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Amazing Benefits of Cannabis Oil

Chronic or inflammatory pain, itching, mental problems, Parkinson’s, MS, or insomnia. A clutch of conditions with different symptoms, but one thing in common. 

They can all be treated with cannabis oil, the extract of the active substances from the cannabis plant. But why does cannabis oil actually work so well so often? 

Diseases

Not only the ailments mentioned above can be treated with medicinal cannabis. In fact, the list of conditions in which cannabis oil helps is getting longer and longer. Through research, more and more evidence is emerging of ailments, diseases, discomforts and conditions that are not resistant to the healing power of cannabis. 

Nerve pain, various autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, epilepsy and even some forms of cancer seem to be treatable with cannabis.

 

Cannabis oil or miracle oil

Cannabis oil. Whether it contains only the active ingredient CBD or is a complete extract that includes THC and CBD. It seems to be gaining a wonder oil status lately, and this is partly justified. 

As strange as it may sound, cannabis oil is in many cases an effective treatment against a wide variety of complaints. It’s not a placebo effect, it’s not that patients want it so badly that they imagine it. Cannabis really works. And it is scientifically proven.

Your body has a system for cannabis

The reason for the diverse effects of cannabis oil, in fact, is that the human body is made for cannabis. It recognizes the active ingredients found naturally in cannabis, such as terpenes and cannabinoids. 

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) as it is called, consists of several receptors located throughout the body to which cannabinoids such as THC and CBD can bind. This system regulates almost all processes in our body and is closely linked to our autoimmune system. Hence, many autoimmune diseases can also be treated well with cannabis.

CB receptors

The so-called CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system are there to receive and send signals. In doing so, it maintains the balance in our bodies so that we can survive. 

For example, it helps us to know when we are in pain or hungry, or to experience natural fear responses and regulate pain sensations. When these processes are disturbed by some disease, cannabis can restore them and thus get to the root of the condition.

Given that it does all this without the nasty side effects of various pharmaceuticals, cannabis oil may well be called a miracle oil.

Remarkably, not all cannabinoids act on the same receptors. Respectively, THC binds to the CB1 receptors, and CBD binds to the CB2 receptors. Hence, the two cannabinoids also have such different effects on the human body.

Endogenous cannabinoids

Plant cannabinoids are, of course, not the only substances that provide this balance, otherwise any non-user would have no chance of survival. Our bodies also produce cannabinoids themselves. 

Endocannabinoids that is, or the body’s own cannabinoids. Unfortunately, the body does not always do this in sufficient quantities, and then herbal cannabinoids from cannabis can be used to supplement the endocannabinoids.

For example, anandamide, the body’s own substance that makes us feel blissful (similar to dopamine), is one of the endocannabinoids that binds to these receptors. 

THC works in a similar way to this substance, and therefore also has a blissful effect on most users. CBD, on the other hand, inhibits the breakdown of anandamide, so it also has a positive influence on the user’s mood.

Terpenes

Not only cannabinoids are important for the effective healing power of cannabis oil. Terpenes, the aromatic substances from the cannabis plant, direct the medicinal effect of a particular cannabis strain. 

Substances such as limonene, pineene, beta-caryophyllene and myrcene determine whether a cannabis strain is soporific or stimulating. They also determine whether a marijuana oil is better at calming you down or at motivating you. 

Whether a marijuana strain is good against depression or, for example, anxiety. By composing and mixing various marijuana strains, you can create the right cannabis medicine for every moment and different needs.

Entourage effect

Terpenes are not a boon to the healing power of cannabis oil, they are essential. The entourage effect is the theory that terpenes work synergistically with cannabinoids for best results. 

So without terpenes in your cannabis oil, if you have a CBD or THC isolate, you won’t experience the same medicinal effect as with a whole plant extract, as a complete extract is called. 

This is why more and more CBD oil producers are adding terpenes to their products. Nowadays, you can even obtain individual terpene isolates to add to your own cannabis oil as desired.

Miracle oil?

That you yourself, or someone close to you, benefits from cannabis oil as a medicine is therefore no coincidence. Nor is it between the ears. Cannabis has a complex effect on the human body and supports the overall balance needed for survival. 

Considering it does all this without the nasty side effects that various pharmaceuticals can have, cannabis oil may well be called a miracle oil.

