January 29, 2022
What Makes Blueberry So Damn Blue… and Berry?
Blueberry weed gets its blue and violet hues from anthocyanins, pigment molecules that only become visible where there’s no green chlorophyll on the buds or leaves. But anthocyanins, as far as we know, don’t do anything for the strain’s heady effects or its aromatic qualities. (Anthocyanins, however, may confer some health benefits.)
January 22, 2022
In being referred to as the “Green Goddess” or, even more directly, as “Mother Mary,” cannabis is frequently likened to an entity that is life-giving, nurturing, and, quite specifically, maternal. Weed as the Mother of Us All is a concept that’s both ancient, dating back to at least the fourth century CE when it was used to aid in childbirth, and, as legalization increases and stigma around parents using pot dissipates, blazingly up-to-the moment.
January 12, 2022
A new study has identified cannabis compounds as a therapeutic agent to prevent coronavirus infections by blocking the virus from entering human cells. According to the study’s authors, widespread use of these compounds from pot plants and a vaccination regime could help to fight the virus’s spread and the disease it causes in people who get infected.
December 15, 2021
The Smokin' Rope Podcast has partnered with Michigan cannabis podcast partners including Jazz Cabbage Cafe, Planet Green Trees TV and the MICIA's Cannacast for an unforgettable night of giving. We would like to invite you to participate in a livestreamed telethon to raise funds to allow The Redemption Foundation to continue the fight to right the wrongs of cannabis prohibition. Our suggested donation is $1000 for this special event, but we welcome all donations of any level of generosity.
All donations may be made here: https://theredemptionfoundation.org/
November 01, 2021
“It’s a popular theme in marijuana use – the “entourage effect.” It’s defined as the broad-spectrum sense of wellness derived from consuming an unaltered or concentrated form of cannabis. All the natural chemicals found in cannabis are ingested simultaneously.”