of less than 0.2%. In general, it is important to demand the analytics that attest to this, as well as the information on the seeds used in the crop from which it comes (they must be certified by the European Union). You will find all this information on the packaging of our products, either in the box itself or available through a QR code.

CBG. A little bonus track to give you superlist@. CBG, short for cannabigerol, is another of the cannabinoids that are abundant in hemp. It does not produce
psychoactive effects. It is also studied for its relationship with well-being. For example, a 2020 study highlighted its antibacterial properties, to the point of matching a well-known antibiotic. At ProfesorCBD, we have a flower with 8% CBG that is highly appreciated by our community: La Cordobesa Cannabigerol.

Here is a wheel with all the cannabinoids present in La Cordobesa flowers, and the benefits they are associated with. The joint action of several of them is known as the entourage effect.

If you have any other questions about the CBD sector in Spain, as well as about the use and legality of CBD products for well-being, do not hesitate to contact us at . We will be happy to assist you! If you simply want to continue learning terms from the cannabis world, we leave you this glossary so you don't stop learning.


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