Cannabidiolic AcidCategoriesCannabis Terpenes Education

Cannabidiolic Acid: The Raw Cannabinoid

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As most users are  aware, cannabis contains a multitude of different components including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and more! These compounds all work together to produce particular effects of that strain. However, even when you break down each of these components and look at them on your own, you are still left with some pretty impressive compounds – including Cannabidiolic Acid. [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26957″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”top”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

What is Cannabidiolic Acid?

Cannabidiolic Acid, or CBDA, is the original or “raw” form of CBD when it is growing on the plant. It is not until after the plant has been cut, dried and heated that CBD becomes more pronounced.
Many cannabinoids in cannabis plants go through transformations as the plant composition is changed (growing to dried), and these compounds typically break down into the THC and CBD that we know and love.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”26961″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

What Are The Benefits of Cannabidiolic Acid?

CBDA is is a raw cannabinoid that is found on unprocessed plants. Similarly to CBD and THC, this cannabinoid has many benefits of its own including:
Cannabis in general is a powerful anti-inflammatory plant and that is no different for CBDA. This raw cannabinoid has strong anti-inflammatory properties as determined by a 2008 experiment, which uncovered how CBDA is selective COX-2 inhibitor. This study found that CBDA can block the COX-2 enzyme, which reduces the ability to synthesize pro-inflammatory compounds thereby reducing overall inflammation throughout the body. When it comes to anti-inflammatory abilities, CBDA is more powerful than THCA (which is converted into THC when processed).
Nausea and Vomiting Relief
It has been found that raw cannabis juice can benefit queasy stomachs. A 2012 study found that CBDA treatment can reduce nausea and vomiting in animal trials and that it is actually more effective than CBD when it comes to upset stomachs.
Anti-Cancer Properties
As with many other cannabinoids, CBDA has anti-cancer properties as proven in a few studies. A study from 2012 found that Cannabidiolic Acid was able to halt migration of breast cancer cells. A later study from 2014 had similar results citing that CBDA altered the expression of breast cancer genes linked to cancer metastasis.
Psychosis Treatment
While studies on CBDA are still lacking, there is one company that has a patent on this cannabinoid due to its potential for treating psychotic disorders. Specifically, it is said to work best in conjunction with other cannabinoids, which would be achieved through full-spectrum or whole plant consumption.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26963″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]

Where to Find Cannabidiolic Acid?

As Cannabidiolic Acid is a raw compound, it can be hard to find. Juicing raw cannabis is a popular way to take in CBDA and is a method favored by many medical users.
Whether or not you are specifically looking for CBDA, most individuals will benefit from raw cannabinoids as well as taking a combination of cannabinoids which work together to stabilize the endocannabinoid system within the body and can resolve a host of symptoms and issues.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Cannabis Terpenes 101: What is Humulene?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Humulene is fondly referred to as the “anti-inflammatory, cancer killing terpene” and is our spotlight terpene of the week.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26870″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Lesson in Humulene

Humulene is one of the primary cannabis terpenes alongside myrcene, terpinolene, limonene, pinene and geraniol. Also common in nature, humulene is primarily found in the hops plant and gives beer its “hoppy” flavor and aroma. This terpene is also present in sage, ginger and ginseng. Humulene is unique in the fact that this particular terpene is a sesquiterpenes, meaning it travels well through the blood-brain barrier.

Benefits of Humulene

Humulene is most commonly known for its anti-cancer properties and is This was demonstrated by a 2003 study which found that humulene killed cancer cells, especially when combined with other terpenes and cannabinoids as with a full-spectrum experience. As humulene is a sesquiterpenes, it is also able to create an oxygenated environment where cancer cells cannot survive or reproduce. In addition, they can even erase cancerous cell information. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”top”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]However, killing cancer cells is not the only benefit that humulene can provide! In fact, it has several other beneficial properties including:

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic
  • Sedative

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”26871″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A 2007 study found that humulene has comparable anti-inflammatory properties to a steroid called dexamethasone. A study conducted one year later found the same results, proving that both oral and topical use of humulene can reduce inflammation and subsequently, pain. Studies conducted on essential oils containing humulene have found that they provide greater pain-relief than those without this potent terpene. Beyond destroying cancer cells and managing inflammation, humulene is also a powerful antibacterial agent as reported in many studies. It also has some anxiolytic and sedative effects.
As humulene easily travels through the blood-brain barrier (and given the anti-inflammatory benefits), it is particularly well-suited to managing conditions like Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s and Parkinson’s Disease.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26872″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Strains High In Humulene

