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Cannabis Company Aims to Reproduce Rare Cannabinoids Using DNA

By | September 4th, 2018|cannabinoids, News, Research, science, technology|

The Boston-based biotech firm Gingko Bioworks Inc. recently announced a major partnership with Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group Inc. to work on what could be a groundbreaking and potentially epoch-shifting innovation in cannabis production. Taking a page straight out of Jurassic Park, Gingko wants to use plant DNA to genetically (re)produce cannabinoids directly, without growing [...]

CBD vs. THC: The Difference Between The Two Cannabinoids

By | July 30th, 2018|beginner, featured, science|

THC and CBD are the most well-known and sought-after chemicals produced by the cannabis plant. But in the battle of CBD vs THC, who comes out on top? Is it the legendary THC, producer of wonderful sensations and euphoric elation? Or will it be CBD, the newcomer surging in popularity due to its wide-ranging health [...]

The Truth About Terps

By | July 9th, 2018|Entourage Effect, featured, May 2018 Issue, science, terpenes|

In the Beginning In 1964, two young scientists, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and Dr. Yechiel Gaoni, were the first to isolate and map the molecular structure of THC. This cannabinoid is, of course, the primary and only psychoactive chemical compound found in cannabis. Late in 2010, this author had the pleasure and privilege to interview Dr. [...]

Can You 3D-Print Marijuana?

By | June 2nd, 2018|featured, science, technology|

Like cryptocurrency and GOOP, three-dimensional printing has adherents so passionate they border on the fanatic. But unlike the cults of digital currency (the value of which is inextricably linked to the for-real money tied to the central banks it’s supposed to replace) and bunk wellness cures repackaged and sold with Hollywood star power, there’s at [...]

Could Weed Legalization Encourage More Women To Go Into STEM Fields?

By | May 21st, 2018|education, employment, featured, science, University, women|

For decades, researchers have charted the dismal percentage of women who go into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. Generally, careers in these fields require a college degree and correlate to a higher income. According to the Department of Education, STEM majors earn $65,000 annually on average, which is $15,500 more than non-STEM degree [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Cannabinoids in Cannabis

By | April 6th, 2018|beginner, cannabinoids, Guides, science|

The field of cannabis research is vast and diverse. From biochemical studies of the plant itself to physiological and chemical studies of its pharmacology to psychological and social research into its effects, researchers studying cannabis produce the knowledge at the foundation of industry innovation and public policy. Yet perhaps the most important research being done [...]

The Science Behind A Wake And Bake

By | February 7th, 2018|Beginner Tips, employment, featured, Guides, science, Wake and Bake|

The post The Science Behind A Wake And Bake appeared first on High Times. If you’ve ever consumed marijuana in the morning, you may have found yourself wondering about the science behind a wake and bake. It always seems to happen this way. The alarm clock goes off early in the morning to remind you [...]

What Is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) And What Does It Do?

By | January 26th, 2018|featured, science, Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC|

The post What Is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) And What Does It Do? appeared first on High Times. Throughout its life, a cannabis plant will produce more than 400 different chemical compounds. But the presence of just one of those hundreds of compounds has sealed cannabis’ fate for nearly a century, making it one of the most [...]

What Is CBC (Cannabichromene) And What Does It Do?

By | January 24th, 2018|cannabinoids, CBC, featured, science|

The post What Is CBC (Cannabichromene) And What Does It Do? appeared first on High Times. Cannabichromene (CBC) is a less popular cannabinoid than THC with several therapeutic capabilities. Cannabichromene doesn’t have the psychoactive effects that THC does. As a result, patients with anxiety who are sensitive to high doses of THC can get the [...]

What Is CBDV (Cannabidivarin) And What Does It Do?

By | January 23rd, 2018|cannabinoids, CBDV, science|

The post What Is CBDV (Cannabidivarin) And What Does It Do? appeared first on High Times. Cannabidivarin or CBDV is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid similar to cannabidiol (CBD) in structure. Neither one will get you high, they’re more medicinal. Lawmakers have historically used the psychoactive effects of weed as an excuse to keep it illegal. As [...]