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What About Terpenes? Posted on 28 Feb 16:10 , 0 comments

CANNABIS CULTURE – In all the talk about cannabinoids – especially tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) – we often forget about all the other phytochemicals cannabis has. I’m speaking of course, about terpenes, the diverse little miracles we’ve just begun to understand. In the following article, we’ll give you a run down of how knowing your “terps” will help you get the best medicine from your cannabis.Yes, there’s loads of other cannabinoids , like cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN) and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), but cannabis has a huge number of terpenes as well. In fact, these terpenes – often called “terpenoids” – have a dramatic impact on the effect a particular strain or product has. So much so that, even plants with the same exact cannabinoid profile but a different terpenoid profile will have entirely different effects. Terpenes essentially interact with cannabinoids, producing completely different physiological effects.

In the meantime, here’s a handy table showing you some of the most abundant terpenoids found in the cannabis plant.

 

Terpenoid Effect Strains
Alpha- and Beta – Pinene – C10H16 Effects include alertness, memory retention and counteracting some of the effects of THC. Useful for asthmatics and as an antiseptic. A high concentration of beta-pinene may induce sleepy effects, as application of heat turns pinene into myrcene. Pinene is also found in dill, parsley, rosemary, pine and many other herbs. Jack Herer, Super Silver Haze (SSH), Neville’s Haze, Chemdawg, Trainwreck, Dutch Treat, Romulan.
Myrcene – C10H16 Myrcene is an antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory and antidepressant. Myrcene is also found in hops, mangoes, lemongrass and thyme. Pure Kush, UK Cheese, Northern Lights, Blueberry, White Widow.
Limonene – C10H16 Limonene may elevate the mood and aid stress relief. Limonene may also help promote weight loss, treat bronchitis, and Phase 1 trials have shown that it may prevent or treat cancer. However, in large doses, limonene may cause some anxiety when combined with THC. Limonene is often found in fruit rind, especially citrus fruits. OG Kush, Lemon Thai.
Beta-Caryophyllene – C15H24 Caryophyllene has use as an antinociceptive (pain blocker), neuroprotective, anxiolytic and antidepressant. Beta-caryophyllene is one of the few non-cannabinoids that seems to have a direct effect on the endocannabinoid system (CB2 receptors), whether it’s in combination with other cannabinoids or not. Beta-caryophyllene is found in black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and black carraway. Super Silver Haze (SSH), Jack Herer, Willie Nelson, Chocolope Haze/Chocolate Thai, Hash Plant, Bubba Kush.
Linalool – C10H18O Linalool is useful for anxiety relief and sedation, and also may have anticonvulsant, antidepressant and anti-acne properties. Lavender, jasmine and many flowers contain linalool. Blueberry, Lavender, Grand Daddy Purple (GDP), G-13, Amnesia Haze.
Humulene – C15H24 Humulene is an antibacterial, antitumoral and anti-inflammatory. Humulene may suppress hunger. Earthy, woody, spicy aromas and flavors are usually associated with humulene, and can be found in herbs and spices such as cloves, basil and hops. Mango Haze, Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), Headband.
Bisabolol – C15H26O Bisabolol has anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant, antimicrobial and analgesic properties. Bisabolol is a weak psychoactive, and can be found in chamomile and candeia trees. God Bud, Harle-Tsu, ACDC, Rockstar.
Delta-3 Carene/Carene – C10H16 Delta-3 carene is another piney-/earthy- smelling terpene found in cannabis, and may help stimulate bone growth. Carene may also have use as an anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antihistamine. Super Lemon Haze, Arjan’s Haze, Skunk #1.
Borneol – C10H18O Borneol may be an analgesic, antiseptic and a bronchodilator. Borneol may also help induce sleep, and could be one of several terpenoids found in cannabis that’s of interest for insomniacs. Borneol has a “minty”, “camphor” smell. K13 and many “haze”-based strains.
Eucalyptol (aka Cineol) – C10H18O Eucalyptol may have potential use as a cough suppressant and antiseptic. Eucalyptol is sometimes used in small amounts as a flavoring in mouthwash. Eucalyptol may also ease pain and lower blood pressure. Eucalyptol may also be useful in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), Super Silver Haze (SSH).
Camphene – C10H16 Camphene may be a potent anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. Camphene has a “fuel”-like smell. Mendocino Purps, Ghost OG, Strawberry Banana.
Terpineol – C10H18O Terpineol may have antioxidant, analgesic and painkilling properties. The area where terpineol seems to shine is in the immune system: terpineol may have antibacterial and antiviral properties, and stimulates the immune system. Terpineol has a pleasant smell, and can be found in lilacs. Jack Herer and Jack Herer crosses.
Trans-Nerolidol – C15H26O Trans-nerolidol may have antiparasitic, antifungal and antimicrobial properties, and could well inhibit the growth of leishmaniasis – a disease caused by protozoan parasites spread by sandfly bites. Terpineol is often used as an ingredient in perfumes and cosmetics, and can be found in Lapsang Souchong tea. Aurora Indica, Moby Dick, Maui Waui, Moby Dick, Sweet Island Skunk, Sensi Star.
Gingerol – C17H26O4 Gingerol may have antiemetic, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects. Gingerol is closely related to piperine (C17H19NO3) and Zingiberene (C15H24), and all three are compounds that are often found in ginger, capsaicin, chili and black pepper. Mango Haze, Super Silver Haze (SSH).

