Minnesotans are seeing green, and the new law legalizing pot has made an immediate impact on the accessibility and popularity of beverages with THC, the key ingredient from hemp and cannabis that gets someone high.
The earliest Egyptian references to the healing properties of the plant are found in the fragments of an almost 4000 year old scroll of medical instructions, known to scholars as the Papyrus Ramesseum III.
1300 years ago, the seafaring raiders, traders and explorers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden collectively known as Vikings began to sweep across Europe, the Mediterranean, North America and even the Middle East. This period of furious activity is known as “the Viking age”.
We never use synthetic alternatives like chemically-modified Delta-8-THC. Accept no substitutes for nature!
Did you know that while the cannabis plant can potentially produce over a hundred different cannabinoids, there is one that is more powerful– and controversial– than all the rest: Delta-9-THC, or just THC for short.
THC is the primary psychoactive compound that the plant produces. It is not yet known how the cannabis plant managed to so perfectly mimic and exploit our internal chemistry. Some researchers refer to the synergy between humans and THC as a “happy accident” (with an emphasis on “happy”).
In fact, one of these places where cannabinoids can be found is in a whole different form of life from humans and plants– a fungus, and in this case the black truffle.
Did you know the effects from consuming cannabis are not only caused by cannabinoids like CBD and THC, but also from the aromatic compounds it produces?
These compounds are generally known as terpenes, and they are found throughout the plant kingdom.
Did you know… that cannabis may be the oldest of all human-cultivated plants not intended primarily for food?
This idea was first put forward by Dr. Richard Evans Schultes, who called the plant, “one of [humanity’s] oldest domesticates, dating back back nearly to the beginning of agriculture.”
Imagine humanity’s first conscious encounter with the cannabis plant — the first sentient human mind to ponder its verdant foliage and pungent flowers. This unique plant must have left quite an impression on our inquisitive ancestors. And that first interaction between humans and the cannabis plant very likely ended with our ancient ancestor eating it…
The phenomena of 420 is proof that small things can grow into mighty mythologies and become something more than what it was originally. April 20th is now recognized and celebrated nationwide, if not internationally, by cannabis consumers as well as canna-businesses.
Did you know that archeologists in China have found ancient cannabis flowers that are up to 2700 years old?
Over a decade ago, archeologists working in China’s Gobi Desert discovered a grouping of tombs– thousands of them– dating back more than 3000 years. Among the many incredible discoveries in these graves was one containing the remains of a 45-year-old male buried 2700 years ago with an impressively large cache of cannabis– nearly two pounds!
There is perhaps no cannabinoid more misunderstood than cannabinol, or CBN as it is better known. Once thought to be the primary source of the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana, CBN has an ancient tie to cannabis’ first concentrate, hashish, and is now being explored and isolated to provide relief for conditions like insomnia.
WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-toxic and non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential.
While CBD will not get the user high or intoxicated like THC does, CBD is still causing quite a "buzz" among science and health professionals.
CBD's effects are highly personal and there is no single product that is right for everyone. The best way to optimize your use of CBD is finding the proper method of consumption and dosage that works best for you through self experimentation.