Terpene Functional Groups and Applications

The large array of compounds can be grouped into a few classes of molecules. To learn more about these key groups of molecules and how most common types of extraction interact with them, check out the Latest Resources. Terpenes are aromatic Phytochemicals, though many people commonly associate them with cannabis due to the abundance/high concentrations … Continue reading Terpene Functional Groups and Applications

Cannabis 2.0

What is cannabis 2.0 Cannabis 2.0 refers to production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals including infused beverages, pastries, gummies and various other products. Cannabis Edibles  Orally ingested doses are processed by the digestive system and liver prior to entering the bloodstream. Ingested cannabinoids are absorbed slowly, have delayed effects and … Continue reading Cannabis 2.0

Rescheduling of Cannabis

The use of cannabis for recreational purposes is prohibited in most countries. There is intent of companies to satisfy demand, but the road forward is unclear. It is time to act objectively and determine the Future of Cannabis. This is a direct quote from the FDA “There is a significant interest in the development of … Continue reading Rescheduling of Cannabis

Eucalyptol Properties

Cineol This Monoterpene is a cyclic ether with a fresh, minty scent and a spicy yet cooling taste. Uses  Eucalyptol’s pleasant, spicy aroma and taste, is used in a variety of Products including; flavorings, fragrances, and cosmetics. Eucalyptus oil has natural antimicrobial and antiseptic properties used in household cleaning, natural pesticides and Mouthwash. Source  Eucalyptol … Continue reading Eucalyptol Properties

Genetically Modified Cannabis

GMOs, or genetically modified organisms are a topic of contention and controversy in modern agriculture. For cannabis, the technology, ethics, and implications of Genetic Modification can have an impact on future production. Cannabis products show remarkable growth and acceptance into the mainstream. It is important to understand the impacts that GM crops may have on … Continue reading Genetically Modified Cannabis

Introduction to Terpene Science

1.1 What are Terpenes? Terpenoids are biomolecules made up of multiple isoprenes (Hydrocarbons). These terpenoids can be linear, cyclical, or both. When a terpenoid is modified with a functional group it is referred to as a terpene. Terpenes are categorized by size. C5H8 Monoterpene (C5H8)2 Sesquiterpene (C5H8)3 Diterpene (C5H8)4 Sesterterpene (C5H8)5 Teterpenes, and so on. … Continue reading Introduction to Terpene Science

Quantitative Cannabis Profiling Techniques

By understanding the theory behind analysis methods in the Cannabis Industry, we can talk about which are favored by cannabis labs and for what application. Preferred Method High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), usually paired with mass spectrometry (MS), is one of the most popular testing methods used to test for the potency and composition in … Continue reading Quantitative Cannabis Profiling Techniques

Creating Medicine from Cannabis

Cannabis’s unique medicinal properties and Active Compounds are widely documented. Cannabinoids interact within the Endocannabinoid System. THC has proven medical benefits in particular formulations. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved THC-based medications, dronabinol and nabilone, prescribed in pill form for nausea and appetite treatment, aiding cancer and AIDS patients. In addition, several other … Continue reading Creating Medicine from Cannabis

Basic Legalization Terms You Need to Know

Drug liberalization is the process of eliminating, reducing or updating cannabis laws. There are numerous models to consider. These varying cannabis models satisfy various stakeholders. In order to better understand the added value of any reform, the terminology must be clearly understood.  Cannabis Normalization deals with moral implications of cannabis use. When is cannabis beneficial? … Continue reading Basic Legalization Terms You Need to Know

Forms and Delivery Methods of Cannabis Isolates

Cannabinoid Isolates Highly pure isolated cannabinoid. There are no other Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Flavonoids. Pure cannabinoid is highly concentrated and needs to be diluted prior to use. Cannabis is the only plant that produces cannabinoids safe for human consumption. THC Isolate  Delta-9 The most common cannabinoid referred to when talking about cannabis. THC interacts within … Continue reading Forms and Delivery Methods of Cannabis Isolates