When you look at the resin glands or trichomes of a cannabis plant, most of the THC inside those glands is actually THCA. THCA is the acidic precursor of what most people think of as psychoactive THC, which is called delta-9-THC. Through a process called decarboxylation, which refers to the transfer of carbon atoms triggered […]

cannabis terpenes

Diehard fans of fruity or sweetly floral scents like berries or roses may not be aware that they have an affinity for a terpene called geraniol that is also found in cannabis and a variety of other plants, herbs and fruits. The terpene has a variety of medicinal and therapeutic uses. It’s a natural antioxidant […]

Marijuana is in the headlines as more and more states legalize it for medicinal use or decriminalize it entirely. In the American Chemical Society’s newest Reactions video, the chemistry behind marijuana’s high is explained, and shows what scientists are doing to control the effect of legalized weed. Here is the video: The American Chemical Society (ACS)  is a […]