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8 top tips on how to select a cannabis mother plant

8 top tips on how to select a cannabis mother plant

  1. When you grow cannabis regularly, you can sometimes come across a specific plant that showcases exceptional features.
  2. Aroma, flavor, effect, productivity, endurance, or physical appearance: all these characteristics amongst others, either alone or combined, can sometimes make a specific specimen worthy of preservation.
  3. In any case, all reasons are valid to want to preserve a mother plant. In order to help you with this process, we’ve come up with a list of selection criteria so that you can keep your favorite plant in the best condition for as long as possible.

Growing cannabis from seeds is a really interesting and fascinating adventure as it allows you to discover individuals of the same lineage with slightly different characteristics.

This is a unique process that will turn out to be even more fascinating if you grow from cuttings rather than seeds. With this method, you can come across plants that display unique features, which is always a thrilling experience even for expert growers.

This is greatly due to the artistic dimension associated with the exceptional, that from time to time surprises us with the exclusive characteristics of an individual plant. And it’s only natural for any grower to want to keep and preserve the qualitative traits of a unique specimen. However, those remarkable traits can sometimes be deceiving… In order to avoid any nasty surprises, best to follow our guidelines!

 

Criteria to consider for the right selection of a cannabis mother plant

Selection criteria are subjective as they depend on personal tastes and expectations, or can respond to a specific professional objective. However, there are certain general points worth mentioning:

1) Germinative vigor of cannabis seeds:

The germinative vigor of the seeds is the first indicator of a plant’s energy and global potential. Sometimes it depends on the genetics of the seed and can be a distinctive trait of the lineage that the plant belongs to. Nowadays most hybrids on the market are rather complex poly hybrids created by breeders in search of strains with one or several specific characteristics.

In genetics, we always talk about statistics because nothing’s absolutely certain when you’re dealing with living beings. This is why different individuals from the same genetic family can exhibit differences, which can complicate the selection process when trying to identify a specimen with optimum overall features.

Unfortunately, perfection doesn’t often exist, but in general terms, good germinative vigor is a great indicator of a seed’s potential, although, yet again, everything depends on the specific cannabis strain that you’re dealing with.

2) Development of the radicular mass:

The energy and growth speed of the root system are also factors to take into account when selecting a mother plant. As already explained in a previous article, the roots constitute the digestive system of plants, and, together with a strong immune system, promote quick and robust structural development.

Plants that showcase quick and vigorous development of their radicular mass often benefit from a greater clone propagation capacity. The cannabis plant’s radicular system shows great potential at a global level, and the specimens with vigorous roots work really well with this technique.

3) Development of the vegetative structure:

Attention must be paid to the strength and homogeneity of the plant during the development of the different components of its vegetative structure: main cola, nodes (internodal spacing), and secondary branching.

This way you’ll be able to define the speed of growth during the vegetative phase as well as which growing techniques to choose in order to obtain a specific result. In addition, it’ll provide you with an approximate idea of the plant’s flower production capacity (i.e. its yielding potential), and you’ll be able to roughly calculate the duration of its full growth cycle.

4) Development of the foliar mass:

You need to keep a close eye on this part of the plant at all times. You must lookout for the homogenous formation of the petiole, the global shape and color expression of the leaves, and their nervation distribution. Regardless of whether the strain is Sativa, indica or ruderalis, it’s always preferable that the leaves have similar size and shape, and don’t look wrinkly or deformed.

5) Resistance against fungi and insects

This is another important point to keep in mind as a weak immune system can lead to serious problems during either of the two main phases of development (vegetative and flowering), making the specimen less interesting for future projects. This characteristic directly depends on the heritage and genetic combination of one or more genetic lines.

6) Hermaphroditism:

This is a delicate subject that raises many questions amongst growers and breeders alike, who are fully aware of the fact that this phenomenon is really hard to control.

Contrary to what one might think, hermaphroditism is not necessarily an indicator of a breeding project gone wrong. The reasons why this occurs are often due to other factors such as the dominance or recessiveness of the male genes inherited from the genetic line in question, which is transmitted in different proportions during the creation of new strains.

Since most quality cannabis seeds currently on the market are F1 poly hybrids, this often results in the creation of risky and unstable crosses that open the door to millions of genetic combinations. This is a fascinating subject that allows you to discover very different and unique specimens within the same genetic line. The negative side to this story is that these variations can lead to the creation of plants that produce male flowers to a greater or lesser extent.

In order to identify their response to stress and to isolate the occurrence of hermaphroditism as much as possible, our strains are subjected to thorough testing and intergenerational selection. Nonetheless, this issue cannot be completely controlled as we’ve already mentioned the uncertainty inherent to working with living beings.

However, hermaphroditism is only a temporary issue. This is why, as the first course of action, we recommend the removal of the male flowers that may appear during the blooming phase.

Fortunately, this is a phenomenon that occurs infrequently; but if this problem persists and becomes difficult to manage, it is best to isolate the plant and eventually dispose of it should things not evolve in a positive way. If instead, you decide to keep it, you need to realize that hermaphroditism will persist indefinitely.

7) Flower development:

The things you need to keep an eye on during the flowering phase of your cannabis plants include the growth speed of the buds and how they form. These should ideally have a homogeneous structure and a good flower/leaf ratio, and should produce a significant amount of resin trichomes.

It is also important to identify the moment in which the blooming will take place in order to ensure appropriate nutrition and thus improve the yielding capacity of your cannabis plant and overall quality of its flowers.

8) Analysis after harvest (smoke report):

The key moment of the whole process arrives after the plant has been harvested and dried. This consists of analysing its flower quality as objectively as possible.

Aside from its bag appeal, its aroma, taste, effect, and final yield, now is the time to judge whether this individual that you’ve been nurturing through the full growth cycle is worth preserving.

It’s in this phase that you’ll have all the tools you need to form an opinion with complete certainty, sometimes with pleasant surprises and others with huge disappointments!

Conclusion:

If you spot major deficiencies in any of the 8 points mentioned above (for instance if the selected plant has problems rooting; if it grows slowly or has a fragile structure, perhaps with malformations; or if it gets easily attacked by plagues or diseases), then the best move will probably be getting rid of the plant.

