Cannabis Terpenes and the Entourage Effect

Modern Canna Science Cannabis Classifications, Terpene Testing

The whole of a medical marijuana product is generally is greater than the sum of its individual parts. The primary active ingredient in the product will always be tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), but the effects of that ingredient are enhanced or modified by several other terpenes that are present in the cannabis plant. THC and terpenes each deliver desirable medical efficacy, but … Read More

What is the Cannabis Chemovar Classification Method?

Modern Canna Science Cannabis Classifications, Medical Cannabis

The conventional wisdom regarding cannabis strains considers Indica to give a “relaxing body buzz,” while “high-energy” Sativa strains produce a mental sense of wellbeing. In the past, producers of marijuana abroad and in this country have used these two broad-based classifications, which may differ based on country of origin, morphology, flavor profile, general effect and symptom relief. The differing ratio of THC … Read More

The Cultivar vs. Chemovar Debate

Modern Canna Science Cannabis Classifications, Medical Cannabis

The principal challenge faced by medical marijuana users is to find products that match their treatment needs. Unlike synthetic compound medication made in the laboratory, living and breathing plants may contain multiple active ingredients and express different characteristics. The name of the cannabis should reflect the benefits, but also clarify what range of diversity can be expected. Numerous researchers have … Read More

Sativa Strains vs. Indica Strains: What’s the Difference?

Modern Canna Science Cannabis Classifications, Medical Cannabis

Today’s medical marijuana patients have access to thousands of cannabis strains, which fall under the terms Sativa, Indica, hybrid and CBD dominant. Whether purchasing edibles, tinctures or other marijuana products for therapeutic use, it’s important to have a grasp on their predictive effects. Marijuana plants originating from Mexico, Columbia, Thailand and other warm-weather countries are classified as Cannabis sativa, while … Read More