Author Archives: Iain Gorman

What Is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?

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Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the chemical in marijuana responsible for most of the plant’s notorious psychotropic effects. It was first discovered in 1964 and was isolated and synthesized from the cannabis plant by a Bulgarian-born Israeli organic chemist named Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. It works by attaching itself to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. These receptors […]

The Clinton Marijuana Dilemma

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With the former New York senator’s designs on taking the White House, she might need to start taking legalization seriously. We’ve previously written about the generally positive outlook on marijuana shared by the four main presidential candidates: Clinton, Trump, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein. Secretary Clinton is on record as saying that, if she achieves […]

CBD UK Laws – Are Cannabidiol Products Legal in the UK?

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The United Kingdom’s demand for, and interest in, cannabidiol (CBD) products appears to be on the rise. British consumers can now purchase any number and type of CBD products from a wide range of websites and brick-and-mortar stores. These products include CBD oils, tinctures, topical ointments, and vaporizers. But are they all above board and […]

Detroit Dispensaries: An Endangered Phenomenon

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In 2008, Michigan became the 13th State to legalize medical marijuana. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act specifically allows caretakers to provide up to 12 plants for up to five patients, plus another 12 plants for themselves. This equates to a possible 72 in total. While the law didn’t explicitly address the opening and running of […]

What Is A-Tocopherol?

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We’re back again, once more looking at the composition of hemp oil. Last time out, we answered the question, “What is B-Sitosterol?” In this article, we are investigating yet another component of hemp seed oil: Alpha (A)-Tocopherol. A-Tocopherol is the strongest of the tocopherol elements. Naturally found in a number of foods (more on this […]