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Difference Between Marijuana and Hemp Plants

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Hemp and marijuana plants are both varieties of the Cannabis sativa species. Marijuana usually refers to cannabis strains used for medicinal or recreational purposes due to their psychoactive effects. In contrast, hemp is cultivated for its fibers and oils used in various products, including clothing, food, beverages, cannabidiol (CBD) oil, personal care items, and nutritional […]

Cannabis & the Curing Process

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Key Takeaways Properly curing your cannabis flower is an essential and gratifying step that can greatly elevate the quality of your cannabis. The curing process involves proper storage, letting your flower dry fully, burping the plant regularly, and giving it enough time to cure properly.  Decarboxylation can occur naturally during curing, allowing cannabinoids and flavor […]

What Are Cannabis Trichomes and Sugar?

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Key Takeaways Trichomes are tiny, resinous glands on cannabis plants that produce cannabinoids and terpenes. They play a crucial role in the potency, flavor, and aroma of cannabis. Sugar leaves are small leaves covered in trichomes and found around the buds. They contribute to the plant’s resin production and overall potency. Sugar leaves can be […]

What Is The Endocannabinoid System?

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The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a neural network that helps regulate cognitive and emotional processes within the central nervous system. The ECS is an integral system in the human body and can affect behavior, mood disorders, and neurological conditions such as epilepsy. The ECS is also widespread throughout the nervous system and other body parts.  […]