With all the benefits this potent terpene has to offer, many users may be inclined to search for strains specifically high in humulene in order to reap the benefits. This terpene is common among both Indica and Sativa strains to provide potent pain relief and anti-cancer benefits.
White Widow
White Widow has been around since the early 90’s and is a near-balanced hybrid strain with a 60:40 Sativa/Indica ratio. Bred from a Brazilian Sativa and a South Indian Indica, White Widow produces a cerebrally driven high with a relaxing undertone. This strain gets its name from the white crystals that blanket the plant and is very potent. Ideal for individuals suffering from depression, stress, pain or PTSD, White Widow is a great evening or daytime medication.
Beginner Beware – White Widow starts out soft, but the smoke expands dramatically which can lead to heavy coughing; especially if you’re a novice smoker.
Platinum Kush
Platinum Kush (or Platinum OG) is an Indica-dominant strain with dense trichomes and heavy effects. This strain has moderate THC levels and some CBD making it a great option for individuals battling anxiety, depression, and pain. Platinum Kush produces a deep body high that is extremely relaxing and mellow. Typically shorter lasting, the effects are perfect for helping put you to sleep.
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies aka GSC is a near even Indica-dominant hybrid with a 60:40 Indica/Sativa ratio. The blend of Indica and Sativa genetics provides a distinct cerebral and physical experience. The high is long-lasting starting with powerful, happy and euphoric cerebral effects that are accompanied by heavy physical relaxation and feelings of lethargy. As a result, Girl Scout Cookies is particularly effective at treating anxiety, stress, depression and appetite loss.
AK-47 is a surprisingly mellow and relaxing strain, despite the deadly name. A fusion of Thai, Mexican, Afghani, and Colombian varieties has produced this Sativa-dominant strain. The 65:35 Sativa/Indica genetics won AK-47 many awards, including the Cannabis Cup. The resulting effects are long lasting and very heady resulting in a burst of creative, energizing and happy. In addition, this strain is effective at managing pain and inducing relaxation. As a result, it is excellent for individuals battling anxiety, stress, chronic pain and depression.
Durban Poison
As a pure Sativa strain, Durban Poison is sure to blow your mind! Originally brought from South Africa to the United States in the 1970s, this strain has been growing in popularity ever since. Due to the pure Sativa nature, the effects are purely cerebral resulting in a strong and happy head high that can boost creativity and energy making it great for getting things done! Durban Poison is also an excellent option for individuals managing ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, fatigue, migraines, nausea and depression. In smaller doses, it is ideal for managing anxiety but can produce paranoia when too much is consumed.  
Focusing on the above strains with humulene can help provide an extra boost of benefits for battling inflammation and pain, providing sedative and calming effects and even battling cancer![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Cannabis Terpenes 101: What is Terpineol?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are back again with another Cannabis Terpenes 101 article all about Terpineol, which is alternatively known as “the tumor killing terpene that fights cancer”.

Lesson in Terpineol

As with many of the other terpenes we have covered, terpineol is a primary terpene found within the cannabis plant – but that is not the only place it exists! In fact, terpineol can be found in lilacs, lime blossoms, eucalyptus sap and pine trees. As a result, terpineol is most commonly found alongside high levels of the terpene, pinene.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26761″ img_size=”960×576″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Benefits of Terpineol

Terpineol is particularly known for having relaxing effects and can lead to decreased motility in mice, meaning it could be partially responsible for producing the couchlock effects present in Indica-dominant cannabis strains.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Beyond the relaxing effects, terpineol also has several other benefits, which include:

  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-tumor
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anxiolytic (reduces anxiety)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”26758″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some of the major buzz around this terpene is the cancer-fighting, tumor-shrinking benefits it possesses. While the research is minimal, one study from 2010 did show promise for terpineol as an anti-cancer agent, particularly when pitted against small cell lung carcinoma.
Beyond the cancer-fighting properties, a study from 2016 showed that terpineol has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-pain properties that are particularly beneficial to patients suffering from Fibromyalgia or similar disorders. In addition, it is a powerful antioxidant.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26759″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Strains High In Terpineol

