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Cannabis Education For Supercritical CO2 Extraction Begins October 29th

Our Premier Cannabis Education Course - Learn How To Open And Run A Supercritical Extraction Company. Everything You Need To Know About Manufacturing Supercritical Extract Products!

In our premier cannabis education course you will learn: OSHA safety, SDS sheets, and compliance requirements Site evaluation and selection Develop a successful business plan for your venture Proformas Exit Strategies Banking and insurance relationships Cannabis extraction chemistry Full spectrum extracts Selective extraction Production of cannabis oil, sap, honey and THC distillate Operation of an […]

Cannabis Education and Training Begin October 8th, 2017 At The University Of Cannabis Technology In Pueblo, Colorado

Get Started In The Cannabis Business With A Cannabis Education From UCANNTECH

Here at the University of Cannabis Technology, we are extremely pleased to announce our cannabis education classes begin on Monday, October 8th. Our inaugural class will be our cannabis business class, taught by the one and only Greta Carter. A former VP of Citibank, Greta has been a pioneer in the cannabis industry. Here’s a […]

Our Terpene Of The Week - Linalool!

What Is That Wonderful Fragrance?

This week our terpene of the week is Linalool. Linalool is a primary component in lavender and responsible for much of the wonderful aroma associated with it. But more importantly, Linalool is a terpene, and a very active one. Terpenes have typically been thought of as merely contributing to the subjective experience of cannabis by […]

Terpenes, What They Are And What They Do

All The Amazing Aromas You Find In Cannabis Come From Terpenes

We hear the term “terpene” quite a bit these days. But what is a terpene? Do they do anything other than simply smell interesting? Why are people starting to flock to cannabis with excellent terpene profiles? As it turns out, it is about more than simply taste and smell. Terpenes can enhance or mitigate the effects […]

Getting The Skinny - Can Cannabis Help With Weight Loss?

A New Study Shows Cannabis Users Are Slimmer - And Offers A Possible Explanation Why.

At the surface it does not seem to make sense. How can anything that compels people to “munch out” on a variety of less than healthy foods actually help people get thinner? Fortunately, a new study pending publication from Indiana University may shed some light on how this all works. At this point it is […]

New York Health Officials Say "Legalize It".

The Verdict Is In, And Legal Cannabis Is The Clear Winner

On Friday, July 13, New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker released a 75-page Marijuana Legalization Impact Assessment, which concluded: “the positive effects of a regulated marijuana market in [New York State] outweigh the potential negative impacts.” Relying on findings from nine other legal-cannabis states as well as medical marijuana in 29 states, the assessment […]

Our Terpene Of The Week - Limonene

Does Your Cannabis Have A Citrus Smell? That's Limonene.

In the world of terpenes, Limonene is a pretty big deal. We smell it frequently and it has a number of surprising properties. Limonene has been historically used in medicine, so it should come as no surprise that the limonene found in cannabis offers therapeutic benefits as well. Some of these studied effects include: Elevated […]

THC & CBD: The Cannabinoid Twins

But How Do Each Of Them Work?

The news these days is filled with references to THC and CBD in a variety of contexts. However, most people don’t understand the differences or benefits that each possesses. Both have the ability to heal different conditions independently, but together, they can work even better in some cases. So let’s dive into cannabinoids for a […]

Our Terpene Of The Week - Beta-Myrcene

Need Relief From Pain And Inflammation? There's A Terpene For That.

If you have tried cannabis a few times the odds are good you are familiar with beta-myrcene. If you have ever tried cannabis and found yourself stuck on the couch for a few hours, you almost certainly are familiar with beta-myrcene. Due to its sedative effects, plants for generations have been selected for high beta-myrcene […]

Vision Quest - Can Cannabis Make You A Better Athlete?

