Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid found in cannabis. It has no psychoactive properties, but it can be confused for weed in some people's minds.
Some people mistakenly believe that the bud smell of CBD is similar to that of THC-rich marijuana. However, hemp plants and marijuana plants are not genetically identical.
Unlike marijuana, hemp plants contain only a small amount of THC. In fact, hemp has less than 0.3% THC. This difference in THC content is why hemp flowers do not have the same smell as marijuana flowers.
There are several reasons why cannabis plants have distinct odors. One of these reasons is the presence of terpenes. Terpenes are natural compounds that give a plant its distinctive aroma. They are also used to repel pests and attract pollinators.
Most of the terpenes in CBD are very similar to those found in weed. Aside from those, there are some very rare cannabinoids like linalool. Linalool has an aroma that is a blend of floral and spicy scents. The effects of linalool include a relaxing effect, reducing swelling, and analgesic effects.
Other terpenes that appear in certain cannabidiol products are Limonene and Eucalyptol. Both terpenes help calm the body and mind and improve energy levels.
Another terpene is Pinene, which has a piney smell and can be found in pine trees and in the peels of oranges. Pinene terpene also has antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Another terpene that can be found in a variety of different cannabidiol products is Caryophyllene. Caryophyllene has a woody, herbaceous, and peppery odor.