Know Your Cannabis: What Is Live Resin?

Live resin is a type of butane hash oil that is extracted from fresh cannabis plants frozen immediately after harvest. Cannabis plants that are still fresh contain a different collection of terpenes than traditionally dried cannabis. This freezing of fresh plant matter results in more water content than is typical of concentrates made from dried […]

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The Four Pillars of Quality Cannabis Processing

Cannabis extraction has been used as a blanket term for what is best described as cannabis processing. A well-designed cannabis process goes far beyond just extraction, overlapping heavily with cultivation on the front-end and product development on the back-end [1]. With this mindset, four pillars emerge as critical capabilities for developing the ideal cannabis process: […]

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Emma Chasen: Educating the World About Cannabis Science

Emma Chasen is the Director of Education for Sativa Science Club, an organization that encourages industry-wide quality standards. She also, in 2016, received the Willamette Week‘s Portland, Oregon Best Budtender award. In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Emma joined our host TG Branfalt for a conversation about the creation process behind her educational courses for individuals seeking […]

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Russ Hudson: Debunking Cannabis Lies through Literature

Russ Hudson is a cannabis consultant and author of the children’s book What’s That Weed?, which helps parents provide a normalized perspective of cannabis to their children, and the autobiography Weed Deeds: From Seed to Sage. Russ recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt in his Burlington, Vermont studio for an interview that covers the inspiration behind his books, […]

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Review: HBK Genetics Flower Products

East of Santa Cruz in the Central California inland area you will find the garden of HBK Genetics. Eric Minor has been growing cannabis medicine as long as he can remember. He is a second generation grower who picked up his dad’s craft in his late teens and has continued his family’s strong tradition. Insiders […]

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Shaping Fire: Ben Cassiday, Putting Terpenes to Work For You

Ben Cassiday is the co-founder of True Terpenes, a company that extracts and distills naturally occurring terpenes harvested from a variety of organically grown plants. In this episode of the Shaping Fire podcast hosted by Shango Los, Ben and Shango discuss the many commercial applications of raw terpenes, how terpene extracts are affecting the cannabis […]

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Casey Hubbs: Extraction Lab Living

Casey Hubbs is the extraction team leader and lab manager at Orgrow, a licensed cannabis producer and processor based out of Moxee, WA. Casey’s story is one that illustrates exactly how the cannabis industry is made up of ordinary people who have made the extraordinary decision to jump head-first into an uncertain career. She recently joined […]

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Jeff Church: Adding Terpenes to Cannabis Products

Jeff Church is the Vice President of Research and Process Development at Thinc Pure, a leading extracts manufacturer in Washington State. He is a renowned hash expert and helped break the story of Rosin Tech when we reported on the now-ubiquitous extraction method last year. Jeff recently joined our host Shango Los for a conversation […]

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Ken “K” Morrow: Learning from Trichome Technologies

Ken “K” Morrow of Trichome Technologies has been at the forefront of cannabis horticulture for decades. His writing has appeared in High Times magazine 50 times over the last 15 years. He has won 9 California Cannabis Cups between 1997 and 2000, has worked as a consultant to many of the top cannabis activists, legislators, […]

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Martin Lee: Educating the Public About Medical Cannabis

Martin Lee is co-founder and director of the California-based Project CBD, a nonprofit dedicated to the promotion and publication of cannabis-focused research — particularly investigations into the medicinal applications of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the cannabis plant. Martin has worked as an award-winning investigative journalist, covering the development of medical cannabis for years in the pages of O’Shaughnessy’s. […]

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What Are Cannabis Topicals?

Lotion, shampoo, face and body wash, sunscreen, lip balm, pain and antibacterial ointment, acne cream and massage oil. These are the most commonly used transdermal topical applications — and all have at some point in time been infused with cannabis to create the increasingly popular trend that is cannabis topicals. Cannabis topicals are considered any treatment rub or […]

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Mike West: Understanding Hemp-Derived CBD

Mike West is an advocate, researcher, and entrepreneur in the world of cannabis and hemp. Currently he serves as the director of manufacturing at Cresco, a cannabis production and processing company in Illinois that holds three of the states 21 cannabis licenses. Mike recently joined our host Shango Los for a discussion about hemp-derived CBD, […]

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Bubbleman: Inspiring Innovation in the World of Hash

Marcus Richardson, AKA Bubbleman, is founder of Fresh Headies Ltd. — the international distributor of the acclaimed Bubble Bag, which both popularized and revolutionized the eight-bag hash making technique. He is also the creator of Hash Church, a growing and successful online community of hash makers and enthusiasts. Bubbleman recently joined our podcast host Shango Los to discuss his experience breaking open the international hash market in […]

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What Are Cannabis Concentrates?

While most commonly thought about in its flower form, cannabis can be made into concentrated extracts for topical application, oral ingestion, and smoking. These come in many varieties, and are used in many different ways, but three different forms currently dominate the general understanding of what makes up a cannabis concentrate. Kief Kief is the […]

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Know Your Cannabis: Sativas, Indicas, and Hybrids

Cannabis is a powerful medicine to many, and smoking cannabis can be a fun recreational experience. But — like wine, coffee, and beer — there are hundreds of varieties of cannabis, each with different flavors, effects, and uses. Being green to the subject can be daunting. Luckily, unlike beer and wine, strains typically fit into one of three categories; […]

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Ethan Russo: Endocannabinoid Deficiency & Medical Cannabis

Subscribe to the Ganjapreneur podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud or Google Play.When the acceptance of medical cannabis goes mainstream, the pharmaceuticals landscape could face the most significant disruption of its existence. Due to the federal classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, researching possible medical uses for the plant has been difficult. However, […]

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Jeff Church: Extraction Methods and the Rise of Rosin Tech

“Rosin Tech” (or RosinTech, depending on who you ask) is a new form of home hash production which has taken Instagram by storm due to its simplicity and the quality of product it produces. Essentially, Rosin Tech involves using a hair straightener to combine heat and pressure as an extraction method — a process popularized by Instagram […]

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Science: Making Medical Marijuana More Medical

One of the casualties of the “War on Weed” has been science. With less than half of the states in the US having some form of legal marijuana, and with marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 Narcotic, the lab space available to study marijuana’s genetics and chemistry has been extremely limited. The majority of the […]

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