What is the Endo-cannabinoid System?

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Every living mammal has an endo-cannabinoid system (ECS). Studies show that this system helps regulate the body's cell cycles, organ functions and nervous system by acting as a bridge between brain function and states of physical health and disease. The regulatory ECS is composed of receptors in our bodies that interact with naturally occurring [...]

What are CB-1 Receptors?

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What are CB-1 Receptors? The CB-1 receptor is one of a known number of cannabinoid receptors located in the human body. Discovered in the late 1980's, these receptors, along with endocannabinoids can assist in a number of functions in our body, including stabilizing heart conditions, controlling brain activity, regulating the immune system and much more. The natural [...]

What is THCV?

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What is Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)? Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is very similar to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the respect that their chemical structure is almost identical, but the procedure involved in their conception and the variation of effects are quite different. Unlike THC, cannabidiol (CBD), and cannabichromene (CBC), THCV doesn’t begin as cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). Instead of combining with olivetolic [...]

What is THC?

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What is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)? Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the principal psychoactive and most renowned ingredient in marijuana and, depending on the particular plant, either THC or cannabidiol (CBD) is the most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana. First discovered by Israeli Scientists in the early 1960's, THC is the most researched, analysed and effective cannabinoid in the spectrum [...]

What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

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What is Cannabidiol (CBD)? CBD is one of over 80+ compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually the most recognised and studied. CBD and THC levels often vary between different strains and varieties of cannabis.  By using selective techniques, breeders have managed [...]

What is Cannabis Oil?

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What is Cannabis Oil? Cannabis oil is a concentrated, resinous substance that carries the potent medicinal properties of the marijuana plant. It is made using pure grain alcohol to extract THC, CBD and other cannabinoids from the plant matter. In recent years, cannabis oil has become one of the most analysed methods of medical marijuana [...]

What is Cannabutter?

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What is Cannabutter? Cannabutter in the most literal sense is a butter based solution which has been infused with cannabinoids from marijuana. When the butter is heated with cannabis, THC and other cannabinoids are released from the plant matter and join the fat in the butter. Many of the healing compounds in medical marijuana are [...]

What is Epidiolex?

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What is Epidiolex? Epidiolex is a ‘pure CBD’ plant extract, developed by British company GW Pharmaceuticals. The drug comes in the form of a viscous liquid to be dispensed in syringe droppers. It contains 98% CBD, and no psychoactive THC (THCA). The remainder is made up of trace amounts of other cannabinoids. Epidiolex is specifically designed to [...]

What is Marijuana Wax?

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What is Marijuana Wax? Marijuana wax, a form of hash oil also known as Butane Hash Oil, is an increasingly popular method of administering medical marijuana. Through solvent extraction, the oily resin of the plant is separated from the rest of the material. This resin is the focus of most medical marijuana methods, for it [...]

What are Vapourizers?

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What are Vapourizers? In the most basic terms, a Vapourizer is a device used to vapourize active ingredients of plant material. Vaporizers come in different forms including table top units and portable units and can be powered by mains, battery, or butane. They consist of an extraction chamber where heat is applied to the product [...]