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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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Signs Your Plants Are Getting Too Much Light

While it's a given that plants require several things to thrive, including light, there's relatively little information on how much light is too much, leaving farmers and weekend warriors to wonder if their plants are overheating due to excess light or sun. So let's examine the ways plants use light energy and how to tell if they're getting more light than they can reasonably use. 

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Happy Camp Farms - Customer Highlight

When Cody Spurgeon and Shane Brockwell started Happy Camp Farms in 2018, Cody was still grieving his beloved wife Suzy's loss. Her untimely departure inspired them to help cancer patients by growing the best quality, organic cannabis on the market. By creating HCF, they're ensuring that Suzy's legacy will live on, like the fire they started when they buried her that still exists. The team regularly meets around the fire to keep her flame alive and provide a place for healing. That fire reminds them of their commitment to helping others. But don't take our word for it; check out the video to see their whole story.

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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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