Tag: Cannabinoids

  • CBD Is Psychoactive — And That’s OK

    CBD Is Psychoactive — And That’s OK

    Here’s a thought experiment: What if you — and almost everyone else around you —are all the victims of a grand misunderstanding of what marijuana’s less-intoxicating ingredient CBD actually is and does? It’s a question of how the word “psychoactive” is defined. While most people have been using the term “non-psychoactive” as a synonym for…

  • Understanding HHC, the Latest Contentious Cannabinoid

    Understanding HHC, the Latest Contentious Cannabinoid

    The cannabis plant naturally produces more than 100 cannabinoids, and the 2018 Farm Bill legalized all but one of them. The ruling paved the way for the dawn of the CBD age and opened the floodgates to hemp farms from coast to coast. The surge in hemp production subsequently created a surplus amount of CBD,…

  • Study: Researchers Present Benefits of Entourage Effect

    Study: Researchers Present Benefits of Entourage Effect

    Researchers cite 99 sources to spotlight the benefits of consuming cannabinoids and terpenes together with “hope for novel treatment.” The post Study: Researchers Present Benefits of Entourage Effect first appeared on High Times.

  • How to Understand CBD Lingo

    How to Understand CBD Lingo

    It wasn’t too long ago that if you asked somebody what CBD was, they would look at you with a puzzled expression on their face. Today, CBD is on everyone’s lips, dominating the conversation on medical cannabis and its therapeutic effects and being touted as a health supplement at nutrition stores. It can also be…

  • Christine Smith: The Maven of Edible Experience

    Christine Smith: The Maven of Edible Experience

    Architect-turned-chocolatier Christine Smith is the CEO and founder of Grön, the best-selling, handcrafted cannabis-infused edibles brand. Smith founded Grön herself with no outside investment, cashing out stock from her architectural firm to purchase her first chocolate machine.  Thanks to Smith’s vision and business acumen, what started out as a “side project” has grown into a…

  • Vintage Cannabis: Explained

    Vintage Cannabis: Explained

    In today’s California cannabis market, most dispensaries have a three-month shelf-life limit for flowers. That is three months from the packing date—not from harvest. The reason given is that customers don’t buy “out-of-date” weed.  Maybe the retailers are not storing the flowers under the proper conditions, or maybe the flower was bucked and trimmed or…

  • What Is CBN: Inside the Cannabinoid That Relieves Insomnia

    What Is CBN: Inside the Cannabinoid That Relieves Insomnia

    There is perhaps no cannabinoid more misunderstood than cannabinol, or CBN as it is better known. Once thought to be the primary source of the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana, CBN has an ancient tie to cannabis’ first concentrate, hashish, and is now being explored and isolated to provide relief for conditions like insomnia. The…

  • Breeding for Cannabinoids: The CBG Seed

    Breeding for Cannabinoids: The CBG Seed

    It’s early on a mid-March Friday morning at the Oregon CBD headquarters, outside Corvallis, Oregon. The company’s co-founder, Eric Crawford, is breaking up a piece of intimidatingly frosty cannabis as I watch with apprehension. “Don’t worry, it’s only hemp,” Crawford jokes as he packs the flower into the bowl of a glass pipe. “It has…

  • Sinsemilla: A Potent Evolution in Cannabis

    Sinsemilla: A Potent Evolution in Cannabis

    Sensimilla or “sinsemilla” is a seedless female cannabis plant bred to produce better buds, larger yields, and a more potent product. Introduced to the legacy industry by infamous Guadalajara Cartel […]

  • How to Allocate Your Cultivation Budget for Innovation

    How to Allocate Your Cultivation Budget for Innovation

    Since the start of legalization, the cannabis industry has expanded exponentially, introducing previously unimagined jobs like “cannabis public-relations rep” and “cannafluencer” to the world. But none of these progressive pathways […]