Category: Cannabis 101

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Introduction to cannabis and medical marijuana

June 29, 2015
06/29/2015
My Favorite Strains: Panama Punch

My Favorite Strains: Panama Punch

Panama Punch is a heavy sativa dominant hybrid. The smell is hard hitting, but one that allows me to rejoice in the sweet nectar cannabis flowers can...
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June 24, 2015
06/24/2015
Complete This Short Survey to Help Cannabis Research

Complete This Short Survey to Help Cannabis Research

More research is coming out to support cannabis every day, as we are also seeing more political support. If one thing is true of research, you can...
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June 22, 2015
06/22/2015
My Favorite Strains: Dragon

My Favorite Strains: Dragon

Dragon has long slender calyxes, like dragon scales, that are very dense and protective. The long orange hairs are fiery red like a scorching flame from a...
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June 8, 2015
06/08/2015
How to Discourage Your Child From Using Pot Without Vilifying the Cannabis Plant

How to Discourage Your Child From Using Pot Without Vilifying the Cannabis Plant

Living in one of the first states to legalize recreational cannabis has been an overall great experience, but it does come with some challenges and opportunities.
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June 1, 2015
06/01/2015
National Geographic Dedicates Cover to Cannabis

National Geographic Dedicates Cover to Cannabis

National Geographic took a deep look at the science of weed and even made it the cover story of their most recent issue. When it comes to...
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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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