However, if its aroma, flavor, or effect are particularly outstanding, then the plant might be worth keeping. As we mentioned at the beginning, this is a subjective choice that responds to personal selection criteria. Therefore everything is possible! Choose according to your personal preferences and you definitely won’t be disappointed.


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Medical uses of cannabis and THC

Medical uses of cannabis and THC

 

There is a lot of difference in the knowledge of the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids in different pathologies. While for nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, anorexia and cachexia in HIV / AIDS, chronic, especially the pain of neurological origin, spasticity in multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries there is great evidence of its benefit as a medicine, for many other indications such as epilepsy, pruritus, and depression less data is available. In any case, the scientific evidence for a given indication does not necessarily reflect the current therapeutic potential for a given disease.

Suggested by the good results obtained in anecdotal experiences in patients using the products of the “raw” cannabis plant, clinical studies have been carried out with isolated cannabinoids, with preparations from the same plant (smoked cannabis, cannabis extract). The antiemetic, appetite-stimulating, relaxing, analgesic effect, and as a treatment for Tourette Syndrome has been discovered in this way.

Accidental observations have shown other therapeutic effects as well. This occurred in a study with Alzheimer’s patients in which the first objective was to evaluate the appetite-stimulating effect of THC, not only was there an increase in it and weight gain, but also an improvement in the behavior of those studied. The discovery of the decrease in intraocular pressure by the administration of THC in the early 1970s was also accidental. Other indications of interest that have not yet been scientifically investigated, but frequent in routine clinical practice, could have benefited with treatment with cannabis or cannabinoids. For this reason, surveys have been conducted asking those who use cannabis for therapeutic purposes,

 

Nausea and vomiting

Treatment for the side effects associated with anti-neoplastic therapy has been one of the most documented therapeutic indications, with around 40 studies (with THC, nabilone, other THC analogues, cannabis) and most of the studies were carried out in the 80s. THC administered in isolation requires relatively high doses, so side effects are comparatively more frequent. In one study, THC was less effective than high doses of metoclopramide. There are no evaluations that compare THC with modern serotonergic antagonists. Recent research has shown that at low doses THC improves the efficacy of other antiemetic drugs when taken together.

 

Anorexia and cachexia

The stimulation of appetite as an effect of THC has been observed when a total dose of 5 mg has been administered in fractional form. up to date. When necessary, the daily dose can be increased to 20 mg. In a long-term study with 94 AIDS patients, the appetite-stimulating effect of THC continued for several months, confirming the benefits obtained in a short 6-week study. THC increased appetite twice on a visual analog scale compared to placebo, and patients tended to maintain body weight after seven months. Satisfactory data on weight gain have also been obtained in a study of 15 Alzheimer’s patients who had refused to eat.

 

Spasticity

In many clinical trials with THC, nabilone and cannabis, a beneficial effect was observed in terms of spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries, as well as an improvement in pain, paresthesia, tremors, and ataxia, and in the Folk medicine, there are references of improvement of toilet training. There is also some anecdotal evidence of the benefit of cannabis in spasticity caused by brain injuries.

Movement diseases

There are some anecdotal reports about the therapeutic benefit of cannabis in Tourette’s syndrome, dystonia, and tardive dyskinesia. Use in Tourette’s syndrome is currently being investigated in clinical studies and while many patients show only minimal improvement, some achieve significant response or full control of symptoms. In some patients with multiple sclerosis, the benefit has been observed in reducing ataxia and tremors after THC administration. Despite having published anecdotal cases of improvement in parkinsonism and Huntington’s disease, these data have not been able to be objectified. However,

 

Pain

Large clinical studies have proven the analgesic properties of cannabis derivatives. Possible indications include the neurological pain of multiple sclerosis, originating after causing damage to the brachial plexus, in HIV infection, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, headache, dysmenorrhea, chronic intestinal inflammation, and neuralgia.

 

Glaucoma

In 1971, during a methodological investigation of the health effects in cannabis users, it was observed that cannabis reduces intraocular pressure. In the following 12 years, a large number of studies were carried out with cannabis and different natural and synthetic cannabinoids on the effects in the human body as well as in glaucoma patients, observing that cannabis lowers intraocular pressure in a range of 25- 30%, occasionally reaching 50%. Some non-psychoactive cannabinoids, and to a lesser extent, some non-cannabinoid constituents of the hemp plant also lower intraocular pressure.

 

Epilepsy

The use in epilepsy is also another of the classic therapeutic indications of cannabis, animal experiments have shown the antiepileptic effect of some cannabinoids, and the anticonvulsant activity of phenytoin and diazepam are enhanced with THC. According to a few cases collected throughout the 20th century, through the use of cannabis, some epileptics have been able to fully control their symptoms. Cannabis can occasionally precipitate seizures.

 

Asthma

Experiments on the anti-asthmatic effects of THC or cannabis mainly date back to the seventies and are all rigorous studies. The effects of a cannabis cigarette (2% THC) or oral THC (15 mg) respectively, correspond approximately to the benefit obtained with the therapeutic dose of a usual bronchodilator (salbutamol, isoprenaline). Since inhalation of cannabis products can irritate the mucosal surface, other alternatives for systemic administration should be developed alongside the oral route. Some patients experienced bronchoconstriction after inhalation of THC.

 

Dependence and withdrawal syndrome

According to cases recorded throughout history and in recent documents, cannabis is a good remedy to combat the withdrawal syndrome caused by dependence on benzodiazepines, opiates, and alcohol. For this reason, some have referred to it as the exit door for drugs. In this sense, and according to the benefits observed, they can be useful both in reducing physical symptoms and the stress that occurs after abandoning the drug of abuse.

 

Psychiatric symptoms

An improvement in mood in reactive depression has been observed in some studies with THC and there are also reports of benefit with cannabinoids in other symptoms and mental illnesses, such as sleep disorders, anxiety, bipolar illness, and dysthymia. Different authors have expressed different points of view regarding psychiatric syndromes and cannabis, while some emphasize the problem caused by cannabis, others promote their therapeutic possibilities. Quite possibly cannabis products can be beneficial or dangerous, depending on the particular case. Both the physician and the patient should be alerted and prepared for a candid recognition of both possibilities.

