Author: Michelle Janikian

Terpenes 101: Limonene

Limonene: The fresh, bright, and citrus-like cannabis terpene Flavor and aroma are fast becoming the most coveted characteristics of cannabis thanks to a new appreciation of terpenes, the aromatic components responsible for its 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...

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The Endocannabinoid System Explainer

Everything you need to know about the endocannabinoid system, nature’s bridge between body and mind. Humanity has been using cannabis both medicinally and recreationally for millennia. However, despite the wealth of anecdotal knowledge garnered over that time, the exact means by which cannabis interacts with us remained a scientific mystery for most of human history. Just over 30 years ago, scientists finally solved the riddle of cannabis, but what should have been a simple answer, instead, led to one of the most important discoveries in the history of biology: the endocannabinoid system. What Is the Endocannabinoid System? The endocannabinoid...

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The Ice-O-Lator Hash Explainer

Iceolator is the original bubble hash production method from Amsterdam’s Pollinator Company Ice-o-lator hash, bubble hash, ice water hash, it’s the hashish of many names. Invented by Amsterdam’s Pollinator Company in the late 1990s, ice water extraction has become the pinnacle of hash making, and is now used all over the world to create the best hashish in existence. Ice-O-lator is, in fact, the brand name of Pollinator’s pioneering filter bag system that made bubble hash a reality, and in cannabis circles, the term has become so synonymous with ice water extraction that many now use it in everyday...

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Hash vs Weed 101: Everything You Need to Know

Learn the subtle differences between hashish and cannabis flower Newcomers entering the world of cannabis can often have a hard time getting to grips with the lingo and endless varieties on offer. Even simple concepts like the difference between hash and weed aren’t as obvious to newcomers as it is for experienced cannabis enthusiasts, and it’s a question that gets asked frequently.  So for all the cannabis rookies out there, let’s take a look at the difference between hash and weed, and get you up to speed on the cannabis fundamentals. The Difference Between Hash and Weed Both hash...

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Terpenes 101: Beta-caryophyllene

Beta-caryophyllene is a sweet, spicy, and clovelike cannabis terpene 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...

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