Let’s Talk Terpenes – Farnesol
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by Kristal Oknefski
3y ago
Dispense MagazineThis is the 26th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Today, we’re featuring farnesol, an acyclic sesquiterpene alcohol found in the cannabis plant. The terpene can also be found in peaches, lemon grass, chamomile, citronella, neroli, cyclamen, tuberose, rose, musk, balsam and tolu. [1] Farnesol is known to display a weak but sweet and floral aroma, reminiscent of the linden tree. Cannabis strains that contain th ..read more
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Let’s Talk Terpenes – Cedrene
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by Kristal Oknefski
3y ago
Dispense MagazineThis is the 25th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Todays’ featured terpene is cedrene, a sesquiterpene commonly found in cedar as well as the cannabis plant. As one of the secondary terpenes, it is directly related to camphene and bears similar qualities. Because if it’s versatility, this terpene has been utilized in a variety of ways for centuries. In ancient times, the oil of cedar was utilized as a base fo ..read more
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Mental Health and Medical Cannabis: Dispense Magazine Offers Panel at Monroeville Expo
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by Sven Hosford
3y ago
Dispense MagazineFor many people dealing with mental health issues, to explore using cannabis as a treatment, it seems overwhelming because of two stigmas. First is the stigma of their condition, and second the stigma still lingering with medical cannabis in some communities. How can we reduce these stigmas? And what do patients with mental health issues need to do to begin that exploration?    Welcome to the Dispense Magazine podcast. I’m Sven Hosford.  In this episode, we bring you a panel discussion from a recent Mind Body Spirit expo that explores these questions in some depth.  Our paneli ..read more
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Let’s Talk Terpenes – Menthol
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by Kristal Oknefski
3y ago
Dispense MagazineThis is the 24th installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Today’s focus is on menthol, one of the most well-known and in-demand terpenes in the world. This waxy, crystalline terpene appears naturally in plants including spearmint and peppermint. Although this monoterpene is not the most prominent, it’s likely the most familiar within the cannabis plant. [1] [3] Menthol obviously boasts a minty aroma and cooling sensa ..read more
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The PA Flower Shortage – Growing Pains or Structural Problems? A Panel of Industry Watchdogs Weighs In
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by Dispense Magazine Podcast
3y ago
Dispense MagazineMedical cannabis patients in Pennsylvania are experiencing a severe shortage at the state’s legal dispensaries. Many people are angry, many are quite vocal about who is to blame for these shortages. Can these shortages be fixed? And when can we see relief?  In this episode, we’ll be talking with some people passionate about their role as industry watchdogs. Doug Albert is a patient advocate and runs a popular facebook support group. Julia Kline, Jason Mitchell, and Skip Shuda are the founders of Soulful Cannabis, a non-profit organization with the mission of creating the best ..read more
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Dispense Podcast now available on iHeartRadio
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by Kristal Oknefski
3y ago
Dispense MagazineThe Dispense Podcast is now part of the iHeartRadio family! Click here to listen to our latest episode, “Helping Veterans Find Balance: An Interview With Ron Millward”. Medical cannabis is becoming a part of the everyday lives of veterans, as it is often the most effective treatment for both pain and PTSD. So we’re proud to bring you profiles of veterans who are making waves in the cannabis industry, fighting to improve conditions that our armed forces face here at home. Dispense Magazine exists to support and enhance the conversation that takes place between patient and physi ..read more
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Let’s Talk Terpenes – Fenchol
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by Kristal Oknefski
3y ago
Dispense MagazineThis is the 23rd installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Today we’re highlighting fenchol (also known as fenchyl alcohol), one of the obscure monoterpenoids found in the cannabis plant. The distinctive aroma of basil can be attributed to this terpene. In addition, it comprises up to 16% of the oils of some species of Aster. [1] Fenchol exhibits aromas of lemon, pine, and camphor and is abundant in strains such as Ba ..read more
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Let’s Talk Terpenes- Guaiol
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by Kristal Oknefski
3y ago
Dispense MagazineThis is the 22nd installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Today, we’re spotlighting guaiol, a unique secondary terpene found in the cannabis plant as well as the tropical guaiacum plant and the coniferous cypress pine. Also referred to as “champacol,” guaiol is unlike many other terpenes in that it is aqueous, not oil-based. It is classified as sesquiterpenoid alcohol and these substances are known to have both antib ..read more
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Helping Veterans Find Balance: An Interview with Ron Millward
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by Dispense Magazine Podcast
3y ago
Dispense MagazineMedical cannabis is a huge issue with veterans, as it is often the most effective treatment for both pain and PTSD. So we’re proud to bring you profiles of veterans who are making waves in the cannabis industry by helping to make things better for other veterans. In this episode, we talk with Ron Millward, founder of Balanced Veterans, a Philadelphia based 501-3-C with new chapters sprouting across the country. Ron saw a need for more cannabis education within many Vets organizations, and he seeks to collaborate beside as many as he can. Ron talks about the network of like-min ..read more
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Let’s Talk Terpenes – Delta-3-Carene
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by Kristal Oknefski
3y ago
Dispense MagazineThis is the 21st installment in our weekly series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes,” published every Monday. For more information, read the introduction to this series, “Let’s Talk Terpenes: A Guide For Medical Marijuana Patients.” Delta-3-Carene or carene is a bicyclic monoterpene found naturally in the cannabis plant, as well as the essential oils of plants such as juniper berry, fir needles, and cypress, and is also commonly found in rosemary, turpentine, basil. This terpene displays a sweet, earthy aroma with piney undertones and may often boast a lemon flavor. A few strains that hav ..read more
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