Author: Michelle Janikian

What Are Cannabis Strains?

Cannabis strains are everywhere. Hallmark names like Jack Harer, Northern Lights, and OG Kush adorn the shelves of every dispensary, but figuring out the difference between a Super Lemon Haze and Sour Diesel can be bewildering. So for those new to herb culture, let’s demystify cannabis strains, and strain names. What is a Cannabis Strain? Back in the 1960s and ‘70s when modern cannabis cultivation began, growers would cross breed the best plants in order to make their cannabis crops stronger, more disease resistant, and higher yielding. Each time growers would create a new variety of cannabis with individual...

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Mexico Moves To Legalize Cannabis

After years of political wrangling, Mexico is closer than ever to legalizing cannabis In 2018 Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that cannabis prohibition in the country was unconstitutional. Since then, Mexico has been making painfully slow progress towards national legalization, but on March 10, a bill to legalize cannabis nationwide passed its most difficult hurdle, and now there’s clear light at the end of the tunnel for legal weed in Mexico. The Bill An initial cannabis bill had been put before the senate last year but was found to be lacking in a number of areas. As a result it...

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Terpenes 101: Linalool

Sweet, floral, and woody Intense flavor is becoming the most sought after characteristic in cannabis thanks to a new appreciation of terpenes, the aromatic components responsible for cannabis’ signature scent and taste. In contrast to cannabinoids like THC and CBD which lack comprehensive scientific study, terpenes have a long history of biological and chemical investigation, and that means they have well known practical uses and proven medical effects. In this series we’ll take a closer look at the most common terps found in cannabis. Each time we’ll focus on a singular terpene, explore its characteristics and medical properties, and...

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What Is Bubble Hash?

The most refined hashish in the world If you’re new to the world of cannabis then you’ve likely run into a lot of confusing jargon like trichomes, cannabinoids, solventless rosin and bubble hash, for example. So, in order to clear up the sometimes obscure terminology surrounding weed, let’s explore another cannabis fundamental by answering the question: What is bubble hash? What Is Bubble Hash? Bubble hash is a new form of hashish, and like tradicional hash it’s a concentrated form of cannabis. Bubble hash is made with the use of the ice water extraction technique, which involves submerging cannabis...

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Cannabis Legalization Around The World

A look at how cannabis legalization efforts are developing around the globe With Canada fully legalized, Mexico on the cusp, and the US approaching a tipping point “The Tipping Point” for full federal legalization, it’s an exciting time for cannabis on the North American continent. But it’s not just North America we should be thrilled about, because efforts across the globe are also gathering pace. So, let’s take a closer look at the progression of cannabis legalization around the world. Europe Of the 50 countries that make up the continent of Europe, 19 have so far legalized medical cannabis...

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