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Synthetic cannabinoids are a class of artificially created compounds created to mimic the compounds found within the natural cannabis plant, with unsuccessful results. These molecules bind to the same receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system, intended to mimic the...
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Head Shop

Head shops are a curious phenomenon left over from the prohibition era of marijuana, long before cannabis started getting legalized in North America. Some still exist in shopping centers and malls today, but they're fading away and being replaced...
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Extracts

A cannabis extract is any non-solid substance derived from marijuana for the purpose of consumption via dabbing. When we first started DabConnection, there were maybe half a dozen major forms of dab extracts. Since then, improvements in extraction technology...
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Decriminalization

Decriminalization, in the context of marijuana legislation, is the act of repealing criminal penalties related to marijuana. Cannabis has only been prohibited in the Unites States since the 1930s, starting with the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. This launched...
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diamonds

In the context of cannabis extracts, diamonds does not mean the precious gemstone, although the substance is no less prized among cannabis fanciers. Diamonds refers to the crystalline deposits within a cannabis extract, as in the kind that would...
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CANNRA

CANNRA is the United States Cannabis Regulators Association. While not an advocacy organization, it is instead a facility group which "seeks to provide government jurisdictions with unbiased information to help make informed decisions when considering whether or how to...
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Wake and Bake

"Wake and Bake" is a common term in stoner slang. It means to hit cannabis as soon as you wake up in the morning, be it in the form of a pipe or bong, prerolled joint, vaping concentrates, or...
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US Hemp Farm Bills

In the United States, a farm bill is a legislative tool of the federal government to set updates for policy regarding agriculture and food. Farm bills are a continuous legislative process similar to budgets and other rotating policy bills....
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Delta 8 THC

Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid found in cannabis, being one of the four most abundant cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. It has recently garnered a huge amount of publicity because it is found in hemp, including hemp that...
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The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs is the official term for United States federal drug prohibition policy, both domestically and abroad. It is a sizable and long-term undertaking, extending not only to arresting US citizens for drugs offenses, but attempting to...
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The MORE Act

In the United States, the MORE Act is the "Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act," a proposed piece of legislation which would decriminalize marijuana, remove it from the Controlled Substances Act list, and retroactively expunge the criminal convictions of...
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plug

We explain what a plug is, how it fits into general weed culture, and why you're better off dealing with almost anybody else unless you buy flower.
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Dry Herb

Dry Herb is the cannabis flower buds themselves. There was a time when this was just about the only way to enjoy cannabis. In recent years with the rise of oilpens, dabbing, and other extracts and concentrates, the term...
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BCC

The BCC is the California Bureau of Cannabis Control. It operates in the State of California under the Department of Consumer Affairs. The BCC is charged with regulating medical cannabis under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (2015)...
The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) is a federal statute in the United States which defines the regulation standard for various substances, which are mostly drugs with psychoactive effects. Within the list, substances are ranked from 1 (hardest regulation) to...
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Tolerance Break

THC in cannabis, like many psychoactive substances, tends to have diminishing returns over prolonged, steady use. This is because the receptors in the body's natural endocannabinoid system tend to shut down over time. When this happens, we call it...
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RSO

RSO stands for "Rick Simpson Oil," the namesake of Canadian medical marijuana activist Rick Simpson. RSO contains lower concentrations of THC than cannabis flower. However, the oil is recommended more for its medicinal purposes than for recreation. Rick Simpson became...
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hemp

Hemp is a separate strain of cannabis, grown for its industrial uses as opposed to a psychoactive substance. History of Hemp Hemp is fast-growing and hardy. It is arguably one of the earliest cultivated plants in human history, with evidence of...
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