Five Key Concepts That Every Member of Your Cultivation Team Should Understand

If a company’s chief grower is competent, the remainder of the cultivation crew does not require horticulture knowledge to be hired.

However, in order to avoid costly mistakes, new employee training should focus on immediately getting them up to speed on the principles of commercial plant production.

Make the following five concepts a priority for all new cultivation staff:

1. How to keep accurate records.

Record keeping is essential for everything from troubleshooting to regulatory compliance, yet rookie growers frequently fail to keep any production records at all.

When I visit grow sites that do not prioritise record-keeping, problematic shooting is at best a guessing game and, at worst, a futile exercise.

Examining the fertiliser and watering plan is usually the first step in determining what happened to a crop. In the absence of records, this frequently entails going around on the radio to inquire as to who last fed the plants. When numerous staff split watering responsibilities, the problem becomes even more complicated.

Keeping records for regulatory compliance guarantees that the product is grown in accordance with the company’s SOPs. In heavily controlled markets, the quality assurance department will be unwilling to sell cannabis if it cannot prove that it was grown in accordance with its SOPs. Recalls may be issued for non-compliant products.

Digital records are preferable, but a clipboard and pencil hung in an easily accessible location are preferable to nothing.

2. Testing should be done on a regular basis.

Growers should conduct soil, water, and fertilizer testing on a regular basis to ensure that plants receive appropriate nourishment.

Testing the electrical conductivity (EC) of the fertilizer solution and the fertilizer runoff (leachate) might assist discover potential imbalances inside the plant. When I ask to see the results of these tests, I am occasionally met with a blank expression. “What exactly is EC?” “What exactly do you mean by leachate?”

Allow this to happen to your nurturing team. During the crop cycle, these tests should be performed every two weeks, and the results should be recorded. Ensure that your team understands how to conduct these tests, that they have the necessary tools, and that they understand how to interpret the results.

3. The importance of timing cannot be overstated.

Failure to complete cultivation duties on time might result in poor plant development and increased production costs. Most jobs have a small time frame in which they must be completed, and retroactively addressing plant faults caused by missed timing can eat into your profits.

Young plants that are not spaced properly will grow tall and spindly, necessitating additional labor to support. Mother plants that are not harvested on time grow huge and unwieldy, and they do not produce a sufficient number of healthy cuttings when needed. Failure to release predatory insects or apply pest control agents on time might lead to disease or insect infestation.

Your cultivation team’s sense of timing will help to create a cost-effective operation.

4. Understand when and how to water.

In traditional gardening, there is a phrase that goes, “The one on the end of the hose grows.”

This indicates that the person in charge of making day-to-day irrigation decisions for a crop has the most effect over its health. Large facilities typically divide production among multiple section growers, each of whom is responsible for selecting when to irrigate their plants.

The majority of plant problems are caused by either under or overwatering. A crop that has been continuously waterlogged will develop slowly, yield less, and be more sensitive to pest and disease pressure. Root rot stopped growth, and plant mortality will occur in an overwatered crop that cannot dry out between irrigations.

When a plant reaches 50% of the weight of a fully saturated container, it should be watered. Too much or too little might have a significant impact on the economics of your crop. Make certain that your crew understands when and how to water.

5. Be gentle with yourself.

Growers can forget how sensitive plants are, but they are quickly reminded when their crop begins to show signs of stress.

Plants might be startled if they are not adequately acclimatized and are exposed to something too early. When farmers shift plants from low-light vegetative growth rooms to the dazzling brightness of a bloom room, this is frequent. Plants that are subjected to light and heat stress can begin to wilt within a few hours and turn yellow within 48 hours.

Plants can also be stressed by benign actions performed at the wrong time. Plants can be burned by spray treatments applied in the heat of the day or under intense grow lights. Water droplets can behave like miniature magnifying glasses, focusing light and permanently harming the leaves.

Remind your staff that plants are more delicate than we realize. Ensure that any important changes are adequately planned and that plants are gradually acclimated to the new shift. It is preferable to spend one week carefully acclimating plants rather than three weeks mending damaged ones.

To successfully develop your crop, your staff do not need a four-year horticulture degree, but they should understand basic plant production principles. If your in-house training program focuses on these five key elements, you’ll be well on your approach to building a cultivating dream team.…

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