Cannabis Flavonoids

Terpenes, phytocannabinoids, and flavonoids are all bioactive compounds in cannabis, used to distinguish between marijuana strains. Read mor

Transplanting Your Cannabis Plant

Last blog post, we highlighted some classic germination techniques for germinating cannabis seeds. Today we will give you some tips on trans

Terpene Spotlight: Linalool

Terpenes are the primary components that make up essential oils. They have been around and used for thousands of years. "Essential oils are the aromatics extracted from plants; they are the regenerating, oxygenating, and immune defense properties of plants. They are very powerful antioxidants that provide a wide variety of distinct health benefits depending on the plant from which the oil was distilled." Cannabis plants have a wide variety of known terpenes that are instrumental to the physiological and psychoactive effects of the plant when used. Paired with cannabinoids when using the plant, is known as the "entourage effect." It can produce a multitude of effects. Limonene is known to be

How THC Helps Migraines

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, around 12 percent of Americans are "adversely affected" by migraine headaches. It is considered the sixth most disabling illness in the world. The European Journal of Pharmacology published a study on the use of cannabinoids as treatment for migraines. Washington State University scientists gave the cannabinoid to female lab rats, to gauge the effects tetrahydrocannabinol. They found that THC was able to decrease migraines in female lab rats. "Scientists viewed the home cage wheel activity as particularly useful in determining each rat’s stress level, and according to the scientists, only stress-free rats run for extended periods of time." Throu

Categorizing Cannabis

Many cannabis consumers identify their choice through the general Sativa, Hybrid, Indica spectrum. Especially with flower--you have a strain, its genetics and lineage from where it came from--those classically known effects. Of course, nowadays a lot of cannabis is hybrid, due to cross breeding and demand of innovation. HelloMD explored whether or not the classification of marijuana for effects as sativa, hybrid, and indica, is a thing of the past. The article mentions geneticist Mowgli Holmes, who has began mapping the history of cannabis genetics through his company Phylos Bioscience. He and others believe that recommending strains for effect is becoming outdated--that we should start look

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