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Cannabis Oil

So now that I have been testing different oils through a vaporizer AKA vape, AKA battery, I have been finding some real likes. I have to start with a disclaimer, that I am a very indica friendly kind of guy and really don’t smoke much sativa at all, unless of course, I am asked for an opinion.

That being said, my current favorite oil or as they call it “live resin” is the brand Alpine…you can find them at alpinevapor.com when their web site goes back up…hint hint Alpine. I have been smoking this brand strain Northern Lights. As noted on  https://www.weedsta.com/strains/northern-lights it is called one of the most famous strains of all time. On a personal note, I enjoyed the same strane in Amsterdam 12 years ago, and it found me again.

What I like about this brand is the clean draw with out a rough thoat. I would heat it to the lowest setting on your battering to start, there is no need to go higher, go slow and go easy, it will creep up on you.

In the future we will be testing to ensure all of the players are playing by the rules. Alpine tastes good and tastes clean. They claim they are made with no additives and only natural cannabis-derived terpenes.

The tank is good quality and allows you to use the juice until the end.

Happy new year, may it be a good one for all.

 

Smoke on

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Beta-Caryophyllene – Cannabis in a pill

Beta-Caryophyllene; The Cannabinoid You May Have Been Waiting For

It’s no secret that Big Pharma likes things to come neatly in pill form, and marijuana is no exception. The  alternative world has embraced whole foods diets and whole foods medicine.  Marijuana, totally unprocessed, has the power to heal us from so many troubles;  physical, psychological and emotional. But what about those in need of a weed that won’t get them high?  For example, truck drivers who suffer from arthritis, or school teachers with muscular dystrophy.

Until recently, only synthetic products were available to ease their pain.  Drugs like Marinol are produced in a laboratory and distributed at high cost.  There are so many reasons why this is disappointing.  First of all, weed is a plant, that is one of the factors that makes weed so dear to us.  You can heal yourself with a seed, soil, sunlight and a little water.  Taking that freedom away from us and handing it over to the large medical industry is a loss of freedom. But what can we do?  Only they have the technology to create the medicine.

Two recent events have liberated high-free weed for the people.  One is an Israeli strain of bud which can be grown just like any other bud.  The “rafael” strain of weed is low THC high CBD.  One could theoretically obtain seeds and grow.

The second event is the discovery of an entirely new cannabinoid – Beta-Caryophyllene (BCP).  BCP is not unique to Cannabis sativa, it can be found in the essential oils of many grocery store plants like rosemary, black pepper and cloves.  It is also present, of course, in marijuana and hops.

BCP has been around for a long time.  It was first synthesized in the 1960’s.  Seven years ago BCP was found to be a cannabinoid by Swiss and German researchers.  This led to the discovery that BCP works specifically on CB2 cannabinoid pathways, the pathways that don’t get you high.  CB1 receptor pathways, those which, when activated cause psycho-active effects, are not at all effected by BCP.

CB2 selective cannabinoids have been the goal of scientists for a long time now.  Many do now exist and are used for patients with inflammatory diseases such as bladder cystitis, HIV- associated dementia, arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

In many cases the naturally occurring version of a compound is significantly more effective than its synthetic counterparts.  Mostly likely Beta-Caryophyllene is no exception.   Whether or not this fact is recognized by the pharmaceutical industry, hard science backs it up.  So the next time you need to treat yourself with CB2 selective cannabinoids, you can head straight to your local grocer.

 

 

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