 

Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases

In a number of painful syndromes secondary to inflammatory processes (for example ulcerative colitis and arthritis), cannabis products can act not only as analgesics but also with a proven anti-inflammatory effect. For example, some patients who use cannabis report needing fewer steroids and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In addition, there are some recorded cases of benefit in patients with various allergic disorders who have self-medicated with cannabis. The mechanism by which cannabis products benefit certain autoimmune diseases is not yet clear.

 

Miscellaneous, mixed syndromes

There are collected a series of cases of good results obtained in medical situations that are difficult to classify, such as pruritus, hiccups, attention deficit syndrome, arterial hypertension, tinnitus, chronic fatigue syndrome, restless legs syndrome, among other. Hundreds of possible indications for cannabis and THC have been described by different authors. For example, 2.5 to 5 mg of THC were effective in three patients with pruritus secondary to liver disease. Another example is that of the satisfactory results in the treatment of a case of chronic hiccups secondary to surgical intervention. No medicine was effective for him, but after smoking a cannabis cigarette his symptoms disappeared completely.

Cannabis products often show very good results in diseases with multiple symptoms that fall within the therapeutic spectrum of THC, for example, in painful situations of inflammatory origin (such as arthritis), or that accompany muscle spasms (as in menstrual spasms or in spinal cord injuries) or in diseases in which nausea and anorexia coincide with pain, anxiety, and depression (for example in AIDS, cancer, hepatitis C).


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What about cannabidiol (CBD) oil?

Cannabidiol. The cannabis-derived product is incredibly popular, but what are the risks and benefits for people with bleeding disorders?

Last October, a New York Times headline posed a question that many people across the country have had on their minds: “ Why is CBD everywhere? ”CBD oil, scientifically known as cannabidiol oil, has been marketed on a large scale as a cure-all for everything from inflammation and chronic pain to anxiety and insomnia. For people with bleeding disorders, CBD oil appears to be appealing. But what exactly is it and how much evidence is there that it actually works?

 

What is CBD oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the various chemical components called cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Another cannabinoid is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the component in marijuana that gets people high.

 

How is CBD oil made?

CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and is added to oils, creams and balms, vaping liquids, pills, and even sweets like mints and gummies.

 

How does CBD oil make you feel?

Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t get you “high.” Some report that the effects of CBD include both physical and mental relaxation, reduced pain and inflammation, and improved focus. However, some users indicate that they feel nothing.

 

What is the evidence that it works?

Little research has been done on the health effects of CBD. However, more studies are underway, and health agencies like the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization agree that more research is needed. In the US, only one prescription drug has been approved that contains CBD as its active ingredient: Epidiolex, which reduces seizures in people with two rare forms of epilepsy.

 

Is CBD Safe?

Some studies indicate that CBD, and other cannabinoids, may have a blood-thinning effect by suppressing platelet production from the blood, which is an obvious concern for anyone with a bleeding disorder. Another issue is how CBD interacts with other medications, which is uncertain and needs further study.

More generally, overall safety is unclear when it comes to CBD oil. The production of CBD oil products is not regulated, so it can be difficult to know exactly what you are getting. The US Food and Drug Administration tested several brands of CBD oil and stated that “many have been found not to contain the levels of CBD they claim”. Other research has found that some CBD products contain levels of THC that can cause poisoning. In a comprehensive report on CBD oil, Consumer Reports magazine(Consumer Reports) states that it may be safer to buy CBD in states where the medical and recreational use of cannabis is legal, as regulations are likely to be stricter in these places. Another tip is to look for CBD from producers who publish the results of third-party testing of their products.

 

Is CBD legal?

In most states, CBD is legal as long as it is extracted from the hemp variety of the cannabis plant and does not contain THC (the 2018 federal farm law legalized the cultivation of hemp). You can review the laws in your state on the website of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

 

Conclusion

CBD can help relieve pain, anxiety, and insomnia, but it may not. If you are interested in using it, be sure to check with your healthcare team first so they can advise you on how to use it and monitor its effects.


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Cannabinoids And Cell Fate In The Brain

Cannabinoids And Cell Fate In The Brain

 

Decisions on cell fate are key to the proper maintenance of the cell environment as well as to the survival of tissues and organisms. The endocannabinoid system is an important regulator in determining the fate of brain cells under normal and pathological conditions.

During embryonic development, the rest of the different cells that form an organism are formed from a single cell (the zygote). A stem cell gives rise to two daughter cells that undergo different processes that include migration to the area of ​​the body where they are needed, proliferation or differentiation in a characteristic way (neurons, red blood cells, skin cells …) to reach your cell destination where it will develop its specific functions. Other cells, on the other hand, will not be necessary and will suffer a controlled death. This also occurs during the development of the individual and during the regeneration of tissues. To maintain the proper functioning of cells and tissues, this process has to be strongly regulated, otherwise, it can lead to uncontrolled cell growth, which is what occurs in cancer, or death unwanted cells, as occurs in some diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

Among the factors that regulate cell fate are some endogenous factors such as cellular microenvironment, epigenetic factors, or remote or external signals. Among these factors are the signaling pathways associated with the endocannabinoid system, especially relevant in the development of the nervous system and in the adult brain, where they can promote the survival of the different “non-transformed” brain cells (neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ..) or they may have a pro- or anti-tumor effect on cancer cells (“transformed”). Buy Cannabis Online.

 

Effect of cannabinoids on brain development

The endocannabinoid system is already present in the early stages of embryonic development. In them, the cannabinoid receptor CB1 plays a fundamental role in regulating the normal growth of the embryo. On the other hand, the CB2 receptor appears to be responsible for controlling the population of stem cells, which are undifferentiated cells with the ability to self-renew and with the potential to become different cell types.

