The Aire glossary is a resource for the community. Here you’ll find simple and clear definitions for all the most common cannabinoid terms.
The term “Broad spectrum” indicates Aire chose to include a range of cannabinoids in the product. For example, instead of only using CBD, Aire might add CBN, CBG, and any other useful minor cannabinoids. The purpose is to take advantage of the cannabinoids’ natural synergistic relationship to boost the overall effectiveness of the product.
Cannabinoids are natural compounds produced by hemp. Researchers have identified more than 100 unique cannabinoids, and that number grows with every passing year. The majority of these are largely unexplored and relatively unknown, but several have become extremely popular for their therapeutic effects. Delta 8 THC and CBD are both examples of common cannabinoids.
Cannabis is defined as any hemp plant that contains more than 0.3% of the cannabinoid delta 9 THC. In that sense, cannabis is simply a variety of hemp.
However, this 0.3% difference in delta 9 is quite significant from a legal perspective. Any higher and the plant automatically falls into the jurisdiction of the Controlled Substance Act, making it federally banned to use or sell.
Aire offers only 100% federally legal products, derived from organic hemp.
Cannabis Derived Terpenes
Cannabis Derived Terpenes (CDT) are terpenes extracted from cannabis. Like all terpenes, CDTs are active ingredients with effects of their own and also add flavor and aroma to the final product. Additionally, CDTs can bolster the effect of nearby cannabinoids and can help shape the profile of a strain’s active effects.
CBD is a soothing cannabinoid. It has become one of the most popular self-care products on the market. Aire offers several premium CBD blends.
CBG is a newer cannabinoid and hasn’t enjoyed the same research and access as CBD. But it is already generating a lot of buzz for its seemingly wide range of potential benefits. Aire is one of the first companies in the country to offer clean, lab-tested formulas.
Anecdotal evidence suggests CBN is exceptional for calming, night-time relief. Due to the extended government prohibition against cannabis, formal studies supporting these results are lacking. But CBN is commonly used by individuals who find high CBD extracts just aren’t enough. Users can also add CBN oil to THC blends to elevate the overall effects. Aire offers several sleep-focused CBN products.
CBC is a minor cannabinoid with a calming profile. It appears to be particularly effective when mixed with similar cannabinoids.
The formation of crystals is a common occurrence in concentrated extracts. Fortunately, it is a completely harmless and natural side effect that in no way alters the quality of your product. Highly concentrated oils will sometimes begin to crystalize as the excess cannabinoids granulate out. Organic honey and other heavily-saturated products often do the same thing.
Applying light heat is the quickest way to melt and disperse the crystals back into the rest of the product. Aire recommends a hair dryer or warm water bath.
Crystal Resistant Vape Oil
The term “crystal-resistant vape oil” (CRV) indicates the specified product will not experience crystallization (see crystallization above).
Cannabinoids in their natural state do not offer any therapeutic effects. The chemicals must be first “activated” — typically by heat — before they become effective when consumed.
Decarboxylation is the process of heat activating the “dormant” cannabinoids within a product. Many Aire products do not require heat to feel the effects of the cannabinoids within. These “activated products” require no heat. Tinctures and edibles are popular examples of activated products.
Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 is a federally legal version of THC with several incredible effects. It is widely reported to offer powerful feelings of euphoria, but lesser psychoactive effects than delta 9.
Click the link HERE to learn more about delta 8 and where it fits in the growing world of cannabinoids.
Delta 9 THC
Delta 9 is the active ingredient in marijuana and the best-known version of THC. Aire does not sell any Delta 9 products, as it is federally banned in the United States in amounts over .3%. The effects of delta 9 closely resemble delta 8 but are significantly more potent.
Distillates are an extremely concentrated version of a cannabinoid. When making distillate oil, chemists use a purification step that strips solvents, terpenes, and other impurities from the oil. This distilled oil can then be used for dabbing, baking, or vaporizing. It is a versatile and convenient way to work with cannabinoid extracts.
Aire edibles are tasty gummy candies infused with various cannabinoid blends. The most popular of these delicious choices are the Delta 8 edibles. When using edibles, the liver and stomach lining absorb the cannabinoids, which often results in a longer, more intense experience. Because of this, Aire recommends starting your dosage at half of one gummy.
Endocannabinoids are compounds produced naturally by the human body. They form bonds with receptors located in the endocannabinoid system in the same way as the cannabinoid family.
