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What are cannabinoids and how they work?

What are cannabinoids and how they work?

Hemp contains over 500 active substances, of which more than 100 are not found in other substances. With this composition, hemp can affect the body differently, and not all of the effects have been fully investigated yet, which is why new knowledge about the effects of hemp and its products is always emerging.

The active substances found only in hemp are called cannabinoids. These substances affect the endocannabinoid system in the body, which triggers the nervous system and brain reaction. The endocannabinoid system has receptors throughout the body, and particularly relevant are found in the nervous system. The CB1 receptor, for example, is located in parts of the nervous system and in the digestive tract, and the CB2 receptor is more closely associated with the immune system.

We briefly introduce the eight most important cannabinoids found in hemp.

THC

THC is the most wide-known cannabinoid in hemp. The abbreviation stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. This substance is responsible for the most significant effects which are characteristic of hemp, as it stimulates different brain centers, causes the release of dopamine and creates a feeling of euphoria and lightness. THC may also act as an analgesic, relieving symptoms of pain and inflammation. THC is strictly regulated or banned in most countries. The percentage of THC allowed in hemp products varies among countries – the limit for Slovenia is 0.2%, while other European countries generally allow 0.5% or 1% of THC. The products in our offer meet the restrictions found in Slovenian legislation.

CBD

Cannabidiol or CBD has been the subject of much research, which reveals the potential effects of this substance on the human body. It is said to act as an antioxidant, relieve cramps and weakness, have anti-inflammatory and soothing effects. However, research on the medical effects of these substances is at its onset, so the findings are not yet reliable. In the past, hemp products primarily emphasized the content of THC, which is the main active substance, while as low CBD content as possible was preferred, as cannabidiol hinders the THC effect. In addition, the CBD content of most hemp varieties is very low, typically below one percent, so naturally, this ratio is in favor of THC. With the discovery of the positive effects of CBD and the desire to alleviate the psychoactive effects of THC, the ratio of the active substance in hemp products has been reversed – today, products with the highest CBD content are made, while THC is restricted by legislation. CBD has no psychoactive effects, so it is much more suitable for medical use. CBD products are particularly beneficial in relieving chronic pain, inflammation, migraines, arthritis, cramps, epilepsy, and schizophrenia, and also noted is the impact on malignant diseases.

CBN

Cannabinol or CBN is an analgesic that results from the oxidation of THC. It is mildly psychoactive but in fresh hemp it is found in very small amounts. The content of this substance can be regulated by adequate storage of hemp in a dark and dry place. The effects of cannabinol compared to THC are not so pronounced, the substance causes fatigue, and supposedly also has a calming effect and relieves headache.

CBG

CBG or cannabigerol is an active substance, which is still being studied primarily for its possible antibacterial effects. In natural hemp varieties, it does not normally appear as noticeable as THC and CBD, but it can act as an original substance when both mentioned cannabinoids are formed. Cannabigerol research also focuses on possible soothing effects.

THCV

Tetrahydrocannabivarin or THCV is a cannabinoid which limits the effect of THC. In addition, recent research shows that THCV can be used to alleviate metabolic disorders as it acts as an appetite reduction agent.

CBC

CBC or cannabis has possible anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, even the role of brain cell regeneration is noted. CBC, however, has been relatively poorly researched.

THCA

THCA is an acid form of THC. In this form, THC is found in fresh hemp plants. Only when heated does THCA convert to THC. THCA in its original form does not belong to active substances.

CBDA

Similar to THCA, CBDA is an acid form of CBD. Allegedly, it alleviates weakness and may help with breast cancer, but the medical effects have not yet been sufficiently investigated.

Cannabis also contains various other substances, for example, terpenes. These are the substances that are found in essential oils of both hemp and other plants. Because of these ingredients, hemp smells wonderful!
Although active substances in hemp are often considered individually, in practice the active substances work together. Cannabinoids also affect each other and determine end effects only in combination. We call this phenomenon the synergistic effect, and we have to keep it in mind when talking about the overall effect of hemp products

Why don’t we list the recommended doses and the expected effects of CBD?

Why don’t we list the recommended doses and the expected effects of CBD?

We offer a wide selection of products made of legal hemp varieties containing various cannabinoids, primarily CBD. Some products also contain THC in quantities in accordance with legal restrictions.
Green Passion does not offer food or foodstuffs. We also do not list the healing properties of our products and cannot set the recommended end-user dose. CBD has no confirmed healing properties, although the studies indicate the potential beneficial effect in different fields.

CBD can possibly affect a variety of disorders and diseases, including:

– sleep disorder,
– symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder,
– anxiety,
– schizophrenia,
– epilepsy,
– cancer,
– diabetes,
– obesity,
– nervous diseases,
– muscle cramps and movement disorders,
– addictions,
– nausea,
– Alzheimer’s disease,
– inflammation,
– hepatitis,
– brain and liver damage,
– sepsis,
– skin diseases,
– allergies and asthma.

