A Brief History of Home Cannabis Extraction in the Modern Era

Science suggests that humans have been using psychoactive strains of cannabis for at least 2,500 years –  if not longer –  and for nearly as long, humans have experimented with ways to extract its compounds into a wide range of formulations. The earliest cannabis extractions can be traced back to the 10th Century in the Middle East where hashish (or hash) is believed to have originated and become the mind-altering substance of choice over alcohol. Over the subsequent centuries, the techniques for making hashish evolved as cannabis use spread around the world. However, it wasn’t until the 1960s and 1970s that advancements in science and technology would jumpstart a cannabis extract revolution in the West.

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Germany: First-Ever Medical Marijuana Imports Received From Portugal and Australia

Cannamedical Pharma (located in Cologne) received a commercial shipment of medical marijuana from a company in Portugal this week. According to High Times, although shipper wasn’t made public, last month Tilray Portugal announced that it had come to an agreement with Cannamedical to export medicinal cannabis to Germany.

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7 ways to extend the Life of a Vaporizer Battery

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Vaping is the inhaling of vapor created by an electronic cigarette or any other vaping device. Bongs and water pipes are the ultimate way to smoke. With the right bong, you can be sure that your smoke is not only cool but also clean. It is important to have the best bongs for an easier smoke experience. E-cigarettes are battery-powered smoking devices. A vape battery heats the coil to vaporize the matter. The device entirely functions on battery, so for continuing with a smooth vaping experience taking care of it is a priority.

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A Pause On Weed: A Guide Into Cannabis Tolerance Breaks

Constant smoking or drinking increases your tolerance ability, and that result in a higher intake of such substances. Consequently, you might harm your body unknowingly by giving it more than required. If you have been an avid weed smoker for years, over time, you will develop tolerance to cannabinoids, thereby increasing the capacity to absorb THC. To experience elevation, you will require more cannabis. Then, it is time to take a break!

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Alaska Marijuana Industry Calls for Tax Relifer

Those participating in Alaska’s legal marijuana industry are calling for tax relief amid plummeting prices, reports the Associated Press.

Leif Abel, the owner of Alaska’s Greatland Ganja, says that despite doing well, he’s still living “paycheck to paycheck”. He says his greenhouse expansion is behind schedule, and he said the company could have hired more crews to work on it if taxes and other expenses weren’t so high.

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The Difference Between CBD Isolate And Distillate

Even for cannabis veterans and enthusiasts, it’s still hard work to keep up with all of the changes that are happening in the cannabis industry. So if you have no idea what the difference is between CBD isolate and distillate, you’re definitely not alone. Once upon a time, the only thing to do with cannabis was rolling it up on a piece of paper or pack it in a pipe and smoke it. But we’ve come a long way since then – and our knowledge has grown exponentially since then too.

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Why you should custom brand your pre-rolls and how to do it!

Seldom do we walk into our favorite cannabis dispensary or head shop and have an option to buy custom products that represent that brand. Regardless of the status of a business, company, brand, etc., building a reputation and connections with consumers is key. How are any businesses able to accomplish that if they are selling products with another brand’s logo and packaging? If you take pride in the quality of your products, why wouldn’t you carry that energy into the details and consider custom branding?

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Washington State Officials Consider Massive Overhaul of Legal Marijuana Program

Washington State legalized marijuana in 2012, and now, nearly seven years later, state officials are proposing laws that would overhaul the legal marijuana system, including legalizing home delivery for patients and boosting minority ownership of marijuana businesses.

Rick Garza, director of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, told the Associated Press that the overhaul is being dubbed “Cannabis 2.0”.

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