The endocannabinoid system is a neural pathway that exists within the human body. This system is vital to maintaining the well-being of every living human being and is directly responsible for regulating mood, energy level, metabolism, and dozens of other aspects of waking life. All cannabinoids form bonds with receptors located in this system. The two main sets of receptors are the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Farm Bill of 2018
The Farm Bill of 2018 marked a turning point in cannabinoid history. This landmark piece of legislation removed delta 8 THC and other cannabinoids from tight federal regulation, opening them up for use and exploration. The farm bill is the main reason Delta 8 products are available to enjoy today.
Aire’s award-winning focused blend collection is a line of expertly crafted cannabinoid products, each designed to offer long-lasting, targeted relief. The blends contain two or more complementary cannabinoids and are available as tinctures, vape cartridges, or relief creams.
Hemp is the origin of the entire cannabinoid family. It naturally produces more than 100 unique compounds, each with a slightly different set of effects. Companies like Aire can then extract these cannabinoids and use them in a wide range of therapeutic applications. Delta 8 and CBD both come from hemp.
Hemp-derived simply means the product in question originally came from hemp. In the case of delta 8 THC, the compound begins its life as CBD. The CBD crystals are extracted from hemp and converted to delta 8 using a simple and safe chemical isomerization process.
Hybrid indicates a “hybrid strain”, which is the result of cross-breeding two or more cannabis strains. By pairing Sativa or Indica strains, breeders can create entirely new strains that combine a desired set of active effects.
For example, a breeder might combine an energetic Sativa strain with a calming Indica strain to create a unique strain with a balanced set of effects. Creating hybrids also allows breeders to expand the number of possible therapeutic profiles. Most modern cannabis strains are hybrids.
Indica is one of two main cannabis strain classifications. These strains offer a drowsy and soothing profile, and the flavors are earthy and fruity.
Isolates are the purest possible form of the cannabinoid. After the initial extraction, a secondary refinement process strips away all terpenes and other cannabinoids from the oil, leaving a product that often exists in concentrations of 99.9 percent or higher.
These isolates typically take the form of a fine powder and are one of the most versatile ways to use cannabinoids.
Aire’s natural tincture is a broad-spectrum blend containing a high ratio of CBD. The extract is ideal for immediate, soothing relief.
A psychoactive is any compound that affects the workings of the brain. This may sound intimidating, but many common products contain psychoactives. Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol are examples of popular psychoactives. In the cannabinoid family, Delta 8, CBD, CBG, and CBN are legal compounds that offer a psychoactive experience.
Aire sauce is a premium concentrate, containing delta 8 THC. The sauces are intended for dabbing.
Sativa is the other major classification of cannabis strains. These popular strains are defined by motivating and energizing sensations, and the flavors are mostly citrusy and sweet.
Syringes dispense liquid easily and accurately. Aire offers a medical-grade syringe filled with premium Delta 8 distillate, intended to allow customers to use Delta 8 without restriction. Our distillate syringe also includes a needle tip for maximum convenience and precision.
Tinctures are cannabinoid concentrates held in a carrier oil, designed to allow the compound to absorb easily through the mouth. Aire uses a natural, coconut-based MCT carrier oil in its tinctures. To use, put the desired amount of oil under the tongue and hold it in place for 60 seconds before swallowing.
Terpenes are natural flavorful compounds that give most fruits and plants their distinct aroma. When derived from cannabis, terpenes help shape the taste of the strain and even boost the effectiveness of the cannabinoids they interact with. However, the terpenes themselves have no effects.
THCV is a minor cannabinoid with reported therapeutic uses. It can be mildly intoxicating to some users and exists in distillate form as a thick, seemingly-solid oil. Aire is proud to offer the highest quality THCV distillate anywhere on the market.
Vape Cartridge refers to the 510-threaded CCELL cartridges. Aire fills each cartridge with premium Delta 8 concentrate and a carefully added blend of minor cannabinoids and terpenes for extra flavor and feel. We offer a wide range of vape products to select from for many different desired effects and flavor options. When heated via a battery, the oil will turn into vapor and can be inhaled through the mouthpiece.
The vape battery is an essential attachment for using any vape cartridge. To use, gently screw the threaded end of the cartridge onto the battery until tight. From there, a button or breath activation will begin to vaporize the oil and allow you to inhale the resulting vapor. Note that without a battery, the vape cartridge is ineffective. Batteries can be purchased at most gas stations and smoke shops.
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