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Cannabis

The pros and Cons of Regenerating Cannabis

Did you know that you can actually enjoy a plant again? There is a process called revegging or regeneration, and here, we’ll discuss what it is, and if it’s right for you or not. 

First, what is it? 

This is actually repairing the tissues of the plants. As an annual, cannabis is a bit limited to their growing seasons, which is why no matter what we do, that’s usually how long it grows for.  It usually is something that, once it’s gone, it’s gone. Regeneration is basically hacking this, and basically you revert this to the vegetive state, and you can use this again for another harness, though it’s a bit less fruitful than the first one. 

Why Do This? 

There are a few reasons that are good for revegging the cannabis plants. There are benefits, and while the science may seem a little bit complex to use, it’s got some real good upsides. First, it preserves the phenotypes, especially if you have a plant that’s really good and you don’t want to lose this. You can keep the exact replica of this. 

It also increases the viability of these plants too. Since you’re taking cuttings of this, and it can expand the state of the crop too, and this is something that both recreational and holistic types of growers may do.  It’s good as well if you want to have two quality plants, and you’ll know that these plants are good too. You don’t need to keep the mother plant as well, since it doesn’t need to be there. A lot of growers will keep plants for as long as they can, and somethings pulling clones in order to preserve this. Regeneration offers this, and it can be something that’ll help you keep that same plant, while also not sacrificing space and everything else too. 

It also reduces the vegetive period, which means that you don’t have to worry about it taking too long to take the roots, and the roots are already there in the first place so you’ve got a good start. And finally, you’re getting more bud from a plant that you love. This is something that’s ideal for those cannabis growers who want something that they know is a good plant, and to keep it around for a long period of time. 

The downsides 

That isn’t to say that it’s all easy or anything. Probably the biggest difficulty that’s there is well, getting it done. A lot of people get this wrong even if they’re not a newbie to this. You’ll want to get familiar with this and learn how to do this, and also understand that you may not get this perfect the first go. The cool thing though is that you can take a few of the cuttings from the plant, so it’s something that you can mess up a few times. 

There is also the time aspect of this.  It can take a few weeks before you see regrowth of this, and it can take a while to reach the stage of flowering that you want. Finally, it’s the training aspect of this. They need to be trained in order to get the ideal yields for this, and the training process is quite hard for this, and you’re going to be working with a plant skeleton rather than a new plant. But if you think you can handle it, and you want to see if you can try your hand, then go for it. It’s also something that’s good to at least try once too.

All About CBD tinctures

When you look at the different ways to take CBD, there is one that a lot of people like to use, and that’s CBD tinctures. There are a ton of options for you to use, and here, we’ll go over what they are, and the benefits of such. 

What are they 

They are concentrated forms of herbal extractions, and they come in a liquid type and are administered via a few drops each. CBD ones are made through steeping these flowers in high-proof alcohol.  The tinctures are usually also used with glycerin and vinegar in place of this, but alcohol offers the best tincture possible. It takes a long time, but it’s also simple to do, and creates a potent mixture. They also don’t contain more than .3% THC, and this is different from cannabis tinctures. They won’t make you high, but there are a ton of benefits to this. 

Is this the same as oil? 

Well, they both are concentrates of liquid with CBD and other kinds of additives to this, and you can typically find both in small bottles. But some retailers may label oils as an oil tincture, which causes confusion. There are some differences though. Tinctures are usually made with a raw hemp that’s infused into the alcohol base. The CBD oil tinctures are made through infusing the CBD isolate within the carrier oil of choice, either olive, MCT, or hemp oil. There are actually some benefits to the alcohol base, which include the following: 

  • They offer a much longer shelf life 
  • They are easy to add to drinks and food 
  • Their bioavailability is high, so it’s easily absorbed into the body as well 

Homemade or Store-bought? 

Some people may choose to make their own, others go commercial.The commercial ones use the CO2 extraction or an alcohol to create the purified form of the isolate, used in the carrier base. Because of this, a lot of tinctures get mislabeled as oils as well. While the oil-based ones normally don’t meet the definition used for tincture, this term gets to be used to market all of the concentrated CBD extraction that’s done in a dropper and is also taken sublingually and usually helps distinguish these tinctures from other products that are there. The quality tinctures offer convenience and a high level of purity, with the oil-based ones and the CO2 extraction ones are very potent. 

How to use 

They are concentrated, so you just need to use a few drops with this, and they have found that for micro-dosing the CBD, this is the best way to do it. If you want something stronger, add a few more drops. They are usually bitter, but the bitterness can be masked by putting them in a drink or food, such as in coffees and teas. You can also take it under the tongue usually, and typically, it gets into the body a lot faster than in the foods you have. 

You can usually hold your tongue over it, with the tincture under it for about a minute, and the effects will be felt in about 15 or so minutes. They can be used topically and also orally too, and you can get the skin benefits from this. This is also a good way to get the benefits that you want from CBD, with a more discreet sort of way. You don’t need to vape or smoke it, but instead, it just goes under the tongue. This is very easy to conceal too, and you can adjust this easily. 

