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Indica vs Sativa: Understanding the Effects and Differences

In just about any dispensary, you’ll probably find the selections listed by type—say, flower, concentrates, edibles, topicals, and cartridges—and within each section by indica or sativa. But what does the indica vs. sativa distinction mean? The two basic varieties of cannabis are indica and sativa. Within those categories, each strain has a unique spectrum of …

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What is CBD Oil?: A Comprehensive Guide [2020 Update]

Cannabidiol, often referred to as “CBD oil,” is one of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant. The cannabis plant can produce approximately 150 different cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are compounds that influence the endocannabinoid system in the body, affecting both psychological health parameters, such as sleep, pain, mood, and appetite. Two of the most researched …

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Terpene Profiles in Cannabis: Challenges and Opportunities

It might seem like the words “cannabis,” “hemp,” and “marijuana” are thrown around interchangeably. In reality, cannabis falls under two functional groups — hemp and marijuana. In the United States, plants with <0.3% of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are considered hemp. Any plant THC concentrations that are higher than 0.3% THC is considered marijuana. Marijuana is divided …

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4 Novel Ways To Use CBD

CBD tinctures are everywhere. By now, you’re probably quite familiar with the drops-under-the-tongue routine and maybe even started adding tinctures to your morning coffee or afternoon tea. But man cannot live on tincture alone, and there are a ton of other options for taking CBD. While CBD oils and tinctures might be the most common …

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An Introduction to Cannabis Photobiology

Throughout history, humans have harvested cannabis for food, medicine and fiber. Archaeological evidence suggests it was utilized by humans 6,000-10,000 years ago. However, legal, commercial Cannabis production is a relatively new, rapidly growing, and highly profitable industry in Europe and North America. Commercial cannabis production typically occurs indoors and is therefore incredibly reliant on environmental …

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