Why Vape?

There is no doubt that the modern era of marijuana legalization stands firmly on the shoulders of the medical use movement. In Oregon, medical marijuana legalization came nearly twenty years before the passage of recreational legislation and remains a potent source of advocacy and an important tool in the state’s battle against one of the worst opioid crises in the United States. One of the ironies of the medical movement, however, is the continued emphasis on consumption via combustion- smoking flower. Since the mid-20th century an overwhelming amount of data has been amassed regarding the negative health effects of smoking tobacco, inhaling smoke from wildfires, and exposure to smoke from industrial sources and yet the marijuana industry stalwartly distances itself from these findings often citing the health benefits of consumption over the possible drawbacks of the ‘style’ of consumption. In the 21st century, this mindset seems intentionally oblique. While  research indicating the negative health effects stemming from vaping or ingesting adulterated cannabis products, those using toxic substances in their processes or non-cannabis additives (BHO, PHO, distillates) is growing, other research indicates vaping and ingesting ‘pure’ cannabis products presents significantly lower health risks than consumption via combustion. The best evidence, of course, is in your own body, which is why, we believe, extracts and edibles are the fastest growing sector of the Oregon cannabis market.

Enjoy your high, without the guilt or worry. Go combustion-free.

Changing The Game- The Rise of Terpenes

Changing the Game- The Rise of Terpenes

At Full Circle, we’ve always understood the value of ancillary compounds and constituents. That’s why we’ve worked hard to produce extracts with some of the highest (unaided or adulterated) terpene contents on the market. As a result, we are seeing terpene numbers between 9 and 20 percent, resulting in full flavor, aromatic aromas oils with properly tempered effects.

At a recent conference AC Braddock, head of Eden Labs, the manufacturers of our powerhouse extractor, took on the idea that THC is king, sticking good science, the entourage effect, and (gasp!) the preferences of women and people over fifty to what has for some time now been a boys-club market. Here’s what she had to say:

“Until a couple years ago and against our urging to focus on the whole plant, the extraction community mimicked alcohol prohibition by being focused on making the strongest product possible. This quest for high levels of THC destroyed terpene content by over refining for THC and ignored the Entourage Effect and the largest sector of market growth; pure, whole plant, dosable products for people over 50 and women. THC alone or in high concentration is boring and drastically limits the efficacy and marketability of products for health and enjoyment by all.”