Hemp Education - The 101

What is Hemp?

It’s a versatile plant from the cannabis family which doesn’t get you high. Instead, it’s bursting with nutritional benefits, industrial uses, and many health-promoting compounds.

What is a Cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are a wide array of chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant family. We have identified over 100 different cannabinoids, all with their own unique properties and effects. The two big cannabinoids are CBD and THC. THC brings about the happy, out-of-it feeling associated with cannabis, but CBD doesn’t get you high.

Think of cannabinoids as the “secret sauce” in cannabis plants. Cannabinoids work by interacting with cannabinoid receptors in our bodies. They’re the reason why cannabis has such a range of effects, from the psychoactive high of THC to the soothing calm of CBD.

Do phytocannabinoids come from hemp?

You bet! Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids that come from plants, and hemp is loaded with them. There are over 100 different phytocannabinoids found in hemp, including the famous CBD, but also lesser-known (yet still amazing) compounds like CBG and CBN.

What’s the difference between Endocannabinoids and Phytocannabinoids?

It’s all about where they come from. Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids that your body produces naturally, while phytocannabinoids come from plants like hemp.

Both types play key roles in keeping your body’s systems balanced and running smoothly. When your Endocannabinoid System is out of balance and not producing adequate endocannabinoids, the ones from hemp can support you in restoring that balance to your being.

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What’s the Endocannabinoid System?

Raphael Mechoulam and the team from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem were checking out the brain and they found a unique transmitter they named “cannabinoid.”

Dr. Mechoulam and his team found that there was a huge system of cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors in the human body.

We call this network the Endocannabinoid System.

Endocannabinoid System (ECS), keeps your body and mind in harmony by regulating functions like mood, appetite, sleep, and immune response.

The ECS consists of three main components:

  • Endocannabinoids: These are internal cannabinoids produced by the body.
  • Receptors: Two primary cannabinoid receptors, known as CB1 and CB2, are found in different areas of the body. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system, while CB2 receptors are predominantly found in immune cells and peripheral tissues.
  • Enzymes: Enzymes, such as fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) and monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL), are responsible for the synthesis of both endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids.

What Does The Endocannabinoid System Do?

It helps maintain your overall well-being by regulating pain, inflammation, stress response, memory, and more.

The ECS does this by using endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids to communicate with different parts of your body, making sure everything’s working together in perfect sync.

Early research suggests that the ECS is just as important as your digestive system and lymphatic system, it is one of the most important aspects of your health.

In short, it plays a huge role in keeping your body in tip-top shape.

What Is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is the health promoting member of the cannabinoid family. It’s a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp, with a boatload of potential health benefits, like easing anxiousness, reducing inflammation, improving sleep quality and boosting your overall wellness.

Best of all, CBD won’t get you high – it’s all about promoting relaxation and balance.

What are the effects of CBD?

CBD can work wonders for a whole range of issues. People use it to manage stress and anxiety, relieve pain and inflammation, improve sleep quality, and even promote brain health.

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Here are some of the most reported benefits of CBD:

  • Relaxation and Stress Reduction
  • Pain and Inflammation Relief
  • Improved Sleep Quality
  • Support for Mental Health
  • Potential Neuroprotective Properties

Keep in mind that people’s experiences can be different, and more research is needed to get a better idea of CBD’s effects.

How is CBD Different from marijuana?

Ah, the age-old question. While both CBD and marijuana come from the cannabis family, they’re like distant cousins with very different personalities.

The main difference is that CBD comes from hemp plants and contains less than 0.3% THC (the compound that gets you high). On the other hand, marijuana is rich in THC and can cause psychoactive effects.

So, to sum it up, CBD lets you enjoy the perks without any mind-altering experiences.

What’s the right amount of CBD for me?

Finding the perfect dose of CBD is like finding your favorite pair of jeans – it’s all about personal comfort. It varies depending on factors like your body weight, tolerance, and desired results.