In recent years, more and more evidence has been gathered of the role that the endocannabinoid system plays in the development of the immature brain. The stem cells of the brain (called neural progenitors) are capable of producing the two main endocannabinoids, anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG). The CB1 receptor is expressed from the early stages of embryonic development. The levels of this receptor are low and increase during neuronal differentiation. In contrast, the CB2 receptor, which is normally absent in neurons, is present in neural progenitors. Both receptors play a role in regulating the cell fate of these neuronal progenitors. Activation of both CB1 and CB2 promotes proliferation and increases the number of available neural progenitors. Furthermore, the CB1 receptor regulates the differentiation of these progenitors in both neurons and glial cells (astrocytes and oligodendrocytes) depending on the cellular environment.

In the adult brain, there is also the formation of new neurons (neurogenesis) in certain areas called neurogenic niches. This is important in the case of brain injuries, in which this neurogenesis is activated and the new neurons integrate into the affected areas. A malfunction of this process, however, can lead to poor connections between neurons that can cause epilepsy. Thus, regulation of the endocannabinoid system could have therapeutic utility in adult neurogenesis after brain damage. Furthermore, neurogenesis in the hippocampus, an area of ​​the brain related to memory, has been shown to play an important role in emotional states, and stimulation of neurogenesis may be useful in the treatment of depression.

 

Effect of cannabinoids on neuroprotection

As mentioned above, neurons that die could be replaced by new neurons, although how to act on this mechanism is still far from our understanding. That is why to ensure the proper functioning of the brain it is very important to protect the original neurons. The endocannabinoid system has demonstrated both in vivo and in vitro its neuroprotective potential in non-transformed cells, to the point of having been considered by some researchers as a defense system of the brain against inflammatory, excitotoxic, infectious, traumatic or oxidative damage. This response of the endocannabinoid system can be mimicked by administering compounds that interact with said system, with beneficial results.

Although this neuroprotective potential has long been known, recently new mechanisms have been described by which the endocannabinoid system can protect brain cells. For example, it has been shown that endogenous cannabinoids can protect neurons against ischemic damage by activating the CB1 receptor in the astroglia. The presence of cannabinoid receptors has also been detected in intracellular compartments, such as mitochondria, which offers a new therapeutic target against mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress, which would be relevant in different neurological pathologies such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, lateral sclerosis amyotrophic, stroke, and neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

Finally, it has recently been seen that the endocannabinoid system can stimulate autophagy in both transformed and non-transformed cells, which can have different effects on each type of cell. Autophagy (which means “eating oneself”) is a process whereby double-membrane structures enclose part of the interior of the cell and direct it to degradation. It is an evolutionarily conserved process that plays an important role in the maintenance of homeostasis, the correct functioning of the cell. Autophagy works when the cell does not receive enough nutrients when there are infections by pathogens, and removing old proteins, protein aggregates, and damaged organelles. Failures in autophagy have been associated with numerous diseases.

 

Effect of cannabinoids on the cellular fate of tumor cells

The effect of cannabinoids on the fate of tumor cells can be debated in the scientific community, as it has been established that the activation of the cannabinoid system can have an anti-cancer effect as well as effects on the development and progression of tumors.

There are many ways in which cannabinoids can cause tumor cell death. The most numerous are those that cause programmed cell death, known as apoptosis, which can be caused, among other mechanisms, by the activation of the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and / or CB2, by the activation of the vanilloid receptor TRPV1, by the activation of the receptors. PPAR γ, by the activation of the GPR55 receptor (considered by some to be the “CB3 receptor”) and even by receptor-independent mechanisms. Cannabinoids can also cause the activation of autophagy in tumor cells but, unlike what happened in non-transformed cells, where this activation was neuroprotective, in cancer cells it causes their death.

On the other hand, there are authors who have seen that there is an increase in the levels of endocannabinoids and their receptors that is associated with greater tumor aggressiveness. The CB2 receptor has also been described as a proto-oncogene, with a role in the development of different tumors and whose inactivation has an inhibitory effect on tumor growth.

 

Conclusion

Endocannabinoid-mediated signaling controls the proliferation, differentiation, and death of brain cells, which has important consequences for neural development and for brain repair. Maintaining the plasticity and function of brain cells mediated by the endocannabinoid system provides the opportunity to employ endogenous stem cell-based neuro repair strategies, and the various mechanisms by which cannabinoids provide neuroprotection make them very interesting tools for their potential application in various neurodegenerative diseases. On the other hand, the effect of the endocannabinoid system on cell death makes it a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of different brain tumors.


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What is autoflowering marijuana?

Everything You Need to Know About Autoflowering Marijuana

Within each esoteric area of interest, there will always be a lot of unique terminology and language that the habitual ones will understand, but the newcomers will remain to scratch their heads in confusion.
This concept is known as “you can’t,” and refers to all those essential words that industry professionals understand and expect, however, outsiders are forced to wonder what the hell they are talking about.

An example of this terminology in the world of marijuana is the concept of “self-flowering.” Despite sounding like something agricultural and vaguely delicious, it is an entirely unknown phrase outside the realm of marijuana concentrate.
Let’s take a look at what autogeneration marijuana is and investigate what we can expect when our marijuana begins to auto-flowering, and how we can avoid it.

 

What is Auto Budding, and what are marijuana concentrates?

Auto-budding is one of those strange terms that seem to belong to any industry or profession; Could you refer to a type of cuisine or something related to cows? If only the world of marijuana could be a little clearer.
Autoflowering refers to the process of manufacturing marijuana concentrates, in which the mixture, usually in the process of becoming a powder or taffy, is kept at a too high temperature and accidentally combined to become an infusion.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t help the complete rookie: break? Candy? What are all these things?

A marijuana concentrate is essentially a marijuana extract that has been refined to its core, leaving only the highest concentration of THC and other imaginable cannabinoids.
Compared to the regular marijuana bud, which is plagued with plant matter, leaves and other unwanted organic material, marijuana concentrates are nothing more than the purest cannabinoids that are reduced until there is nothing left but exactly what you want to drink.

As marijuana concentrates are such a refined product, with very little actually inside them, they can adopt different viscosities, textures, and shapes depending on the outside temperature and the way they are made.
In the same way that you can manipulate egg whites in different textures and uses depending on the amount of work and beaten in the air, marijuana concentrates take various forms depending on how they are made.

