SUPERCRITICAL Co2 | THE FUTURE OF EXTRACTION

The process of extraction from any organic substance is complex, specific and requires a keen understanding of chemistry. The traditional method of extraction has widely employed butane and occasionally hexane, both petroleum-based solvents. However, there’s a new methodology that is becoming more broadly adopted for its’ precise extraction benefits. Supercritical Carbon Dioxide extraction is gaining steam or should we say losing steam to be more scientifically accurate.

The cannabis plant has over 85 cannabinoids and approximately 120 various terpenes. That leaves a lot of wiggle room when trying to pull the the most or the right combination of both and also how much solvent residue remains after extraction. The problem with using butane is that it often does leave contaminants such as pesticides and not so good for you petroleum based particles. Butane overall is a faster process, but with that expedience comes the cost of a greater margin for error for a malignant extraction.

The Supercritical Co2 extractions compresses and freezes gases into a cold-liquid state. The process is by no means exclusive to the cannabis industry. Infact premium coffees, fragrances and hop oil extraction for your beer utilize the same process. Supercritical Co2 is “green chemistry”. It’s non-toxic, non-solvent and much more favourable to the environment. It gives producers maximum range and acute targeting of the whole spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes beyond just THC and CBD.

So if you’re a concentrate connoisseur and you’re interested in a clean, pure and green concentration this high-tech approach delivers all of the above hands down.

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Fact or Myth | Does White Ash Mean Your Weed is Superior?

It’s often said there’s an easy way to tell if your marijuana has been flushed, dried or cured properly. It’s rather simple and you may not be mindful of this indicator, but observing the colour of your ash is like a journal of the way the plant that yielded your medicine was grown.

There’s growing notion that white ash equals good and black ash equals bad, but is it all SO easily equated to that? In order to determine that notion we should examine the factors of the growing process and weigh out if that does, in fact, affect the ash’s properties.

The most popular consensus is that flushing determines the colour of the ash. Usually, growers will finish their growing cycle by feeding plants strictly clean water. Clean water removes carbon and nitrate buildup and removes any lingering pesticides that may be present in the soil bed. If the flushing process failed to remove any less than good additives you’ll likely get a darker black-toned ash. And if this was done right you should be burning a nice clean, white and uniform ash.

The white ash debate usually doesn’t make it past the flushing process. However, the drying and curing process could also be a determinant in the colour of the ash. If the buds were not fully dried and cured there’s a chance there was some moisture that remained for a longer period than necessary.

Some say it’s all a bunch of nonsense using examples of the logs burning in a fireplace. They do certainly turn white and all you see is a pile of white ash once the wood has been burnt through which sorta debunks the whole argument since firewood is not exactly cured. There’s no real scientific evidence arguing either way, but it seems there are a few factors that determine the colour of the ash though the majority of folks do swear by it.

Have fun with this experiment ;) It’s one you’ll want to spend quite a bit of time on.

White ash or black ash?

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Holy Grail Kush (NEW)

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Does Weed Enhance Athletic Performance?

We’ll start with listing a few athletes that use cannabis for recovery and recreation.

Michael Phelps
Marshawn Lynch
Le’Veon Bell
Jake Plummer

In 1999, The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the organization that works with the International Olympic Committee to crackdown on Olympic athletes doping, banned cannabis. Just terrible don’t you think?

In 2013, that staunch unforgiving stance changed. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) agreed to raise the acceptable nanogram levels for Olympians from 15 to 150 nanograms.

Professional sports organizations have always had the task of screening athletes for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s).For example, the NFL league threshold for THC is now 35 nanograms per milliliter, only recently raised from a minucsuley 15 ng/mL.The MLB threshold for THC is 50 ng/mL. And the, WADA, has a 150 ng/mL standard. The NHL has a policy much like baseball’s, except for the harsh punishments at the minor league level, according to Guardian reporter Scott Keyes. When discussing efforts to overturn the NFL’s ban, Keyes wrote, “[The NHL] does not include marijuana on its list of banned substances.”.

