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thc research

A brief history of THC

History

If cannabis was a band, it would be fair to call THC the lead vocalist. Between countless pop culture references and its mind-altering psychoactive properties, it's no wonder that THC is familiar to many. But who discovered THC and how did we come to know...

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CBD oil research lab testing

Who discovered CBD?

CBD

For such a tiny molecule, CBD has captured a ton of interest in recent years. CBD is now ubiquitous as a medicine and a nutraceutical, with users relying on it to ease ills as diverse as anxiety, insomnia, and inflammation.  While it may seem difficult...

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cannabis hydroponic growing

A beginner's guide to hydroponic growing

Plant

As a cannabis cultivator, you have an array of choices when it comes to growing your own herb at home — outdoor, indoor, and greenhouse cultivation, to name a few. But what about hydroponic growing mediums? Could this futuristic-sounding, soil-free method be the right solution...

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cannabis super soil

What is super soil?

Plant

As cannabis legalization has proceeded in patchwork fashion across the US, in many states — where it's legal to purchase and consume cannabis — you still can't grow your own plants. For example, in some states like Colorado and California, adults are allowed to cultivate...

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cannabis plant larf

Larf and the cannabis plant, explained

Plant

Growing a healthy, potent, and healing cannabis plant is not as simple as those beautifully packaged dispensary buds would lead you to believe. Regardless of the strain or whether that crop is grown indoors or outside, cannabis needs to be grown in ideal conditions and...

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medical cannabis

Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency: when does it happen and why?

Body

This article was republished with permission from The Cannigma. Read the original article. Modern medicine has become quite advanced when it comes to treating our medical needs, but meanwhile still has a ways to go with many conditions remaining a mystery, both in their cause...

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marijuana plant

What is defoliation?

Plant

Plant cultivators are always on the hunt for new ways to strengthen their crops and optimize yields. Defoliation is one tool in a grower's toolbox that may serve to accomplish both these goals. In this grower's guide to cannabis defoliation, you'll learn what defoliation is,...

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cannabis seedling

Korean natural farming for cannabis

Plant

Korean natural farming (KNF) espouses a truly natural, sustainable system for discerning cannabis growers. The KNF approach is based on developing soil that is functional and rich in microorganisms to strengthen all phases of plant growth. KNF encourages the grower to get up close and...

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rosin tech weed nugs

How to dry weed

Plant

Harvest time arrives, and your beautiful buds are enormous, frosty with trichomes, and practically begging to be smoked. While harvesting seems like the final step in the cultivation process, one more crucial process must occur to not only finish your flowers but take their flavor,...

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rosin tech weed nugs

How to cure weed

Plant

At the end of the long cannabis growing cycle — or short, depending on your plant's genetics — harvest time arrives and yields frosty fragrant flowers. Even though that may feel like the finish line, your bud isn't ready for consumption just yet. Raw flower...

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