The Difference Between Terpenes and Cannabinoids

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Terpenes and cannabinoids are active chemical compounds in the cannabis plant, and both perform important functions. Cannabinoids like CBD and THC are largely responsible for the psychoactive, therapeutic, and medicinal benefits of cannabis. Terpenes are lesser-known compounds found in cannabis and are responsible for flavor and smell. What do cannabinoids do? The majority of the 100+ known cannabinoids do not … Read More

What Do You Need in order to Open a Marijuana Dispensary?

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Looking to open a marijuana dispensary in Florida? Technically known as “Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers,” these businesses are authorized to possess, cultivate, process, sell, and transport cannabis products. According to the Orlando Business Journal, medical marijuana in Florida has grown into a $6 billion industry — and that was only in the first nine months of 2018. There are now … Read More

CBD’s Effects on Mental Health

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The health effects of cannabidiol are well documented in mainstream science. Researchers are confident in its ability to treat a number of physical ailments, such as neural pain and epilepsy. However, CBD also alleviates a number of mental disorders. More independent studies are validating CBD’s efficacy for treating diseases that inflict the mind. Let’s take a look at what CBD … Read More

Testing for Heavy Metals Absorbed Into Cannabis

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It’s an inconvenient fact that the fruits and vegetables we consume potentially contain harmful contaminants. Cannabis is no exception. One of the greatest concerns is traces of heavy metals, which may turn up in the soil and be found in cannabis and all its constituents. This includes cannabidiol oils and tinctures, which more Floridians are consuming as the state eases … Read More

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

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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

The Importance of Using an Experienced Testing Center for Medical Marijuana Testing

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Medical marijuana is gaining greater mainstream acceptance in no small part because of quality and potency assurances from independent testing centers that work with cannabis cultivators to standardize their products. In Florida, medical marijuana testing centers provide these much needed services to the State’s cultivators and dispensaries to help them comply with new rules and regulations that govern their businesses. … Read More

Legal Cannabis Gives Rise to Testing Industries

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Now that medical cannabis is legal in many states, including Florida, the importance of establishing quality and purity standards has taken center stage. Medical cannabis is still an emerging industry and as such, the regulations in Florida and elsewhere are expected to continue evolving for quite some time. With regulatory guidelines not yet firmly established, it’s particularly critical for industry … Read More

Modern Canna-What is Cannabinoid Testing?

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With the debate going on hot and heavy over whether marijuana should be legalized for medical and recreational use, the interest in everything from medical cannabis testing to how much it will cost if legalized. One question running through people’s minds is what is Cannabinoid testing? Below you will find some information about cannabinoid testing and what it does. What … Read More