Be warned, however: if you’re trying to “hunt” for a specific terpenoid or terpenoids. Depending upon the environment (altitude, soil type, the amount of sunlight, temperature) and phenotype, the same strain of cannabis may produce wildly different terpenoids. The only way you can know the terpenoid content of a particular cannabis strain or product is of it’s been lab-tested. Sadly, this is not commonplace as of yet, but we are sure lab testing will become so as the medical benefits of cannabis are explored more fully.

 

Photo courtesy High Times


What About Terpenes? Posted on 28 Feb 16:10 , 0 comments

CANNABIS CULTURE – In all the talk about cannabinoids – especially tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) – we often forget about all the other phytochemicals cannabis has. I’m speaking of course, about terpenes, the diverse little miracles we’ve just begun to understand. In the following article, we’ll give you a run down of how knowing your “terps” will help you get the best medicine from your cannabis.Yes, there’s loads of other cannabinoids , like cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN) and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), but cannabis has a huge number of terpenes as well. In fact, these terpenes – often called “terpenoids” – have a dramatic impact on the effect a particular strain or product has. So much so that, even plants with the same exact cannabinoid profile but a different terpenoid profile will have entirely different effects. Terpenes essentially interact with cannabinoids, producing completely different physiological effects.

In the meantime, here’s a handy table showing you some of the most abundant terpenoids found in the cannabis plant.

 

