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The Field Guide

The Field Guide


Cannabis has been providing healing benefits to humanity — in addition to food, fuel, and fiber — for more than 12,000 years. From the Scythians to the Rastafari, the alchemists to the curanderos, cannabis has found a place in healing traditions across the world. Cannabis was added to the U.S. Pharmacopeia in 1850, and every major pharmacy in America offered medicinal cannabis tinctures up until it became prohibited in the 1930s. In 2012, the first states legalized recreational marijuana- setting the stage for millions to legally use the plant for recreation, restoration, and relief.


Contrary to common belief, hemp and marijuana are not separate plant species but rather two names for the flowering plant cannabis. The primary distinction lies in the concentration of THC. Legally, "hemp" refers to cannabis with less than 0.3% THC- the cannabinoid chiefly responsible for cannabis' psychoactive effects. Our edibles sold on this site are made with hemp-derived delta-9 THC. Despite coming from variations of the same plant, the THC molecules in cannabis and hemp are the same- as is the elevating effect.


The Chemistry of Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds found in cannabis responsible for its unique effects. THC is known for delivering the psychoactive 'high' - namely the euphoric and mood-enhancing effects, along with many of its health benefits. CBD, on the other hand, is THC's non-intoxicating relative, yet it shares a relaxing characteristic. Like THC, CBD may help users manage various health conditions, but with little to no risk of mind-altering side effects. CBN, a newly researched cannabinoid, is has been found to have tranquil properties. THCV is gaining attention for its potential appetite-suppressant and blood sugar regulation properties, while CBG is being studied for its potential anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective effects.

Tapping into Terpenes

Terpenes are fragrant oils found in fruits, herbs and plants, and the main ingredients that give essential oils like lavender, lemon, and mint, their unique aromas, flavors, and medicinal benefits. For thousands of years, these aromatic compounds have been used as a natural way to control emotions and mood. Terpenes not only add flavor and aroma to cannabis products, studies suggest that when paired with cannabinoids like THC, terpenes can enhance or alter the effects.