Industry Updates & Information

The State of Δ8-THC

The State of Δ8-THC

If you have attempted to purchase Δ8-THC products from us recently, whether in-store or online, you may have come across the news that we are no longer allowed to sell Δ8-THC at our Connecticut storefront. Why has this changed? How can I legally purchase Δ8-THC? Don’t worry! This article is here to answer any questions you may have about these recent changes. The State of Δ8-THC As we mentioned in a previous article, the legal status of Δ8-THC is currently changing all across the United States. It can be hard to keep track of the laws regulating Δ8-THC when they...

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Understanding Recent Amendements to the PACT Act

Understanding Recent Amendements to the PACT Act

The Legal Jargon On December 27th, 2020 Congress passed a COVID-19 relief bill. Within the bill is the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which amends the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (“PACT”) Act. The PACT Act initially went into effect on June 29th, 2010 as a replacement for the Jenkins Act of 1949, which implemented the required reporting of cigarette sales to state tobacco tax administrators by all interstate shippers.  The original PACT Act regulated the mailing of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to consumers through the U.S. Postal Service, increased penalties to a felony charge with up to three...

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Introducing: Delta(∆)8-THC

Introducing: Delta(∆)8-THC

The Science of Cannabinoids When you ingest cannabis, the effects that you experience are due to the interaction of chemicals – called cannabinoids – with specific, membrane-bound receptors located in the brain. These receptors make up a system known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which helps to modulate many aspects of the Central Nervous System (CNS). The CNS is responsible for taking in sensory information, processing that information, and sending out the necessary motor-signals in response. That is why ingesting cannabis can create such a wide range of effects. Pain, nausea, hunger, anxiety...the signals regulating each of these functions are...

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Terpenes: What do they do?

Terpenes: What do they do?

Cannabis has long been broken down into three categories: sativa, indica, and hybrid.  Indica strains are believed to be physically sedating and best for nighttime use, sativa strains are believed to be energizing and best for daytime use, and hybrids are believed to be a blend of both. However, when you look at the chemical makeup of indica and sativa flowers, they don’t provide much of an explanation for why one would be sedating and the other uplifting.  More recently, it is believed that the different effects are caused by the different terpene and cannabinoid ratios, rather than the ratio...

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Introducing: Cannabinol (CBN)

Introducing: Cannabinol (CBN)

Many people are already very familiar with CBD and THC. However, they may not know that there are many other cannabinoids with their own distinct benefits. Cannabinol (CBN), one of the minor cannabinoids present in the hemp plant, is a relatively new frontier in the hemp industry. CBN is non-intoxicating and produces amazing synergistic effects when mixed with other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Where is CBN Found? CBN is found in low amounts in freshly farmed hemp.  CBN is created through the oxidation of THC. Oxidation is a chemical reaction in which the addition of oxygen results in...

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