How to Make Cannabis Tea 

If you’re someone who enjoys smoking, vaping or eating cannabis, then you might want to consider marijuana tea. Here, we’ll look at it is, and the benefits of this, and also what you can feel from these types of cantatas too. 

The benefits 

As you might think, cannabis tea is definitely something that’s safe to consume. If you enjoy sipping tea already and also enjoying weed in a relaxing sense, it’s soothing to have both. That way, you won’t have to worry about inhaling the vapor or smoke, and it offers a contented feeling in the moment. The drink might be hot, but sipping it slowly offers things that are pretty manageable too. You also will notice that it’s pretty easy to use and very relaxing as well. 

It also is good for the GI tract. Similar to how herbal teas are, this is definitely one that can be used for your internal components to help with your stomach and your digestive tract too. It also is good for soothing the throat. While consuming weed with smoking and vaping may hurt your throat, this soothes it.  It’s definitely soothing along with the essence of tea that can help you with an effective relaxation. 

 

How to make it 

You’ve got two types of methods to make this, and it’s pretty easy to do so. The first method we have is the cannabutter method, which is simple and convenient. You just need the following: 

  • A gram f weed 
  • A tea bag of your choice 
  • A tablespoon of coconut oil or cannabutter 
  • Half a pot of water 
  • Any other additives that you might like 
  • A coffee or tea strainer 

To make this, you need to do the following: 

  • Decarb the cannabis if you haven’t already, and you can do this before you make it 
  • Boil the water and use at least two cups 
  • Add the butter or the coconut oil and then stir as you wait for this to dissolve fully 
  • Add in the cannabis into the oil and butter mixture 
  • Let it simmer for at least 15 minutes, or if you want it stronger, leave it for longer 
  • Strain it over a teapot or mug 
  • Pour it, and then add in any other flavors that you’d like to have

And there you have it! This is a very simple way to do it, and very effective. There is also the “cannabis tea latte” which is made from scratch and is perfect for gatherings too. To make this, get the following: 

  • 5 grams of ground buds 
  • 15 grams of softened butter 
  • 2 cups full-fat milk 
  • 2 cups water 
  • Tea leaves of choice 
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 
  • A bit of cinnamon 
  • 4 tablespoons honey 

To make this, do the following: 

  • Begin by decarbing the cannabis itself 
  • Mix the plant, milk, extract, and the butter or coconut oil thoroughly, let this sit at room temperature for at least an hour 
  • Add the mix to a pot and then put the infuser in the middle, then let it sit for a bit to mix together, about 20 minutes, and try to keep the temperature to a low level to prevent boiling 
  • Put it through a sieve in order to get rid of the plant matter and then refine all of the flavors with a bit of cinnamon, honey, or whatever else 

And there you have it, a simple way to make cannabis tea for you to try. 

All about the Roots of Cannabis

Cannabis roots are actually very good and they come with a lot of good application. Similar to the rest of the plant itself, there are different benefits that the plant has for this, including improving the mood, reducing bodily tension, and a whole bunch of other purposes, so it is a vital part with helping the person as well. They’re incredibly vital and are great for holistic medicine too. 

The history of Use 

It’s not common to hear people talk about using this, but in ancient China, going all the way back to 2700 BC, this was something that they used to help with pain after surgery or to help with bone fractures and breaks. They would dry up the herb, ground it up, and then apply it to an area topically. 

They also would make tea to help with soothing the body and other problems.  There are also some reports that they used this to help with neutralizing poison. This was used for a lot of therapeutic means, and even Romans used this to help with soothing burns, joint care, and easing gout in people. In the 18th century, it was found that William Salmon, an English scholar, wrote about how cannabis use can help with sciatica and other symptoms. There is a link that shows this too. 

The modern Usage 

While the plant has a lot of great uses, the roots are still useful to be used too. Cannabis roots are a whole lot less popular than the flower themselves though, but they’re still on the market. The root is used as an extract in balms, lotions, oils, and a whole lot more. It’s not ingestible, but you can steep it in tea as well, and also create it into a powdered texture as well and add other aromatic tastes to this to help with the flavors as well. 

Do they have Terpenes and Cannabinoids though 

There is evidence that shows that it does contain some cannabinoids in it, mostly CBD, but it’s not enough to create a really different effect. The concentration of this does base on the strain, and the cultivation means too. In a study done in 2012, it was found that the flowers did have CBDA in them, which is the precursor to CBD. Before the heat gets applied, this does contain cannabinoid acids, but it’s not the cannabinoids that we know. There are still studies that must be done on the strains with higher levels of THC, but it does have lower concentrations of this. What about terpenes though? Right now, there were terpenes found in this, that actually don’t exist in concentrations otherwise. These are friedelin and epifriedelanol, which are triterpenoids that do defend against predators, which are still being studied. 

Are there benefits? 

Right now, there isn’t a bunch of research on this, but from the trace amounts that we did find, there was something. Right now, there are studies that suggest that there are some inflammatory and other harmful conditions that could benefit from this. There are also different ways cannabis roots are therapeutic. 

Remember the triterpenoids that we mentioned? There is a potential for it to be protective of the liver, and it also may have anti-microbial effects to a degree, and also may be used to help with inflammation. It also contains choline, which is really good for nerve and brain growth and development and also keeps the nervous system working. So yes, there are potential benefits for this, and while it isn’t used all that much, there are benefits to be had. 

