Terpene Tuesday: Guaiol

Guaiol is one of the terpenes that we still don't know very much about. It does seem to be an effective insecticide, particularly against aphids. It's also part of an essential oil shown to kill mites and ticks. It has a...

Terpene Spotlight: Humulene

Alpha humulene, also known as alpha caryophyllene, has an earthy/woody scent. It's found in hops, so it's responsible for the distinctive smell of beer. Like many terpenes, it fights harmful insects, but it also has some...

Terpene Spotlight: Valencene

Valencene is found in citrus fruit in abundant quantities, particularly Valencia oranges. Unsurprisingly, it has a sweet, fresh, citrusy scent that occasionally has notes of wood or fresh herbs. It contributes a rich, bitter...

Terpene Spotlight: Caryophyllene

Caryophyllene is one of the most abundant terpenes found in cannabis. In fact, it's so abundant that caryophyllene oxide is what drug-sniffing dogs smell when they identify cannabis. It is well-studied and offers some exciting...

Terpene Spotlight: Phytol

Phytol is our focus for this week's Terpene Tuesday. It's the by-product of chlorophyll breaking down and a precursor to both vitamin E and vitamin K -- if you take a multivitamin, this terpene probably contributed some of the...

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CBD and Coffee? Yes or No?

This seems to be a very touchy subject.  While doing the research, there are so many articles to be read.  Coffee is an “upper”. It helps to get you going in the morning and may even lift your mood.  CBD has been known to help you get going in the...

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Self-Care with Cannabis

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What’s the Deal with Juicing Cannabis?

We've all heard of the juicing trend that has been building momentum for years. At this point, it's 2017 and juicing fruits and veggies is pretty much mainstream. But carrot-beet-ginger-cannabis juice? What's up with that?...

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Meet Brandy Reaves, Medicine Box COO

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