The big question is does it actually enhance an athlete’s performance?

The limited evidence we have on cannabis also explains some potential performance gains. Research shows that marijuana does have an anti-inflammatory effect and that the chemical compounds that come from it may mimic the body’s natural endorphins, which could help increase our pain threshold like a natural runner’s high and make it easier to push through a tough workout.

So there’s evidence that pot can help people deal with pain and inflammation while decreasing anxiety and improving mood, but it also has potentially risky motor-control side effects that could lead to an accident, especially in a sport where a wrong turn (like mountain biking or skiing) could be disastrous. Anecdotally, both Outside and Men’s Journal found endurance athletes, professional fighters, and mountain athletes like skiers and rock climbers that say that pot can help them train — and there’s a big argument that NFL players might be better off using pot instead of painkillers to deal with their day-to-day injuries. Yet decreased anxiety can lead to dangerous decisions. There is also a temporary elevated heart rate associated with consuming marijuana, which could be a negative side effect for athletes and a risky complication for anyone with a preexisting heart condition.

Needless to say, the above athlete’s enthusiasm for weed hasn’t exactly hurt their careers. However, there just isn’t much research out there yet as to defining cannabis’s effects on athletic performance. As more countries and states decriminalize cannabis we will likely see more conclusive evidence that will help determine if weed really does help increase performance.

At WhitePalm we have a few medicines to help with pain and inflammation.

Our Red Congolese Sativa not only possesses anti-pain properties but also helps with clarity and focus: https://getwhitepalm.com/product/red-congolese/

Our Rockstar Indica helps patients overcome aches, pains, and anxieties: https://getwhitepalm.com/product/rockstar/

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Indica vs Sativa | The Age Old Debate

The age old smokers delight debate is one that will most likely outlast the human race itself – presuming artificial intelligence will be fickle about their bud as well. Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis Indica? The fury of the fiery dilemma is inflamed in the effects one feels. Is it going to have you floating up there in the stratosphere or put you on lockdown sofa duty?

The characteristics of the two strains are visible even at a glance. Sativa’s stand taller and have skinnier leaves, while Indicas are more stout and sturdy. Growing conditions are the lead factor in the traits they exhibit – particularly if they are not native to the region resulting in the arrival of new traits that stabilize or destabilize their natural properties. In the case of Canadian produced strains, you are generally going to get one Indica-Sativa hybrid or another.

While both strains are furnished with cannabinoids and THC and the same terpenes—chemical combo producers distinctive odors and oils—some Indicas are extra heavy in one terpene that kick the THC high up a level. Some argue there is no difference and it’s a phony argument constructed by growers to broaden their product selection. But then again, plant properties are a real thing making both distinctions plausible if not absolute truth.

It’s all comes down to what type of experience you are in the mood for. For some an afternoon hammock swing will chase the clouds away; for others, the “up and up” serves their purpose. For the many that won’t stray from their preferred strain the debate is null and void, but for others, it’s all about the right high at the right time.

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Phoenix Tears Rising | A Cure for Cancer?

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There’s been plenty of talk of the effectiveness of Phoenix Tears much to the credit of pioneer Rick Simpson. For nearly a year Rick went through the process of extracting the oil from the cannabis plant and consuming it orally. He had been taking the oil for other health reasons, but the cancer diagnosis reminded him of something and gave him an idea. He remembered a radio segment he heard over 30 years earlier. The radio broadcast cited a University of Virginia study that had found the cannabinoid in cannabis THC could kill cancer in mice. He figured that if it kills cancer in mice it would kill his cancer too.

Rick’s decision was to apply cannabis oil to his skin cancer. He applied his cannabis oil to some bandages and put them on the skin cancer. After 4 days of waiting he decided it was time to see if anything had happened under the bandages. To Ricks surprise the cancer was gone.

