California’s Cannabis Market Going Through Tough Times

Now that 2019 is officially in full swing, cannabis and hemp remain a hot topic. Predictions for California cannabis yearly revenue went up month by month in 2018 and investments started to really come into the industry. With so much change going on, general consumers outside of California haven’t experienced the noticeable different across the sunshine state.

Although recreational cannabis was legalized, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control announced in January of 2018 that medical collectives were only allowed to operate through the end of the year without state permits towards the licensed recreational industry. This means that thousands of co-ops and collectives were allowed to exist with millions of pounds of cannabis cultivated and processed into various types of products.

Many companies have been operating in both the medical and recreational markets since legalization. Some would say that the majority of people from medical days are still leveraging every single day for profit. MJBizDaily’s report shared that medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives became illegal without a state license on January 10th, 2019.

Collectives or co-ops operating without a state permit after Jan. 10th could be raided by law enforcement and potentially shut down, with the employees and operators facing possible criminal charges and civil fines. 

The recreational side (Prop 64) has provided flashier customer experiences but there is limited access to licensed retailers across the state. For years, the medical side (Prop 215) has given cannabis patients the ability to connect with collectives and trusted growers all over California. The legislation is stifling a community that needs a long term solution in order to grow and flourish.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor operating in the scenic Snohomish Valley area. We produce a clean, intelligent crop that has become a go-to brand for a number of top shops in Washington state. We’re known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

There may be health risks surrounding consumption of the products. Smoking is hazardous to your health. Not for use by women that are pregnant or breastfeeding. For use by adults twenty one and older. keep out of reach of children. Marijuana can impair concentration, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. This product is infused with cannabis or active compounds of cannabis.

Terpenes and Cannabis… What Does Terpy Even Mean?

The cannabis industry is growing at a rapid rate. Technology has enabled farmers and extractors to be innovative, developing more methods for growing and extraction. With many farmers utilizing progressively more scientific methods of growing cannabis and extracting its oils, the role of terpenes has come into prominence.

You may hear someone say something is “terpy,” to indicate the strong aromatic quality of a certain bud or extract.

But what does that really mean?

Terpenes are natural essential oils secreted by all plants and are also responsible for the smell and flavor in plants and fruit.

In a similar way that aromatherapy is known as an effective form of stress or anxiety relief, THC and terpenes working together relax or stimulate your senses. A chemical reaction occurs between your body and the presence of terpenes combined with THC to produce varying effects.

Overall, we’re still not completely sure what all terpenes can do to help (or harm) the body. So far, we know about the presence of the endocannabinoid system. This system allocates THC and terpenes to different sites on the body to amplify the therapeutic aspects of the herb in a process known as the “entourage effect.” 

Popular Terpenes

Myrcene

You definitely already know this terpene as it exists in lemongrass, cannabis, and even hops. This is where you’ll find prominent citrus and earthy aromas. This terp is largely associated with pain reduction, and quelling inflammation as well as muscle spasms.

 

Limonene

As the name suggests, this terpene represents the tart, yet sweet scent you’ve definitely encountered. This lemon-lime flavored terp can aid users with depression and anxiety while also containing antibiotic and antioxidant properties.

 

Alpha-Pinene

Alpha-Pinene is you guessed it—that sweet pine aroma. You can find it emanating from several coniferous trees, as well as several stinky nugs. This terpene interacts with your body by promoting memory retention and alertness. It can also be utilized to improve lung function in some patients with asthma.

 

Linalool

In more rare cases you will detect an herbal stench akin to lavender. This is the sneaky, yet helpful terpene known as linalool. Known to provide sedative and anti-anxiety properties, users with epilepsy and similar conditions should seek out cannabis products with this terp present.

 

Caryophyllene

Probably the most aromatically notorious terpene of all is caryophyllene which provides that “skunky” odor. In more classic strains you may notice this gassy aroma, taking note that it may help protect cells lining your digestive tract.

 

Humulene

In the realm of essential oils present in both hops and in cannabis, humulene is undoubtedly the culprit. If you’ve ever taken a whiff of some weed that smells like a hoppy beer, take note, because this terpene helps control your appetite as well as fight cancer cells.

 

The medical benefits of terpenes in combination with cannabinoids is a field still under heavy exploration. Other common terpenes include terpineol, eucalyptol, menthol, and citronellol that each play similar roles in affecting your body through smell and taste. As research continues, there are endless possibilities for finding holistic solutions to several medical conditions with the right kind of cannabis products.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor operating in the scenic Snohomish Valley area. We produce a clean, intelligent crop that has become a go-to brand for a number of top shops in Washington state. We’re known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

There may be health risks surrounding consumption of the products. Smoking is hazardous to your health. Not for use by women that are pregnant or breastfeeding. For use by adults twenty one and older. keep out of reach of children Cannabis can impair concentration, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. This product is infused with cannabis or active compounds of cannabis.

Cannabis Strains + Products That Improve Your Sex Life!

According to a study that took place in 2017 by Stanford University,  a positive association between cannabis use and sexual frequency is seen in men and women across all demographic groups. What does this mean? There is a relation between cannabis users and their sex life!

It needs to be mentioned that cannabis users engage in sex on average, 20% more than non-users. #GettingItIn Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, there are numerous cannabis products known to enhance certain bedroom boom activities.

The right types of cannabis can provide an energizing effect to the user, enabling prolonged intimacy. Some strains will activate a type of body high that can lead to even higher pleasure. The wrong joint or blunt has been known to kill the mood though so it is important to remember that not every product is right. Several products beyond cannabis even exist to insight pleasure into your night such as infused lubricants.

Here are a few strains (and products) we believe will get you in the mood.

Durban Poison 

Durban Poison is a classic sativa strain that has long been known to uplift and energize. The chunky buds from this strain should take your focus to full and never slow you down in any physical endeavor.

Green Crack

Green Crack is the purest of sativa there is. It should definitely keep you up at night if you smoke too much of it. If you’re enjoying an afternoon of romance, this is a great strain to keep you energized before and after coitus to still have a productive evening.

Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple is a classic indica strain they produce that is known to give ample body highs. After a long stressful day, a few puffs of this heavy indica will relax your muscles and ease your tensions for a cozy night filled with passion.

“O” Intimate Lubricant By Fairwinds

This is the next step in cannabis-infused sexual activity. Fairwinds makes a myriad of intelligent cannabis products that you don’t need to smoke. Among which is their “O” Intimate Lubricant which is a latex safe, high-potentcyblend of THC and CBD that provides a heightened experience for both guys and gals. You can pick up this hormone-free concoction for $40 infused with a Love Potion #9 indica strain that’s known to relax and stimulate your senses.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor operating in the scenic Snohomish Valley area. We produce a clean, intelligent crop that has become a go-to brand for a number of top shops in Washington state. We’re known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

There may be health risks surrounding consumption of the products. Smoking is hazardous to your health. Not for use by women that are pregnant or breastfeeding. For use by adults twenty one and older. keep out of reach of children Cannabis can impair concentration, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. This product is infused with cannabis or active compounds of cannabis.