Chalice Farms Blog

What is CBN?

CBN otherwise known as Cannabinol is a non-intoxicating compound that is most commonly known as the cannabinoid that is created when THC ages or when THC-A oxidizes. This cannabinoid is produced when marijuana and hemp plants are exposed over long periods of time to both air and sunlight. This causes the THC to convert to CBN! This cannabinoid is unique as it can bind to both CB1 and CB2 receptors within the bodies Endocannabinoid System. but tends to have a higher affinity for CB2. This means that it works synergistically within the body’s immune system to help regulate the immune system as well as the peripheral nervous system.

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What is CBG?

CBG or Cannabigerol is a minor cannabinoid but is also said to be the mother of all cannabinoids! Why? well because without it, cannabis would have no high! AND all other cannabinoids are derived from Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA) which is an acidic form of CBG. Even THC and CBD! Holy mother of cannabinoids! CBG is derived from a young cannabis plant, specifically when a cannabis plant begins to mature and bud, as they contain higher amounts of CBG than a fully developed plant. As a cannabis plant matures– various enzymes and compounds combine to create CBGA, which is where all cannabinoids start as the plant nears the end of its grow cycle. With the combination of UV light, the absorption of this light goes and converts THCA and CBDA.

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What is a Cannabinoid?

First things first – a Cannabinoid is a type of chemical in the Marijuana plant that causes drug-like effects within the brain and body. These interact specifically within the Central Nervous System (CNS) and the immune system. To break it down even further, Cannabinoid refers to every chemical substance that joins to the Cannabinoid receptors that are present all over our brain and body. These are compounds that are found in the cannabis plant (or synthetic compounds) that interact with the Endocannabinoid system.

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Brand Education: Pure RXO - RSO!

Our Pure RXO line is dedicated to medicinal legacy and modern innovation. With products like RSO tankers, 1:1 patches, and RSO cartridges this product line is committed to pure, honest, full-spectrum cannabis. So, first things first what is full-spectrum cannabis? A full-spectrum cannabis oil or product is a product that contains ALL of the cannabinoids that are naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. All of which goes hand in hand with the Entourage effect! The Entourage Effect is the magical synergy that happens when of all the components within the cannabis plant work in tandem to produce a variety of benefits and effects.

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Into the Weeds at Bald Peak

We took a trek over to Bald Peak Farms, our grow facility, to catch up with some of the people responsible for our favorite flower. This 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art cannabis farm is located at the highest point on Chehalem Mountain, far above the pollutants found in urban areas. Read on to find out what makes Bald Peak Flower so amazing, then swing by one of our retail shops to sample some for yourself!

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