Terpineol is known for having relaxing and anti-anxiety properties that are particularly beneficial to cannabis users. While present in many strains, it seems to be more common in hybrid or Indica-dominant plants.
Some of the strains that are known to have higher levels of terpineol include:
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies are an Indica-dominant hybrid that features a strong cerebral component. As a result, Girl Scout Cookies provides both Sativa and Indica effects resulting in a powerful happy and euphoric high with serious physical relaxation. These effects blend perfectly together to alleviate anxiety, stress, depression and also appetite-loss.
OG Kush
OG Kush is a classic American cannabis strain that pulls no punches! With a potent mix of Indica and Sativa genetics, OG Kush delivers an intense euphoria followed by strong couchlock effects. The cerebral boost is ideal for depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety while the heavy Indica effects can relieve pain and nausea. OG Kush is also used for managing Alzheimer’s disease.
Jack Herer
Jack Herer is a Sativa-dominant strain that produces happy, bubbly and euphoric effects that help boost creativity and energy making this strain ideal for daytime activities. Jack Herer is particularly beneficial to individuals suffering from bipolar disorder, anxiety, migraines, PTSD or ADHD.
White Widow
White Widow is a Sativa-dominant hybrid that results in a cerebrally driven high with a calming undertone. Especially good for depression, stress, PTSD and pain, White Widow is ideal for individuals looking to unwind and relax while keeping mental clarity. Beware though, the sweet smoke of this strain expands dramatically which can result in heavy coughing, especially for beginners.
No matter what your ailment, terpineol and strains high in this terpene, are excellent for relaxation and reducing anxiety and stress![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

What is TerpinoleneCategoriesCannabis Terpenes Education

Cannabis Terpenes 101: What is Terpinolene?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Who’s ready to learn more about terpenes!? We are back with a new series focusing on these incredible compounds found in marijuana and throughout nature. Terpenes have a number of unique attributes and effects, but in general Google defines them as “volatile unsaturated hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants, especially conifers and citrus trees”. [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26727″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Lesson in Terpinolene

This week we are looking at Terpinolene. This particular terpene is characterized by having a fresh aroma and flavor with hints of floral, herbal, piney and occasional citrus tones. While often found in tea tree, conifers, apple, cumin, sage, rosemary and lilac, terpinolene is also used to make essential oils and some homemade soaps. When it comes to cannabis, terpinolene is most notably found in Sativa-dominant strains, as opposed to the Indica variety.

Benefits of Terpinolene

Unlike other terpenes that we have discussed in our Cannabis Terpenes 101 series, Terpinolene does not contain anti-inflammatory or analgesic properties. Instead, this particular terpene is praised for its antifungal, antibacterial and sedative properties.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Terpinolene also has several other benefits, which include:

  • Slows bacterial growth and spread
  • Inhibits the growth and spread of fungus
  • Insomnia aid to assist with sleep
  • Inhibits cancer cell growth
  • Antioxidant to prevent oxidation damage of cells

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”26728″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Given this terpenes connection to tea tree and tea tree oil, it is not surprising that one of its more potent benefits are the antibacterial properties. While this was examined in 1995 using a whole plant, it wasn’t until 2005 when research was done on Diplotaenia damavandica – a plant with 20% terpinolene in its genetic makeup. The result was effectiveness against e coli and several other pathogens, which further proves the benefits of Terpinolene.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]In two separate studies in 2012 and 2013, Terpinolene was found to slow cancer growth by downregulating particular cell proteins. As if that is not impressive enough, a 2005 study also proved terpinolene as an effective treatment for heart disease, which is still one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Lastly, as mentioned earlier, Terpinolene is also famous for its notable sedative properties (as proven in a 2013 study). This makes it a valuable defense against insomnia and even anxiety as it reduces excitement in the brain. [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26731″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Strains High In Terpinolene