These different forms have their names. Breaking is probably the most common type of marijuana concentrate that rookies will have heard about. As the name implies, the break has an extremely fragile texture, in addition to having a slightly sticky consistency once you have managed to break it into pieces. Due to its longer cellular structure and its ability to stretch and stretch, as well as to break, it tends to look a slightly amber color.
The different names of marijuana concentrate denote different steps throughout the manufacturing process of the final product: it can range from a brittle texture like a crystal, like a break, to a substance that almost resembles fudge with crumbs.

However, there is an intermediate step, friend, which tends to form on its own if you are not careful, and this is what marijuana users refer to when they mention autoflowering when a marijuana concentrate forms a friend. it’s own.
But why does this happen and how are you supposed to prevent it from happening if you don’t want it?

Why Autoflowering Marijuana?

When you try to do something, sometimes there is a tendency for something to happen entirely out of your control that changes its composition, resulting in a completely different product.
For example, if I took thick cream and stirred it for a long time, instead of a light and luxurious cream, I would have butter and buttermilk. If you leave the whey out, you can develop your flavors and acidic bacteria, so much so that you can process it in yogurt.

While this is excellent when you plan to do it, it can also happen accidentally: if you took a jar of thick cream on a bike ride, you might discover that you had inadvertently made butter when you didn’t want to.
This is essentially what happens when marijuana manages automatically.
Budder is essentially the next step in the process of concentrating marijuana to make it more malleable and occurs when the breakage of the pot (or taffy) is continuously stirred while gently warming.
It is effortless to make yourself, and you need to stir it gently while it forms, all while keeping it on low heat.
However, what happens if you don’t want budder? What if you were looking to destroy?

If you store your fragmentation incorrectly, especially in environments with a higher than average moisture content and a higher temperature, then your fragmentation can be accidentally combined into an outbreak in a process known as automatic sprouting. This can also happen if the breakage of marijuana was too high in wax, which is something that can be filtered by preparing for winter, an industrial process by which the marijuana concentrate is frozen and then thawed, which allows Different substances inside the concentrate are filtered at different temperatures.

You can leave your perfectly formed fragment in an incorrectly sealed jar, return to it in a week and discover that what was once a pile of pieces of marijuana in the form of stacked fragments is now thick and lumpy and became a budder.
However, all is not lost; Budder is incredibly useful and desirable in his own right. So how do you use Budder? In fact, how do you use marijuana concentrates?

 

How is Budder used? What is Dabbing?

When he first takes his friend out of his container, he may think that he has somehow spoiled it completely: he wanted a beautiful concentrate of marijuana, but instead he is left with this thick and lumpy confusion disorder.
Seen quickly, the budder looks like a small lump of slightly damp butter; leftovers from someone’s warm toast the previous morning. However, Budder has a significant benefit over other forms of marijuana concentrate: it can spread it.

Its resemblance to butter is the apparent reason why a young, intelligent marijuana scientist first coined the term “friend,” why not use it as such? You can spread your friend about food and eat it as it is; You probably won’t enjoy the significantly overwhelming taste, but you can still experience the deeply remarkable intensity of the highly concentrated THC.
However, the budder can also be used in the same way that all marijuana concentrates are enjoyed, through rubbing. But what is dabbing? It’s not that horrible dance that teenagers have been doing since Fortnite.
Dabbing is the practice of instantly burning a marijuana concentrate using a water pipe, to convert it into marijuana vapor that can be easily inhaled.

A water pipe is quite similar to a normal water bong, but instead of burning the marijuana bud in the bong bowl, instead, touch the wipe with a heated dish that melts the nozzle instantly, melting into a Pure steam loaded with THC which is then introduced into the water inside the water pipe, cooled and then inhaled through the breathing apparatus, either a normal tube or a hookah pipe.
Although wax and marijuana break is generally used when cleaning, you can also use marijuana budder with the same ease.
The only thing you should keep in mind is that, since the Budder is much more sticky and easy to spread, you may find that it tends to adhere to any implement you were using to place the Budder on your heating plate.

Final thoughts on Autoflowering Marijuana

Among many people who make their marijuana concentrates, the words “self-flowering” are likely to inspire fear and irritation; Most of the time if your marijuana concentrate has formed, it means that you have done something wrong and your product is ruined.
However, as long as you keep an open mind about what kind of marijuana product you eventually want to use for your enjoyment, budder is not the end of the world.
It is still versatile, usable, and delicious once you get used to its intensity, it also has the same THC composition!

For those who have no idea of ​​anything in the surprisingly complicated and deep world of marijuana, at least now they can say with certainty that they know what auto-flowering is. When your cannabis expert friends start moaning for their self-flowering mistake, you can now shake your head reliably, sigh sympathetically and exclaim “I know what you’re going through,” and don’t let it be a lie.
However, try Budder: you may like it much more than any other type of marijuana concentrate.


6 Ways To Grow Your Cannabis Business With Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing isn’t often the first priority for cannabis-related businesses, but it does play a key role in the success of the. 

Most dispensaries are not aware of the massive online market for their business, sitting right in front of them! They might not know that online forums have fostered huge, well-organized communities of cannabis enthusiasts who are your dispensary’s prospective customers. Why not leverage digital marketing to reach out to these people?! 

Growth Dispensary Marketing, a cannabis digital marketing agency from Chicago Illinois breaks down these 6 simple, yet effective ways to grow your Cannabis Business with Digital Marketing. 

Facebook 

Facebook is ideally a great place to market your cannabis business. It has a massive number of active users, and it can be used to specifically target your audience by their location, age, and other demographics. Just like Adwords, Facebook is a bidding system where you’ll pay more, the more advertisers there are in your space. All that said, Facebook comes with a whole bunch of restrictions for Cannabis-related posts.

 If you want your content to appear on other people’s news feeds, you’ll have to advertise on Facebook. Sadly, there are strict restrictions on advertising cannabis and cannabis-related services or products on Facebook. In order to get your posts approved, you’ll have to work around these restrictions. The simplest way to do this is being subtle about your products. The good thing is, there are already people in the cannabis industry who are actively advertising their business despite these restrictions, so there’s no need to feel discouraged!