Many users report the positive effects of hemp products with CBD. The recommended and administered doses vary depending on the body weight and the problems the users encounter. More information can be found in the accompanying literature defining the potential effects of hemp’s active substances, primarily in books and online material.

What is the difference between full spectrum and isolate?

What is the difference between full spectrum and isolate?

Products with CBD differ in their composition, and we primarily divide them into full spectrum and isolates. This applies to all products with CBD, so composition should be checked when selecting products.

Full spectrum products contain cannabinoids present in hemp. In the preparation of hemp products, these substances are not separated, which in the end means they act in synergy and have a unique effect resulting from interactions between all the ingredients.

Isolate contains specific substances, usually an extract of CBD, which is obtained from the hemp plant. In this case, CBD is separated from the other ingredients and has no other active substances. For use in end products, CBD is dissolved and diluted to the desired concentration, but it is still an isolate without other substances. Isolate can also be synthetically made CBD.

Findings of various studies indicate that full spectrum products of active substances offer better effect. However, it is true that full spectrum products are generally slightly more expensive compared to isolates with the same CBD content.

How to consume hemp products?

How to consume hemp products?

Hemp products can be consumed in different ways. Usually, the plants are first dried and prepared for processing or consuming. Often, dried hemp tips are first ground and rolled in a cigarette together with tobacco, which is why hemp tips are sometimes considered a tobacco substitute, while hemp can, of course, be used without tobacco. In fact, tobacco interferes with hemp activity and modifies its taste. In addition, it burdens the lungs, causing addiction and increasing the risk of cancer.

Smoking is one of the least healthy options for consuming hemp and is generally not recommended; alternatives are recommended. Smoking can be replaced by evaporation, which is much less burdensome for health.
Positive effects are also reported by those who consume hemp orally. Although the human digestive tract is generally well prepared for the absorption of active substances from the diet, the bioavailability of hemp reaches 5 to 10%. Namely, cannabinoids are poorly soluble in water. Moreover, blood from the intestine first leads through the kidneys, where substances from the diet are already partially decomposed. CBD fat-based products offer better bioavailability, between 10 and 20%. In any case, oral consumption of hemp does not lead to a loss of sensitive substances, which are burnt when smoked, and there are also no losses due to exhalation.
Hemp can also be consumed in the form of tea, and, to emphasize again, cannabinoids are poorly soluble in water. It is advisable to add some fat to prepared tea, such as milk or coconut oil.

It is possible to prepare a whole range of delicious dishes with hemp, such as pastries and beverages. Hemp by itself does not have a particularly pleasant taste and is difficult to break down, so it is advisable to prepare meals that help in this.

Where can we smoke legal hemp?

Where can we smoke legal hemp?

We offer hemp products that have less than 0.2% THC content. Thus, the products meet the legal restrictions and can be used freely. When smoking hemp, the prohibition of smoking in public indoor places should be observed – obey the rules, such as those for tobacco. However, hemp with low THC content is legal, it is not yet widely accepted in society – so it is nice to be sure before smoking that we will disturb no one around us.

What are the effects of THC in CBD products?

What are the effects of THC in CBD products?

We often get asked whether consuming CBD can produce a positive result on a drug test or any problems when driving under the influence of that substance. It should be noted that some products in our offer contain low concentrations of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), but always below the legal limits. The THC content is not sufficient to cause psychoactive effects or influences on body functioning.

After frequent consumption of hemp products, it may happen due to the deposition of THC in the body that urine testing shows a positive result for THC. Hair or blood testing is negative in this case and confirms that there was no drug abuse. In any case, the legal restrictions on THC in hemp products and also in the bloodstream of users must be observed, although we have not yet heard about traffic problems resulting from consuming CBD products.

What if the police stop me?

What if the police stop me?

Police may suspect that you possess prohibited hemp products, confiscate products and issue a fine. In that case, stay calm, explain the misunderstanding, and ask cannabinoid analysis to check the cannabinoid content. Sometimes police officers already have devices that allow rapid testing of hemp in the field. The analysis will confirm that hemp contains less than 0.2% THC, they will return your products and you will not have to pay the fine. To avoid misunderstandings and facilitate product identification, we recommend that you keep the receipt and keep the products in their original packaging.

Note that in Slovenia the maximum amount of THC in hemp products is 0.2%. In most other European countries, this limit is higher, reaching 0.5% or 1%. This means that you can be in breach if you order or transfer hemp products from other countries!

Why are hemp products so expensive?

What if the police stop me?

Police may suspect that you possess prohibited hemp products, confiscate products and issue a fine. In that case, stay calm, explain the misunderstanding, and ask cannabinoid analysis to check the cannabinoid content. Sometimes police officers already have devices that allow rapid testing of hemp in the field. The analysis will confirm that hemp contains less than 0.2% THC, they will return your products and you will not have to pay the fine. To avoid misunderstandings and facilitate product identification, we recommend that you keep the receipt and keep the products in their original packaging.

Note that in Slovenia the maximum amount of THC in hemp products is 0.2%. In most other European countries, this limit is higher, reaching 0.5% or 1%. This means that you can be in breach if you order or transfer hemp products from other countries!