Phytocannabinoid Rich vs. Cannabinoid
Summary: the former is wide spectrum, the latter is an isolation of the wide spectrum.
Phytocannabinoid Rich (PCR) vs. Cannabinoid (CB): A majority of therapeutic plants product primary and secondary phytochemicals as part of their metabolism- like synthesizing sugars for energy versus cellulose for their structure, or for defense and attracting pollinators, and defense or stress. Phytocannabinoids are one type of phytochemicals that the the genus Cannabis produces. Phytocannabinoids include CB(n), THC, and roughly 111 other cannabinoids. Hemp-derived PCR cannot legally contain more than 0.3% THC. Medicinal and recreational marijuana on the other hand, may contain 10-20% THC, the component which alters mental state5. Similar to the varying types of poppies, we may consume poppy seed muffins (tasty!), but it does not mean we are consuming vasts amounts of opium as well.
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