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About The Plant
Cannabis, also known as marijuana, has been used as a recreational, medicinal and industrial substance for thousands of years. Consumption of the plant has dramatically gained in popularity in the last two decades, loosening the social stigma that lead to its hard decriminalization in the early twentieth century.
Today, the widespread decriminalization and taxation of cannabis’ cultivation and sale has generated billions in revenue for both private businesses and government alike. This influx in revenue has not only produced revolutionary innovations in the cannabis industry but has also directly funded public schools, drug recovery programs, local infrastructure and homeless shelters in states that have legalized its use and sale.
Cannabis use is typically classified into three categories, recreational and medicinal. Medical consumers have been known to use cannabis to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety and insomnia, control epilepsy, increase appetite and more.
The cannabis plant contains hundreds of active compounds, categorized by cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that interact with cannabinoid cell receptors throughout the human central nervous system. Humans possess a cannabis-specified nervous system called the endocannabinoid system. It naturally reacts to the presence of cannabinoids to produce a variety of euphoric and therapeutic effects.
Studies have shown that many of these cannabinoid compounds provide a range of medicinal benefits. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are the most well-known and studied active compounds, with THC providing the signature euphoric “high” and CBD providing therapeutic and medicinal effects.
Hemp is a form of the cannabis plant which contains less than 0.3% THC. The hemp plant has also been a historically significant agricultural resource. It’s strong stock fibers can be used to make ropes, textiles, clothing, building materials, and more. It also produces nutritious consumable seeds filled with essential amino acids, protein, and other valuable minerals. Cannabis byproducts can also be manufactured into cooking oils, and can even function as a sustainable biofuel.
Cannabinoids are not soluble in water, however are soluble in non-polar solvents such as fats and oils. An emulsion is defined as “a fine dispersion of minute droplets of one liquid in another in which it is not soluble or miscible”. Ultrasonic pressurization technology used to break down the extracts into nano size droplets, ranging between 150 nano-meters down to 4 nano-meters depending on the use and substance.
Properly sonicated (ultrasonically emulsified) substances have the benefit of being stable (non self binding or separating from the water/oil based solution) but also far more potent due to its increased cellular permeability (absorbs in your body more efficiently).
In short, a smaller quantity of a substance can create a greater, more instant effect than much higher doses of a non-sonicated variant.
LionCura maintains an industry standard setting emulsification process that ensures the maximum bio-availability (absorption efficiency) in all of our nano-enhanced and emulsified products.