As stated above, Sativa-dominant strains tend to have higher levels of Terpinolene when compared to Indica plants. This is interesting when you consider the sedative properties of this terpene, however it important to note that terpenes are generally 1-2% of a plants makeup as opposed to THC or CBD which can make up 20-30% of a plants cannabinoid compounds.
Some of the strains with higher amounts of Terpinolene are:
Super Jack
This strain is one of the more rare 100% pure Sativa hybrids and is a highly potent combination of Super Silver Haze and Jack Herer. The effects are heavily Sativa and can be overpowering to new users. This strain is excellent for morning medicating as it leaves the user feeling uplifted, motivated and focused with a boost in energy while still leaving you highly functional.
Jack Herer
Easily one of the best-known strains in America, Jack Herer is a Sativa-dominant strain that produces happy, bubbly and euphoric effects that increase energy and help spur creativity. This strain is effective for several mental or neurological disorders such as anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder and migraines.
Arjan’s Haze #3
Designed by crossing Neville’s Haze X Super Silver X Haze X Laos Plant strains, Arjan’s Haze #3 is a Sativa-dominant hybrid. This strain produces a clear-headed cerebral high that leaves the user feeling uplifted, motivated and insanely creative. As the high builds, it leads to a deep introspection that is paired with a creeping body high that results in couchlock.
Pineapple Jack
Another Jack Herer baby, Pineapple Jack combines this potent Sativa with an Indica-heavy Pineapple strain for a balanced hybrid. Pineapple Jack is a moderately potent strain that produces a clear-headed boost in energy, creativity and sociability as well as mood. This strain is ideal for battling stress and managing depression, irritability and migraine headaches.
If you are looking for sedative, antibacterial, antifungal or cancer-reducing properties, make sure to choose a strain high in Terpinolene to get the most out of your next puff![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Mother of CannabinoidsCategoriesCannabis Terpenes Education

Meet CBG-A: The Mother of Cannabinoids

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cannabis is comprised of various elements from cannabinoids to terpenes to flavonoids. When it comes to cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, they make up a large portion of the cannabis plant. In higher quality strains, the THC content can be 25-30%! However, THC and CBD are not the only cannabinoids that can be found in the cannabis plant. In fact, there are estimated to be dozens, maybe even hundreds, of these elements.
While THC and CBD are the two most well-known cannabinoids, there is another that should be taken note of: CBG-A, which is sometimes referred to as the “mother of all cannabinoids”.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26657″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

What is CBG-A?

Cannabigerol (CBG) or cannabigerolic acid (CBG-A) is a minor cannabinoid that actually plays a major role throughout the cannabis plant. In fact, CBG-A is the chemical catalyst for both of the popular cannabinoids – THC and CBD! When heat is applied to CBG-A through the process of decarboxylation, it changes the structure of the cannabinoid, resulting in the neutral form of CBG (as well as THC, CBD, CBC), which then become “active” compounds. The genetics of the strain itself are what determines the conversion to either THC or CBD.
CBG-A is known as the “mother of all cannabinoids” due to this phenomenon and is often converted into another form before ingestion even takes place. This is why it may be minor in regard to concentration levels when smoked, but is still a vitally important cannabinoid.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”top”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Benefits of CBG-A

Beyond its incredible affect on cannabinoids, CBG on its own is a non-intoxicating and non-psychoactive component with various medical qualities.
According to a 2009 study, it was proven that CBG can lower intraocular eye pressure, making it a potent treatment for individuals suffering from glaucoma.
Another study, published in 2011, found several other benefits for CBG including antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties as well as antidepressant potential. This study also concluded that CBG can benefit those suffering from anxiety and muscular tension as it helps to inhibit the uptake of GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid), a neurotransmitter. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”26658″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This amazing cannabinoid is also believed to benefit individuals with psoriasis by inhibiting growth of the offending skin cells, as well as promoting appetite, lowering blood pressure and also decreasing inflammation – particularly associated with inflammatory bowel disease.
A more recent 2015 study shows promise for CBG against Huntington’s Disease as it has a unique ability to protect neurons. And – if that isn’t impressive enough – it was also shown to block receptors that cause cancer cell growth in a study the year before.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26661″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Strains High in CBG-A

