Cannabis

Cannabis

What is Cannabis and where did it come from? The genus Cannabis is indigenous to Central Asia, and originated there and in upper South Asia. This is why so many landrace species are from these regions. The idea of calling Cannabis sativa hemp is confusing to many Americans, but that is principally because the main …

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Charlotte's Web cannabis

Charlotte’s Web

What is Charlotte’s Web? Charlotte’s Web was bred specifically for high CBD levels by Colorado’s the Stanley Brothers. Their aim with this hemp-derived cultivar was to create high-quality medical CBD products. Charlotte’s Web products from Stanley Brothers are all full-spectrum CBD offerings. Charlotte’s Web plants are typical of Sativa strains with piney fragrances and long, …

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Cannabinoid receptors

Cannabinoid Receptors

What are Cannabinoid Receptors? The ECS is involved in a variety of physiological processes including pain-sensation, appetite, memory, sleep, and mood. Cannabinoid receptors are a member of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily, part of a class of cell membrane receptors. Cannabinoids are something like messenger compounds that bind with cannabinoid receptors and other receptors as …

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cannabinoids

Cannabinoids

What are Cannabinoids? Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most famous cannabinoid, and the main psychoactive component in cannabis. Today, cannabidiol (CBD) is almost as well known as THC. Despite the fame of THC and CBD, there are more than 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis, which exhibit a range of effects. Cannabis synthesis begins with several cannabinoid …

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Cannabinol CBN

Cannabinol (CBN)

What is CBN? CBN has a higher affinity to CB2 receptors in the human body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), but it also acts as a partial agonist at the CB1 receptors. Compared to THC, CBN has lower affinities to both receptors. While other cannabinoids such as THC and CBD represent a much larger percentage of the …

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cannabidiol CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD)

What is Cannabidiol? Cannabinoids are compounds that influence the endocannabinoid system in the body, affecting both psychological health parameters, such as sleep, pain, mood, and appetite. The two best understood and studied cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD. CBD is used for its therapeutic effects, such as its ability to promote relaxation, and does not …

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Cotton Mouth

Cotton Mouth/Cottonmouth: Usage and Meaning Although back in the day some believed that cottonmouth was caused by the smoke itself, not the cannabis, we now know that there is in fact a connection between xerostomia, the technical name for cotton mouth or dry mouth, and cannabis use. Examples: “Dude, pass me my drink, I’m practically …

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Cannabis Cup

What does “Cannabis Cup” mean? Initially, the Cannabis Cup was an in-house underground event in Amsterdam. Later it grew and became focused on medical marijuana. Until recently, the Cannabis Cup was a blind competition of products, unlabeled, in a kit for judges. The top three products in each category by consumer choice are awarded, and …

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Cola

What does Cola mean? All colas are composed of teardrop-shaped, tightly woven buds that may grow 24 inches or taller indoors. They are the prime location for a high active resin concentration, and so it’s common to see the shine and size of colas showcased in photos to highlight the potency of a crop. Cola: …

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Chillum

What does chillum mean? Typically made in glass, metal, wood, or silicone, chillums are shaped like straight tubes, slightly skinnier at one end sometimes. The mouthpiece and the bowl are on opposite ends. Chillums can be used alone, but especially when they’re called bats, they also come as part of a dugout set. A set …

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