From afar the world of CBD can be intimidating. Many terms are coming to light that hadn’t even existed a few years ago. Being an informed CBD buyer isn’t easy. We are here to help you understand one of the most important terms in the CBD universe: full spectrum. First it is important to understand the two different types of chemical compounds found in cannabis.


Cannabis contains over 100 known chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. CBD and THC are the most famous cannabinoids. As marijuana and hemp becomes decriminalized, more of these compounds will come to light possessing their own benefits are uses

The other important aspect of the cannabis plant are terpenes. They aren’t unique to cannabis like cannabinoids, but they are very important in delivering the benefits. Terpenes are responsible for a plant’s smell and have their own medicinal properties.

For years cannabis connoisseurs claimed that what made the different species of cannabis were the physical appearance of the plant. However, famous cannabis researcher Dr. Ethan Russo claims that the biochemical makeup is what should be looked at to classify cannabis. Terpenes play a major role in this delivering the different aspects that are associated with classifications of cannabis species.