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what is kief?

Kief vs. hash: What's the difference?

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When discussing cannabis concentrates, you've probably heard the terms kief and hash used, possibly even interchangeably. Although similar, kief and hash are not the same – and it's important to understand the differences between them. Read on to learn more about what differentiates these age-old...

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The history of hash

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Hashish, or hash, is a concentrate produced by pressing or rubbing together the resin glands of a cannabis plant to form brick, slab, or rolled pieces. Though hash is popular today, it has a long and fascinating history, if you like legends of assassins, sheiks,...

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Acidic and activated cannabinoids: What's the difference?

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Whether you're a seasoned cannabis user or a total newbie to the herb, cannabinoids are likely to be familiar to you. The unique chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant are famed for affecting the body's endocannabinoid system in various ways. For example, THC leads...

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How to Grow a Cannabis Bonsai

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Bonsai is a form of art and gardening that is believed to pave a path toward spiritual enlightenment. The practice of bonsai is also a form of wabi-sabi, an artistic expression that celebrates impermanence, the beauty of imperfection, and acceptance of growth, decay, and death...

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LED and CFL bulbs for growing cannabis

Growing weed indoors: an intermediate guide

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Are you thinking about growing cannabis at home? Nurturing your own plant throughout its life cycle from a baby to a fully developed and flowering lady can be an extremely rewarding process. And while you can build an elaborate cultivation system that will push plants...

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CBD body wash

Does CBD body wash do anything?

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Cannabidiol (CBD) probably needs no introduction, since today you can find it in everything from hummus to bedsheets. You can grab some CBD-infused gummies at your local pharmacy or a bottle of CBD oil at a corner gas station. As the non-intoxicating cannabinoid du-jour, it...

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do edibles go bad?

Do edibles go bad?

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It probably comes as no shock that, yes, edibles do expire. They are food products and as such, they will eventually go bad — or at the very least lose optimal freshness over time. So what do you do when you happen upon a long-forgotten...

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How to choose LED lights for your home grow

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While you might be familiar with traditional “blurple” LED grow lights, the technology has improved quite a lot over recent years. LEDs have gained traction with home gardeners as an energy- and cost-efficient option for growing cannabis, and all kinds of other edible plants, indoors....

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How to choose CFL bulbs for your home grow

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Whether you're a minimalist just looking to grow some cannabis in your window or an enthusiast looking to invest in a more fleshed-out system, chances are you already know how important light is for your plants. (And if you don't, the answer is very!) Aside...

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What are the easiest strains to grow?

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If you're new to growing cannabis, you might be feeling overwhelmed with all there is to know. There are lots of variables at play — light, air, temperature, humidity, pH, and nutrients, to name a few — let alone the idiosyncrasies that come along with...

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