Trichomes Macro [Photo]

trichomes macro

Trichomes Macro

A closeup of some sticky icky trichomes on a bud.

Marijuana Chemistry

Marijuana Horticulture

Marijuana Chemistry Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor / Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible

by Jorge Cervantes

Cannabis is the only plant that produces chemicals called cannabinoids. However, with gene splicing and genetic engineering, it is only a matter of time until cannabinoids are added to other plants. Cannbinoids are ingredients […]

Pot Slows Cancer in Test Tube

Medical Marijuana

Pot Slows Cancer in Test Tube

by Daniel J. DeNoon, WebMD Health News

THC and another marijuana-derived compound slow the spread of cervical and lung cancers, test-tube studies suggest.

The new findings add to the fast-growing number of animal and cell-culture studies showing different anticancer effects for cannabinoids, […]

Cannabinoids occur naturally in human breast milk

Cannabinoids, like those found in marijuana, occur naturally in human breast milk

by Jonathan Benson, Natural News

Woven into the fabric of the human body is an intricate system of proteins known as cannabinoid receptors that are specifically designed to process cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one […]

Advanced Refinement Techniques

Cannabis Alchemy

Advanced Refinement Techniques Cannabis Alchemy

by D.Gold

The translucent amber oil produced by charcoal filtering the ether phase of the extraction and isomerizing the cannabidiol present to THC contains, in most cases, between thirty and sixty per cent THC. Utilizing rather complex and exacting techniques of modern chemistry, […]

THC Acetate

Cannabis Alchemy

THC Acetate Cannabis Alchemy

by D.Gold

THC acetate has twice the potency of THC. On the Adams scale THC 7.3, while its acetate = 14.6. Furthermore, there is a 25% increase in weight after adding the acetate structure. The effect of the acetate is more spiritual and psychedelic […]

Isomerization

Cannabis Alchemy

Isomerization Cannabis Alchemy

by D.Gold

The oil produced by alcohol extraction and purification with petroleum ether contains tetrahydrocannabinol, two other compounds closely related to THC but nonpsychoactive (cannabidiol and cannabinol), and several other compounds which contribute the taste and smell of the oil. The quality and quantity […]

Israel embraces the miracle of marijuana

Israel embraces the miracle of marijuana

by Noga Tarnopolsky

It may come as a surprise that the THC — the active element in cannabis — that has been used for investigations by the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC, was imported from Israel at a […]

Cannabinoids Explained

Cannabinoids Explained

THC

Delta-9-tatrahydrocannabinol & delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol – THC mimics the action of anandamide, a neurotrasmitter naturally produced in the body, which binds with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain to produce the “high” associated with marijuana.

THCV

Tetrahydrocannabivarin – prevalent in certain South African and Southeast Asian strains of cannabis. Although THCV may […]

Cannabidiol, a Cannabis sativa constituent, as an antipsychotic drug

Medical Marijuana

Cannabidiol, a Cannabis sativa constituent, as an antipsychotic drug

Introduction

The use Cannabis sativa (cannabis) extracts as medicine was described in China and India (1) before the birth of Christ. The therapeutic use of cannabis was introduced in Western medicine in the first half of the 19th century and reached its climax in the […]

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