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Skunk Pharmers Speak at Portland State University

Dr Kate, Pharm D, will present a paper to the Portland State University chemistry department on THC-a, with support from Carla, Joe, and JD discussing growing, extracting, and processing.  The presentation is scheduled for 3:00PM May 4, 2017, room to be announced.

DIY Seed Separator

Hee, hee, hee, here is a slick DIY seed separator by one of our clever UK brothers:

From Russia with love!

For all ya’ll readers whom speak Russian, here are some links to our recent interview with the Russian film crew who came to Portland to film the recent cannabis science seminar.

Cannabis Hyperemesis

Given the growing interest in cannabis hypermesis, I ran across the following article that I found interesting and would like to share.

For ya’ll brothers and sisters who haven’t heard of it yet, in a nutshell it is a condition by which chronic cannabis consumers develop ongoing nausea and a desire to stand in the shower.

The article draws the conclusion that pesticides may be the culprit.

My purpose for sharing, isn’t to promote this specific theory, but to point out that residual insecticides have been demonstrated to be an issue by the Oregonian survey, and that they all produce effects as well.

One key point was brought up, and that is that is that azadirachtin is a natural plant created Terpenoid itself.  The plant world makes terpenes and terpene based terpenoids for a plethora of reasons, ranging from attracting pollinators, to killing predators, to attracting predators of predators, with many other functions in between, but in concentrated form we use them for everything from tooth paste flavor and medicine to sterilizing toilet bowls and stripping paint.

In the case of azadirachtin, its Rat LD-50 is 3540 mg/kg, so it is generally considered one of the least toxic, but how about chronic exposure to any of the terpenes or terpenoids?

From my perspective, whether you spray the insecticides on the cannabis plant, or concentrate them from their own natural terpenes and terpenoids, they all have physiological effects, so are worthy of study with regards to hypermesis.


Attacks on Instagram

Wowza, imagine my surprise when someone forwarded me Instagrams from Summit Research, where two brothers and a sister presented as gospel, things about Skunk Pharm Research that taint so.

Specifically that us’n Skunk Pharmers filed Chapter 11, and took a lot of people’s money without delivering, as well as other malicious charges.

Taint so of course, and as you would expect, our attackers are hiding behind avatars.

Doesn’t matter as it so happens, between the two I recognize and the two Joe recognizes, we know exactly who all three are.

Because I believe truth is not only shorter than fiction, and that it puts things in perspective, I challenge ya’ll three misguided brothers and sisters to discussing this in public, using our correct names.

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BHO Extraction Equipment Certification

Some of ya’ll know that I came out of retirement long enough to support my son’s  WolfWurx, Inc startup, and to provide the engineering required to get it certified for use in OR, WA, CO, NV, and MD.

I’m back in retirement again, but would like to relay my experience getting the Terpenator Mk IVC/VC certified, so ya’ll have some idea of what to expect and be better prepared.

Let me say for starters that I thought I had a solid design out of the gate, but noooooo, I still had to make some upgrades to get certified.

Secondly, the process, or how it is operated affects certification, thirdly the installation also had to be certified, and forthly, as did the extraction booth that it was in.

Soooo, like Zen, they are all one………………………..

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BHO Extraction Booth Design

With legalization, comes regulation, and one regulation facing local extractors, is the requirement that they have a certified extraction facility.

To obtain that certification, requires a panoply of steps and maneuvers, including certified extraction equipment, but a subject that comes up regularly, is what is required for a legal extraction booth itself???

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