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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Medicine Box Monday: Tincture Dosage Updates

In the constantly evolving cannabis world, we must be flexible and remain open to market feedback. Our tinctures have been on the market for 14 months and we’re happy to say that the patients who use them consistently have an excellent experience....

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Self-Care with Cannabis

September is self-care awareness month. Self-care means taking the time for self-awareness, checking in with yourself, and assessing your needs. An act of self-care can be anything from a daily walk with your dog to cooking...

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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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Nevada County: Home of Sustainable Cannabis

California will implement adult-use cannabis in 2018. However, legalization at the state level left a lot of work at the local level. Each community has the opportunity to write its own regulations. Nevada County recently put...

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Herb Spotlight: Valerian

Our herb spotlight is back with the pungent, nutrient-rich herb valerian. We've recently taken the initiative to plant all the herbs we use in our tinctures in the same greenhouse (our Temple) as mama ganja. The transplanting...

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Cannabis Consumption Options Compared

There are plenty of choices when it comes to cannabis, so how do you know which cannabis consumption option is right for you? Here are a few factors to consider: Onset -- how long does it take to feel the effects? Duration --...

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Meet Brandy Reaves, Medicine Box COO

Brandy Reaves comes from a family of farmers who immersed her in the cannabis culture at a young age. In 1989, at the age of 14, she moved to the San Juan Ridge in Nevada County which further solidified her relationship with...

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