Sparking New Trends Through Microdosing with Cannabis
Marijuana’s new-found freedom in many states is sparking trends in various consumption techniques. The latest one is microdosing cannabis.
Microdosing is now growing in popularity with adult use of marijuana. The Swiss chemist, Dr. Albert Hofmann, is credited, among other things, with the method of microdosing. His method, involving low, almost imperceptible doses of a substance, has carried over into the rapidly-growing world of cannabis.
Gizmodo, Huffington Post and even Rolling Stone have recently written about this new method. It’s also being studied in mice, to understand the effects of microdosing THC and CBD, the two main compounds in marijuana.
A recently published study in the journal Nature Medicine, found increased cognitive functions and abilities in older mice when compared to a placebo group of mice. The mice were subjected to memory and recognition tests before and after receiving a mouse-sized microdose of THC and CBD. The results were intriguing. (more…)
The Health Benefits of Cannabis
By Carter Casad
Memorial Day weekend is upon us and, for the people of Boulder, the highlight is a massive display of community, health, and fitness. The BolderBoulder—one of the largest, most highly celebrated 10K’s in the world—brings more than 50,000 people to share in the spirit of health. During this holiday of reflection and community, we take a moment to celebrate the health benefits of cannabis.
It’s been said that, if scientists stumbled upon cannabis for the first time today, this plant would be heralded as the next miracle drug. By producing compounds called cannabinoids, this flower has evolved a unique ability to mimic and interact with neurotransmitters in the human body.
First Batches of The Farm’s Finest Mother Plants Debut on Mother’s Day 2017
After years of research and development, Boulder’s award-winning adult use dispensary, The Farm, will be releasing some of its most innovative craft cannabis strains under a new label – The Farm Genetics. Developed to appeal to a variety of day-to-day activities, different lifestyles, and chosen from their finest mother plants, the first small batches of these beautiful craft cannabis varieties will be available on Mother’s Day, May 14th, 2017.
Bred in-house with a focus on the complete cannabis experience, The Farm’s genetic artisans have crafted exceptional strains that express the full genetic potential each plant offers. “Our breeding process is a twist of science and art, using cutting-edge research and techniques that draw from decades of experience from a diverse pool of professionals,” says Carter Casad, head of R&D at The Farm Genetics. “Artfully selected from our most outstanding mother plants, our newest flower line features unique cannabinoid ratios, desirable flavor and aroma profiles, and exotic, potent effects.” (more…)
Cannabis and our Community
At The Farm, not only do we believe in bringing to our community the finest craft cannabis in Colorado, but we also believe in engaging with and supporting our community members. This year on Mother’s Day, The Farm will partner up with the nation’s first cannabis for cancer nonprofit organization, Flower for Hope. We will be donating 3% of our Mother’s Day sales to help provide women with cancer education and safe access to Medical Marijuana cards.
A Goal to End Cancer with Cannabis Access
We are delighted to be hosting Flower for Hope this Mother’s Day. At Flower for Hope the mission is clear, to end cancer! With the soaring costs of quality medical marijuana care, Flower for Hope aims to assist women going through cancer in gaining access to quality medical marijuana, free medical marijuana cards, and access to high quality cannabis products. Flower for Hope also wants to end the stigma that comes with consuming cannabis for cancer and educates women about medicinal benefits of cannabis.
The First Annual Grow-Off Cannabis Cup
April 6, 2017
Lookout world, there’s a new cannabis cup in town!
This past Saturday marked the first ever Colorado cannabis industry “Grow-Off,” a competition that crowns itself to be the “Iron Chef” of growing cannabis, according to founder, Jake Browne. The competition, presented by Grownetics, Cultivate and Botanicare differs from most, which are frequently criticized by industry leaders for their judging standards.
The Grow-Off uses a very strict judging process that involves science; unlike other cannabis competitions, which are typically judged by a panel of cannabis connoisseurs and are thus more subjective.
Based on measurable lab results, with help from TEQ Analytics, a third-party testing company located in the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, several awards and cash prizes were handed out to winners in three categories: flavor, potency, and yield. Only companies with a commercial grow license were allowed to enter this elite Colorado cannabis competition. (more…)