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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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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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The Importance of the Entourage Effect in CBD

One of the most exciting and promising avenues of cannabis research, capable of unveiling natural chemotypes and formulating products that have surgically precise medical and recreational outcomes, is the entourage effect. With hundreds of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found within the cannabis plant, the expanse of potential chemical cocktails that could be created is massive, …

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Indica vs Sativa: Understanding the Effects and Differences

The difference between indica and sativa strains is the effect it has on your body after you consume it. Sativa strains provide energy and creativity, while indica strains work well for feeling calm and relaxed. Hybrid strains are bred to incorporate a specific ratio of each indica and sativa into a plants genetics. Each strain …

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