Terpenoid Effect Strains
Alpha- and Beta – Pinene – C10H16 Effects include alertness, memory retention and counteracting some of the effects of THC. Useful for asthmatics and as an antiseptic. A high concentration of beta-pinene may induce sleepy effects, as application of heat turns pinene into myrcene. Pinene is also found in dill, parsley, rosemary, pine and many other herbs. Jack Herer, Super Silver Haze (SSH), Neville’s Haze, Chemdawg, Trainwreck, Dutch Treat, Romulan.
Myrcene – C10H16 Myrcene is an antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory and antidepressant. Myrcene is also found in hops, mangoes, lemongrass and thyme. Pure Kush, UK Cheese, Northern Lights, Blueberry, White Widow.
Limonene – C10H16 Limonene may elevate the mood and aid stress relief. Limonene may also help promote weight loss, treat bronchitis, and Phase 1 trials have shown that it may prevent or treat cancer. However, in large doses, limonene may cause some anxiety when combined with THC. Limonene is often found in fruit rind, especially citrus fruits. OG Kush, Lemon Thai.
Beta-Caryophyllene – C15H24 Caryophyllene has use as an antinociceptive (pain blocker), neuroprotective, anxiolytic and antidepressant. Beta-caryophyllene is one of the few non-cannabinoids that seems to have a direct effect on the endocannabinoid system (CB2 receptors), whether it’s in combination with other cannabinoids or not. Beta-caryophyllene is found in black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and black carraway. Super Silver Haze (SSH), Jack Herer, Willie Nelson, Chocolope Haze/Chocolate Thai, Hash Plant, Bubba Kush.
Linalool – C10H18O Linalool is useful for anxiety relief and sedation, and also may have anticonvulsant, antidepressant and anti-acne properties. Lavender, jasmine and many flowers contain linalool. Blueberry, Lavender, Grand Daddy Purple (GDP), G-13, Amnesia Haze.
Humulene – C15H24 Humulene is an antibacterial, antitumoral and anti-inflammatory. Humulene may suppress hunger. Earthy, woody, spicy aromas and flavors are usually associated with humulene, and can be found in herbs and spices such as cloves, basil and hops. Mango Haze, Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), Headband.
Bisabolol – C15H26O Bisabolol has anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant, antimicrobial and analgesic properties. Bisabolol is a weak psychoactive, and can be found in chamomile and candeia trees. God Bud, Harle-Tsu, ACDC, Rockstar.
Delta-3 Carene/Carene – C10H16 Delta-3 carene is another piney-/earthy- smelling terpene found in cannabis, and may help stimulate bone growth. Carene may also have use as an anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antihistamine. Super Lemon Haze, Arjan’s Haze, Skunk #1.
Borneol – C10H18O Borneol may be an analgesic, antiseptic and a bronchodilator. Borneol may also help induce sleep, and could be one of several terpenoids found in cannabis that’s of interest for insomniacs. Borneol has a “minty”, “camphor” smell. K13 and many “haze”-based strains.
Eucalyptol (aka Cineol) – C10H18O Eucalyptol may have potential use as a cough suppressant and antiseptic. Eucalyptol is sometimes used in small amounts as a flavoring in mouthwash. Eucalyptol may also ease pain and lower blood pressure. Eucalyptol may also be useful in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), Super Silver Haze (SSH).
Camphene – C10H16 Camphene may be a potent anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. Camphene has a “fuel”-like smell. Mendocino Purps, Ghost OG, Strawberry Banana.
Terpineol – C10H18O Terpineol may have antioxidant, analgesic and painkilling properties. The area where terpineol seems to shine is in the immune system: terpineol may have antibacterial and antiviral properties, and stimulates the immune system. Terpineol has a pleasant smell, and can be found in lilacs. Jack Herer and Jack Herer crosses.
Trans-Nerolidol – C15H26O Trans-nerolidol may have antiparasitic, antifungal and antimicrobial properties, and could well inhibit the growth of leishmaniasis – a disease caused by protozoan parasites spread by sandfly bites. Terpineol is often used as an ingredient in perfumes and cosmetics, and can be found in Lapsang Souchong tea. Aurora Indica, Moby Dick, Maui Waui, Moby Dick, Sweet Island Skunk, Sensi Star.
Gingerol – C17H26O4 Gingerol may have antiemetic, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects. Gingerol is closely related to piperine (C17H19NO3) and Zingiberene (C15H24), and all three are compounds that are often found in ginger, capsaicin, chili and black pepper. Mango Haze, Super Silver Haze (SSH).

Be warned, however: if you’re trying to “hunt” for a specific terpenoid or terpenoids. Depending upon the environment (altitude, soil type, the amount of sunlight, temperature) and phenotype, the same strain of cannabis may produce wildly different terpenoids. The only way you can know the terpenoid content of a particular cannabis strain or product is of it’s been lab-tested. Sadly, this is not commonplace as of yet, but we are sure lab testing will become so as the medical benefits of cannabis are explored more fully.

 

Photo courtesy High Times


What About Terpenes? Posted on 28 Feb 16:10 , 0 comments

CANNABIS CULTURE – In all the talk about cannabinoids – especially tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) – we often forget about all the other phytochemicals cannabis has. I’m speaking of course, about terpenes, the diverse little miracles we’ve just begun to understand. In the following article, we’ll give you a run down of how knowing your “terps” will help you get the best medicine from your cannabis.Yes, there’s loads of other cannabinoids , like cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN) and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), but cannabis has a huge number of terpenes as well. In fact, these terpenes – often called “terpenoids” – have a dramatic impact on the effect a particular strain or product has. So much so that, even plants with the same exact cannabinoid profile but a different terpenoid profile will have entirely different effects. Terpenes essentially interact with cannabinoids, producing completely different physiological effects.

In the meantime, here’s a handy table showing you some of the most abundant terpenoids found in the cannabis plant.

