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Leafly: Indica vs Sativa: Myth or Fact?

Leafly: Indica vs Sativa: Myth or Fact?

“What’s the difference between an indica and sativa?” These are typically the first words of a budding cannabis connoisseur. You may recall the room spinning around you when you first beheld your dispensary’s Great Wall of Weed, made up of varieties like Sour DieselOG KushBlue DreamChemdawgWhite Widow, and many more. Today, the number of strains falls somewhere in the thousands and multiplying with every cross-bred plant.

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Leafly: Terpenes: The Flavors of Cannabis Aromatherapy

Leafly: Terpenes: The Flavors of Cannabis Aromatherapy

There’s something about the aroma of cannabis that soothes the mind and body. Whether it’s the sweet fruity taste of Pineapple Trainwreck or that skunky smell that bursts from a cracked bud of Sour Diesel, we know there’s something going on under their complex and flavorful bouquets. Terpenes are what you smell, and knowing what they are will deepen your appreciation of cannabis whether you’re a medical patient or recreational consumer.

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Leafly: Cannabinoids 101: What makes cannabis medicine?

Leafly: Cannabinoids 101: What makes cannabis medicine?

One hefty word that belongs in every medical marijuana patient’s vocabulary is cannabinoid. Cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that provide relief to an array of symptoms including pain, nausea, and inflammation. These work their medicinal magic by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, which activate to maintain internal stability and health. To put a complex system simply, they mediate communication between cells, and when there is a deficiency or problem with our endocannabinoid system, unpleasant symptoms and physical complications occur.

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Leafly: Meet the Female Entrepreneur Who is One of the First to Secure a US Cannabis Trademark

Leafly: Meet the Female Entrepreneur Who is One of the First to Secure a US Cannabis Trademark

Cannabis Basics, which is owned and operated entirely by a female staff, just received one of the first trademarks ever for a company that specializes in cannabis and hemp-infused products. Not only is this the first trademark logo issued for a company with "cannabis" in the name, this marks an achievement for women in the highly competitive cannabis industry.

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