Cannabis101 cbdinsiders.com/cannabis-101/ March 30, 2018 March 31, 2018/ CBD Insiders / About CBD / 0 comments What is cannabis and how does it work…revealed in this quick-start guide Cannabis101 for people who are new to Cannabis, or simply want to learn more about this amazing plant Cannabis Originally grown in the Central and South Asian regions, this flowering plant is comprised of three general species of cannabis, all which have their own set of unique qualities. Each different plant features different concentrations of cannabinoids. Marijuana and hemp come under the plant genus, Cannabis. Marijuana This particular type of cannabis plant is grown and cultivated for its high concentration of THC, a psychoactive cannabinoid and the compound that gives users a ‘high’ when ingesting marijuana. There is a common misconception that all cannabis plants can get you high, when in fact it’s only the marijuana plant that has inherently high levels of THC. 1/3
The best part of any industry is the people. The products, innovation, and successes are byproducts of passion, foresight, and dedication. The indoor growing industry is no different. Time and time again, we come across people absolutely dedicated to their hydro shop or line of products, moving forward with enthusiasm and a no-quit attitude. This approach is captured perfectly this month in our Q&A with Dr. Earth’s Milo Shammas. In business for 26 years, Dr. Earth now distributes in every US state and employs 122 people. Of course, Shammas didn’t start out that way. He started the business alone with nothing more than a vision and a goal to make plants grow better. In his words, “I was terrified and had to beg, borrow, and work with what I had. I never expected anything and everything was difficult because it was new and I had no one to help me.” It paid off, and Shammas’s story can serve as an inspiration to anybody in any industry. It was certainly a privilege to connect with him, along with the people at Green Planet, Sundrop Farms, Stretch Tie, and Boveda. They all have inspiring and success stories to share, which we feature in this issue of Industry News.
It is these same people that we are always excited to cross paths with at our newly branded GrowX expos. The team here at Maximum Yield is excited to announce the launch of GrowX, set to get underway in 2017. Along with having a cannabis component, GrowX will feature education, business, and networking components developed to bring the industry together. GrowX will make its debut June 3-4, 2017, at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center. A second show is scheduled to take place at Detroit’s Cobo Center from Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017. We hope to see you there.
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In this issue of Hydrolife, we cover all of that and more. For leading edge information on the dangers of pesticides in marijuana concentrates, check out Jodi McDonald’s insightful article on page 36. There is a reason why pesticides are measured in parts per trillion, and that’s because they are extremely dangerous to humans. In the meantime, New Brunswick’s Knalysis Technologies has been working hard to develop software that can match the appropriate cannabis strain to specific recognized ailments. It is ground-breaking technology that may take a lot of the guess work out of the equation for people turning to cannabis to address their medical needs. Knalysis’s feature can be found on page 32.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the compound that makes up the highest percentage of the chemical composition of the Cannabis plant. It is also the Cannabinoid that is responsible for the psychoactive ‘trip” that a user embarks on when using Cannabis recreationally.
CBD is shaping up to be one of the most promising candidates as a therapeutic tool in a broad range of disorders and is breaking ground with research that is set to change the lives of people everywhere.
Studies suggests that CBD oil for seizures may be a legitimate form of treatment for patients who have not responded to traditional forms of medicine.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that CBD is effective for treating Dravet Syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy. Subjects as young as 2.5-years-old saw reduced instances of convulsive seizures after a 14-week trial.
Epilepsy is an extremely complex disorder. The condition occurs due to neuronal mis-firings and abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. This results in the dreaded convulsions that arise with no warning.
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.
The endogenous cannabinoid system, named after the plant that led to its discovery, is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.
The endocannabinoid system is a homeostatic regulator of neuronal activity and almost every other physiological system in the body. It has a regulatory role on pain, inflammation, memory, emotion, sleep and metabolic function.
In this issue of Inews, we’re pleased to feature two companies taking advantage of an industry on the verge of major growth. One of our featured companies has been in business for 40 years while the other is a start-up looking to gain traction.
3SI Security built a name for itself protecting financial institutions from thieves intent on stealing their money. As it turns out, the company’s security expertise translates well to the cannabis industry. 3SI Security is a great example of adapting a product or service to a completely new industry.
Conversely, CannaRelief is a start-up company looking to fill a much-needed niche in the cannabis industry. The company is the result of some very forward-thinking people who anticipated the need for their product and bravely moved forward with that idea. Their timing couldn’t have been better.
Finally, Grow Green MI’s Anne Schultz arrived at the MJ Biz Conference and Expo in mid-November in Las Vegas armed with her reporter’s notebook, camera, and outgoing personality to provide us with some great photos and wrap-up of the expo. You can find her story and photos on page __.
Speaking of expos, the team here at Maximum Yield is excited to announce the launch of GROWX, our newly branded series of trade shows set to get underway in 2017. Along with having a cannabis component, GROWX will feature education, business, and networking components developed to bring the industry together. GROWX will make its debut June 3-4, 2017, at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center. A second show is scheduled to take place at Detroit’s Cobo Center from Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017. Hope to see you there!
It is exciting times, to be sure, and we wish all of you a happy and prosperous new year. As always, thanks for reading Inews and if you have any questions feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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