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Dr. Itzhak Kurek, Ph.D., is the CEO and co-founder of Cannformatics Inc. He has 25 years of experience in biochemistry and molecular biology, specializing in plant photosynthesis, yield enhancement, metabolism and cellulose biosynthesis. He received his Ph.D. in plant sciences from Tel Aviv University in Israel and completed his postdoctoral research at the University of California, Davis. He has also conducted research at the Technical University of Munich in Germany; John Innes Center in Norwich, England; the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Bordeaux, France; and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories in California.

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Decarboxylation explained with temperature charts


Heating cannabis, also known as decarboxylation, is a key part of the preparation and consumption process and the only way to fully experience THC's high. If you've Googled this, you'll know there are a lot of articles and charts and in-depth discussions around decarbing. But...

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What is THC's boiling point?


The boiling point of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, has been debated for decades. Here you'll learn why cannabinoid boiling points matter and how to consume THC at the right temperature.  Heating cannabinoids like THC activates their possible therapeutic and psychoactive properties....

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Cannabis trichomes: How cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are made


Trichomes are the hairs found on the surface of plants and are responsible for producing the protective, therapeutic, psychoactive, and intoxicating properties of a cannabis plant. Certain trichomes contain resin glands that create the terpenes, flavonoids, THCA, CBDA, and other phytocannabinoids for which cannabis is...

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Parts of the cannabis plant


Cannabis grows in a variety of climates around the world and can be used in many applications: rope, biofuel, paper, and many medical and recreational uses. The plant is part of the Cannabaceae family, which also includes hops. It is further classified as Cannabis sativa...

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