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Tales of terpenes

By | 2017-04-26T15:40:08+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Can|

Ahhh…this cannabis flower smells like lemon*! Have you ever wondered what is it that you really smell in cannabis plants? Perhaps you thought it is THC that gives it that ‘skunky’ or ‘tangy’ smell. Or maybe you just never spend enough time thinking about it. Yet, time after time when you smelled different cannabis strains, the [...]

The Threshold for Accepting Cannabis as Medicine

By | 2017-04-07T16:27:21+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Can|

Dr. Jokūbas Žiburkus, PhD for CANNTELLIGENCE When it comes to accepting that natural substances and plant extracts contain medicinal properties, disparate opinions remain the norm. As it pertains to cannabis, anecdotal evidence of how it helps family members cope with chemotherapy or pain is sufficient enough for some to believe that cannabis has medicinal properties. For [...]

Endocannabinoid System and Phytocannabinoids

By | 2017-04-18T12:27:42+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Can|

In the 1980’s and 90’s scientists discovered that human bodies naturally synthesize chemical transmitters called endocannabinoids and that these molecules have their receptors called cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are highly expressed in the central nervous system (CNS) brain cells called neurons and glia, but are also found in the periphery. [...]

What percent of THC is Therapeutic?

By | 2017-04-18T12:28:23+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Can|

Texas ‘medical cannabis law’ (Compassionate Use Act) will take effect in 2017. According to current proposals by TX Governor’s office and Department of Public Safety (DPS), only three licenses will be issued and only small number of patients (hundreds) will be allowed to access medical cannabis. Within the Compassionate Use Act, psychotropic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) upper level [...]

CANNABIS 101

By | 2017-04-18T12:28:30+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Can|

Industrial hemp – Low THC Cannabis Industrial hemp is a type of cannabis sativa l. plant that contains .3% THC or below, the only known psychotropic phytocannabinoid (cannabinoid found in a plant). 0.3% THC is an arbitrary limit set by the regulations. Many hemp strains grown naturally can develop 1% or higher THC levels. Hemp is [...]