While searching for benefits of Hemp CBD Oil, many people have come across acronyms like CBN, Δ8-THC or THCV among others. While this is standard industry practice when discussing the components in any given extract or tincture, the average shopper may not be as thoroughly inducted in the bio chemical ins- and outs and therefore we have created this handy guide. 

Cannabinoids and their abbreviations

CBGA - Cannabigerolic acid CBNA - Cannabinolic acid
CBGAM - Cannabigerolic acid monomethyl ether CBN - Cannabinol
CBGM - Cannabigerol monomethyl ether CBNM - Cannabinol methyl ether
CBGVA - Cannabigerovarinic acid CBNV - Cannabinovarin
CBG - Cannabigerol CBN-C1 - Cannabiorcol-C1
CBGV - Cannabigevarin Δ 8 THCA - Delta 8-Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid
THCA - Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid Δ8-THC - Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol
THCVA - Tetrahydrocannabivarinic acid CBLA - Cannabicyclolic acid
THC - Tetrahydrocannabinol CBLV - Cannabicyclovarin
THCV - Tetrahydrocannabivarin CBL - Cannabicyclol
THCOA - Tetrahydrocannabiorcolic acid CBND - Cannabinodiol
THC - Tetrahydrocannabiorcol CBE - Cannabielsoin
CBDA - Cannabidiolic acid CBEA - Cannabielsoic acid
CBDVA - Cannabidivarinic acid CBDHQ - Cannabidiol hydroxyquinone
CBD - Cannabidiol CBT - Cannabicitran
CBDV - Cannabidivarin CBV - Cannabivarin
CBDM - Cannabidiol monomethyl ether CBVD - Cannabinodivarin
CBD-C1 - Cannabidiorcol CBF - Cannabifuran
CBCA - Cannabichromenic acid DCBF - Dehydrocannabifuran
CBCVA - Cannabichromevarinic acid CBCN - Cannabichromanone
CBC - Cannabichromene CBCON - Cannabicoumaronone
CBCV - Cannabichromevarin CBR - Cannabiripsol
CBM - Cannabimovone  CBX - Cannabioxepane

Interestingly enough, we only list a few here although there are more than 119 cannabinoids naturally occurring in cannabis.

Terpenes and their abbreviations

Found in the cannabis plants occurring alongside with the cannabinoids, terpenes are volatile aromatic compounds that can be found in cannabis, but can also be found in other plant products like fruits. Thanks to the environment that the plants were grown, the purity of the soil, the amount of fresh air and sunshine available, different strains can have different terpenes but even the same strains can have different terpenes because of the condition they were grown.

Some of the most common terpenes are:

α - Alfa BCP - Beta-caryophyllene - Beta-caryophyllene
β - Beta GPP - Geranyl pyrophosphate - Geranyl pyrophosphate
Δ - Delta GDP - Geranyl diphosphate - Geranyl diphosphate

We hope that this guide has shed some more light into the doubts you had about the different components in cannabidiol oil. 

You might find our article What Are The Differences Between THC and CBD? interesting.