New research suggests that deficits in endocannabinoids — the body’s own substances like those found in marijuana — may contribute to anorexia nervosa and bulimia.
Did you see the medicinal cannabis science report in The New York Times on February 16?
On Thursday, February 27th, edible company Wana Brands hosted a launch party to introduce Wana Quick, its new line of of fast-acting gummies.
The company partnered with CBD brand Azuca and chef Ron Silver to create a fast-onset edible that aims to produce a high similar to the immediate effects resulting from smoking or vaping, instead of the typical slow-building body high most edibles give us.
According to Wana, the new technology from Azuca creates “individually encapsulated cannabinoids that work at the molecular level to enter the bloodstream immediately.”
Although most universities remain tepid about marijuana because it’s still prohibited federally, they’re more than happy to dive into hemp right now. The plant produces the same cannabinoids as marijuana — just at levels deemed acceptable by the federal government — and scientists are excited to learn more about CBD. But their research doesn’t end there, with interest in CBN, CBG and CBC also gaining steam.
Colorado CBD company Panacea Life Sciences recently donated $1.5 million to Colorado State University to create a laboratory that will study hemp and medical applications of cannabinoids, the unique molecules produced in the cannabis plant. To learn more about the program and why Panacea donated the money, we caught up with founder Leslie Buttroff.
Remember 2012? Peyton Manning had started his first season with the Broncos, and none of us knew jack about CBD. Seven years later, most of us still know jack about CBD, but at least we recognize how ignorant we are about that and other cannabis compounds.
The letters CBC, CBG and CBN probably look like acronyms for Canadian broadcasting entities to anyone outside of scientists and pot nerds, but they’re actually lesser-known molecular fruits of the cannabis plant. And with hemp’s recent legalization, we’re hearing a lot more about these “new” cannabinoids and their medical and wellness potential. We recently caught up with scientist and former hemp grower Devin Alvarez, CEO of CBD company Straight Hemp, to learn more about this alphabet soup of cannabis.
If the White Claw memes and CBD sections at liquor stores haven’t tipped you off, let us be the ones to tell you that the beer business is struggling. Non-alcoholic drinks and less caloric options have made the once-thriving craft-beer industry look for new ways to satisfy your thirst.
Lagunitas Brewing Company, already known for its love for cannabis, took a natural route toward the pot-infused side of things. The brewery’s Hi-Fi Hops drink, a hoppy seltzer infused with CBD, THC or both, hit Colorado dispensaries this fall, giving users a terpene-filled splash of cannabinoids. To learn more about how the drink is made and the loving history that Lagunitas has with the plant, we chatted with Hi-Fi head brewer Jeremy Marshall.
Need a little spur in creativity to finish that essay or Powerpoint presentation? Cannabis isn’t always the cure, but there’s no doubt it will put you in a different state mind. That elevated perspective can take you to a new world for a few hours, kickstarting a brainstorm session or helping you critically review your work.
But that doesn’t mean any old strain will get the job done. Many varieties of cannabis can shut down creativity, motivating you to do nothing more than eat a box of corn dogs and laugh at the TV. Finding that inspirational mix of terpenes and cannabinoids is key, and we’re here to help.
Below are ten strains we’ve reviewed over that past year that have provided a creative boost, helping us read, write and rock and roll on a whole ‘nother level.
Cooking with cannabis has never been more mainstream, and it’s no longer limited to just THC. You can infuse food with CBD in the same way, and the cannabinoid’s accessibility and lack of psychoactive effects have made this a popular option.
Anyone who’s made edibles before knows that high fat content is key for maximum cannabinoid infusion, as cannabinoids bind to fat cells. One of the easiest, fattiest foods for creating edibles is peanut butter (or almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter, if you’re allergic to peanuts). It infuses quickly, and unlike butter or vegetable oil, can be added to foods without further cooking.