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Little-Known Tidbits About Cannabis and Cannabis Terpenes

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Did you know that cannabis has been used medicinally for millennia? Or, did you know that our nation’s first president, George Washington, grew hemp? You would if you read our blog post about major historical figures and their cannabis use. We applaud your cannabis trivia knowledge, but if you weren’t aware of these random factoids, well, we’re glad you’re here now. While cannabis and cannabis terpenes should be recognized and appreciated for their versatile medicinal benefits and properties, it’s also important to take a look at the history and the larger context of this plant. All around the world, mankind has dabbled with various aspects of cannabis indica, cannabis sativa, and cannabis ruderalis. However, we haven’t started to legitimately isolate and sell cannabis-derived terpenes until recent years.

True Terpenes At True Blue

While this is neither an academic essay about cannabis, nor is it some stoners’ appreciation post, the terpene experts at True Blue Terpenes are going to go over some lesser-known things about cannabinoids and the cannabis plant itself. Who knows, if you haven’t already learned a thing or two, perhaps you will by continuing to read on below. To shop our pure terpenes for sale, check out our classic strain profiles and natural flavors. If you’ve somehow wound up here but you’re wondering, “what are terpenes?”, this page should do you well.

And now, without further ado, let’s get to the good stuff.

Hemp Seeds: Nutritious and Delicious

If your uber-health-conscious-yet-conservative family member doesn’t agree with using THC recreationally, yet willing consumes hemp seeds for their nutritional qualities, then you know hemp seeds are really good for you. With up to 24 percent protein and consisting of roughly 30-40 percent oil by weight, the oil from cannabis is said to be the single most unsaturated oil derived from the vegetable kingdom. Indeed, hemp oil consists of up to 81 percent of the polyunsaturated essential fatty acids, or EFA’s, that are needed but not produced by the human body. So, health nuts, rejoice! Hemp seeds are the way to go.

Preserving CBD

Juicing raw medical marijuana plants - in the same way that you would juice just about any other vegetable - actually preserves vital compounds and enzymes such as CBD that would otherwise deteriorate from smoking or cooking it. While using a concentrated CBD extract is probably more beneficial in a medicinal sense, it’s good to know that some of cannabis’ useful compounds are still there after they’ve been pulverized.

Hemp Seed As Fish Bait

It’s true; hemp seed actually works very well as fish bait. A survey done in the EU showed that over 95 percent of hemp seed sold was used for animal feed as well as fishing bait. Though the exact science behind hemp seeds’ effectiveness as fish bait is not totally clear, there are a number of valid theories. One line of thinking says that fish mistake the seeds for small black snails, acting as the perfect bottom feeder bait. Call us canna-nerds, but we think that’s pretty neat.

Love Is In The Air...Wait, That’s Cannabis!

Depending on where you are, a waft of cannabis smoke in the air is most likely expected, like at a jam band concert or a marijuana legalization rally. But what about the streets of Rome, Florence, and Milan? Apparently, according to a 2012 study conducted at Italy’s Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, trace amounts of marijuana were actually detected wafting through the air around the Colosseum and the Pantheon, in addition to other places in Italy.

Now, these are only trace amounts we’re talking about here, so tourists don’t need to worry about getting a contact high while taking in the historic sights of Florence and Bologna. The levels of cannabis (and other substances including nicotine and caffeine, probably to no surprise) were far too low to affect human health or cognition. All things considered, researchers said they hope the findings can inform drug policy by helping to estimate drug consumption in each city. Isn’t learning fun?

Government-Sponsored Marijuana

Did you know that, since 1968, the University of Mississippi has been growing cannabis for United States Government-approved research? Each year, the university is allowed to grow either 1.5 acres or 6.5 acres’ worth of marijuana, or even no marijuana, depending on what the demand is like. 6.5 acres or even 1.5 acres is quite the sizeable amount of land to grow on, so we can only imagine what that scale of yield is like.

Allergic Reactions

While relatively rare, ingesting, vaporizing or smoking cannabis can actually trigger an allergic reaction in select individuals. Like many other plants, both the pollen (resin, or trichomes) and smoke from produced from cannabis are responsible for causing these allergic reactions, which have actually been on the rise over recent decades. It’s hypothesized that allergic reactions to cannabis have been underreported or unnoticed in the past due to the controversy, stigma and illegality of the plant.

Typically, reported symptoms of allergic reactions to cannabis are similar to your standard fever: itchy eyes, coughing, the occasional hives, and sneezing. However, there are a few (very rare) reported cases of people experiencing anaphylactic reactions to cannabis. Fortunately, for those interested in our pure terpenes for sale, our products contain no THC, CBD or other psychoactive compounds, thereby lessening the chance of any type of allergic reaction.

Discover What Pure Terpenes and Terpenoids Can Do For You!

Food-grade and proven safe to consume, marijuana terpenes from True Blue Terpenes offer a number of incredible benefits. At the very least, you’ll enjoy how our products smell, from classic strain attributes to natural flavorings.!

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