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Cannabis Terpene Manifesto - Shareef
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Shareef El Sissi

Cannabis Terpene Manifesto

When I started working in California’s medical cannabis industry in 2009, I knew that cannabis would be sold across the globe in convenience stores, specialty shops, and pharmacies alike. The inevitability of that future captivated my ambition, but I struggled to resolve how that future would take shape. As years

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Shareef El Sissi

From Waste To Taste: A Pre-Roll Story

Flower is the medicine. ‘Complete cannabis’ has been and always will be the most effective way to consume. The process of taking whole flower, bursting its trichomes and filling your mind, body and soul with its seductive aroma will not be replaced anytime soon, especially for the legacy consumers. It

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Florida Flavor Ban - Hemp vc Tobacco
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Terpene Belt Farms

Florida’s Flavor Ban: The Dangers of Conflating Hemp with Tobacco

Florida’s Flavor Ban: The Dangers of Conflating Hemp with Tobacco   In an effort to mitigate the attraction of hemp-inhalable cannabinoid products to young people, the Florida legislature has introduced language in SB1698 | HB1613 to prohibit the “addition of any flavor in hemp extract products intended for inhalation.” This

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Expert Insights: Do Terpenes in Cannabis Relieve Pain?

Are cannabis terpenes good for relieving pain and fighting opioid addiction? There’s strong evidence that it is. Research from the University of Arizona Health Sciences has shed light on the role of terpenes with support from Fresh Never Frozen® essential oils. The study involved blocking the cannabinoid receptor, and it

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Terpene Belt Farms

Cannabis Essential Oil, Cannabis Terpenes Explained: What’s the Difference?

The terms “cannabis terpenes” and “cannabis essential oil” are often used interchangeably, but the former is actually a constituent of the latter. Terpenes represent a fraction of cannabis essential oil’s immense power. If we solely focus on terpenes, we overlook the vast complexities and potential of cannabis essential oil. Let’s

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Cannabis Supply Chain - Country Tracker
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The State of America’s Cannabis Vape Supply Chain

The first vapes that launched in Colorado, Oregon and Washington were a miraculous evolution. Their convenience alone — walking around with medicine in your pocket and being able to control dosing — changed the way we consume cannabis forever. And even though flower was the first true product category and continues to

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Complete Cannabis - Entourage Effect
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The Entourage Effect: A Closer Look at the Role of Cannabis Essential Oil

The intricacies of the cannabis plant continue to unfold as the industry moves forward. The ‘entourage effect,’ first proposed by Dr. Ethan Russo in 1998, is finally taking center stage in cannabis research. At the heart of this phenomenon lies an underappreciated hero: cannabis essential oil. Let’s delve into the

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