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Indica vs Sativa: Understanding the Effects and Differences

In just about any dispensary, you’ll probably find the selections listed by type—say, flower, concentrates, edibles, topicals, and cartridges—and within each section by indica or sativa. But what does the indica vs. sativa distinction mean? The two basic varieties of cannabis plants are indica and sativa. Within those categories, each strain has a unique spectrum …

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What is CBD? A Comprehensive Guide to Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol, often referred to as “CBD,” is one of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant. The cannabis plant can produce approximately 150 different cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are compounds that influence the endocannabinoid system in the body, affecting both psychological health parameters, such as sleep, pain, mood, and appetite. Two of the most researched cannabinoids …

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Terpene Profiles in Cannabis: Challenges and Opportunities

It might seem like the words “cannabis,” “hemp,” and “marijuana” are thrown around interchangeably. In reality, cannabis falls under two functional groups — hemp and marijuana. In the United States, plants with <0.3% of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are considered hemp. Any plant THC concentrations that are higher than 0.3% THC is considered marijuana. Marijuana is divided …

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An Introduction to Cannabis Photobiology

Throughout history, humans have harvested cannabis for food, medicine and fiber. Archaeological evidence suggests it was utilized by humans 6,000-10,000 years ago. However, legal, commercial Cannabis production is a relatively new, rapidly growing, and highly profitable industry in Europe and North America. Commercial cannabis production typically occurs indoors and is therefore incredibly reliant on environmental …

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16 Interesting Facts About CBD

CBD is one of the naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabis plant. It accounts for up to 40% of the plants’ extract. Alongside Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the two compounds are among the most studied compounds found in the cannabis plant. Yes, THC is the psychoactive substance, meaning it causes the high associated with cannabis. Many …

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