 

Terpenoid Effect Strains
Alpha- and Beta – Pinene – C10H16 Effects include alertness, memory retention and counteracting some of the effects of THC. Useful for asthmatics and as an antiseptic. A high concentration of beta-pinene may induce sleepy effects, as application of heat turns pinene into myrcene. Pinene is also found in dill, parsley, rosemary, pine and many other herbs. Jack Herer, Super Silver Haze (SSH), Neville’s Haze, Chemdawg, Trainwreck, Dutch Treat, Romulan.
Myrcene – C10H16 Myrcene is an antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory and antidepressant. Myrcene is also found in hops, mangoes, lemongrass and thyme. Pure Kush, UK Cheese, Northern Lights, Blueberry, White Widow.
Limonene – C10H16 Limonene may elevate the mood and aid stress relief. Limonene may also help promote weight loss, treat bronchitis, and Phase 1 trials have shown that it may prevent or treat cancer. However, in large doses, limonene may cause some anxiety when combined with THC. Limonene is often found in fruit rind, especially citrus fruits. OG Kush, Lemon Thai.
Beta-Caryophyllene – C15H24 Caryophyllene has use as an antinociceptive (pain blocker), neuroprotective, anxiolytic and antidepressant. Beta-caryophyllene is one of the few non-cannabinoids that seems to have a direct effect on the endocannabinoid system (CB2 receptors), whether it’s in combination with other cannabinoids or not. Beta-caryophyllene is found in black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and black carraway. Super Silver Haze (SSH), Jack Herer, Willie Nelson, Chocolope Haze/Chocolate Thai, Hash Plant, Bubba Kush.
Linalool – C10H18O Linalool is useful for anxiety relief and sedation, and also may have anticonvulsant, antidepressant and anti-acne properties. Lavender, jasmine and many flowers contain linalool. Blueberry, Lavender, Grand Daddy Purple (GDP), G-13, Amnesia Haze.
Humulene – C15H24 Humulene is an antibacterial, antitumoral and anti-inflammatory. Humulene may suppress hunger. Earthy, woody, spicy aromas and flavors are usually associated with humulene, and can be found in herbs and spices such as cloves, basil and hops. Mango Haze, Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), Headband.
Bisabolol – C15H26O Bisabolol has anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant, antimicrobial and analgesic properties. Bisabolol is a weak psychoactive, and can be found in chamomile and candeia trees. God Bud, Harle-Tsu, ACDC, Rockstar.
Delta-3 Carene/Carene – C10H16 Delta-3 carene is another piney-/earthy- smelling terpene found in cannabis, and may help stimulate bone growth. Carene may also have use as an anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antihistamine. Super Lemon Haze, Arjan’s Haze, Skunk #1.
Borneol – C10H18O Borneol may be an analgesic, antiseptic and a bronchodilator. Borneol may also help induce sleep, and could be one of several terpenoids found in cannabis that’s of interest for insomniacs. Borneol has a “minty”, “camphor” smell. K13 and many “haze”-based strains.
Eucalyptol (aka Cineol) – C10H18O Eucalyptol may have potential use as a cough suppressant and antiseptic. Eucalyptol is sometimes used in small amounts as a flavoring in mouthwash. Eucalyptol may also ease pain and lower blood pressure. Eucalyptol may also be useful in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), Super Silver Haze (SSH).
Camphene – C10H16 Camphene may be a potent anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. Camphene has a “fuel”-like smell. Mendocino Purps, Ghost OG, Strawberry Banana.
Terpineol – C10H18O Terpineol may have antioxidant, analgesic and painkilling properties. The area where terpineol seems to shine is in the immune system: terpineol may have antibacterial and antiviral properties, and stimulates the immune system. Terpineol has a pleasant smell, and can be found in lilacs. Jack Herer and Jack Herer crosses.
Trans-Nerolidol – C15H26O Trans-nerolidol may have antiparasitic, antifungal and antimicrobial properties, and could well inhibit the growth of leishmaniasis – a disease caused by protozoan parasites spread by sandfly bites. Terpineol is often used as an ingredient in perfumes and cosmetics, and can be found in Lapsang Souchong tea. Aurora Indica, Moby Dick, Maui Waui, Moby Dick, Sweet Island Skunk, Sensi Star.
Gingerol – C17H26O4 Gingerol may have antiemetic, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects. Gingerol is closely related to piperine (C17H19NO3) and Zingiberene (C15H24), and all three are compounds that are often found in ginger, capsaicin, chili and black pepper. Mango Haze, Super Silver Haze (SSH).