The best approach is to start low and go slow, gradually increasing your dose until you find the sweet spot that works for you.

We recommend a starting dose of .75ml of our CBD Oils for beginners.

Remember, the journey to wellness is all about finding what works best for you and your unique needs. So, take it easy, experiment, and listen to your body.

And as always, consult with a healthcare professional before diving in if you’re taking medications or have any health concerns.

What is Delta-9 THC and How Does It Work?

Delta-9 THC is the most well-researched and well-known form of THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that causes the “high”.

THC works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body, which is responsible for maintaining balance and homeostasis.

Delta-9 THC binds to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body, leading to a range of effects, such as euphoria, relaxation, pain relief, increased appetite, and altered perception.

ECS has three primary components: endocannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors, and enzymes. Endocannabinoids are molecules that are naturally produced by the body and act as messengers between cells.

Cannabinoid receptors are proteins that are located on the surface of cells and receive signals from endocannabinoids or phytocannabinoids, such as THC.

Enzymes break down endocannabinoids or cannabinoids after they have completed their function.

There are two main types of cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2.

CB1 receptors are mostly found in the brain and central nervous system and CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in the immune system and peripheral tissues.

Delta-9 THC has a high affinity for CB1 receptors, which means it can bind strongly to them and activate them. This activation leads to the release of neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, serotonin, and glutamate, which affect mood, cognition, memory, and perception.

Delta-9 THC can also modulate the activity of other neurotransmitter systems, such as GABA, opioid, and serotonin, which can influence pain sensation, anxiety, and sleep.

Delta-9 THC can also bind to CB2 receptors, but with a lower affinity for them.

CB2 receptors are involved in regulating inflammation, immune response, and cell growth.

CBD however, has a higher affinity to CB2 receptors which means CBD + THC Gummies provide more profound, deeper effects than either by itself.

For example, CBD can counteract some of the negative effects of THC, such as anxiety and paranoia.

What Are The Benefits Of THC?

Delta-9 THC can have a range of benefits for you by interacting with your endocannabinoid system.

More and more people are using Delta-9 THC for recreational or wellness purposes. Here are the most common benefits of THC Gummies that people report:

  • Relaxation and peace: Stress and anxiety fade away, and a calm and serene mood takes over, when people take THC gummies. They relax and feel peaceful, as if they were on a beach, listening to the waves, and feeling the breeze on their skin.
  • Pain and inflammation relief: Pain, inflammation, and soreness are eased, thanks to THC gummies. They change how people perceive pain, by working with the endocannabinoid system.
  • Better sleep quality and duration: Sleep quality and duration are improved, when people take THC gummies. They make people sleepy and adjust their sleep-wake cycle. They help people fall asleep faster and sleep longer and wake up feeling refreshed and energized.
  • Appetite and digestion boost: THC Gummies activate the CB1 receptors in the brain and gut. Most people report enjoying their food more.
  • Improved mood: Mood is enhanced, when people take THC gummies. They release dopamine, a chemical that makes us feel good and rewarded. They help ease symptoms of anxiety, or low self-esteem, and make you feel happier and more content.
  • Creativity and inspiration stimulation: Delta-9 THC can stimulate creativity and inspiration. They increase focus and productivity, and change how people think and see things. They can help people solve problems, write songs, or paint pictures, and unleash their inner genius.
  • Spiritual practice and awareness support: Spiritual practice and awareness are supported, when people take THC gummies. They help people practice meditation, yoga, or any other form of spirituality, and deepen their experience.
  • Sensory experience and perception heightening: Sensory experience and perception are heightened, when people take THC gummies. They make everything more vivid and enjoyable, such as music, art, and nature. They help people savor every moment of life.
  • Deep meditation: Many people are choosing THC. They quiet the mind and body, and allow people to enter a state of profound relaxation and awareness. They help people explore their inner self and transcend their ego.