As CBG-A converts to THC-A and CBD-A and then later THC and CBD, it is hard to find high quantities of this cannabinoid. While hard to find, they are not entirely rare. Here are a couple strains that are found to be high in CBG / CBG-A.
Williams Wonder
William’s Wonder is a well-known legend as it is a rare, 100% pure Indica. This strain has been around since the 1980s offering users great taste and high potency with THC levels of 20-25%. Unique to William’s Wonder, it also has a high CBG potenty of around 30%.
Exodus Cheese
Exodus Cheese is a Sativa-dominant strain that is a cross between Skunk and Cheese. It packs quite a punch with THC levels reaching up to 18%. This strain is quite potent with a skunky, cheesy aroma and flavor.
Destroyer is a rare 100% pure Sativa strain that was created by crossing a Meao Thai with a Mexican x Colombian strain. This strain is a destroyer of stress and bad moods and can help alleviate pain and depression. This strain has lower THC at 10-15%, but is known for having higher concentrations of CBG.
With the interest growing in the benefits of this cannabinoid, we may very well see CBG oils and tinctures on the market soon![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Cannabis Terpenes 101: What is Beta Caryophyllene?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So far we have discussed several different terpenes including Limonene, Cineole and Delta 3 Carene but it doesn’t stop there! In fact, there are hundreds of different kinds of these aromatic components that exist within cannabis plants. The next terpene in our series is Beta Caryophyllene, which is sometimes referred to as the “cancer fighting terpene”. [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26641″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Lesson in Beta Caryophyllene

Beta Caryophyllene is found not only in cannabis, but also in hops, black pepper and even rosemary. This terpene works similar to CBD in that it only targets the CB2 receptors, and therefore does not produce a psychoactive component.

Benefits of Beta Caryophyllene

Often touted as a “cancer fighting terpene”, Beta Caryophyllene is a powerful component that has dozens of amazing benefits! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”top”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

1. May Prevent Cancer

The first, as mentioned, is that Beta Caryophyllene can help inhibit tumor growth when used in conjunction with a high fat diet. It is also believed, if oxidized, that Beta Caryophyllene can not only inhibit growth of cancer cells but also induce self-destruction of those cells.

2. Improves Metabolism and Mitochondrial Function

Mitochondria, as you may remember from High School science, is the powerhouse of the cell – meaning it helps to manage many functions at a cellular level. Beta Caryophyllene has been shown to help improve these functions to produce results including increased longevity, improved metabolism and stress management. This is particularly beneficial to individuals that suffer from anxiety or chronic stress, as proven in 2014 study.

3. Protects Against Neurodegeneration

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”26642″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Another impressive quality of Beta Caryophyllene is its ability to protect against neurodegeneration. One of the ways that this is possible is the potent anti-inflammatory properties of this terpene, which help to reduce neuroinflammation and relieve stress on the cells, therefore reducing oxidative stress, which can break down cell structure. This is particularly beneficial to individuals suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis or age-related illness such as Alzheimer’s. In addition, it can help reduce leaky blood-brain barrier, which can occur after a stroke.

4. Reduces Pain

Reducing pain is a common benefit with many cannabis compounds, such as THC, CBD and other terpenes. Beta Caryophyllene is no different being a potent anti-inflammatory agent itself! This is a great benefit for individuals suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and arthritis or pain from injury.
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Strains High In Beta Caryophyllene

While THC and CBD are responsible for producing several key benefits, and regulating the absorption of cannabinoids into the endocannabinoid system, terpenes also provide many benefits. This helps consumers to choose the most ideal strain depending on what result you are looking for – whether it is pain relief, inflammation reduction or even to help reduce tumor growth.
The benefits of Beta Caryophyllene are vast, and there are a few strains that are known to have a higher amount of this terpene including:
OG Kush
OG Kush is a Sativa-dominant hybrid that produces balanced effects. This strain can be a hard-hitter that combines extreme happiness and euphoria with powerful physical relaxation. As a result, OG Kush is ideal for managing stress and anxiety and is commonly used to treat Alzheimer’s Disease, depression, bipolar disorder and chronic pain.
Bubba Kush
Bubba Kush is pure Indica strain that produces an potent body high that will leave you couch locked. With an earthy and sweet taste and piney scent, this strain will help to wash your stress away. It is praised for being able to alleviate insomnia, depression, stress and/or ADD/ADHD.
A near-even hybrid, Chemdawg delivers on both cerebral and physical fronts. The clear cerebral high helps promote creativity alongside a sleepy body high that battles insomnia and helps to relax tense muscles. This strain has a spicy and piney taste that helps melt anxiety and pain. This strain helps to produce Sour Diesel, which is also high in Beta Caryophyllene.
Rockstar is an Indica-dominant hybrid (not to be confused with Rockstar OG or Rockstar Kush). This is the parent of the Rockstar strains and boasts moderate THC content that can help with improving mood and relaxing the body – without leaving you sedated. This strain is favored for insomnia as well as managing muscle spasms and tremors.
Skywalker OG
Skywalker OG is an 85% Indica-dominant strain that has THC levels that can reach up to 25%. A spicy, herbal scent is combined with a diesel taste in this strain to produce a very heavy high that leaves users relaxed and couch locked with a pleasant euphoria and strong case of the munchies![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Cannabis Terpenes 101: What is Delta 3 Carene?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Another in our cannabis terpenes series is Delta 3 Carene. Unlike THC and CBD, which are cannabinoids that occur in large amounts in the cannabis plant – up to 30% THC in some cases – terpenes are not found in as high quantities. In fact, most cannabis plants have less than 2% terpene content. That makes the influence of terpenes all the more impressive when you consider how much it affects aromas of particular strains, as well as the medical benefits.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26624″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Lesson in Delta 3 Carene

