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Cannabis & Opioids: An Interview with Dr. Peter Grinspoon

Coinciding with the adult use legalization of cannabis across North America, an opioid epidemic has emerged. It is estimated that more than 130 people die each day due to opioid overdose in the United States alone, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The organization reported that, in 2017, nearly 50,000 Americans […]

Camphene

Understanding Terpenes: Camphene

Camphene, sometimes called comphene, is one of more than 200 terpenes discovered to date in hemp and cannabis. Terpenes are aromatic molecules once thought to convey only aroma and, from an evolutionary functional perspective, to protect a plant from pests and predators. In recent years, however, much clinical research, in addition to anecdotal evidence, has […]

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Understanding Terpenes — Beta-Caryophyllene

Welcome to the Strainprint Community Understanding Terpenes Series. Before diving into the details behind beta-caryophyllene (BCP, caryophyllene, or β-caryophyllene), the molecule produced by cannabis known for its categorization as both a terpene and a cannabinoid that provides pain killing and anti-inflammatory benefits, it behooves readers to develop a solid understanding of terpenes as a category of wellness molecule. Patients […]

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Understanding Terpenes: Guaiol

Welcome to the Strainprint Community Cannabis Terpenes Series. Before diving into the details behind guaiol, the multi-talented terpene produced by cannabis known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties (making it effective in fighting bacterial infections), it behooves readers to develop a solid understanding of terpenes as a category of wellness molecule. Patients gain advantage by knowing how terpenes compare to […]

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Understanding Terpenes — Limonene

Welcome to the Strainprint Community Understanding Terpenes Series. Before diving into the details behind limonene (sometimes denoted as d-limonene), the molecule produced by cannabis known for its anti-inflammatory properties that has been shown to effectively treat anxiety, breast cancer, and depression, it behooves readers to develop a solid understanding of terpenes as a category of wellness molecule. Patients gain […]

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Understanding Cannabis Terminology

The current wave of adult use cannabis legalization that is sweeping North America can drown the average consumer—who may simply seek relief from a disease or condition for which traditional pharmaceutical therapies have little efficacy—in confusion and technobabble. Products labeled as containing “hemp-derived CBD” or “cannabis-sourced terpenes” can confuse even seasoned patients and cannabis consumers. […]

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Understanding Terpenes: Linalool

Welcome to the Strainprint Community Understanding Terpenes Series. This collection of text articles focuses on providing patients with a better understanding of the medical benefits of terpenes, the group of 200 molecules produced by the cannabis herb that have been proven to provide a wide range of efficacies, including analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of value in […]

Understanding Terpinolene

Welcome to the Strainprint Community Understanding Terpenes Series. Before diving into the details behind terpinolene, the multi-talented terpene produced by cannabis known for its antioxidant and anticancer properties (it is also one of the few terpenes to offer no anti-inflammatory benefits), it behooves readers to develop a solid understanding of terpenes as a category of wellness molecule. Patients […]

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Understanding Terpenes: Nerolidol

Welcome to the Strainprint Community Understanding Terpenes Series. Before diving into the details behind nerolidol, the multi-talented terpene produced by cannabis known for its anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory powers, it behooves readers to develop a solid understanding of terpenes as a category of wellness molecule. Patients gain advantage by knowing how terpenes compare to the other group of healthy chemicals produced […]