CANNABIS 101

THC
The chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological affects. Gives you that ‘high/stoned’ feeling.
CBD
Does not make a person feel high or stoned. It counteracts the psychological effects of THC. Relieves pain and inflammation, reduces anxiety, helps fight cancer, relieves nausea, may treat seizures and other neurological disorders, lowers risk of diabetes, promotes cardiovascular health.
CBG
known to kill or slow bacterial growth, reduce inflammation, inhibit cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, and promotes bone growth.
CBN
popular for its sleep inducing properties making it an ideal treatment for insomnia cases. Can also serve as an anti-convulsant and an anti-inflammatory.
CBC
Has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Also known to help with acne, diarrhea, pain relief, inflammation and depression.
THCV
limits the effects of THC, resulting in a more clear-headed, energetic and euphoric high. It can reduce the negative anxiety inducing effects of THC. THCV also shows great potential in treating a variety of ailments like diabetes and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Delta 8 - Tetrahydrocannabinol
has antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.
CBDV
shows potential as an antiepileptic, anticonvulsant and neuroprotectant.
THCA
Anti-inflammatory properties for treatment of arthritis and lupus, neuroprotective properties for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, anti-emetic properties for treatment of nausea and appetite loss, anti-proliferative properties noted in studies of prostate cancer. Other possible medicinal avenues include insomnia, muscle spasms, and pain.
CBDA
potential therapeutic modality in the abrogation of cancer cell migration, including aggressive breast cancers.

What Is Cannabis?

Cannabis, which is also commonly known as marijuana, is a plant that is grown for the purpose of producing medication and is also used as a recreational drug. The cannabis plant, once fully developed, produces a decent amount of budding flowers. These buds are then snipped away from the stems and sent off to be either dried, cured or processed. It really all depends on what type of product is being made.

Cannabis contains chemicals called cannabinoids which produce different affects on the mind and body. The two most commonly talked about cannabinoids are THC and CBD, but as time goes on, we are discovering that the cannabis plant has over 100+ active chemicals in its makeup.

Cannabis usually comes in the form of dried buds, hash, hash oil, concentrates, edibles, drinks, syrups, drops, and capsules.

The most popular ways to consume cannabis are to smoke, vape, dab, or ingest it.

On this page you will discover many different articles that explain (more in-depth) all the aspects of cannabis. So, have a look around the site and learn some interesting new things about the cannabis plant that just might amaze you.

Nicknames: Cannabis, Marijuana, Mary Jane, Bud, Weed, MJ, Flower, MMJ, Astro Turf, Chronic, Grass, Dope, Ganja, Hash, Herb, Whacky Tabacky, Devils Lettuce, Homegrown, Kush, Reefer, Pot, Sticky icky, Sinsemilla, and many others…
LIMONENE
Flavor/Aroma – Citrus Medicinal Uses – Limonene can be used to help promote weight loss, prevent and treat cancer, and treat bronchitis. It can also be used to make ointments and medicinal creams that penetrate the skin better.
MYRCENE
Flavor/Aroma – Earthy and musky with a hint of fruity flavors Medicinal Uses – Myrcene has been shown to be an effective anti inflammatory. It also works as a sedative and muscle relaxer. This could possibly contribute to the tired/stoney feeling often attributed to most indica strains.
LINALOOL
Flavor/Aroma – Floral with a hint of spice. In addition to cannabis, linalool can be found in an array of flowers, mint, cinnamon, and even some fungi. Medicinal Uses – Can be used as an anti inflammatory. It also helps to modulate motor movements. Another study found that linalool could be used to treat liver cancer.
BISABOLOL
Flavor/Aroma – Floral. Bisabolol is also found in chamomile. Medicinal Uses – Can be used to heal wounds, fights bacteria, and can be used as a deodorizer. Research suggests bisabolol has been effective in treating a variety on inflammations.
CARENE
Flavor/Aroma – Piney / Earthy Medicinal Uses – Studies have found carene to be an effective anti inflammatory. It is also known to dry fluids like tears, runny noses, and menstrual flows.
BORNEOL
Flavor/Aroma – Earthy / Camphor Medicinal Uses – Borneol can be used as an analgesic, anti-insomnia, anti-septic, and bronchodilator.
PINENE
Flavor/Aroma – Pine. This is, of course, partially where pine trees get there scent from. Medicinal Uses – Pinene has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
EUCALYPTOL
Flavor/Aroma – Spicy. Eucalyptol is used as a cooking spice and fragrance. Medicinal Uses – Eucalyptol is used in a variety of products including cough suppressants, mouth wash and body powder.
TERPINEOL
Flavor/Aroma – Pine / Clove Medicinal Uses – Studies suggest cannabis extracted terpineol contains antioxidant properties.
CARYOPHYLLENE
Flavor/Aroma – Hoppy. Cannabis and hops are basically cousins. Medicinal Uses – Studies suggest that caryophyllene may help treat anxiety and depression.
CAMPHENE
Flavor/Aroma – Herbal Medicinal Uses – Camphene has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and antibiotic characteristics.
Sativa vs Indica vs Hybrids

Cannabis Sativa

 

 

Sativa strains create a cerebral/head high which makes them perfect for daytime smoking. The effects from consuming a sativa strain include energy, concentration, alertness, euphoria, feeling uplifted and help relieve depression and anxiety. Most sativa strains are higher in THC.

Some Popular Sativa Strains: Amnesia Haze, Sour Diesel, Laughing Buddha, Strawberry Cough, Moby Dick, Lamb’s Bread, Maui Waui, Chocolope, Green Crack, Willie Nelson, Jack the Ripper

Cannabis Indica

 

 

 

Indica strains create a full-body buzz or “couch-lock”, which makes them perfect for nighttime smoking. The effects from consuming a sativa strain include a calm, sedating type of relaxation, it stimulates the appetite. Indica strains are great for pain relief, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, and muscle spasms.

Some Popular Indica Strains: Grandaddy Purp, Ice Wreck, Northern Lights, Aurora Indica, Blue Mystic, Pineapple Kush, Sensi-Star, White Cookies, Purple Kush, and Critical Kush

Cannabis Hybrids

 

 

Since hybrids are a mix of indica and sativa, they can provide both mind and body effects. Due to global breeding problems, most all strains are considered hybrids and will either be sativa-dominant or indica-dominant. It is very hard to find a true 50/50.

THC Heavy Hybrid Strains: Strawberry Banana, Chiquita Banana, Blissful Wizard, Gorilla Glue #4, Bruce Banner #3, Girl Scout Cookies, Wi-Fi OG (White Fire OG), OG #18, The White, King Tut

A Little About Trichomes
Trichomes are the bulbous glands on the cannabis plant that holds all the resin, cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. When a cannabis plant is ready to harvest, the trichomes will appear to be a milky white color. This is when the trichomes are holding the most THC and all the other goodies that make cannabis so great.

When harvesting, you want to take as much care as possible when handling the buds. The more contact that is made with the bud, the more trichomes are lost. The best way to make sure you get as much of the sticky, icky as possible; is to handle the plant mainly by it’s stems. This allows you to snip the product away from the stem and to keep as many trichomes as possible, in tact. This will help guarantee that your end product will have as much THC and flavor as it can possibly have.

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