Pinene, like its name would suggest, is found in pine needles. It is also one of the first terpenes that cannabis produces. If you have ever found yourself in a cannabis garden with plants in early flower you may have smelled fresh pine. Because pinene is one of the first terpenes produced in flower, it does not show up in dominant concentrations too often. However, when it does, it packs a therapeutic punch.

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Cannabinoids, the main class of compounds found in cannabis, drive the therapeutic experience. While THC and CBD are the major players, scientists have currently identified just over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis matrix. We’re continuing to learn about the potential physiological properties of all cannabinoids as researchers believe that even minor cannabinoids may influence the experience.

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In our recent discussion of Cannabis Dosing, we mention strategies to help you discover your optimal dose. Cannabis has high therapeutic potential, however the success of the experience comes down to dose. And because each person is unique, everyone will have a unique relationship with cannabis. Therefore optimal dose will be different for every person. And that optimal dose will also vary based on the way in which you choose to consume. Even if you have been smoking THC-dominant cannabis for years, your optimal edible dose may only be around 5mg THC.

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“Less is more.” It’s often used in everyday life, but when it comes to cannabis, it’s becoming increasingly popular and embraced by medical patients and adult-use patients alike. Microdosing is the practice of taking small amounts of cannabis for all the benefits and less of unwanted side effects — particularly the psychoactive effects as a result of THC.

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