Quite simply, Phoenix Tears are a potent, concentrated form of the cannabis plant. This therapy is also known as R.S.O (Rick Simpson Oil), Cannabis Cure Oil, Run From the Cure Oil, F.E.C.O (Fully Extracted Cannabis Oil), Ronnie Smith Oil, Jamaican Hash Oil (like you used to get “back in the day”) Cannabis extract, or simply hash oil. Whatever you call it, it is a strong medicine that cures most cancers and can treat many disorders/diseases in the body.

The average person should take about 90 days to ingest the full 60 gram or 60 ml oil treatment. A recommended dosage for beginners to start with is three doses per day. Every 8 hours a patient should ingest this dosage, first thing in the morning, again in the afternoon and then they should take their last dose of the day, about an hour before you retire to bed. A patient won’t feel the effects of Phoenix Tears for about an hour.

Increasing dosage after 4 days (3 times a day) by doubling it every four days is preferred by most patients. By following this simple procedure, many patients have reported that they felt that they had not experienced the high, which this oil can cause. Everybody has different experiences in regards to tolerance so some will increase their dosage quicker than others. In reality, even if one does become what is commonly referred to as being high this will not harm them in any way, if the oil they are ingesting was produced from the sedative strains of Indica, which is recommended and the resulting oil was produced in the proper way.

And now this amazing treatment is available at WhitePalm! Sign up now, be approved in minutes and receive a free Phant Electric Pen ($45 value): https://getwhitepalm.com/

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4 Tips to Ensure Online Security with Your Online Dispensary

Today in Canada we’re seeing cannabis dispensaries pop up everywhere.First Vancouver, then Toronto and now online. Most commonly product selection, product quality and price are probably your biggest drivers for picking one over the other. On the other hand, when it comes to the internet and site security, one decision should come before all. The security of your personal data (your information). This is not something you want to leave up to chance. Many measures must be taken for sites security there is no opportunities for hackers to compromise your personal data. There are many websites that do not incorporate the necessary measures for site security and some with no security implemented at all. That’s a big no­ no!

Understanding the importance of this, we have outlined a few key and important points that help you verify the level of security from one online option to the next and ensure your personal information is not at risk. We’re sharing this info to protect you from the many sites that do not value your security due to negligence or ignorance.

1) HTTPS

This security step should be done by any site that is focused on commerce and one of the easiest security strategies to point out. Have you ever noticed the little lock icon in your browser’s URL address bar? This is showing you that the site is HTTPS secure. If your online dispensary has not done this you can more or less be certain they have done nothing for your security as this is the most basic step in online security. Here at WhitePlam we use SUCURI, a leader in the field of online security. Go ahead and click on the little lock to see what kind of information you see.

2) ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATION

Ensure your communication with the online vendor is on an encrypted email provider. This communication is personal and you would hate for any of this information to be exposed. How to know if your website is doing this:

a) You can ask them straight up

b) There should be some information on the signature of the email. Here at WhitePalm we have gone with the global leader in encryption SOPHOS and all of our data is stored on our own server to protect your information.

3) PURGING DATA

Purging data means that any information kept online is removed and stored externally so that access is limited to the company and nobody else. A lot sites keep your data on a local server and that is really unnecessary.

How to find out: you can simply take a look in their “help” section OR they should have security section and this should be a part of the process. Here at WhitePalm we purge our data every month to ensure your safety.

4) AUTHENTIC SECURITY BADGES

Today, we see way too many security badges trying to tell us the site is secure, encrypted, safe, etc. but in reality, a site can easy google an icon image that they want and photoshop it into the design of any page. So, all those badges actually mean nothing in most cases. If installed properly they should be clickable and open a popup to give you information on the site, such as when the site was last scanned for possible leaks. You can easily click on the SUCURI badge in the footer of our site to see how this works. While many of us feel more comfortable with a storefront in your community and real life interaction with a person, the reality is that many of these establishments have your information at more risk than online, as they rely on hard copy personal information and may not  have proper security protocol in place.

Be healthy and be safe. We hope these tips help you make the best decision
for YOUR needs. Please feel free to ask us any questions you might have.