A Few Good Terms to Know-Full Spectrum (Part 1)
Updated: Feb 18
Whether you are new to the ever growing industry of cannabis or are an old hand there are some "new terms" that are just good to know like full spectrum. There are other terms too such as broad spectrum and distillate just to name a couple that I'll cover in later post.
After talking to several of my clients, some very new to the medical cannabis world, I decided to attempt to help others understand the basics of these new terms too! Hopefully this blog will help to make going into a medical or recreational shop to buy your products less intimidating.
Let's jump in!
Full Spectrum- simply put means that the product (whether it's an oil, tincture, etc) in question contains all the cannabinoids that are naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. Such things as the terpenes and cannabinoid contents (more new terms that will also be covered later).
To further clarify...
The goal of the full spectrum extracting method is to maintain the complex range of the desirable compounds in a cannabis plant without altering them through decarboxylation (removal of carboxyl from a molecule) or oxidation (a process in which a chemical substances changes because of the addition of oxygen.)
Full spectrum means that you get all the goodness of the plant!