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Thu
01
Jul

The Not-So-Definitive Guide to Delta-8-THC

The Science of Delta-8-THC

Delta8, also known as Δ8-THC, is not new to the scientific community. It is simply another of the 150+ identified cannabinoids produced by this amazing plant.

Δ8-THC and its more well-known “sibling” Δ9-THC (as well as other isomers like Δ10-THC) have the exact same chemical makeup: C₂₁H₃₀O₂. What makes Δ8-THC and Δ9-THC different is the location of a single double bond on an aromatic carbon ring.

Wed
30
Jun

How To Spot A Fake Vape Cartridge

You might not be able to tell by taste, smell, or sight. You might just feel like something is wrong. That’s okay. Trust that instinct.

Fake vape cartridges are a serious problem. They’re often made to mimic well-known brands, and they can reduce consumer confidence in the industry. Worse still, they can make you very sick, or even kill you if you don’t know how to spot them.

Unfortunately, the packaging for these vape cartridges can be incredibly professional. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how you can spot the fakes. But first, a piece of advice:

Wed
30
Jun

Nigeria isn’t ready to legalize marijuana: A scientist’s view

Nigeria has been debating whether to legalize marijuana. Its House of Representatives is set to discuss a bill to that effect. The Conversation Africa’s Wale Fatade asked Olakunle Idowu, a Professor of pharmaceutical chemistry, to explain the science behind the debate.

Tue
29
Jun

The NFL Steps Forward To Support Cannabis Research

On June 8th, a commission formed between the NFL and the league’s players’ union, announced that it would award up to $1 million in grants for researchers to investigate 

Tue
29
Jun

Illinois allows medical cannabis patients to buy from any dispensary after computer glitch disrupts service

Responding to a software snafu that kept some patients from buying medical cannabis, the state of Illinois alerted dispensaries Monday to sell to any registered patient, rather than following the legal limit of one dispensary per patient.

Tue
29
Jun

Strangest Cannabis Products – Mascara, Toothpicks, Bed Sheets & More

Alright, we’ve got vapes and edibles, suppositories and gum, cigars and honey. And while some of these seem like new inventions, they don’t even come close to the weird and wacky products now being offered on the market. Yup, if you’re looking for way-out-there weird, these are the strangest cannabis products you’re likely to come by.

Tue
29
Jun

Where Are People Searching For Cannabis the Most?

As of April 2021, seventeen states, two territories and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation to regulate cannabis for adult use. In addition, Connecticut and Rhode Island seem poised to legalize adult use cannabis, Louisiana has decriminalized marijuana possession and Montana is establishing its own marketplace. Those are big gains, and they just keep coming.

According to a recent analysis conducted by cannabis marketing company Digital Third Coast, consumers want even more access, more convenience, and also more restrictions, at least when it comes to advertising cannabis.

Tue
29
Jun

Can Cannabis Buyers Make the Industry More Equitable and Sustainable?

Although cannabis consumers are highly focused on safe, high-quality products that are effective, how often are consumers thinking about the ethos with which cannabis companies operate?

As the cannabis community continues to evolve, many are realizing that buying responsibly from companies who care can make a real difference in the industry and in the world.

After all, the process of buying cannabis is different from buying other products in so many ways.

Legalization creates layers of complexity for the buyer’s journey depending on the geography of that journey.

But to really understand just how different buying cannabis is, when compared to buying most other products, it’s important to look in two other directions: equity and sustainability. 

Mon
28
Jun

What’s The Difference Between Cannabis Oil And CBD Oil?

Cannabis oil is majorly preferred for recreational reasons. People use it to get high because of its considerable levels of THC.

Smoking might be the trend right now, but trust me, infused oils may very well be the future.

Cannabis plants have various derivatives, a host of psychoactive compounds, 100s of cannabinoids, and various forms of terpenes. This gives users a wide basket to choose their infused oil from, it also makes selecting one a very hard task.

Mon
28
Jun

THC-O Acetate: More Potent, Psychedelic and Spiritual Than Delta 9 THC

THC-O gets very little attention in the cannabis industry and most consumers are probably completely unaware of its existence, but wrongfully so as it is many times more potent than Delta 9 THC and said to produce very uplifting and spiritual experiences. The purity, strength, and consistency of this compound could have several implications for both the medical and recreational markets.

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