Papa Ganja’s promise is to provide access to the highest quality tested marijuana with the most professional customer experience in the market today.
Members continually comment that they are amazed when they find out some of the best marijuana for them is quite often not the weed with the highest THC content possible. Lab testing values provide you with the ability to find the right balanced product for you. Lower THC values can offer the ability to consume your legal marijuana in a more balanced and effective manner. It is important for each member find a legal marijuana store to try a variety of different THC ranges, not just the highest possible one they can find. Each strain is certainly different and the terpenes associated with that strain, in addition to the THC, can make for a better, more informed selection, ultimately leading to a more therapeutic choice and better living.
TetraHydroCannabinol is a psychoactive compound contained in Cannabis, which contributes to the euphoric, or “high” feeling that is generally associated with its use by most patients. THC has analgesic (pain relieving) effects, neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory qualities, helps stimulate appetite, relieves nausea, and also contributes to other beneficial effects.
Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive compound within Cannabis which reduces the psychoactive effects of THC. With qualities ranging from anti-inflammatory, to anti-anxiety, anti-arthritic, analgesic, anti-convulsive and much more, CBD works similarly to THC, but has been shown to modulate its psychoactive effects. Strains rich in CBD are less common than THC rich strains, and many are just now being developed and released specifically for the Medical Cannabis community as an alternative form of this medication.
THCA and CBDA
The A indicates the carboxylic acid form of the molecule which is directly produced by the plant. These compounds decarboxylate with heat to form their neutral counter parts described above. These compounds are powerful anti-inflammatory agents, but only so when consumed orally, and the plant has not been heated before consumption. These medicinal compounds are most often consumed through juicing or making tea with the plant’s flowers and leaves.
Cannabinol is a degradation product of THC which can lead to feelings of muscle control loss, and other generally uncomfortable physical effects. CBN isn’t readily found in fresh flowers and is often an artifact of improper analysis.
Terpenes modify the effects of THC and the other cannabinoids, and impact the medicinal effect of the strain. Terpenes are also responsible for some of the smell and taste characteristics. Terpenes are being used to fingerprint and identify each strain in the hopes that we can begin to understand their physiological impacts. Below are some of the highlights of what is generally known so far.
Pine odor, bronchodilator that opens the lungs to more THC absorption. It also increases focus, self-satisfaction, and energy.
Sweet, woody, clove taste responsible for anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects through CB2 receptor activation.
Floral smelling, is believed to provide some anti-cancer effects and is known to cause severe sedation.
Has a citrus scent and may possess anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti depression abilities.
Effects intake of THC by brain cells to increase the overall effects of THC when ingested together.
Other Ingredients Tested
Although there are traces of mold everywhere, growth of molds has been a recurrent problem in marijuana indoor growing and even outdoors. This serious problem should not be taken lightly. Combusting or vaporizing mold is not the kind of medicine you need. Our medicine is tested for mold so that you can trust what you are putting into your body.
Experts warn that unwelcome chemicals, including pesticides, may be tagging along with the THC and threatening the health of marijuana users. Many of the chemicals applied to pot plants are intended only for lawns and other non-edibles. Medical cannabis samples collected in Los Angeles have been found to contain pesticide residues at levels 1600 times the legal digestible amount. Our medicine is tested for pesticides so you can be confident that no unwelcome chemicals are entering your body.
Contamination from bacteria and fungi tends to be more common than pesticides and poses a risk to both growers and non-growers. Unlike pesticides, bacteria and mold tend to affect cannabis during the drying and curing stages of production. Bacteria and mold exposure may lead to infections, which is a particular risk for medical users with immune-related conditions. Certain strains of bacteria can also produce highly carcinogenic toxins known as aflatoxins – another potential source of cannabis contamination.
We perform our testing in partnership with local labs, like this cannabis laboratory to ensure quality, dosage and effect. Performing this allows Papa Ganja to control and monitor most if not all of our medication so our patients get the best products available and can trust the medicine going into their bodies. Better medicine… Better living… PAPA GANJA.