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THCP

THCP

THCP first begins as a substance initially formed as cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), known as the “mother cannabinoid” from which cannabinoids derive from. By the same token, TCHPA (Tetrahydrocannabiphorol Acid) becomes THCP and on its own, it’s 33 times stronger...
THCjd

THCjd

Another rare but naturally occurring cannabinoid is Tetrahydrocannabioctyl (THCjd). The 3 “major” cannabinoids are CBD, CBG, and THC which have 5-carbon sidechains. However, THCjd has 8-carbon sidechains which make it up to 19 times more potent than THC. Also,...
THCh

THCh

The THCh cannabinoid stands for Tetrahydrocannabihexol and is said to be 10 times more potent than THC. This is a natural, but rare occurring cannabinoid found in the Hemp plant. However, one important thing to note is that your...

Topicals

Topicals are cannabis-infused lotions, balms, and oils that are absorbed through the skin for localized relief of pain, soreness, and inflammation. Because they’re non-intoxicating, topicals are often chosen by patients who want the therapeutic benefits of marijuana without the cerebral euphoria...
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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...
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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Trichomes

Trichomes are an aspect of plant morphology Trichomes are best described as the "hair" growing on the outside of plants. These are present in plants, algae, and lichens. In cannabis strains, trichomes contribute to a fuzzy appearance, giving a flower...

The Entourage Effect

The entourage effect is an aspect of cannabis consumption The entourage effect is a term coined by a group of scientists that include renowned Israeli biochemist Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. It is the result of cannabis compounds interacting with each other....
Tetrahydrocannabinol

Tetrahydrocannabinol

Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis that affects the mind in several ways.  THC makes users feel "high". THC compounds attach to cannabinoid receptors throughout the brain and central nervous system. As a result, THC induces several...

The ‘Cole’ Memo

A new set of priorities for federal prosecutors operating in states which have legalized the use of marijuana. The "Cole memo" shifted government priorities away from strict enforcement of federal cannabis prohibition and toward a more hands-off approach. This policy...

Terpenes

  Terpenes are the fragrant oils that give cannabis its aromatic diversity. They’re what give Blueberry its signature berry smell, Sour Diesel its funky fuel flavor, and Lavender its sweet floral aroma. These oils are secreted in the flower’s sticky resin...
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THC

Tetrahydrocannabinol, often referred to as THC, is a cannabinoid. THC is the chemical that creates the psychoactive effects in cannabis and its derivative products. It is often cited as producing the "high" sensation in cannabis, although we now know more...
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