For Many Who Train - It's All In The Strain

It seems to have become all the rage these days, cannabis workouts. But why? What can cannabis do to help your workouts? I’ll start with my own story, because at 55 years of age and practically zero exercise a few months ago – let’s just say workouts could be an adventure, an adventure in unpleasantness […]

Cannabis Prohibition - It's Time To "Tear Down This Wall"

It's Time To Face Facts - The Genie Is Out Of The Bottle, And He's Not Going Back In...

As a much younger man, I remember sitting and watching the news the night President Reagan gave his famous “tear down this wall” speech. At the time there had been a growing sentiment against the wall in Germany with people on both sides demanding a change. Within the context of that time, we could feel […]

Cannabis And The Treatment Of MS... A Breakthrough Study

A Double-Blind Study Shows A 1:1 Combination Of THC And CBD Helps MS Symptoms

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease, which means it affects your nerves. It’s also an autoimmune disease. This means your body’s defenses against disease malfunction and start attacking your own cells. With MS, your immune system attacks your body’s myelin, which is a protective substance that covers your nerves. The unprotected nerves are damaged […]

Cannabis and Testosterone - An unclear picture clouded by speculation and rumor

Time to put on our "Cannabis Mythbusters" hat.

You may have heard that cannabis lowers testosterone, there is a lot of talk about it these days. However, you may have noticed that cannabis has soared in popularity among those who work out regularly. So what gives? Let’s begin looking at the testosterone issue by examining one of the things cannabis is so often […]

The Government Agrees - Cannabis Is Effective Treatment For Certain Types Of Epilepsy

Epidiolex - FDA Approved, Cannabis Derived. A First In Medicine.

The FDA has just approved a new drug for epilepsy, and that drug is cannabis-derived. In a first, Epidiolex, was approved for the relief of certain types of epilepsy. Today, the FDA announced the approval of GW Pharmaceutical’s drug Epidiolex (cannabidiol), an oral solution for treatment of seizures associated with two rare forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut […]

Our Terpene Of The Week - Pinene

Terpenes can have a secondary, and profound effect along with THC

Everyone is talking terpenes these days, and for good reason. Terpenes are another class of compounds commonly found in the cannabis plant. These chemicals have a profound influence on the fragrance, taste, and effect of cannabis. One thing most people don’t know is that cannabinoids like THC are also classed as terpenes. All terpenes and […]

The Importance Of Cannabis Education

Cannabis education is the key to success in the industry

The cannabis industry is a fairly new phenomenon, and it is unlike any other business out there. Many people are drawn to the industry and the lure of profits. But profits in this industry don’t come easy, and they don’t come without knowledge. Cannabis businesses don’t generally have access to banks, loans, types of insurance […]

New Poll Shows An Overwhelming Number Of Americans Favor Federal Legislation That Prohibits The Federal Government From Interfering With Cannabis Legal States.

Americans want to keep legal cannabis - legal.

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner has said he likes his odds of getting a bill through Congress to protect state-legal marijuana operations. That’s probably a good bet. Nearly three-quarters of American voters surveyed by Qunnipiac University say they would support legislation that shields states that have legalized medical or recreational from federal prosecution. The poll showed that […]

Canada Will Legalize Cannabis on October 17

America beat the world to the moon, but Canada beat us to legal cannabis...

In an utterly historic move, Canada is legalizing cannabis on October 17th of this year (2018). Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons. Trudeau said the government delayed the timetable for lifting the almost century-old prohibition on cannabis at the request of larger provinces, including Quebec, which asked for more […]

UCANNTECH announces opening day at the 2018 ICR conference in Pueblo, Colorado

Classes start on July 9th, 2018

On April 27th, 2018 UCANNTECH proudly announced it’s grand opening at the Institute for Cannabis Research’s annual conference in Pueblo, Colorado. UCANNTECH will begin classes on July 9th, 2018. We were also pleased to be able to make 2 more major announcements. UCANNTECH is partnering with Wana Brands to advance the state of the art in […]

The VA And Medical Cannabis.