Be warned, however: if you’re trying to “hunt” for a specific terpenoid or terpenoids. Depending upon the environment (altitude, soil type, the amount of sunlight, temperature) and phenotype, the same strain of cannabis may produce wildly different terpenoids. The only way you can know the terpenoid content of a particular cannabis strain or product is of it’s been lab-tested. Sadly, this is not commonplace as of yet, but we are sure lab testing will become so as the medical benefits of cannabis are explored more fully.

 

Photo courtesy High Times


CBD OIL VERSUS PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS Posted on 28 Feb 16:03 , 0 comments

CBD Oil Versus Pharmaceutical Drugs

A new study has been showing that more and more people seem to be using CBD oil instead of pharmaceutical drugs, and the numbers seem to be increasing day by day. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. However, unlike THC and other components, CBD is an extract from the plant that is non-psychoactive and can actually counteract the psychoactive properties from THC.

A study released in early August by market-research firm Brightfield Group surveyed 2,400 registered users of Hello MD, a medical cannabis education and advocacy website. The most stunning result of this study was that 42% of people who use CBD reported that they had given up pharmaceutical drugs and instead opted to use some sort of cannabis. Those who participated in the study used either the strain of cannabis that has high levels of CBD as well as some form of THC and results in a high, and also CBD only products that result in the same benefits without having to get the effects of being high, such as CBD oil supplements derived from the hemp plant.

Is CBD Oil Replacing Pharmaceuticals?

Those who have been using CBD have seen significant improvements in terms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and joint pain. Whether or not CBD has replaced pharmaceutical drugs, most of the respondents reported that CBD does seem to help them a great deal and that they tend to use it regularly. 80% of those in the study said that they consume CBD in some form at least once a week, while 41% confess to using it daily. A majority of those in the study concluded that CBD showed significant relief from whatever ailments they endured. Many people seem to use Medix CBD oils, gummies, and creams in order to endure their ailments.

In 2015, over 33,000 people died after overdosing on opioids, while not one person on record has died from a CBD oil overdose. Many people seem to make the switch from over the counter medications to CBD oil because of the lack of addiction that CBD oil seems to have. It can also at times be less expensive, depending on what kind of CBD oil product the person is buying. CBD up to this date seems to be safe to consume and does not seem to have any known side effects. Since the legalization of marijuana, there has been a 25% decrease in opioid deaths, making it seem as if maybe there is a correlation between those who switched from pharmaceutical drugs to CBD products. These Medix CBD products are 100% legal across all 50 states, USA made, and produced with federally legal CBD.

There have also been many recent studies in which people who suffer from seizures and muscle spasms have recovered immensely since they have made the switch to using Medix CBD tinctures and sprays as opposed to whatever medications they were using at the time. In fact, CBD oil has seemed to decrease the amount of seizures that a person has dramatically, all without having to consume the part of the hemp plant that makes you high. All drugs have some sort of side effects, but it appears that the short term as well as long term side effects of CBD oils are much safer and not at all life threatening.

If you are looking for an alternative to dangerous pharmaceuticals or wondering if CBD is right for you, Medix CBD is offering Medical Marijuana Blog readers an exclusive discount.

Visit their website www.medixcbd.com and use coupon code MEDIXCBD at checkout.


CBD OIL VERSUS PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS Posted on 28 Feb 16:03 , 0 comments

CBD Oil Versus Pharmaceutical Drugs

A new study has been showing that more and more people seem to be using CBD oil instead of pharmaceutical drugs, and the numbers seem to be increasing day by day. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. However, unlike THC and other components, CBD is an extract from the plant that is non-psychoactive and can actually counteract the psychoactive properties from THC.

A study released in early August by market-research firm Brightfield Group surveyed 2,400 registered users of Hello MD, a medical cannabis education and advocacy website. The most stunning result of this study was that 42% of people who use CBD reported that they had given up pharmaceutical drugs and instead opted to use some sort of cannabis. Those who participated in the study used either the strain of cannabis that has high levels of CBD as well as some form of THC and results in a high, and also CBD only products that result in the same benefits without having to get the effects of being high, such as CBD oil supplements derived from the hemp plant.

Is CBD Oil Replacing Pharmaceuticals?