Video Content | YouTube

Video Marketing is all the rage in 2k19. All users have their preferences for the type of content they want to see. Some people prefer to scan or read a text, others prefer images. But most prefer video! Producing video content isn’t just effective for SEO, but also helps you market strongly on other platforms. Moreover, customer testimonials in the form of videos can be compelling for converting more website visitors.

YouTube Commercials are also very successful in capturing your target audience. They’re known to be the most effective form of paid traffic because they leverage the search engine history of the user and send your message to a personalized audience. 

As for restrictions – yes, YouTube has its own set of rules for Marijuana-related content. But YouTube’s guidelines are vague when it comes to dispensaries advertising themselves. And that means there’s still room for you to market your business, provided you’re not being too explicit. 

Instagram

Instagram is the quickest-growing social media platform to connect with your customers. Here you can make use of features like hashtags and location tags. Through Instagram, you can reach out to potential customers with large followings and market your cannabis business with posts or stories. All that being said, Instagram also has prohibitions on the promotion of ‘drugs or drug-related paraphernalia’. Many Instagram accounts of retail cannabis operations have seen their accounts suspended since late 2018, continuing into 2019. It is believed that Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, have had the cannabis industry in their sights for a long time. In fact, dozens of accounts with significant followings have been recently suspended by the tech giant – and most of them weren’t even breaking any law!

Even legal cannabis businesses that comply with all cannabis marketing regulations have had their accounts taken offline, mostly with no prior notice or warning. These suspensions affect a wide variety of content that people in the cannabis community are interested in – such as growing tips and educational information, entertainment content, memes, funny posts, feuds, and opinions, etc. Some are also spaces for networking and activism. All in all, marketing your cannabis business on Instagram means dealing with a host of restrictions. And finding your way around them is going to be a bit of a struggle! 

SEO 

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of increasing your website’ rankings on Search Engines like Google to gain visibility and web traffic. To be blunt – there are no SEO magic tricks or shortcuts that will suddenly boost your rankings overnight but there are small incremental gains to be had that will add up over time. Search Engine Optimization does a lot of time, resources, energy, and budget to get the outcome you’re looking for. Fortunately, there are some things you can do with relatively less effort and cost to get your SEO on the right track:

 

  • Optimize your Site’s pages for your Target Keywords and get your Technical SEO right 
  • Develop a Content Calendar for your blog consistently post articles to engage your audience and establish thought leadership
  • Create 30-60 Citations for your Local Dispensary
  • Setup and optimize your Google My Business profile to establish your Dispensaries Local Search Presence [this part is KEY].
  • Optimize your Website back-end (off-page SEO)
  • Create and Build a following on social media to supplement the above

Content Marketing

Most consumers today tend to immediately disregard the “noise” of the marketing efforts they’re regularly being exposed to. This is where content marketing comes in. This is a technique that involves curating and creating content that is unique and relevant, and that your customers will find valuable enough to actually sit through. 

 

Content Marketing is the art of communicating with your prospective customers without explicitly selling to them. Instead of merely selling your products or services, you’re actually providing information to your prospective customers that can provide them with valuable information. For example, blog posts around Cannabis legalization will draw your dispensary consumers in, and potentially pique their interest in your business. 

 

If done right, Content Marketing allows you to market your business without interrupting your customers’ lives – ultimately rewarding you with their business, support, and loyalty. It’s a win-win for everyone involved! 

 

Email Marketing

 

Email Marketing is a great way to retain your current customers, while also reaching out to new ones. There are a number of creative ways to build an email list of your customers. You can also host events in your area and add attendees’ emails to your mailing list, or ask to email their receipt instead of printing it. Fortunately for your business, very few cannabis-related companies are successfully doing email marketing at the moment. That makes email marketing an even more effective tool for any cannabis business. However, do keep in mind that email marketing takes patience, learning, and quite a bit of set-up. You can read this article for more detailed information on Email Marketing. 

Bottom Line:

Digital Marketing is the future of all businesses across all industries – and your dispensary is no exception. However, the rules and regulations that are particular to this industry make it difficult to leverage digital marketing for your cannabis business. Start with the steps mentioned above, and make sure to evade any restrictions on social media platforms. You’re about to notice a steep increase in your customer base and digital presence! 


Cannabis Bongs Vs. Pipes – Which is Better?

Cannabis Bongs Vs. Pipes – Which is Better

Considering the plethora of options for cannabis strains and the diversity of methods available, smoking is one of the most versatile and effective means of using cannabis. While rolling a joint or filling a bowl with dried flower gives the standard experience, there are some really exciting options when it comes to smoking your favorite herb.

Bongs are traditionally popular and an inevitable part of any pot user’s collection. A large number of users regularly take measured doses of marijuana with bongs. A water pipe is also an amazing choice for smoking cannabis. Different styles of water pipes are getting popular because these devices use cold water to cool and filter the smoke to give smoother hits.

Bubblers are amazing weed accessories with their own advantages that bongs don’t often offer. While both bongs and bubblers include a chamber, a bowl, a stem and a mouthpiece, bubblers allow the smoke to pass through water before traveling to you, making the smoke cool and smooth to give you buttery experience. You can also find bubblers with a percolator or an extra water chamber that further allows the smoke to cool. Newer models even come with carb holes that facilitate faster and easier clearing of smoke, making the cleaning process hassle-free.

Bongs and glass pipes have evolved from plastic and metal versions to modern niche markets. You might have come across artistic, hand-made pieces of glass that add a statement to the home decor. Some bongs feature complex design with detachable percolator and cooling sections. Though bongs are available in small sizes, they are usually not so great at carrying around and make a better smoking option for home. They can provide strong, long hits and give instantaneous effects.

A large number of users favor pipes because of the portability, ease of use and convenience they offer. It is as easy as packing a bowl of weed, lighting the herb and inhaling the smoke that gives you instant high. Pipes can be picked for quick hits at anytime and anywhere and they are available in a wide variety of materials, shapes and sizes. You can find tiny hand-held pipes to bigger tubes and they can be made out of anything, be it wood, plastic, metal or silicone. Weed pipes are pretty simple to clean. They provide flavourful, delicious hits that are quite potent. You just need some weed and a lighter to start smoking with a pipe.

