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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

Endocannabinoid: a complicated word. Let’s first break down the word, then move to its meaning. Endo-cannabin-oid “Endo” is shorthand for ‘endogenous,’ which translates to naturally occurring compounds and processes inside the human body.   “Cannabin” refers to compounds that are present in cannabis. “oid” means similar to. So, Endocannabinoids are natural compounds in the body that act in ways similar to the plant cannabinoids. How does the Endocannabinoid System (ECS),… Read More »What is the Endocannabinoid System?
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Pet Organic CBD Oil Is The Only Choice

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CBD for pets has exploded in the past year, with many people reporting significant benefits for their pets. That is terrific news as Pets can take a natural remedy compared to costly drugs prescribed by Veterinarians. One should always look if the product they are buying for their beloved pet is a certified organic CBD oil. Why Organic Matters? The USDA-certified organic seal carries a lot of weight these days.… Read More »Pet Organic CBD Oil Is The Only Choice
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What is GMP

GMP is shorthand for Good Manufacturing Practices. GMP was developed by the pharmaceutical industry in the past 50 years to recommend guidelines for the production of medicines. It is all about quality, recordkeeping and cleaning. I’ve followed GMP guidelines for my entire pharmaceutical career, producing hundreds of batches of active pharmaceutical ingredients.  Now, GMP has become a buzzword in the cannabis space. What does this mean, and is true GMP… Read More »What is GMP

Vermont CBD Oil Is The Best

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There are many different CBD products from all over this great country. One has to do research and choose what brand of CBD to use. Things to look for is where the hemp was grown? What ingredients are in the product? Is the CBD oil organic? Was the hemp used to extract certified organic? How was the CBD extracted? What dosage is the CBD oil? A consumer should not blindly… Read More »Vermont CBD Oil Is The Best
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Is Delta 8 THC Legal?

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The new hot cannabinoid that many people are seeing is Delta 8 THC. You can hear advertisements for it on popular podcasts or find it on your local vape shop. There has even been an article in the New York Times about it recently. The big question around Delta 8 THC is if it legal or not. What is Delta 8 THC? You can read more about D8 in our… Read More »Is Delta 8 THC Legal?
anatomy, biology, brain

The Demise Of Organic Chemistry

A recent paper in Nature should strike fear into my buddies in organic chemistry. An artificial intelligence program has been shown to be superior to human chemists in optimizing reaction conditions:  Nature 590, 89–96 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03213-y. This is progress: what would take several expert chemists months to improve and optimize reactions can now be done in silico in minutes.  So, fire the chemists in organic chemistry and hire the computer. That is… Read More »The Demise Of Organic Chemistry

CBD For Skiing

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Living in Vermont, we have to take advantage of the incredible skiing this state offers. Using CBD for skiing has helped advance our skills and heal our bodies after a long day. CBD Before Skiing A dropper full of organic CBD oil before skiing has helped clear the mind of worries and stress. One does not become intimidated by double black trails that have Volkswagen Beetle bumps going down. The… Read More »CBD For Skiing

What is Bioavailability?

Those of us who follow the CBD market have been seeing mentions of bioavailability with regards to some of our competitor’s products. I think it would be good to explore CBD/THC bioavailability, but first let’s dive into the concept of bioavailability with definitions and examples. Bioavailability is very simple to define and understand. Chemists and biologists abbreviate bioavailability with the symbol F which is itself an abbreviation of fraction. This… Read More »What is Bioavailability?

What is CBC? A Technical Guide

Well folks, it’s time to take a technical dive into the cannabinoids. We have talked about CBD, CBG, CBN, THC, and now CBC. While this may be somewhat heavy on the chemistry, for those looking for the biochemical background of the hemp/cannabis plant and how it produces all these wonderful molecules, the intellectual rewards will be ample. Our last posts dealt with CBG (cannabigerol) and the biosynthesis of CBD (cannabidiol)… Read More »What is CBC? A Technical Guide

What is CBN?

Well folks, it’s time to take a technical dive into the cannabinoids. While this may be somewhat heavy on the chemistry, for those looking for the biochemical background of the hemp/cannabis plant and how it produces all these wonderful molecules, the intellectual rewards will be ample. Our last posts dealt with the so-called “mother of all cannabinoids,” CBG (cannabigerol), and the biosynthesis of CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) from CBG.… Read More »What is CBN?