January 2014

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SC Laboratories in Made Man Magazine

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Earlier this month SC Laboratories was featured in Made Man Magazine’s coverage of the Emerald Cup 2013. The author of the article, Joe Dolce chatted with Josh Wurzer & Alec Dixon two of the co-founders of SC Labs about our terpene display at the Emerald Cup. The display meant to exhibit the variety of aromas […]

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SC Laboratories in the Good Times Weekly

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Shortly after the new year Good Times Weekly did an article on the drafting of new regulations for the emerging cannabis industry in Santa Cruz. The article addresses some of the changes and concerns in this evolving market such as cultivation laws, the environmental impact of cultivation, and lab testingto ensure quality and safety. Specifically, […]

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SC Laboratories in the Santa Cruz Sentinel

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On Wednesday January 8, the local newspaper The Santa Cruz Sentinel came for a lab tour and to interview founders Jeff Gray, Josh Wurzer, Alec Dixon, and Ian Rice. The article discussed our position as a certifier of safe medicine and the future of the industry as more cultivators and dispensaries are aiming to abide […]

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Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Childhood Epilepsy Disorders

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Shifting attitudes Since the airing of former Surgeon General Nominee Sanjay Gupta’s documentary “Weed” on CNN in July we’ve seen a large shift in public attitudes of how medical cannabis is perceived. How was this shift in attitude achieved? The documentary certainly hits a soft spot and follows the story of six year old Charlotte […]

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The Emerald Cup 2013

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On December 14th and 15th thousands of medical cannabis patients and enthusiasts congregated at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds for the 10th annual Emerald Cup. The Emerald Cup showcases the best in California outdoor grown cannabis and solventless extracts and is my favorite cup I’ve been to thus far in my two years in the cannabis […]

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Santa Cruz Cup 2013

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Being located in such a cannabis oriented community its no surprise the city of Santa Cruz has it’s own cannabis cup, and a very successful one at that. This event has experienced quite a bit of growth in just this last year with over triple the attendees of the previous year. This didn’t surprise me […]

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High Times Medical Cannabis Cup 2013

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June 22nd and 23rd were two great days for California patients at the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup. The event provided two days of workshops, vendors, music, and of course high grade medicine. Bongs, vapes, joints, pipes, edibles, you name it; it was present at this year’s cup. There were also tons of vendors showing […]

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L. Acidophilus and the CB2 Receptor

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What do these seemingly unrelated things have in common? The answer is in the way your stomach behaves.    The CB2 receptor is a component of the endocannabinoid system and is located throughout the gastrointestinal tract. This receptor is responsible for the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of cannabis.    L. Acidophilus is a type of […]

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Tylenol’s Analgesic Effect is Mediated By Cannabinoid Receptors

Acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol, is one of the most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain relief. But did you know that its compound’s pain fighting activity arises partially through its activity on the endocannabinoid system? The acidic cannabinoids (THCA and CBDA) along with non-acidic CBD exhibit anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting enzymes called […]

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Cannabinoids and Memory

Cannabinoids impair working memory through astroglial CB1 receptor modulation of hippocampal LTD (Han, 2012): The hippocampus is an area of the brain that contains a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors and is involved in the formation of memories. Long-term depression (LTD) is a form of synaptic plasticity (cell signaling between neurons) that involves persistent weak […]

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