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What Are Terpenes And How Do They Work?

Terpenes are organic compounds responsible for the fragrance, taste, and pigment of plants and trees throughout the world. More than 50,000 unique terpenes have been identified to date, with over 140 in cannabis alone! These terpenes found in different concentrations, or terpene profiles, are the primary reason that aromas and effects observed in cannabis vary widely from one phenotype to the next.

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Drying and Curing Cannabis

Curing is the final process of producing high-quality cannabis. Often overlooked, it is vital to ensuring
your cannabis reaches its maximum potency and highest terpene content while offering the smoothest consumption experience possible.

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Why Curing Cannabis Is Critical

Whether you're growing for personal use or for a mega cultivation facility, the best cannabis is born from premium genetics, innovative cultivation, timely trimming, and, finally, a thorough curing process.

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2021 Cannabis News

New York Legalizes Recreation Cannabis, with Sales Expected to Start in 2022

After years of failed attempts, New York has become the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis use, bringing the total to 16 states, plus Washington, D.C. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into effect on March 31, allowing adults 21 and over to possess up to three ounces of dry flower or 24 grams of concentrate. People will also be able to store up to five pounds at home. 

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Cannabis Extraction Basics

Cannabis extraction is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the industry. Used in vape pens, edibles, drinks, dabs, tinctures, and patches, just to name a few, cannabis concentrates are a huge business. It's estimated that over 50 percent of cannabis sales are attributed to concentrates or infused products. Let's take a look at the process of procuring cannabis concentrates.

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Trichomes: Cannabis Plant Basics

If you're a horticulturist, then you're already familiar with what glandular trichomes (GT's) are and how they work to protect plants. But for the rest of us, it's a mysterious and complex science. 

All flowering plants have thousands of tiny hairs that appear to be crystalized dots covering the surface area. Some people mistake trichomes for terpenes, but terpenes are manufactured in the secretory cells inside glandular trichomes. Somewhere along the way, people dropped the 'glandular' part of the name and referred to them as trichomes. Let's look closer at what they're all about. 

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2021 Hemp News

The hemp industry is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing sectors in the United States. Here are five of our favorite hemp stories from 2021. 

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How To Harvest Hemp All Year Round

Are you interested in growing hemp? Why wouldn't you be?! Hemp is revered the world over for being the only plant with the power to feed, clothe, and heal us. And thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the controlled substances act, it is legally recognized as an agricultural commodity.

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Hemp Varieties, Irrigation Strategies Top California Research Priorities

A series of new University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) research projects are taking a deep dive into the opportunities and challenges for hemp production in the Golden State.

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Extraction Company Pivot To Supply Hand Sanitizer To High-Risk Workers

Beyond Asheville, North Carolina's historical landmarks, cultural arts, and breathtaking natural beauty is Brandstracts, LLC, a company that conceived and launched Helios Hand Sanitizer in just ten days in response to Covid-19. Alexander "Axie" Quarrier Blundon, CEO and Co-Founder, has always been an activist. With growing concerns over limited access to hand sanitizer that was once plentiful, he decided to do something about it. 

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