10 Most Common Terpenes in Cannabis

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Terpenes are scent molecules giving plants their distinct sweet, citrusy and other notes.

Besides stimulating our olfactory sense these molecules bring a vast array of health benefits to humans.

The cannabis plant is saturated with terpenes which explains its potent smell. It consists of the same terpenes most other plants contain but in a unique combination, giving it its distinct grassy scent.

Here is an overview of the most common terpenes found in cannabis and their health benefits.

Epidiolex: First FDA Approved CBD Drug

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In June 2018, FDA (USA’s Food and Drug Administration) has approved the first medicine based on cannabidiol (CBD).

CBD is one of two main metabolites extracted from the cannabis plant. A vast amount of research has proved its many benefits to human health.

Epidiolex will tackle two types of childhood onset epilepsy by significantly reducing the number of seizures patients experience.

Medication offered prior to Epidiolex was not nearly as effective and came with a range of side effects.

What are the Benefits of CBD?

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the two most important compounds extracted from cannabis and hemp plants. While THC ingestion results in a ‘high’, CBD produces no such effects. In fact CBD modulates the intensity of THC and has an overall sedative effect.

CBD has been found to: help cancer patients, to combat inflammation, to aleviate effects of arthritis and osteoporosis, to improve the quality of our skin, to help us cope with anxiety and depression etc.

We are still learning about all the benefits it bring as up to recently it had been illegal to study its effects, and still is in most countries.

Just last year, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration, USA) has approved the first CBD based medicine. Epidiolex is CBD based and will be used to treat two different types of epilepsy.

CBD is typically ingested as an oil or a tincture. Nowadays it is also available for pets as it helps them if they have anxiety issues.

To learn more about CBD, please see the video above. What are your experiences with CBD?

Where is Cannabis Legal?

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Where is cannabis legal? Cannabis is becoming legalized in an increasing number of countries. Some countries legalize cannabis for medicinal, some for recreational use and some for both.

Legalization is a complex process that includes decriminalization of possession and introduction of cannabis based medicines into the medical system as first steps.

After that countries allow cultivation through a licensing system. Sometimes private persons are also allowed to cultivate a limited number of plants.

See the video above to get a broad overview of where cannabis is legal in January 2019.

What’s the Deal with MJBizCon?

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For those who haven’t been, MJBiz is the largest cannabis industry event in the world. From vaping pens to extraction machines, from CBD products for pets to actual dogs for your grow’s security needs, from lighting companies to financial services etc.

There was even a cameo by Gene Simons and few other celebrities. It is so big that it feels incredibly overwhelming. Walking all the aisles is a task that takes many hours.

But that’s what makes it inspiring. This industry has grown so much in such a short time and MJBiz is the representation of that.

This is a premium event not only in terms of quality but price tag as well. A 200 sqf (18m2) booth will cost you roughly 10000 USD. The booth building services will go from 6500 USD (a basic shell scheme stand) and up, and if you decide to rent furniture from the organiser you will be paying 350 USD for a small cabinet, or 1000 USD for a 48” TV. It is that expensive to exhibit at MJBiz!

And it’s not any cheaper for the attendees. They will pay …read more