What is Cannabis?

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Let’s begin our exploration of CBD, Cannabinoids & endocanabinoids at the beginning, out in the fields. What is Cannabis anyway?

Cannabis has been cultivated by humans for many thousands of years. There is evidence of it being grown in what is today the Czech Republic, dating back to 26,900 BCE. It can be used for making rope, clothing, paper, bricks & also dog toys. BOL! You can even use cannabis in 3D printing.

There are two main varieties of cannabis. One is called marijuana & the other is called hemp. Both contain chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. There are 113 cannabinoids in all. But the difference between the plants comes down to how much one specific cannabinoid is present. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is present in both plants, however, Marijuana will have  a THC concentration higher than 0.3%. If the plant has 0.3% or less of THC it is then classified as hemp. Both plants contain another cannabinoid called cannabidiol or CBD.

All mammals as well as several other animals (like fish) have what is called an endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters that are located throughout the central nervous system, including the brain. Research has shown these neurotransmitters help regulate appetite, pain, memory, mood/stress & sleep. It’s these endocannabinoid neurotransmitters that the cannabinoids found in cannabis bind to. I’ll dig deeper into this in a future post.

But first, next week I’ll sniff out the methods used to extract & process the cannabinoids from cannabis.

CEO Olivia

Part 1 – CBDs, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids & Canines

Part 2 – What is Cannabis?

Part 3 – How CBD Is Extracted?

Part 4 – CBD Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum & Isolates

Part 5 – CBD Oils & Tinctures, What’s In the Bottle?

Part 6 – Understanding a CBD Certificate of Analysis

Part 7 – CBD Oils, What Should Be On the Label?

CBDs, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids & Canines

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. As my huMom & I sniff about the inter-webs, we see a lot of people asking about CBD oil use for their good dogs. A lot of “experts” seem to know a lot about it. But it’s a very complex subject.

Research into the medicinal benefits of cannabis & hemp products are still in the early stages due to these plants being illegal for decades. But it seems clear that there are many compounds that can help in regards to pain management, calmness & even help with seizures.

There is a lot of information out there, some good, some not so much. For the next few Monday’s, I’ll be barking about what is known about the potential benefits of Cannabis & hemp oils. As well we will be sniffing out what is an endocannabinoid and how does it pawtain to us canines.

Full disclosure, Knotty Toys for Good Dogs has an affiliate program with Charlotte’s Web CBD products but at present, I do not  take any CBD products. With that said, I have in the past & we are open to using it again when we feel more knowledgeable.  Of course we would discuss this with our Vet first.   All of this will be shared with you later in a future post.

So stay tuned for the next few Monday’s & I’ll sniff out facts from fiction.

CEO Olivia

Part 1 – CBDs, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids & Canines

Part 2 – What is Cannabis?

Part 3 – How CBD Is Extracted?

Part 4 – CBD Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum & Isolates

Part 5 – CBD Oils & Tinctures, What’s In the Bottle?

Part 6 – Understanding a CBD Certificate of Analysis

Part 7 – CBD Oils, What Should Be On the Label?