Author: Michelle Janikian

Cannabis for Veterans: How Concentrates Can Help PTSD and Pain

Being a soldier is hard, but being a veteran may be even harder. It’s difficult for vets to get used to life back at home – and many return with difficult to manage injuries, both physical and mental. “The hardest part about coming home from active duty is acclimating to this environment after we’ve had to literally fight to survive in a foreign country. Civilians have no clue how to help us, the VA has all but abandoned us, and a lot of us feel mistreated and misunderstood on so many levels,” says Tanganyika, or “Tangy,” a veteran who...

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Rosin vs. Shatter: What’s the Difference

There are so many different types of cannabis concentrates nowadays, each with about a dozen nicknames, like shatter, budder, rosin, wax, and dabs. But what’s the difference? And which is the best? The truth is, it all comes down to two main distinguishing factors: whether or not solvents were used in the extraction process and the texture of the finished products. Solvents are liquids used for dissolving other substances. In the case of cannabis concentrates, different types of solvents, like butane, carbon dioxide, alcohol, propane or CO2, can be used to extract cannabinoids from flower, kief, shake, or trim...

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Can Cannabis Concentrates Help the Opioid Epidemic?

The opioid epidemic is devastating America. In 2016, nearly 42,000 people died from an opioid overdose, a 21% increase. For two years in a row, the average American life expectancy has dropped, fueled partly by accidental opioid overdose deaths. Before 2014, our life expectancy remained the same for nearly 50 years. Yet, the White House just proposed slashing the budget to combat the opioid epidemic by 95 percent. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates the opioid crisis costs at least $78.5 billion a year, which includes health care and addiction treatment costs, lost productivity, and criminal justice involvement. Not...

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Rosin Tech Takes Home Best Booth at Emerald Cup 2017

The Emerald Cup is an annual festival and competition held at the Sonoma County fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California. Named for the Emerald Triangle, which consists of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties in Northern California, it’s held after the fall cannabis harvest. About 80% of contest entries hail from the region and the weekend long event celebrates all things California cannabis culture. The Emerald Cup was started back in 2003 by Tim Blake who wanted to celebrate the incredible weed grown in Mendocino county. However, back then, cannabis was still in a legal gray area prosecuted heavily by the...

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Rosin Abroad: Check Out the Countries Where Concentrates Are Becoming Popular

Rosin and other types of extracts were hard to find outside of the West Coast of the U.S. until recently. Sure, you could buy old-school black hash almost anywhere on the globe, but now “710” culture is taking the world by storm. Take our neighbors to the south, Mexico, for example. Cannabis flower is still illegal to grow and consume, even though the country passed its first medical cannabis laws last year. But that hasn’t stopped the “cultura dab” from growing. In Mexico, there are events where cannabis enthusiasts can get together and learn about new trends, like ExpoWeed...

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