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THCV Edibles

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 30 August 2021 in Canna Blog

There are many health benefits of THCV, but for those wanting to consume cannabis in other ways, edibles are a good option. Here, we break down what THCV is and we talk about how THCV edibles might be the perfect option you're looking for.

What is THCV?

THCV is a cannabinoid

THC and CBD are also cannabinoids but if you’re like most people, you may have never heard of this specific cannabinoid. 

While it is similar in chemical structure to THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, the effects it can have on the body are much different. 

THCV has a less psychoactive release in the brain than THC. 

People who use THCV report having more energy, less appetite, and feeling less lethargic than consuming something with higher THC. 

This is because the way our bodies are able to process cannabinoids is through our own Endocannabinoid system or (ECS). 

THCV, THC, and CBD all innervate with receptors in the ECS differently which produces the different reactions we have to consume them.  The ECS helps to regulate our physical and mental well-being, appetites, sleep schedules, even hormones can be affected.

Where is THCV Found?

Certain strains have more THCV than others. 

Most of those strains that possess this unique Cannabinoid come from long-grown, native or landrace, sativa strains found near and around Africa and the Middle East. 

Through strain selective breeding and more advanced growing techniques, growers today have been able to isolate and enhance the levels of THCV in plants today. 

This is great news for weed science and those that can use THCV for health benefits!! 

By being able to isolate individual compounds such as THCV we are able to better explore the different health benefits they can offer from one another.

Here's a list of some strains to check out with potent levels of THCV:

  • Durban Poison
  • Doug’s Varin
  • Pineapple Purps
  • Durban Cheese
  • Skunk #1

What Are the Health Benefits of THCV?

THCV is being explored to help treat many different treatments for different health issues. 

THCV has different effects on the body than those of other members of the cannabinoid family.

Decreased Appetite

Unlike THC, THCV is proven to suppress one's appetite. When taken in small doses (5-10 mg) THCV has been shown to decrease the want to eat food.

In one study by the Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology the results showed a consistent decrease in appetite.  This could be used for people trying to lose weight or control urges to eat.

Diabetes and Glucose Control

THCV has also been shown in early tests to help with the body’s ability to control and manage glucose absorption through a study done on mice with Type Diabetes 2. 

Seizures and Epilepsy

With the wider acceptance of Cannabis use to treat serious medical issues in the recent decades, one prominent use has been the treatment of tremors and seizures due to diseases such as ALS, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. 

THCV has also been shown to help reduce and control seizures associated with epilepsy.  In this study THCV was looked at independently to treat seizures. There has been much promising research in the field in the past 10 years. 

Here is another study on cannabinoids that looks at multiple cannabinoids working together to treat seizures and uncontrolled tremors.

Inflammation

The list just keeps growing in positive medical benefits with THCV.  This study shows how THCV can be effective in relieving inflammation in mice. 

With the health benefits of THCV, add those to some of the healthiest ways to consume marijuana and you're set!

Options for Consuming THCV 

As mentioned earlier in the blog, there are certain strains that have higher levels of THCV than others. 

But what if you aren’t able to find those stains at your local dispensary or your local grower decided to grow a different crop this run than your favorite THCV strain? 

Fear not! There are other methods for consuming THCV!

One of our favorites is through edibles. Yes, THCV EDIBLES!

We love this method because the effects you’ll experience will last longer and be more sustained than just smoking. 

Check out our deals on edibles in your area on our homepage.  

If you want to check out THCV in its purest form, we recommend a full THCV exclusive extract.  

While THCV is much more expensive to extract due to lower levels of it found in plant biomass, the process is largely the same.

Like other cannabinoids, THCV is extracted through a chromatography process that uses superfluid liquid solvents such as CO2 or ethanol to separate the compounds from the plant.

The solution is then evaporated with heat under a vacuum to remove all the gas and leave a high-purity THCV concentrate behind. Once extracted, THCV products should be stored at room temperature and away from direct sunlight to preserve potency.

THCV Edibles

While it may take more flower to extract a good amount of THCV, the process of isolating this cannabinoid for edibles has a great perk. 

The boiling point of THCV is 428 degrees F with the boiling point of THC being 315 degrees F.  That’s a full 113 degrees F difference between the two cannabinoids. 

Essentially, you just have to boil off your unwanted THC and you’ll be left with a higher THCV end result. 

The downside to this is that most terpenes are boiled off at far lower levels than either THC or THCV so you won’t really be left with any of those tasty treats. 

If what you’re after is pure THCV though, you’re in luck.

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Fall Weed Strains

Posted by CANNASaver on Sunday, 31 October 2021 in Canna Blog - Latest News

Well, hello again boys and girls. 