The disadvantage of pipes is that they deliver harsher hits as compared to bongs and water pipes. Patients of lung diseases can experience coughing or irritation as the smoke is somewhat harsh. In case of bongs, the chamber containing water filters the smoke to remove tar, soot and airborne particles, making sure the smoke you inhale taste clean and smooth and aromatic. You just light up the bowl and start inhaling through the mouthpiece to get an instant high from a bong. The only problem is cleaning the water at regular intervals otherwise it can get stinky. Bongs are also more expensive as compared to pipes.


Finding the Right CBD Product for You

Finding the Right CBD Product for You

The cannabis plant contains a highly beneficial component with some really amazing therapeutic properties. This compound is called cannabidiol and it is a non-psychoactive supplement that has revolutionized cannabis consumption. Clinical studies have shown how CBD can treat a wide variety of health conditions including epilepsy, pain, inflammation, depression, cancer and others. It can also be used to relieve everyday stress and anxiety. Cannabidiol can be used in a number of ways depending on personal preferences and conditions you want to treat. Here, we talk about various forms of CBD to help you decide which one would work the best for you.

CBD Oil

The popularity of cannabidiol oil has recently grown, particularly following the miracle of a 5-year old girl whose seizures improved significantly with the use of CBD concentrate. Hemp or high-CBD strains are used to process non-psychoactive oils which can be consumed orally, added to foods and drinks or taken in the form of capsules.

Buds

The beneficial compound can be consumed in its pure, natural form with CBD flower or bud. Hemp or CBD-rich strains of cannabis are dried for use. They can be either smoked or vaped using specific devices to benefit from the supplement’s therapeutic effects while enjoying the aroma and taste of the pure plant. Dry herb vaporizers are great for consuming the compound in a healthier way as compared to smoking.

Tinctures

Designed to be placed under the tongue for instantaneous effect, tinctures are liquid cannabidiol extracts made by soaking the herb in solvents like vegetable glycerine or alcohol. These products are not so concentrated as other extracts but they work faster due to their sublingual absorption and ideal for instant relief from chronic pain or anxiety.

Topicals

Cannabidiol topical items like creams and balms are getting increasingly popular among patients suffering from muscle and joint aches and pains. These products often contain various cannabinoids and provide localized relief when applied directly to the area. As topicals don’t cause intoxicating effects, they are ideal for users who want relief without getting stoned and those who don’t want to ingest CBD.

CBD Edibles

Edibles infused with a high concentration of cannabidiol are manufactured by reputed brands to offer a convenient, discreet way to use the supplement. You can choose from a wide variety of CBD food items and drinks that provide relief from stress, depression, anxiety, pain and other symptoms while giving you a chance to munch on your favorite treats.

Smoking and Vaping CBD Oils

Those looking for immediate effects without having to deal with any high can choose to smoke or vape high-CBD strains and CBD oils. CBD vape oils contain trace amounts of THC to deliver clear-headed effects. Some strains contain balanced THC and CBD levels to deliver potent relief with a little high. Vaping is usually preferred by those who look for instant relief from conditions like anxiety because it works faster than ingestible forms.

If you have not yet experimented with newer methods of taking your daily dose of CBD, now is the time to do! Select the form that appeals to you and give it a try.


Are Weed Edibles Safe? – This is What You Should Know Before Trying Edibles

Are Weed Edibles Safe

With so much to talk about cannabis these days, it is natural to have a curiosity about weed edibles. These products are introduced as one of the most convenient and effective forms of cannabis and used by people for medicinal as well as recreational purposes. However, many of us wonder whether they are safe to consume. Here, in this post, we discuss in detail what they are, how to select the right products and whether they are safe.

Weed edibles are any cannabis-infused product consumed orally and containing compounds like THC. This component present in cannabis is associated with the feeling of ‘high’ that cannabis is famous for. Edibles also contain other cannabinoids like CBD which is known for its relaxing, soothing properties.

With new and new products entering the cannabis market every day, you can find edible options like baked goods, gummies, candies, chocolates, tinctures and drinks that you can buy using Online Dispensary Canada services if you live in a state where recreational use of marijuana is legal. While cannabis was always thought of consumed through inhalation, advancement in technology has made it possible to consume the compound in numerous forms.

Sale and use of marijuana is currently legal in most states. One can try a weed edible product for recreational use though it is frequently used for medicinal purposes as well. The most common application is for pain relief but it also helps reduce inflammation, nausea, anxiety, depression and improve appetite.

Are Medical Cannabis Edibles Safe?

The answer to this question actually depends much on the product you are using. Products purchased from licensed dispensaries undergo various tests for safety and potency. The tests include checking for presence of heavy metals, chemicals and contaminants and also verifying if the product actually contains what it states on the label. Tests also measure if the dosing of the product is consistent. In other words, this means ensuring that the THC concentration consumed in every bite is the same. If you edibles Canada from a legal source, it can make a lot of difference in terms of safety and experience you get.

Tips to Use Marijuana Edibles Safely

Here are some useful tips for those who decide to try weed edibles for medicinal or recreational use.

Read the label. Reading the label is really essential when buying cannabis edibles. You can learn about the contents of the product and concentration as well as the dosing of THC and CBD in the product. The label can even tell you if the product has undergone safety tests by third-party labs. This is something good companies could have done.

Start low and go slow. Adopting a slow and steady approach to edibles is really important to make sure you don’t consume too much. The standard dose being 5-10 mg, you should take 2.5 mg dose and wait for some time before trying another dose.

See whom you are buying from. The market has both legal and illegal stores and it is not always easy to find out which one is legit. Products purchased from legal dispensaries follow some regulations for safety and testing.


How to send cannabis products by couriers

The medicinal uses of cannabis-dispensary that deliver products, also known as cannabinoids, are fully known and help people around the state of America. However, due to the popularity of marijuana and its derivatives as recreational drugs, sending cannabis products by courier is a very sensitive issue from the legal point of view. There is very little information available and international shipments of hemp derivatives are regulated nationally, which will depend on the state of America. of delivery and collection that cannabinoids can be sent by mail.

From the state of America, we have created this page with information on how to send cannabinoids by mail for medicinal use or as materials for making cosmetics or other products.