Those who have been using CBD have seen significant improvements in terms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and joint pain. Whether or not CBD has replaced pharmaceutical drugs, most of the respondents reported that CBD does seem to help them a great deal and that they tend to use it regularly. 80% of those in the study said that they consume CBD in some form at least once a week, while 41% confess to using it daily. A majority of those in the study concluded that CBD showed significant relief from whatever ailments they endured. Many people seem to use Medix CBD oils, gummies, and creams in order to endure their ailments.

In 2015, over 33,000 people died after overdosing on opioids, while not one person on record has died from a CBD oil overdose. Many people seem to make the switch from over the counter medications to CBD oil because of the lack of addiction that CBD oil seems to have. It can also at times be less expensive, depending on what kind of CBD oil product the person is buying. CBD up to this date seems to be safe to consume and does not seem to have any known side effects. Since the legalization of marijuana, there has been a 25% decrease in opioid deaths, making it seem as if maybe there is a correlation between those who switched from pharmaceutical drugs to CBD products. These Medix CBD products are 100% legal across all 50 states, USA made, and produced with federally legal CBD.

There have also been many recent studies in which people who suffer from seizures and muscle spasms have recovered immensely since they have made the switch to using Medix CBD tinctures and sprays as opposed to whatever medications they were using at the time. In fact, CBD oil has seemed to decrease the amount of seizures that a person has dramatically, all without having to consume the part of the hemp plant that makes you high. All drugs have some sort of side effects, but it appears that the short term as well as long term side effects of CBD oils are much safer and not at all life threatening.

If you are looking for an alternative to dangerous pharmaceuticals or wondering if CBD is right for you, Medix CBD is offering Medical Marijuana Blog readers an exclusive discount.

Visit their website www.medixcbd.com and use coupon code MEDIXCBD at checkout.


A $200M day: Two investors reveal big plans to fund marijuana businesses Posted on 25 May 10:47 , 0 comments

StarGreen Capital, a unit of StarPoint Properties, said it plans to pump money into a range of marijuana companies, focusing initially on cultivators, manufacturers and retailers.

ARE CALIFORNIA LAB RULES TOO STRICT Posted on 22 May 16:08 , 0 comments

With California moving into a more regulated market, some are concerned the state may be overregulating the market with strict, unnecessary rules. The Bureau of Marijuana Control, California’s agency in charge of regulatory oversight for the cannabis industry, released a set of proposed draft regulations for lab testing recently.

Jeffrey Raber, Ph.D, Chief Executive Officer of The Werc Shop

Those rules cover everything from sampling standard operating procedures to detection limits for pesticide analytes, which some say are absurdly strict as is. According to Jeffrey Raber, Ph.D, chief executive officer of The Werc Shop, a cannabis consulting firm located in Monrovia, CA, these rules will immediately raise prices. “The regulations are quite extensive and will undoubtedly drive the costs of patient medicine upward,” says Raber. “Regulations are not intended to be so detailed in these fashions, but are supposed to provide the floor and specific framework upon which operators can build best practices and differentiate themselves from others in a competitive market that drives prices downward.”

“Comparable guidance from other states operating today, and even federal regulations, are not nearly as specific in certain aspects,” says Raber. “While there are some very good parts to the current draft, and the bureau has certainly aimed to provide strong consumer protections, as they should, the idea of benzene even being mentioned or possibly permitted, or a completely cold transportation chain being required, and pesticide levels so low it pushes the limits of the most sophisticated and modern analytical equipment while going far past sensible EPA limits, strongly suggests there is work to be done to dial back the current position and make for far more workable and fully balanced regulations before they are fully finalized.”

Dave Egerton, vice president of technical operations at CW Analytical

It is important to note that nothing is set in stone yet. The bureau will hold four public hearings throughout the month of June for the lab testing rules. In addition to that, concerned stakeholders can send written comments through June 20th.

Dave Egerton, vice president of technical operations at CW Analytical, a cannabis-testing lab based in Oakland, is pleased they are finally regulating the market, but definitely plans on providing some feedback to change the rules a bit. “CW Analytical applauds the state’s efforts to regulate laboratories and the cannabis industry in general,” says Egerton. “…Many aspects of the proposed regulations for labs will make for a marked shift in the way our businesses operate, but the motivation behind them is well-intended.” His sentiment is consistent with many who operate cannabis laboratories and other stakeholders who see these proposed rules as overreach.