Delta 3 Carene is not exclusive to cannabis. In fact, this terpene can be found in basil, bell peppers, cedar and pine trees and even rosemary. This terpene has a cedaresq aroma, but actually has a taste that resembles lemon.

Benefits of Delta 3 Carene

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Often referred to as the bone-repairing terpene, Delta 3 Carene has some very potent medical qualities. This is largely due to the potent anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by this terpene.
Anecdotal evidence and research shows us that Delta 3 Carene can actually boost bone healing for a quicker recovery. This is largely beneficial for individuals suffering from arthritis, bursitis, fibromyalgia and researchers are hopeful it can benefit individuals battling osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. This can also prove beneficial from anyone recovering from malnutrition.
While extremely impressive, bone healing is not the only benefit presented by Delta 3 Carene. This powerful terpene is also able to:

  • Relieve acute inflammation, such as with arthritis or fibromyalgia
  • Increase bone growth and bone repair, especially in cases of malnutrition or injury
  • Stimulate memory to help improve retention – good news for Alzheimer’s patients!

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Strains High In Delta 3 Carene

Arjan’s Ultra Haze
A Sativa-dominant strain that has won top 3 in the High Times Cannabis Cup on four separate occasions for best Sativa. The effects of this strain are deeply introspective and motivational and can be great for fighting fatigue as well as chronic pain, stress and even appetite loss.
Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze is another award-winning Sativa-dominant strain. This is a Washington original that won in the Medical Sativa category at the 2014 Seattle Cannabis Cup. This strain is a combination of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Hazy and produces a peppy cerebral high with increased energy and creativity.
Skunk #1
This strain boasts a decidedly skunky aroma (hence the name) and moderate THC levels. As an Indica-dominant strain, Skunk #1 is best for evening use. It generates an energetic cerebral high with deep body relaxation.
Super Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze is a Sativa-dominant strain with a smooth and sweet taste that resembles peaches. This strain produces potent effects with a body-oriented buzz that promotes rest and relaxation.
If you are looking for a memory boost, or have an injury you want to heal quickly, Delta 3 Carene is definitely a terpene to try![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

What is CineoleCategoriesCannabis Terpenes Education

Cannabis Terpenes 101: What is Cineole?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cannabis is composed of several amazing compounds, the two most important of which are cannabinoids and terpenes. Most cannabis smokers are familiar with cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, which produce the coveted experience and medical benefits reaped from cannabis. The other important compound are terpenes, which are responsible for giving strains their unique aroma – as well as providing other benefits. [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26596″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Lesson in Cineole

We have previously discussed Limonene, but that is only one of many common terpenes. Another is Cineole, which is also known as Eucalyptol. This is due to cineole being commonly found in the eucalyptus plant. This terpene is responsible for the unique smell of the eucalyptus plant, but also exhibits hints of rosemary and fresh mint.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26601″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Benefits of Cineole

Beyond the stimulating and relaxing scent, cineole has many other benefits. In fact, it is commonly referred to as the “memory-enhancing terpene”. In fact, this terpene is believed to be able to reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease! According to one study, cineol was found to decrease inflammation caused by amyloid beta plaques, which are believed to be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
Cineole also has several other benefits, which include:

  • Powerful anti-inflammatory effects
  • Ability to reduce swelling
  • Can increase the effect of cannabinoids by assisting them with crossing the blood/brain barrier
  • Improves memory and concentration
  • Increases mental and physical energy

Another study done by the Natural Health Research Institute, found a positive correlation was found between cineole levels and the participants cognitive abilities. In addition, cineole was found to be an effective treatment for asthma due to the terpenes potent anti-inflammatory properties. A 2012 study in the Journal of Asthma provides further proof of this by showing how cineole can improve lung function and reduce dyspnea in asthma patients.