This past October, Democratic members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee wrote a letter asking VA Secretary David Shulkin why his department is not conducting research into medical cannabis. In the letter, Tim Walz (Minn.) and the other nine Democratic committee members mentioned in many states that have medical cannabis programs, cannabis is recommended for […]

Cannabis Research: The Israeli Connection.

Most people don’t associate Israel with cannabis. But the Middle-Eastern nation, slightly larger than New Jersey, is a world leader when it comes to pioneering medical cannabis research and development. In the 1960s Israeli scientist Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, using confiscated Lebanese hashish he obtained from the police, was one of the first researchers to identify […]

New Jersey Getting Set To Legalize Cannabis.

This past week Phil Murphy was inaugurated as the 56th Governor of New Jersey. In his first official speech, Governor Murphy promised to make the legalization of cannabis a reality in the state. When you consider over 60% of New Jersey’s population favors legalization and the president of the New Jersey Senate, Stephen Sweeney, is […]

Mapping The Cannabis Genome

Cannabis is rapidly becoming a connoisseur product. From fragrant, fruity notes of aroma to the smell of dank cheese the varieties becoming available are truly staggering. Cannabis is now bred for a variety of characteristics that include appearance, smell, taste, medical compounds and, of course, psychoactive effect. When you see a sample of cannabis of […]

History: The Marijuana Justice Act

January 18th, Representative Barbara Lee of California along with over a dozen original co-sponsors have introduced the Marijuana Justice Act into the House of Representatives. This marks the first time that companion legislation has been introduced in both chambers of Congress to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This legislation not only removes […]

Cannabis: A New Treatment For Autism?

Autism is a grim specter that has cast a dark shadow over America in the past few decades. Currently, 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys. Boys are five times more likely to have autism than girls. Autism is also an enormous expense, costing the average family in America $60,000 a year or […]

Cannabis Is A Medicine, The FDA Proves It.

We have heard for a long time that “Marijuana isn’t medicine”, and we continue to hear it to this day. The FDA repeats this mantra regularly. Yet this seems to fly in the face of more and more mounting evidence. In addition, there is something I have also heard for a long time that seems […]

Congress And America Respond To AG Sessions Move On Cannabis.

In a bold move on January 4th, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pulled the Cole memo from practice by the Department of Justice. This move, seen by many as a prelude to Federal crackdowns on cannabis, opened the door to prosecution by the DOJ of individuals and companies that were engaged in completely state legal businesses. […]

The Effect Of Cannabis Legalization in America.

For many years we all listened to the prognosticators and prophets of doom declare that society itself would unravel if we dared legalize cannabis.  Like Chicken Little with an Energizer battery in its’ booty we have heard far and wide that “The Sky Is Falling” when it comes to legal cannabis for a long, long […]

What If Cannabis Wasn't Evil? Part 3

In part 3 of this post we are going to examine the impact of the cannabis industry specifically on the United States economy overall. It is from the economic perspective that cannabis truly reveals itself as, not only “not evil”, but an enormous force for good in modern America. We’ll focus here on the economic […]

What If Cannabis Wasn't Evil? Part 2

Many people oppose cannabis based on their fear of its’ impact upon society. And while negative stereotypes abound, none appear to be supported by fact. The presumption of cannabis as some kind of “gateway drug” or demoralizing impact on society was recently retired by a study in The American Journal of Public Health. After carefully […]

What If Cannabis Wasn't Evil?

Every day in America we find ourselves waking up in the midst of a social revolution. Titans are crumbling, industries are being redefined and even statues and icons, some beloved for years, now fall like stones in a crumbling castle. A larger wave of change than we have seen in decades now rolls across America. […]

Good People Don't Use The Word "Marijuana"

Recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made worldwide news with his proclamation that “Good people don’t smoke Marijuana”.  It was a moral judgement on tens of millions of American citizens which was wholly undeserved. It also highlighted the word “Marijuana” again in our American social consciousness. This country is in the midst of a social revolution […]

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