“Unfortunately, some of the regulations as written will create undo burden upon the industry and carry a strong probability of limiting supply to medical patients,” says Egerton. “During the current review period, CA laboratories will be providing feedback on some of the details within the law in order to streamline their quality assurance goals into a more tenable document that still protects patients.” That public comment period is a crucial part of the rulemaking process, as the rules will most likely change after cannabis laboratories’ voices are heard.


Your Endocannabinoid System Could Impact Your Metabolic Health Posted on 14 Oct 13:07 , 0 comments

Dr. George Kunos’ research group out of the NIH/ Section of Neuroendocrinology presented some of their findings on a dual-target CB1r (cannabinoid type 1 receptor) antagonist that was also capable of affecting other receptors involved in liver fibrosis and inflammation. Liver dysfunction often stems from an interplay between alcoholic liver disease, viral infection, and type 2 diabetes/obesity/metabolic syndrome (fatty liver). The research group synthesized a bevy of compounds that essentially perform functional benefits concerning fat loss, improved blood sugar metabolism, and fatty liver, with far less penetration into the brain tissues. These compounds inhibit the action of CB1 receptors strictly in the periphery (liver, fat, muscle), while sparing adverse effects on brain/behavior.

While still in early stage development, the compounds offer hope and open the door to possibilities that naturally occurring compounds may be capable of influencing the endocannabinoid system to improve obesity, metabolic syndrome, abdominal/visceral fat, and carbohydrate intolerance. In other words, we may be able to restore some of that seemingly unstoppable metabolism of our youth that allowed us to eat more liberally while staying “lean and svelte.”

 


Study: CBD Administration Enhances Skeletal Healing Posted on 25 Jul 19:15 , 0 comments

Jerusalem, Israel: The administration of the non-psychotropic cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) leads to improvement in bone fracture healing, according to preclinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Investigators at the Hebrew University Bone Laboratory assessed the ability of CBD administration to promote healing in rats with mid-femoral fractures. Researchers reported, "CBD markedly enhanced the biomechanical properties of the healing femora after 8 weeks."

Authors also evaluated the administration of THC and CBD together, but reported that this combined preparation was "not advantageous" over CBD alone.

They concluded: "CBD alone is sufficiently effective in enhancing fracture healing. ... Multiple experimental and clinical trials have portrayed CBD as a safe agent suggesting further studies in humans to assess its usefulness for improving fracture healing."

Researchers have previously acknowledged that endogenous cannabinoids stimulate bone formation and inhibit bone loss, potentially paving the way for the future use of cannabinoid drugs for combating osteoporosis.

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org. Full text of the study, "Cannabidiol, a major non-psychotropic cannabis constituent enhances fracture healing," appears in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.


Best CBD Oil Tincture Posted on 18 Jul 13:06 , 0 comments

There aren’t a lot of great options when it comes to CBD oil. Many CBD drops are made from medical marijuana which is not legal to ship and sell on the internet. This product (and all of our products at marijuanapackaging.egas) are 100% legal to buy and consume in the US and in over 40 countries world wide.

They are made from industrial hemp which is grown for it’s negligible amount of THC. This is legal for the same reason that you can buy hemp oil in the grocery store. Although our products have a much higher concentration of CBD then the hemp oil you get in the store.

Why Choose These Tasty CBD Drops?

These CBD drops contain 250mgs of CBD per bottle. Each serving will give you about 3mgs of CBD, and there are about 80 servings per container. So at the recommended dosage this product will last up to 3 months with consistent daily use.

This top of the line CBD drops supplement is made from a base of super high concentrated CBD oil, and it’s flavored with certified Whole Foods compliant ingredients. These are premium flavors to give you the tastiest experience possible when consuming CBD drops.

How to Use These Tasty CBD Drops

This product is a sublingual. Simply place the recommended serving under your tongue, hold for 90 seconds, and then swallow. You should start to feel the effects in about 10-15 minutes. If not, you can safely double the dosage until you feel the benefits.

Ingredients

  • Unflavored: Hemp Oil from Seed and Stalk, Cannabidiol (CBD), Grape Seed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Glycerin Emulsifier (Food Grade Alcohol)
  • Vanilla: Add Vanilla Bean
  • Cinnamon: Add Cinnamon Extract
  • Berry: Add Raspberry and Strawberry Extract
  • Chocolate: Add Chocolate Extract