There is a big difference between cannabis-derived products that contain tetrahydrocannabinol THC and those that don’t. THC is the psychotropic component of cannabis and is exempt from CBD products. In the many states of America., the transport, cultivation or possession of any amount of cannabis is strictly prohibited. Sending cannabis for recreational purposes is considered a misdemeanour or misdemeanour and can have serious legal consequences.

If you need more information on how to place an order to send cannabis products by courier, or on any other subject, contact the Pot pigeon Cannabis Delivery.

How to send cannabis products by mail

1. Choose the country of delivery and destination and enter the number of packages and their weight.
2. You will receive the best offer immediately.
3. Fill in the form with your details and pay for the service.
4. Read our guide on how to package cannabis derivatives for shipping.

 

How to send cannabinoids state of America.

When you want to send cannabinoids by mail, you have to make sure that they are commercially available and that your transportation is not prohibited. When hiring a shipping service for international shipments of hemp derivatives, the most important thing is to familiarize yourself with the regulations of the state of America of delivery and destination. Check if you need specific certificates or medical proofs in addition to temperature-controlled transport.

 

If you decide to send cannabinoids abroad, consider:

 

The transport of cannabis products for recreational use is strictly prohibited in all EU countries, and the regulations are very strict. Find out what medicinal products are allowed before shipping.
Check if you will need special documents.

Consult the courier company about the best way to prepare the shipment.
Packages with cannabis-derived products are usually not very large or bulky, so you may be able to hire a standard shipping service. Check the dimensions of your package with our tool.

 

Send cannabis seeds by courier

One of the most frequently asked questions related to the legality of international shipments of hemp derivatives has to do with seeds. Is it legal to send cannabis seeds by courier? The sale and transportation of hemp seeds is allowed in most state of America, but the germination of these seeds may be illegal.
It is important that you check the normal shipping state of America and the country of destiny before sending marijuana seeds by mail.

Is it legal to send marijuana seeds by courier state of America?

Cannabis legislation is often complicated and obscure in most state of America. According to one of the latest us publications ( here in English ), in general, possession of marijuana plants is regulated by narcotics laws. Seeds are often excluded from these laws, although the certain state of America may regulate or even prohibit their sale and transportation.

However, this does not mean that buying seeds for your own use is illegal. In the same US publication, it can be read that the several states of America allow the possession of one or more marijuana plants (females), so it is possible that sending marijuana seeds by courier to those states is legal.

In Belgium, it is allowed to have a plant, in the Netherlands up to 5 and in the United state up to 8. In other states, including Spain, such as Portugal or Croatia, having a single plant is a crime. Despite the free movement of goods in the EU, it is important that you check the regulations of the country to which you are sending the seeds. You will be solely responsible if the authorities confiscate the package and criminal proceedings are opened.

 

Send marijuana to grow kits by mail

Growing marijuana as an individual is, as the possession of seeds, a subject on which laws do not agree. However, what is true is that the sale of marijuana cultivation kits is legal in most countries, even if their product is not.
Can I send culture cabinets by courier? Will they confiscate my shipment of marijuana cultivation bulbs or my drying kit? Is it legal to send a bud peeler by mail? The laws about sending these products are not very clear, which is reflected in the discrepancies in the information of different blogs and sales sites. If you decide to send marijuana growing kits by mail, you do so at your own risk.

 

Send cannabinoids by mail

Cannabis derivatives that do not contain THC but only CBD (cannabidiol) are called cannabinoids. The use of cannabis derivatives or CBD products is increasingly popular. Cannabinoids such as creams, cannabis oil, pills and a variety of edible products can be found in physical stores and online. There are dozens of specialized websites that can send cannabinoids by mail, although they may have special permission to do so. Many of these products are in legal limbo due to a lack of information about their status. However, sending cannabis oil by mail or other similar products is very common.

When sending cannabinoids by mail, the most popular hemp products are:

Cannabis extract or CDD extract (cannabidiol): for food or medicinal use.
Cosmetics: creams, serums, soap, massage oil, barbershop oil, soaps, shampoos and softeners, lip balm etc.
CBD capsules for medicinal purposes, made with cannabis oil, or some kind of powder or herbal remedy.
Beverages with CBD or cannabis, such as beers or soft drinks.
Food products such as chocolate, cookies, energy bars, cooking oil, etc.

CBD vaporizers

The legality of these products depends on the country. CBD with medicinal uses is legal in Spain, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Romania, Italy, and Slovenia. In Europe, hemp can be grown industrially if it contains less than 0.2% THC, and these types of products usually come from these crops. The laws are more relaxed in Switzerland and Luxembourg, but stricter in the United Kingdom, as cannabis cultivation was criminalized in the 1970s.

Packaging tips for sending cannabis products by mail
There is no single way to pack international shipments of hemp derivatives since the packaging depends on what you are going to ship. It is not the same to send culture cabinets by courier than to send cannabis oil by mail. To send CBD capsules and other medicinal products, we recommend that you read our page about sending medications.

Usually, for a standard shipment, you will need:

A cardboard box: resistant and unbroken. You can recycle one, but it is in good condition and without folds or old labels.
Airtight bags – to prevent leaks or leaks.
Bubble wrap – to protect jars, packages, and bags.
Insulating material – polyspan, old newspapers or wrapping paper to protect the items inside the box and not move.
Adhesive tape and scissors – use wide hardware tape or American tape.

We recommend that you consult the manufacturer about the best way to ship the products and keep the original packaging whenever possible. If your shipment needs special conditions, you probably need to contract an individual offer. Contact us to know how it works.

 

Why send cannabinoids by mail?

Cannabis is prohibited, but many cannabinoids are not, which causes many people to sweat when sending them by mail. Generally, if you are aware of the regulations in your state and these state of destination, you can probably send cannabinoids or products with cannabidiol (CBD) without problems, such as cannabis oil or food or cosmetic products.

Shipments from the state of America.: many people find the products they need in a store in another country and need to find a solution to get them home.

Send cannabis products state of America – many health food stores or herbalists have customers abroad and need to ship their products outside the national territory.

If you still have any questions about how to send cannabinoids by mail, do not hesitate to contact us.