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Terpene Tuesday: Ocimene

It’s already Terpene Tuesday? Time flies when you’re smoking weed. Let’s stop and take some time to appreciate this week’s terpene: ocimene.  From Pests to Pesto Ocimene is a monoterpene with a predominantly woodsy aroma and undertones of sweet herbs and citrus. The name is derived from the ancient Greek word “ocimum,” meaning “basil.” Fitting, as it can be found …

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Terpene Tuesday: Terpinolene

It’s Terpene Tuesday. So let’s talk terpinolene. Not to be confused with terpineol, this secondary terpene is more of a background character but it can definitely still steal the show.   So Fresh and So Clean Known formally as delta terpinene, terpinolene is a minor or secondary terpene that shows up in many strains of cannabis, but only in small …

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Farmwork Friday – Genetics

Before you can get to the fun bits of cannabis, a lot of work has to go into the cultivation of the plant. Or, maybe you consider that the fun bit? Either way, we’re here to outline what the team at Elyon does to give you the best bud, from choosing the soil to harvesting the plants. Let’s get to …

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Terpene Tuesday: Bisabolol

Ready for another Terpene Tuesday? Let’s take a look at bisabolol. This terpene is no secret to the cosmetics industry and shouldn’t be to you.   The Alpha in the Room Bisabolol, also called alpha-bisabolol or levomenol, is a lightly fragrant terpene with floral aromatics. Fitting, as it is most commonly found in chamomile, specifically German chamomile. It can also …

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Farmwork Friday – Talk Dirt(y) to Me

Before you can get to the fun bits of cannabis, a lot of work has to go into the cultivation of the plant. Or, maybe you consider that the fun bit? Either way, we’re here to outline what the team at Elyon does to give you the best bud, from choosing the soil to harvesting the plants. Let’s get to …

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The Elyon Farm

Tucked away in an idyllic corner of the Russian River Valley amidst rows of vineyards sits the main Elyon farm. It’s unassuming at first, but inside, growing tall under the shade tents is a little bit of magic.   Breaking Down the Numbers One of three owned and carefully tended by Elyon, the main farm was the first and has …

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Terpene Tuesday: Geraniol

Terpene Tuesday is back! Today we’re highlighting geraniol. This sweet-smelling terpene has a number of benefits and uses beyond its rosy scent.  What’s the Buzz? Geraniol is a monoterpenoid and alcohol that can be commonly found in geraniums (hence the name), lemons and many other fruits and flowers in addition to cannabis. Geraniol is also produced by honey bees, helping …

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5 Lesser Known Benefits of Marijuana

There are a lot of things that are now common knowledge about marijuana – especially when it comes to the health benefits it can have. For many people, medical marijuana is the only thing that makes it possible for them to get out of bed in the morning. However, there are benefits for everyone who consumes cannabis – not just …