How often Should You Be taking CBD?

One question that a plot of people have when they take CBD is they ask how long they should be taking it, and how often they should take it. For those who are curious, usually, it’s answered by “whatever is what you’re interested in taking” and the key thing is, here we’ll go over why CBD is great for everyone. 

When is it Best to Take It? 

It’s best to take about 10 mg a day to start of the course, but when is the best time to take this. It’s been found that the morning time is the best time to be taking this, along with the other medications and supplements that you might take. But not everyone likes it, and some may prefer dinner, or right before they go to sleep. For most people, it depends on what you’re using it for. Some people feel more alert when they take it, so in the morning might be good. Some may take it in the afternoon when they feel exhausted to wake up once more. But if you’re the type who feels sleepy after consuming CBD, then you might want to take it at night. The thing to understand is that there is no right or wrong way to take CBD, and you can take it whenever you feel it’s good for you. 

Should I take it With Food? 

It can actually increase the bioavailability of this, which is a word for absorption. It is fat-soluble, so it will bind to the lipids and natural fats that are found in foods, boosting your absorption rate of the CBD when you take this. Some like to take it right before or right after a meal or take it with a snack so that it gets absorbed a bit better. 

CBD after a Workout? 

Some people wonder if they can take this after a workout. There are accounts that say that if they take it before and after, their performance gets better. Using CBD also attributes to the anti-doping landmark that was used to remove CBD from prohibited substance too. It’s not a psychotropic drug nor does it change the performance, so it isn’t the same as saying weed and other drugs. 

That means that many athletes in major leagues can use CBD for training. However, understand that there isn’t a list of the CBD and how it benefits the person when playing the sport, but some consumers like to use it regardless. Given how the endocannabinoid receptors are mediating the functions related to sleep, coordination, metabolism, and even energy, it can benefit athletes in the system too. With how nervous and restless people get when playing sports, and the sore muscles, exhaustion, and inflammation that follows, this substance may be good for people to use. Taking CBD is something that you should make sure that you take when you feel it’s good, and it can help with inflammation, sleep, and even performance anxiety. 

How many times a day should I take CBD

There is no time that’s ideal for everyone to take it, and some may take it more than others, since it may help with the effectiveness of conditions. The big thing here is to understand what you’re doing this for, and why you’re taking it. It can help with a variety of different effects and it can actually be impacted by the body weight and body fat, so be mindful of what you’re taking, and how often you take this too, and look at how you feel taking it for a period of time too.

PH and Cannabis

When you’re looking at improving the plant itself, one thing to understand is the importance of a PH. PH is very important for the soil since it does affect the nutrient absorption. You know already that plants need nutrients to grow correctly, including macronutrients such as phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium, and also minerals as well and other micronutrients. If plants can’t access this, it makes them deficient and leads to bad health issues. 

The problem with cannabis is that they only take nutrients within a certain level of PH, so if it’s not between 6-7 or so, it can in fact make it so that they lock themselves out of nutrients in a lot of cases. In many places where cannabis is able to thrive out in the wild, they have an environment that’s acidic. You want to grow cannabis however that’s optimal, and you also need to lower the ph. in a hydroponic medium, or else the soil won’t be able to provide the plants with the proper nutrients. 

The benefits of Maintaining pH 

The best thing to do is to maintain this, and it can help out immensely. You’ll have plants that are healthier, have better growth, and it doe improve the harvest. Plus you’re saving a lot of time and money too. You want to check the ph. of the plants at all times and catch the imbalances of this quite early on in order to minimize the nutrient deficiencies as well in this. 

The problem: imbalances 

One of the most common things that happen to these plants though is the imbalances. Cannabis can only work with a small kind of pH window, so if it goes above or below, your plant will not be able to have nutrients, and it will then experience nutrient deficiency as well. You want to make sure that this doesn’t happen because nutrient lockout happens when cannabis can’t get the nutrients that they need in the soil, or even through the fertilizers used to provide this. It causes a buildup of slat over near the root area, and it results in people not getting the nutrients to their plants, and usually causes a mineral undershooting too. 

The Best pH

The best pH is something that you should definitely achieve. In an ideal world, you’ll have this around 6-7 or so, similar to how humans are with certain foods. However, there is no number that’s considered the “best” but it’s good to understand the fluctuation within the window that you have, in order to understand the proper uptake of this. So when you adjust, check of course how it is when you water, and even after you water. 

It does go up and down, but as long as it isn’t above 7 you should be good. Soil is a lot more forgiving than other types of medium when you look at the pH imbalances, but you can only give it so much. If you grow it organically where you don’t give them nutrients, the ph. is a lot less of an issue. If you’re using soil with a compost that has organic matter, the microorganisms will be able to get the nutrients into there, however a lot of people will use the potting mixes with the nutrients already thrown in there to help with the pH since it’s the best way to do it. 

But understanding this is good because it helps with you better understanding the best results possible with this, and also lets you get the healthiest cannabis plant that you can, and also help with it to grow too.