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Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, effects cell receptors in the body and brain and can change how cells communicate with each other. What makes THC Psychoactive? Well… THC is a cannabinoid. It is a compound found in cannabis and is the primary psychoactive compound among 140 discovered cannabinoids. In other words, it’s a psychoactive chemical that can pass the blood-brain barrier, creating the high experienced with consuming cannabis. When inhaled, THC passes into the lungs and is
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If you’re wondering how to interpret the label of a cannabis product, read on. In this blog we educate you on how to read a Cannabis Product Label. Current Health Canada regulations are the legal guide to what goes on to the label, and may be hard to understand for some consumers. Look for the product category – Sativa, Indica or Hybrid. This will indicate the effects you may experience. The effects of Sativa are
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If you are new to cannabis culture, and want to try one of our products, you aren’t confined to smoking THC to achieve the psychoactive results you want. THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) can be delivered via cannabis capsule or edible, relieving you of the stressful thought that smoke from cannabis is harmful. Cannabis capsules are labeled by cannabinoid content and according to current Canadian labeling laws, must state the class of cannabis (as set out in Schedule
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CB1 and CB2 Receptor diagram - relationship between how cannabanoids interact with the Immune Cell and the Neuron.
If you’ve been reading the latest cannabis articles, you’ve no doubt heard about the human endocannabinoid system. The human endocannabinoid system is a network of cellular receptors in the body that helps us maintain homeostasis, or balance. The most well-known cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, are proteins imbedded in the membrane of cells. These surface proteins are then attached to another protein that determines the signaling direction, either activation or inhibition. CB1 receptors are located
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Sativa vs Indica Effects Although experiences differ between consumers, sativa and indica strains generally produce consistent results. While sativa is known for boosting physical energy and creativity, indica is physically sedating – useful for pain control and insomnia. Choosing a strain by knowing the effects you want to achieve is a good starting point when you are shopping, and it may take several experiences before you discover the perfect bud for you. Beyond categorizing strains
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Current understanding identifies CB1 as one of the two major cannabinoid receptors, CB2 being the other. THC activates this important protein in the endocannabinoid system (ECS) allowing this receptor to trigger the euphoric effects of cannabis. Interestingly, ECS exists and is active in the body even if you don’t use cannabis. In a nutshell, the endocannabinoid system is a network of neurotransmitters that allow signals, or messages, to be passed along through this network. But
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If you are not comfortable with smoking cannabis, we understand. You can relax, there are a number of THC or CBD laden cannabis infused drinks and other products that you can consume and enjoy without having to smoke them. Cannabis Consumables – Cannabis Infused Drinks Popularity is rising for the use of dry herb diffusers, cannabis edibles and cannabis infused drinks as an alternative to smoke. For refreshing summer hydration, try Veryvell’s lemon sparkling water,
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Insomnia and sleep disturbance are becoming more common as BC’ers deal with a “new normal” culture and post-COVID reboots. Even before our current stressors, internal and external environments have proved to be disruptive for sound sleeping, and no one feels good without a good night’s sleep. Cannabis is a valuable sleep aid for many consumers, slowing racing thoughts, relaxing muscles and blocking pain. Finding the right strain to restore your natural sleep cycle is a
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