Category: Cannabis History

Garlic Cookies: Strain History and Information

Here at Rosin Tech Labs we curate a number of exemplary strains for pressing into solventless rosin, and Garlic Cookies is one of our absolute favourites. This award winning strain doesn’t just yield incredible results when pressed, but its unique flavor profile and heavy-hitting effects make it a must for experienced dabbers.  What are Garlic Cookies? This strain is a 90/10 Indica dominant hybrid that is seen as a highly potent, heavy-hitter. As the name might suggest, Garlic Cookies possess a signature sweet cookie and faint garlic aroma and taste. While that combination may not suit everyone’s palette, it...

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What are Flavonoids In Cannabis? The Full Explainer

Cannabinoids and terpenes may grab all the headlines when it comes to discussing the effects of cannabis, but flavonoids are another key part of the plant, and they are responsible for much more than you might think. So, let’s take a look at flavonoids in cannabis, what they are, what they do, and why they’re important. What are Flavonoids? Flavonoids are phytonutrients found in plants, algae, and fungi. While the name might suggest they are responsible for flavor, flavonoids in fact produce the pigments of fruits and flowers. Named for the latin word for yellow or “flavus”, flavonoids produce...

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What Are Cannabis Strains?

Cannabis strains are everywhere. Hallmark names like Jack Harer, Northern Lights, and OG Kush adorn the shelves of every dispensary, but figuring out the difference between a Super Lemon Haze and Sour Diesel can be bewildering. So for those new to herb culture, let’s demystify cannabis strains, and strain names. What is a Cannabis Strain? Back in the 1960s and ‘70s when modern cannabis cultivation began, growers would cross breed the best plants in order to make their cannabis crops stronger, more disease resistant, and higher yielding. Each time growers would create a new variety of cannabis with individual...

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The History of the High Times Cannabis Cup and its Legacy: Part 2

This is Part 2 of the History of the High Times Cannabis Cup Series. Click below to read Part 1. High Times Cannabis Cup History Pt.1 The underground heyday of the 1990’s was drawing to a close and with the turn of the millennium, a new dawn awaited the High Times Cannabis Cup. For an event that had started with humble intentions, there was simply no escaping the reality of how popular the Cup had become. From the thousands of visitors each year to the cannabis sales, winning seed sales, and merchandising; there was now serious money at stake....

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The History of the High Times Cannabis Cup and its Legacy: Part 1

Last year, The High Times Cannabis Cup celebrated its 30th anniversary. Being the premier event in the cannabis calendar, the Cannabis Cup represents a pilgrimage for enthusiasts looking to sample the best weed the world has to offer. In this two-part series we’ll delve into the long and fascinating history of the Cup, and its lasting legacy. But first we need to introduce a very special place, the country that made it all possible to begin with: the Netherlands. Welcome to Amsterdam For decades the city of Amsterdam has been the mecca of cannabis. And in that time, people...

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