How much Delta-9 gets you high?

The amount of Delta-9 THC needed to get high varies from person to person, and it depends on several factors, such as:

  • Tolerance: If you’re a frequent user of THC, you may develop a tolerance to Delta-9 THC, which means you will need a higher dose to feel the same effects as before.
  • Body weight: Generally, the more you weigh, the more Delta-9 THC you will need to feel the effects, as THC is stored in fat cells and distributed throughout the body.
  • Metabolism: The rate at which your body breaks down and eliminates Delta-9 THC affects how long and how intensely you feel the effects. A faster metabolism means a shorter and weaker high, while a slower metabolism means a longer and stronger high.
  • Individual biochemistry: Everyone has a unique endocannabinoid system, which is the network of receptors and enzymes that interact with cannabinoids like Delta-9 THC. The number and sensitivity of your CB1 receptors, which are mainly located in the brain and nervous system, influence how you respond to Delta-9 THC.
  • Sensitivity: Some people are more sensitive to Delta-9 THC than others, due to genetic variations, environmental factors, or personal preferences. Sensitivity can also change over time, depending on your cannabis use history and current mood.
    Because of these factors, there is no definitive answer to how much Delta-9 THC you need to get high.

Cannovia advises the approach of “start low and go slow” to avoid overconsumption and potential side effects, such as anxiety, paranoia, or nausea. We recommend starting with a lower dose, such as 1/2 of our 5mg THC 20mg CBD gummy. to gauge how your body reacts, and then, if necessary, gradually increase the dosage, always being mindful of your individual response and comfort level.

You should also consider the method of consumption, as different forms of cannabis, such as edibles, tinctures, or vapes, have different onset times and durations of effects.

What is the strongest Delta-9 THC gummy?

Cannovia’s gummies are the strongest Delta-9 THC gummies on the market, because they use Cellular Deconstruction™ Technology to extract Nano-Ionized™ Whole Spectrum™ cannabinoids from hemp plants.

They have smaller and more bioavailable molecules that can deliver faster and longer-lasting effects, as well as a more potent and natural entourage effect.

What Types of Delta-9 Edibles Are There?

There are many types of Delta-9 edibles available on the market, such as gummies, chocolates, cookies, brownies, caramels, beverages, tinctures, capsules, and more. Each type of edible has its own advantages and disadvantages, such as taste, onset time, duration, potency, and dosage.

Cannovia’s gummies are known for their potent effects and delicious flavors, such as black cherry. They are compliant with the Farm Bill and rigorously tested by third-party labs, ensuring both quality and legality. They are ideal for those seeking a convenient and enjoyable way to experience the benefits of THC.

Cannovia’s Delta-9 gummies represent the pinnacle of hemp-derived cannabinoid innovation. Moreover, we are exploring new Delta-9 products, including potential offerings like chocolates, mints, and seltzers, further expanding our commitment to cannabinoid innovation.

What’s The Difference Between Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC

Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC are two forms of tetrahydrocannabinol, a compound that affects the brain and body when you consume cannabis. Both forms can be found in gummies and other edible products that contain THC.

The main difference between Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC is the location of a double bond in their molecules. This small difference changes how they bind to the receptors in your nervous system, and may result in different effects.

Delta-8 THC products are typically made by synthetically converting CBD or Delta-9 THC into Delta-8 THC. Delta-8 THC is psychoactive, but much less potent than Delta-9 THC. Delta-8 THC is thought to have roughly half of the potency of Delta-9 THC. Delta-8 THC products may have the following benefits:

  • Less potent than Delta-9 THC, with reported milder psychoactive effects.
  • May be less likely to cause anxiety or paranoia compared to Delta-9 THC.

Both Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC are subject to legal restrictions in many countries and states. The legality of Delta-8 THC is especially unclear, as it may fall under the definition of hemp or synthetic cannabinoids, depending on how it is derived and marketed.