Lists promise a lot sometimes. The majority of smokers have a wide knowledge of their bud in the modern era. A connoisseur can tell the difference between Blueberry, Blue Cheese, and Triple Cheese with just the smallest of nasal inhalations while others pretend to. It’s always good to expand your knowledge about a beloved subject. The problem is simply that everybody knows George Washington grew weed and we’re all aware of the psychoactive nature of THC. It’s not secret that CBD is good for you and no one will be surprised when you tell them that cannabis used to be weaker in the past. So what can I possibly tell you that you probably don’t already know? Let me have a go! I promise you at least 1 thing that you didn't know before about the world of weed.
As a delivery method, we need to heat Cannabis to produce vapour or smoke. In doing so, the different cannabinoids will become activated and will be absorbed by your lungs. Within 10 seconds the chemicals have made it to your blood system and they begin to enter into the receptors at the back of your brain. However, not all cannabinoids evaporate at the same temperature. If you set your vaporiser to 195 degrees Celsius then the THC will be utilised but the CBD will not be fully touched. CBD evaporates at around 210-230 degrees Celsius which means that your "already vaped bud" will still contain CBD. Chuck it in a cake or stick it in a chicken and cook it as CBD is the most medicinally important constituent of cannabis. So if you know someone who doesn’t want an overly psychoactive experience but desires its medicinal qualities, then this will allow them to benefit from the wonders of CBD without the wobbly knees.
Dravet Syndrome and Epilepsy
If you have a child with Dravet Syndrome life will be hard without some CBD to help relieve the symptoms. The famous Charlotte's Web strain was designed to increase the CBD levels to up to 22% and reduce THC to a bare minimum. Just a very small tincture of oil daily reduces the weekly epileptic fits in children with Dravet Syndrome from hundreds to manageable levels. CBD is an anti-convulsant which helps relieve seizures brought on by many different maladies and is also effective as an antipsychotic. In many countries, the evidence of the potential for CBD in treating epilepsy is being purposely ignored. Many industrialised countries that offer their citizens universal health care seem to find it difficult to accept the medicinal quality of cannabis. They may fear the swing from the war on drugs to acceptable medicinal use will mean supplying their population with some stinky Mary Jane.
Only Five Main Terpenoids
Wiki defines Terpenes as "hydrocarbons resulting from the condensation of several 5-carbon isoprene units." Terpenoids contribute to the scent of eucalyptus, the flavors of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, the yellow colour in sunflowers, and the red colour in tomatoes, but also the scent and flavour of your bud. You have Pinene which is found in alpha and beta forms and has a pine scent. Pinene is good for asthma and has also been used as an antiseptic. You will find it in stains like Pineapple Express, Chemdawg, and Jack Herer but also in such other plants as basil, parsley, dill, and rosemary. Myrcene has a musky, earthy aroma with citrus like qualities. It’s known to cause couch-lock and has a wide range of medical uses. It helps relieve muscle tension, sleeplessness, pain, inflammation, depression, and works as an antioxidant. Its scent is of mango and lemongrass with undertones of a working brewery. You find Myrcene in Skunk #1, White Widow, and El Nino. Limonene is also found in fruit rinds, juniper berries, peppermint, and is, as it’s title suggests, citrus in flavour. If you’ve ever smoked Lemon Haze, Lemon Skunk, or OG Kush then you will already be aware of its fruitiness. Limonene also helps to dissolve gallstones, can be a mood-enhancer; may treat gastrointestinal complications, heartburn, and depression. Limonene is an anti-fungal, antibacterial and an anti-carcinogenic.
Caryophyllene is spicy and peppery. It is a gastroprotective anti-inflammatory that is good for arthritis, ulcers, and autoimmune disorders. Other than in cannabis plant, Caryophyllene is found in cloves, cotton, black pepper, and gives Hash Plant her flavour. Finally, Linalool is also found in lavender and has a floral, citrusy aroma. Amnesia Haze, LA Confidential, and G13 all contain Linalool and it’s known to help anxiety and epilepsy.
Terpenoids are found in different quantities in all strains giving us a variety of flavours and smells.
Big Green Balls
Finally, the UK chef Keith Floyd was a heavy drinker and a total legend. He was the first British Chef on UK television to make a dish with cannabis. However, he did have to film it in Africa and the recipe was also a little bizarre. Bullock testicles sprinkled with fresh marijuana is not every human's favourite breakfast but Keith Floyd never cared for taboos. Keith Floyd was one of the many humans who utilised cannabis before it had been accepted by the masses. It may seem like a small gesture, but it took balls to cook balls with bud.
I hope that you've learnt something new.