One dollar THC threatens the future of the cannabis farmer — here’s why

Canopy Growth Corporation acquired a few old cannabis patents last year. One patent Canopy acquired was for the production of a synthetic variation of THC known as dronabinol. (1) Previously, it was understood that Dronabinol is too expensive to fit within the recreational cannabis market. Well, chemistry has made a few advantages that will be […]

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What are synthetic and phytocannabinoids and how are they different?

Can we agree, cannabis nomenclature should stay within its field — to an extent? The definitions of natural and synthetic are definitive across Pharmacol literature, but cannabis tends to straddle the food industry and flamboyant definitions. Cannabinoids have definitive characteristics, but the origins of phytocannabinoids have become far too ambiguous to define as “natural” or […]

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What to do if you are too high

Most cannabis users have experienced a situation where they thought: “I am way too high.” This feeling can occur when taking an edible with a high dosage, smoking too many blunts, or taking too many dabs. Or maybe you are just new to using cannabis and mistakenly indulged too much. There are several things you […]

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Can lab tests help vape pens puff like a joint without wasting THC

Have you ever heard of too much weed? Perhaps you consume a plethora of cannabis concentrates, dabs all day. According to countless individuals who turn down dabs of concentrated cannabis, a joint or vape pen is often a perfect fit. So, how can a vape pen be designed based on lab tests to ensure it […]

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Can terpenes, alcohols, and THC acid turn into cannabinoid esters?

THC-O-acetate is a form (ester) of THC that is 300 percent stronger than regular THC. (1) Acetic acid – the compound in tabletop vinegar – can combine with THC to form this acetate ester. Does a similar chemical reaction occur if we used a cannabinoid acid and terpene alcohol, instead of acetic acid and active […]

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The facts are in: here’s how THC vapes cause lung damage

2,807 cases of e-cigarette or vaping product use associated with lung injury (EVALI) have been reported up to February 2020. EVALI, or VAPI (Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury), is an illness related to THC (and nicotine) vapes (portable vaporizer devices) that have killed at least 68 vapers. (1) But, what is the science behind vapes, surfactants […]

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New potent THCo and CBDo ents were created with cannabis terpenes

New marvel cannabinoids have been discovered within cannabis decades after Dr. Roger Adams first found CBD in 1942 and then later synthesized THC from CBD. (1) So, wonderous discoveries into new phytocannabinoids clearly take numerous steps to achieve. And thankfully, new potent forms of THCo and CBDo ents, have now been created from dirt-cheap and […]

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Is Delta-10 THC a natural or synthetic cannabinoid?

Unadulterated cannabis concentrates can contain unknown substances depending on how they were produced. One compound that recently appeared is known as Delta-10-THC, an almost entirely unexplored form of THC. The cannabinoid has only been discovered after cannabis was highly processed, although it is touted as plant-derived by some companies. So, is delta-10-THC natural or synthetic? […]

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How does THCa change after it’s decarboxylated?

Earlier, we discussed unknown compounds found in cannabis oil after other processes such as distillation and even decarboxylation. Don’t worry though, those unwanted side reactions can be limited with simple techniques. Let’s #AskAnExpert how THCa and CBDa change after they are distilled and what happens to their acid groups after an acidic cannabinoid is decarboxylated. […]

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Are magic mushrooms synergistic with cannabis and your ECS?

Sometimes depression can hurt, literally. Interestingly, this has a lot to do with our Endocannabinoid Systems (ECS)—a network that consists of a few receptors and two neurotransmitters. Pain and emotions are tied together through these messengers. And, it is through the ECS that magic mushrooms and cannabis can often, although counterintuitively, have therapeutic effects. (1) […]

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