Category: Cannabis 101

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Introduction to cannabis and medical marijuana

May 13, 2015
05/13/2015
The Cannabis Traveler’s Guide

The Cannabis Traveler’s Guide

The Cannabis Traveler’s Guide is designed to help you know America’s drug laws and what to expect as you travel from one state to another or on...
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May 12, 2015
05/12/2015
4 Things I Learned About Weed After Leaving the Mormon Church

4 Things I Learned About Weed After Leaving the Mormon Church

Once I started to question what I had been taught, I discovered that a lot of what I thought I knew was misinformation. These are the four...
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April 21, 2015
04/21/2015
Exciting New Concentrate Extraction Methods: Rosin Tech

Exciting New Concentrate Extraction Methods: Rosin Tech

Just in time for 420 comes exciting news from the concentrate world. A Cali extraction artist named Soilgrown Sal has discovered that a heat press on frosty...
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April 20, 2015
04/20/2015
420: The Myths and Origin of a Stoner Holiday

420: The Myths and Origin of a Stoner Holiday

Those initiated into the weed world doubtlessly recognize 420 (April 20th) as weed culture’s holiday. But how did 420 come to represent our favorite herb and become...
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March 31, 2015
03/31/2015
Tips for Keeping Cannabis on the DL in Prohibition States

Tips for Keeping Cannabis on the DL in Prohibition States

Although the legalization and decriminalization of cannabis in many areas of the U.S. may have many of us feeling as though we are free to emerge from...
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March 26, 2015
03/26/2015
Wordplay and Stigma: An Appeal Against the Word Marijuana

Wordplay and Stigma: An Appeal Against the Word Marijuana

As a botanist myself, I always look for the proper names of things — especially plants. There is a reason for this, and any first year plant...
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March 18, 2015
03/18/2015
Propaganda Tries to Link Cannabis to Magnesium Deficiency

Propaganda Tries to Link Cannabis to Magnesium Deficiency

Narconon’s claim is that using cannabis depletes the body’s natural magnesium levels, which can lead people to be “on-edge” when coming down from being high. The author...
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
New Study Supports What We All Knew: Cannabis Is the Safest Drug

New Study Supports What We All Knew: Cannabis Is the Safest Drug

A study recently came out backing up what pro-cannabis advocates have known (and been screaming at naysayers) for decades: cannabis is safer than booze, tobacco and other...
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February 24, 2015
02/24/2015
Scientists Tackle Explaining “The Munchies”

Scientists Tackle Explaining “The Munchies”

Many are familiar with this common effect of smoking cannabis, and scientists have recently set out to explain why smoking weed makes people so hungry. Researchers from...
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February 16, 2015
02/16/2015
Study: Cannabis Doesn’t Lead to Increased Car Accidents

Study: Cannabis Doesn’t Lead to Increased Car Accidents

More bad news for the hysterical anti-pot crowd: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released a report stating that driving after using cannabis does not increase...
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January 30, 2015
01/30/2015
Terpene Profile: Borneol

Terpene Profile: Borneol

In this issue of Terpene Profiles, the properties of borneol are broken down and the therapeutic benefits are explored. Get to know this terpene and discover what...
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January 27, 2015
01/27/2015
Indica, Sativa, Ruderalis – Did We Get It All Wrong?

Indica, Sativa, Ruderalis – Did We Get It All Wrong?

It seems Richard Evans Schultes, the man who created the original taxonomy for cannabis in the 1970s, misidentified a C. afghanica plant as a C. indica plant....
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January 21, 2015
01/21/2015
How to Build a Geothermal Subterranean Greenhouse

How to Build a Geothermal Subterranean Greenhouse

A subterranean greenhouse is a great way to have continuous temperature and relative humidity levels throughout the whole year in your garden space. Native to Bolivia, the...
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January 20, 2015
01/20/2015
For Great Cannabis, It’s All in the Cure

For Great Cannabis, It’s All in the Cure

The curing process is where you either make or break the taste and smell of the flowers. For many cannabis connoisseurs, the appearance, smell and taste of...
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January 12, 2015
01/12/2015
Truffles and Cannabis: A Striking Similarity

Truffles and Cannabis: A Striking Similarity

Truffles themselves, when studied, were found to have an endocannabinoid system of their own.
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January 7, 2015
01/07/2015
Terpene Profile: Terpinolene

Terpene Profile: Terpinolene

In this issue of Terpene Profiles, the properties of terpinolene are broken down and the therapeutic benefits are explored. Get to know this terpene and discover what...
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December 29, 2014
12/29/2014
Restore Humanity: Remember Cannabis Users Are People Too

Restore Humanity: Remember Cannabis Users Are People Too

Langston draws some interesting lines between early American racial history and the characterization of drug users. Maybe that is how the government has justified the overblown, overreaching...
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December 23, 2014
12/23/2014
What Is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?

What Is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?

Often mistakenly called Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome, Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is a rare form of cannabinoid toxicity that develops in chronic smokers. It’s characterized by cyclic episodes of...
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December 22, 2014
12/22/2014
Japan’s Deep History With Cannabis Contradicts Current Laws

Japan’s Deep History With Cannabis Contradicts Current Laws

Up until the mid 1940′s, cannabis enjoyed unprecedented acceptance (praise, even) in Japan. There are even records of Ninja training by jumping over cannabis!
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November 24, 2014
11/24/2014
Terpene Profile: Humulene

Terpene Profile: Humulene

In this issue of Terpene Profiles, the properties of humulene are broken down and the therapeutic benefits are explored. Get to know this terpene and discover what...
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