Perfect Starter for all Your Edibles

Let’s face it: eating your cannabis is the best option for maximizing the benefits. Your lungs aren’t very good at extracting cannabis, so you exhale up to 40% of the THC you inhale. Your liver, on the other hand, is excellent at extracting cannabinoids and making them available to the rest of your body–it’s like getting a 50% bonus on every dose. So what is the best way to make those edibles?   There are a lot of ways to add cannabis to your food, all of which depend on decarb’ing it at some stage. I usually start by roasting […]

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Medical Marijuana in an age of Legal Recreational Use

It has been a long time since my last post here, and it isn’t for lack of material – to the contrary, there has been so much lately that is worthy of documenting, I wanted to make sure I was giving each topic its due. One of the questions I hear the most is: “Why does a medical [prescription] matter if it is legal for everyone to grow at home?” This question actually represents one of my greatest fears about legal recreational use: someday, someone is going to decide we don’t need both programs. However, there are some significant differences […]

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Turpenes: Nature’s Secret Weapon for Well-Being

We all know that there are hundreds of compounds in cannabis, but people generally only talk about two: THC and CBD. Sometimes CBN makes a brief cameo, but beyond acknowledging their existence, nobody really talks about the importance of terpenes. So what is the big deal?

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THC vs CBD: the Showdown

When people talk of recreational cannabis and the marijuana high, they are usually referring to the effects of THC. We know there are hundreds of other compounds within a cannabis dose. What is CBD, and how is it different from THC?

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Setting Dosages: Where to Start

One of the hardest things to figure out when you become a medical marijuana patient is dosing. When you smoke it, you feel the effects within 10 minutes, so it is easy to toke a little more and build up to the level you need. Edibles, on the other hand, can be more delayed. When I started, I read references online to purchased edibles having dosages near 35 mg of active compounds, but did a medicinal user need more? Was there some way to convert my daily oxycodone into active cannabinoids? After years of trial and some very interesting errors, […]

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