Terpenes: The Essentials - Ocimene

Terpenes: The Essentials - Ocimene

Ocimene is known to be more prevalent in sativa dominant strains, possibly playing a key role in the strain’s classification.   Known as a decongestant, ocimene may contribute to the coughing fits that are often associated with using cannabis.  Ocimene can produce an energetic effect, and shows to be a key contributor to the numerous medicinal benefits of cannabis.

Cannabis and Glaucoma

Cannabis and Glaucoma

Glaucoma is typically treated with eye drops or surgical procedures, depending on the severity of the condition, to decrease intraocular pressure and slow the progression.  Cannabis has shown to lower intraocular pressure and also may act as a neuroprotectant, potentially inhibiting glaucoma advancement.

Terpenes: The Essentials - Terpinolene

Terpenes: The Essentials - Terpinolene

Terpinolene is a cannabis terpene that displays a piney or woody aroma with hints of citrus and herbal spice.  Terpinolene can also be found in sage, rosemary, apples, tea trees, cumin and nutmeg. The strong aromatic properties of terpinolene make it a commonly used ingredient in soaps, perfumes, lotions, and insect repellents.

Terpenes: The Essentials - Limonene

Terpenes: The Essentials - Limonene

Limonene is an abundant cannabis terpene with an unmistakable citrus aroma, most commonly resembling tangerine, grapefruit and lemon.  Also found in high concentrations in the rinds of citrus fruits, limonene is often used in cosmetics, household cleaners, and as flavoring agents in food.  

Terpenes: The Essentials - Linalool

Terpenes: The Essentials - Linalool

Linalool is a common cannabis terpene displaying a floral aroma with spicy undertones.  The soothing characteristics of this terpene have been used for centuries, as linalool is commonly found in lavender, in addition to several other flowers and spices.  Linalool is also a critical component in the production of Vitamin E.

Terpenes: The Essentials - Myrcene

Terpenes: The Essentials - Myrcene

Myrcene is the most abundant terpene naturally found in cannabis, carrying a strong earthy and musky scent with fruity undertones.  Also found in hops, lemongrass, basil and rosemary, myrcene comes in high concentrations in mangoes. This may account for why eating mangoes before using cannabis can accentuate the high.

Terpenes: the Essentials - Caryophyllene

Terpenes: the Essentials - Caryophyllene

Caryophyllene, also known as beta-caryophyllene, is a primary terpene responsible for the spicy or peppery aroma found in several cannabis strains.  Often referred to as a sesquiterpene, due to its larger molecular size, caryophyllene is also found in black pepper, oregano, cloves, basil and rosemary.

Multiple Sclerosis and Cannabis

Multiple Sclerosis and Cannabis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressively debilitating and complex chronic condition where immune system abnormalities attack the central nervous system, damaging nerve fibers through the destruction of the myelin sheath, which serves as a nerve protectant.  MS will affect the entire nervous system including the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, causing chronic pain and nerve dysfunction throughout the entire body.

Terpenes: The Essentials - Pinene

Terpenes: The Essentials - Pinene

Pinene is one of the most common cannabis terpenes that carries a distinct pine scented bouquet.  This aromatic terpene is also found in pine trees, rosemary, dill, basil, and parsley.  There are two types, alpha-pinene and beta-pinene, but alpha-pinene is most prevalent in cannabis.  Alpha-pinene is also the most naturally occurring terpene around the world.

Valentine's 2018: You Get The Flowers, We'll Get The Chocolate.

Valentine's 2018: You Get The Flowers, We'll Get The Chocolate.

What’s better than flowers and chocolate? Medicated flowers and chocolate of course! To help you prepare for Valentine’s Day we’re offering any KIVA chocolate bar for just one cent with the purchase of a State Flower Eighth Tuesday, February 13th and Wednesday, February 14th.

CBD:THC Ratios: Maximizing Your Medicine

CBD:THC Ratios: Maximizing Your Medicine

Finding your most effective CBD to THC ratio will aid in maximizing the potential medicinal benefits cannabis can provide.  Whether you’re an experienced cannabis user or embarking on a new treatment regimen that involves cannabis, a fundamental understanding of how to find your ideal ratio can help you achieve your desired results.

New Year, New Rewards.

New Year, New Rewards.

Let’s start the new year together with more rewards for your loyalty points. You can now redeem your rewards with as few as 100 points or as many as 1,000 points. The more points you earn, the more you save.

The Basics of Cannabidiol (CBD)

The Basics of Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis used to treat a multitude of conditions such as epilepsy, nausea, pain, anxiety, depression, neurodegenerative disorders, opioid withdrawal and PTSD.  CBD has also demonstrated a potentially pivotal role in battling adverse side effects of chemotherapy and has shown promise in inhibiting growth in certain types of tumors.  

Cannabis for Anxiety and PTSD

Cannabis for Anxiety and PTSD

Perhaps one of the more common medical recommendations for cannabis is for anxiety. This is perhaps because many conditions are associated or exacerbated by anxiety. After all, it’s not unusual for someone who’s in pain all the time to feel anxious. As for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it was once put under the umbrella of anxiety disorders, but is now considered a “trauma- and stressor-related disorder,” according to the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

Join us for the Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) Black and White Party!

Join us for the Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) Black and White Party!

We're proud to announce our sponsorship of the 31st annual Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) Black and White Party! AFAN is Nevada’s largest and oldest HIV/AIDS service organization and provides services to nearly 1,200 men, women & children who are infected or affected by the HIV/AIDS virus.

Cannabis and HIV/AIDS.

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Cannabis and HIV/AIDS.

Over 36 million individuals are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. HIV/AIDS patients often deal with a plethora of symptoms that are both caused by the disease itself and the medicines prescribed to combat it. These symptoms include nausea, severe pain, wasting syndrome, appetite loss, and mood debilitation.

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Medical marijuana and fibromyalgia.

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Medical marijuana and fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder which holds a number of complexities, often making it difficult to treat. About 2% of the United States population lives with from fibromyalgia, with a ratio of about 8 to 2; women to men. A large portion of fibromyalgia patients are middle-aged women, however it affects all ages even children.  

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