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CBC: An Introduction to Cannabichromene

Although it sounds more like a major television network, CBC is actually one of the major cannabinoids found in cannabis. “Major” may be a bit of a stretch as it is much less prevalent and thoroughly less researched than CBD or THC, but it is included in the “big six” cannabinoids.  Ankyrin Skywalker Cannabichromene, or CBC, may not be quite …

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Farmwork Friday: The Off-Season

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 Broccoli Report – Why Weed Genes Matter: The Limitations of Strain Names and Appellations.

“On dispensary shelves in every legal state—and written in Sharpie on countless clandestine Ziploc baggies—appear thousands of strain names that mean close to nothing. Dawgwalker. Girl Scout Cookies. SFV OG. You may have the real deal, flower grown from seed, or a clone directly handed from the original breeder. But it’s more likely the Dawgwalker you’re smoking has different terpene and …

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Cannabidivarin: The Other CBD, CBDV

You’ve heard of CBD. But have you heard of CBDV? Probably not. Although this cannabinoid is similar to CBD, it’s a distinct molecule found in cannabis. It’s less well-known and less commonly found but shows promising therapeutic benefits.  V, for Very Good Cannabidivarin, or CBDV for short, is a cannabinoid most commonly found in indica landrace strains, as well as …

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Cannabidiol: An Introduction to CBD

CBD is everywhere these days. Sure, you can buy CBD joints and topicals at the dispensary. But you can also get CBD chocolates at the grocery store. You can get it in states that have yet to legalize cannabis. You can get it in toothpaste form or infused in your pillowcases. You can get it for your dog. And you …

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CBGA: The Mother Cannabinoid

We all need to take a second (or many, many seconds) to appreciate our mothers. They gave us life. And they often give us the support we need to get through the day. Another “mother” we need to thank for getting us through the day? Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA). This cannabinoid is a precursor–or mother, if you will–of many other common …

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Bloom & Oil – How to Roll a Joint

“Like a chef in pursuit of perfecting his recipe, or a beer connoisseur chasing the perfect pour, mastering how to roll a joint is an enjoyable part of the smoking ritual for cannabis enthusiasts. While pre-rolls are fast and convenient and rollers can help simplify the process, there is something incredibly satisfying about rolling the perfect joint by hand. With …

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Cannabinoids: What’s The Buzz All About

We’ve talked terpenes. But now it’s time to get cozy with cannabis’ other famous bits: cannabinoids.  Famous, you say? Like all celebrity, fame comes at different levels. THC and CBD are the cannabinoids with the most star power but cannabis (and, actually, the human body) produce more cannabinoids than we even know about yet. Most researchers put the number at …

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Farmwork Friday: Harvest

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: The Entourage Effect

It’s our favorite day of the week: Terpene Tuesday! Today we’re taking a step back and instead of exploring an individual terpene, we’re taking a look at how they work and play together. We’ve already briefly explored the “entourage effect.” Spoiler alert for that article, it’s real. So let’s take a more in-depth look at what terpenes can do when …