Category: Rosin Tech News

Why All Processing Facilities Should Be Utilizing Rosin Pressing

The cannabis industry is booming. Nationwide, legal weed pulled in almost $9 billion in 2017, and it looks like 2018 will be even more lucrative. But, what’s next for the green rush? Simply put, cannabis concentrates like rosin are the future, and producers are getting in on this game changer or getting left behind. Cannabis extracts have ballooned in popularity in recent years. In Oregon, concentrates have seen an 11 percent increase in sales last year alone. This increase has become a year after year trend and seems to be showing a change in consumption habits among cannabis enthusiasts...

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How Cannabis Concentrates Can Help Those with Epilepsy

Cannabis has been used to treat epilepsy for millennia. While 20th century prohibition stopped its use and hampered research, a recent study by the New England Journal of Medicine has finally proved what has been known anecdotally to medicine since at least the 1800s, that cannabis is effective in treating epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by repeated seizures. These episodes can be brief and infrequent, or in chronic and extreme cases, can last for hours and occur multiple times a day. Cannabis, in particular the cannabinoid CBD, is effective in alleviating both the severity and frequency of...

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4/20 Then and Now: Origins and 2018 Events

  April 20th, or 4/20, is right around the corner. But where does 420 come from? Many believe it was the police code for smoking marijuana in public, but that’s actually not true. The Huffington Post did an investigative piece on the origins on 420 back in 2010 that is supported by many, including the folks at Oaksterdam University. As this legend has it, 420 originated at San Rafael High School in 1971. Five friends who called themselves the “Waldos” heard a rumor that there were some unattended cannabis plants ready for harvest near the Point Reyes Peninsula Coast...

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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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