The Good Glossary




We understand that not everyone is as interested in hemp terminology as we are. If we have used a word you don't know, please find a definition here in The Good Glossary.

The Basics

What is a bud?

A bud simply refers to the growth on the end of a stem, in this case a hemp bud is the equivalent of a hemp flower. Many use the term bud to refer to Cannabis or Hemp. We use the terms CBD bud and CBD flower interchangeably when talking about the hemp buds/flowers that we sell.

What is shake?

Shake refers to the pieces of bud that fall off during trimming, handling and transportation. It is usually found at the bottom of a packet or jar. CBD shake contains the same content as CBD buds but will dry out more quickly if it is exposed to oxygen due to the larger exposed surface area.

What is CBD?

CBD is an acronym for Cannabidol, a Cannabinoid found in Cannabis and Hemp plants.

What is CBD oil?

CBD oils are essentially Cannabinoids mixed with a carrier oil. The carrier oil may vary, from hemp oil itself to olive oil... if you fancy. Most CBD oils will use a base of MCT oil, which is coconut oil.

What is a CBD tincture?

When companies use the term tincture, they are referring to CBD oils which are intended for oral consumption. Although the real definition is a little more scientific than that...

What is a CBD edible?

Exactly as it sounds, a CBD edible is a consumable food which has been enriched with CBD or other Cannabinoids. The Good Budz Cannabinoid edibles are called Fruit Squares - and they are delicious...

Next Level

What is Full Spectrum?

Full spectrum is how we describe something that contains a 'full spectrum' of Cannabinoids. Cannabinoids such as CBD, CBC, CBG, CBN and THC are found in products which are full-spectrum.  

N.B. Many companies will claim to have full spectrum products for marketing when in reality they don't contain a full spectrum.

What is an ounce, a quarter and an eighth?

These are all weights which are commonly used when selling Cannabis and, due to the similarities, these terms have been adopted in the hemp/CBD industry too.

The weight equivalent in grams are here:

1 Ounce = ~28 grams

1/4 Ounce = ~7 grams

1/8 Ounce = ~3.5 grams

What is a Cannabinoid profile?

A cannabinoid profile is the result of a chemical analysis of a Cannabinoid product. Cannabinoid profiles will detail the amount of each Cannabinoid that is present in a product.

Cannabinoid profiles are used to show law enforcement the content of your goods and are often known as 'chemical analysis' or 'Certificate of Analysis' (COA).

What is meant by 'dominant effects'?

This refers to the main effects that our products have on the body. CBD is the main cause of these, along with the other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids - all with their own effects and potential health benefits.

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What are terpenes?

Terpenes are found in most Cannabinoid products and are the cause for the distinct scent and flavour of cannabinoid products.  

A common terpene, Limonene, is found in Lemon Peel and is added to many household products in order to create a pleasant smell and, to many consumables, to add flavour. Limonene is naturally occurring in many buds, and is especially pungent in Lemon Haze varieties.

What are flavonoids?

Flavonoids are naturally occurring in plants and foods. Flavonoids create pigment (colour) in plants as well as serving many other vital purposes.

They are abundant in cannabis and hemp and partially account for the colour of the buds as well as working with the terpenes to create odour and flavour.

When consumed, there are many potential health benefits similar to those boasted in dark chocolate and red wine.  

There are approximately 20 known varieties of flavonoids found in cannabis and hemp.

Interesting fact: Particular flavonoids only exist in cannabis and hemp, called cannaflavins!

What is MCT oil?

MCT (Medium-chain triglycerides) oil is the base for most cannabinoid oils and is related to many health benefits of its own, even without cannabinoids.

It is usually coconut oil processed in a lab to remove long-chain triglycerides. Medium-chain triglycerides are not common in our diets and are seen as easier to metabolise.

MCT oil doesn't have a taste and is used as medicine for various conditions and as a supplement for athletes who want benefits like increased performance, decrease in body fat and increase in muscle mass.

Mixing MCT oil and cannabinoids is popular in sports industries, wellness centres and as medication due to the numerous benefits of both working together.

What is the entourage effect?

The entourage effect occurs when a truly full-spectrum substance is consumed. Full-spectrum products contain the full range of cannabinoids, and due to the presence of the full 'entourage', each cannabinoids become individually more effective.

This is why full-spectrum oils are more sought after than oils with just CBD. Not only will the CBD be more effective itself, but each other cannabinoid will also be more effective without the need to up the dosage.