As Halloween has slipped right on past us, we arrive briskly at yet another colorful late autumn season. 

Holiday feelers are most certainly in the air, can you feel them? 

Smell them? Taste them? What if we could smoke them?

As the holiday stoners that we are, we have to celebrate robustly! 

After all, what’s the fun in smoking without a theme? Exactly.

Marijuana Strains With That Fall Feeling

Let’s take off our Halloween costumes and look at some strains we absolutely believe will slip you into the fall season just like that pumpkin spice latte you had earlier. Admit it!

Here are our favorite fall weed strains.

Apples N Cream

Just like sipping on a warm cup of apple cider or biting into a piece of that holiday apple pie, Apples N Creme is a strain that could be deemed a dessert itself. 

With genetics from strains like Acapulco Gold, Grape Pie, and Fruity Pebbles OG, Apples N Cream will fill you with warmth.

A whiff from this strain is known to have apple/grape, creme, cinnamon, and pine notes.

Cherry Pie

Another lil’ sweetie pie of a strain, or should I say, Cherry Pie of a strain. 

Cherry Pie is a tasty cross of Durbin Poison and Granddaddy Purp. The combination of the two makes a 70/30 hybrid that is creative and relaxing at once. You’ll feel great for social gatherings which is perfect for your holiday needs. 

The high from Cherry Pie usually lasts for 3+ hours and will have you singing the song by Warrant the entire time.

DogWalker OG

This one is great for, you guessed it, taking your dogs for walks with or walks in general. 

It has a little bit of “pep” in it.
With an interesting name, DogWalker OG has a typical skunk smell and earthy classic taste. The cross is between Albert Walker and Chemdawg. 

The high feels tingly with a warm spread of euphoria. Making this strain perfect for activity on crisp, don’t-want-to-leave-the-bed fall mornings.

Ewok

Ah, yes. Everyone’s favorite little Star Wars Teddy bear. These little guys are adorable. 

Well, this warm and cuddly hybrid provides the perfect mix of easy-going vibes and buzzes of euphoria in your head. As the high progresses, Ewok will transition you slowly to more of a couch-lock high.

Gotta rake some leaves? Have a sesh on this strain, feel the buzz, get some work done, then relax as the hybrid does its thang.

Ewok is the cross between Alien Kush and Tahoe OG. This strain is known to allow tranquility to flow in your body easing any aches/pains you may have in your body. This makes this strain also perfect to combat anxiety, depression, and PTSD. 

Golden Ticket

I’ve got the Golden Ticket *Flute whistles*

Quite the strain name, eh? Must be good. 

This Golden Ticket is an evenly-split 50/50 hybrid with citrusy flavors and “skunky” smells. 

This strain is known to raise levels of creativity and will leave you floating in euphoria even on the coldest of autumn days. 

Jack Frost

Reminding us that winter is right around the corner by name, Jack Frost is a perfect strain for staying productive and funky inside.

As a descendant of Jack Herer, White Widow, and Northern Lights; expect nothing but the best. The delightfully tasting buds produce euphoria, energy, and inspiration for hours. 

Topped off with some ice-cold, trichome buds; Jack Frost will keep you going even if the weather out there is frightful.

Marshmallow OG

Time to get the cocoa brewing, Marshmallow OG is here to help sweeten your fall season. 

With lineage crossed between Bubblegum and OG Kush, how could you have ever gone wrong?

With sweet/nutty tastes, Marshmallow OG has sweet smells to back its namesake. This strain is mostly indica dominant with relaxing/happy effects with some munchies on the side. So make sure you have some actual marshmallows as well. 

Pairs well with those yams that your g-maw always makes during Thanksgiving.

Purple Punch

With all the food, we are going to need something to wash it down with. 

Why not with some Purple Punch.

Purple Punch is a 90% indica strain with THC levels of 25%. The two combined make for a high that is pretty darn stoney and incredibly comfortable. 

Though, maybe not for the newbies.

Vanilla Kush

When you’ve got things being baked, vanilla is essential. This season, give Vanilla Kush a try. 

A crisp cross of Afghani Kush and Hash Plant, Vanilla Kush has sweet flavors and “skunky” smells. Vanilla Kush is known to arouse, lift spirits, and allow users to fly with euphoria. 

On top of it all, Vanilla Kush typically clocks in at higher THC percentages. Give it a try!

White Buffalo

As a pioneer on the prairie, you are in search of your white buffalo, the rare find. 

White Buffalo is oftentimes hard to find strain. 

White Buffalo is a floral/earthy bud. 

The strain is an almost pure euphoric trance with a tornado of energy and delight. 

Maybe the perfect strain just before Black Friday.

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