What’s in Your Weed? 3 Tips for Accurate Samples

Cannabis growers and their customers know that they cannot guarantee a consistent product. The nuances of biology mean variations from crop to crop, from plant to plant, and even from one flower to the next, as I wrote about last week. Since it is impractical to try to test and track each flower from a crop, growers need to ensure they have proper sampling procedures to ensure the results will be representative. The ideal sample must include flowers from different sites in each grow room. It can be very difficult to select a properly representative sample of the product after […]

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Cannabis Myth #8: Producers can Guarantee a Consistent Product

Many producers believe that they can ensure a consistent product by doing the same thing over and over again. But is this realistic? There are a myriad of factors that can influence the potency of cannabis: genetics, obviously, but also lighting, feeding and watering programs, temperature and air flow through the growing space, and the list goes on. And it turns out that it’s near impossible to get these things consistent across a room full of plants, let alone from one crop to another. Some plants get direct air from a nearby fan, while others are more sheltered. Some are […]

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Do I have to get High?

With the recent legalization of cannabis, more and more people are becoming interested in its benefits. Even people raised on Reefer Madness-type propaganda are recognizing that it can be beneficial in health care. However, the fear of the high persists and the question that I am most often asked is “Will I get high from CBD oil?” You do not need to get high to benefit from CBD. Cannabis is a complicated drug when compared alcohol, caffeine, and even modern opiates. Those other substances are single molecules. Even Tylenol 3’s contain just 3 active ingredients, while cannabis contains over 500 […]

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Cannabis Myth #7: Sativas & Indicas Have Different Effects

I was rather astonished yesterday to see CBC NewsNet’s claim on TV that people are unlikely to get high from Indica plants, so this myth is up next for de-bunking. It is the particular combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other chemicals in the bud that determine its effect, not the exact genetic ancestry of the strain.

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Cannabis Myth #6: “Marijuana” is a Spanish word

Why is Marijuana spelled with a J? The answer might surprise you. Hint: it is not because marijuana is a Spanish word.

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