Strains High in Cineole

This terpene is bound to improve your smoking experience while assisting with several mental facets. Apart from rosemary and eucalyptus, cineole (eucalyptol) is also commonly found in cannabis. A few strains that have high levels of this particular terpene are:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”top”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Super Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze is a Sativa dominant strain that results in an energetic and long-lasting body high. The effects are ideal for individuals battling high stress levels or those suffering from a lack of appetite or nausea.
Bubba Kush
Bubba Kush is a 100% Indica strain, which produces a potent and relaxing body high that will leave you couch locked. This is a predominantly nighttime strain that is favored for its ability to alleviate insomnia, depression, stress and ADD/ADHD. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”26602″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies is a 40:60 Indica-dominant hybrid. The mix of Sativa and Indica genetics provides the best of both worlds to produce a powerful, happy and euphoric high accompanied by couch-lock body effects and sedation. Ideal for treating anxiety, stress, depression and even appetite disorders, this strain is a great option for many medical patients.
Headband is a 60% Indica-dominant strain named after its famed cerebral effects. This strain delivers a strong blend of creativity and euphoria but can result in spaciness, which may hinder productivity. This strain is a great choice for individuals suffering from chronic pain and anxiety.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Cannabis Terpenes 101: What is Limonene?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cannabis is comprised of many components including cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD), terpenes and flavonoids. Terpenes are produced from the resin glands in cannabis, as well as fruits, flowers and various other plants. These terpenes are what give particular cannabis strains their unique aroma – but, that’s not all they do![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26591″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Lesson in Limonene

Let’s take a look at limonene, which is a fairly popular terpene found in a variety of strains.
As the name suggests, limonene is a terpene with a particularly citrustry aroma. This terpene is common in citrus fruits and fruit rinds, cleaning products and even cosmetics. Limonene is not only responsible for giving particular strains their unique smell, but it has other benefits as well.

Benefits of Limonene

Besides the aromatic citrustry scent produced by this terpene, it has a variety of other benefits as well. The unique terpene benefits are part of what gives each cannabis strain their particular medical properties.
Limonene, in particular, is known for the following effects:

  • Boosts mood
  • Relieves stress
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antifungal properties
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Can help cure cancer, according to a 2015 study shows the effects on breast cancer
  • Potential to help with heartburn and gastric reflux
  • Helps the body assimilate other terpenes and cannabinoids

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Strains High In Limonene

Unlike THC which can occur in amounts of 14% to 25% in cannabis plants, terpenes do not carry the same biomass and are typically found in trace amounts of under 2%. These levels can vary from harvest-to-harvest depending on various environmental and growth factors, same as with THC.
While not found in large amounts, limonene is concentrated enough to give the following strains their particular citrusy aroma, as well as playing a role in the effects.
Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze is a Sativa-dominant strain that produces a heady and uplifted cerebral high, resulting in creativity, energy and euphoria. The effects from this strain make it an excellent tool for battling depression, fatigue, anxiety, chronic pain and even nausea.
Durban Poison
Durban Poison is a pure Sativa strain that has a potent and happy head high perfect running daytime errands or if you need a creative boost. As a result, this strain is effective for managing depression, anxiety, chronic pain and even nausea.
Jack Herer
Jack Herer is another Sativa strain that produces distinctive cerebral effects. Jack Herer is ideal for errands and daytime activities and can make the user feel happy, bubbly and euphoric while also spurring energy and creativity. This strain is most effective for managing bipolar disorder, anxiety, migraines, PTSD and ADHD.
Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel is a 90% Sativa-dominant strain that produces an invigorating cerebral high. The effects are very potent, making this an ideal wake-and-bake flower. Sour Diesel is sure to spark creativity, provide energy and boost mood, giving you your best day! As a result, this strain is excellent at relieving anxiety, depression and fatigue.
OG Kush
OG Kush is a near perfect hybrid with a 55:45 Sativa/Indica ratio. This strain produces an intense cerebral euphoria before melting you into your sofa. The Sativa effects are ideal for managing depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety while the body effects are great for relieving pain.
If you are looking for a boost in mood or relief from stress, heartburn or even cancer, try a strain high in limonene and start getting relief today![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]