Sativa vs. Indica: An Overview of Cannabis Types

[Leafly | Bailey Rahn] When browsing cannabis strains or purchasing cannabis at a shop, you may notice strains are commonly broken up into two distinct groups: indica and sativa. Most consumers have used these two cannabis types as a touchstone for predicting effects: Indica strains are believed to be physically sedating, perfect for relaxing with a movie or as […]

How to Assess THC and CBD Levels

[Leafly | Nick Jikomes] How much THC does your favorite cannabis product contain? The answer may not be as straightforward as reading the “total THC” number that is (hopefully) printed on the label. There is no official industry standard for calculating the total THC of a cannabis product, and different producers and testing facilities calculate it in different ways. […]

What Is the Endocannabinoid System and What Is Its Role?

[Leafly | Nick Jikomes] Some of us consume cannabis for its mind-altering effects, while others seek symptom relief. But cannabis wouldn’t get us high or have some of its therapeutic benefits if our bodies didn’t already contain a biological system capable of interacting with its active chemical compounds, like THC. Our endocannabinoid system does just that. […]

Cannabis General Knowledge – “What do you mean when you say .. ? “

This post will address the different terms we use, what they mean in different contexts, what they may imply when used by others, etc. The flow of content is based on the sequence of the various stages of processing of the cannabis plant, starting off with the basics of the plant itself. Please feel free […]

Must Watch: Cannabis Research Studies (documentary mash-up)

Background information “Israel is the marijuana research capital of the world. The man who started it all, the grandfather of the marijuana research, is Professor Raphael Mechoulam. He is a chemist and he became interested in marijuana in the 1960s. Morphine had been isolated from opium in the early 19th century, cocaine had been isolated […]