Terpene time

Extract dives deep into the science of terpenes. Cannabis beginners have undoubtedly heard the word “terpene” bandied about in their exploration of the plant. But what the hell are those? “The simple version is that terpenes are the building blocks of essential oils or other flavors,” said David Heldreth, chief science officer at True Terpenes, […]

August Editor’s Note

This month, Extract speaks with two very different kinds of cannabis mothers, one who has always kept her medicating a secret for fear of societal reprisal and a mother whose son was failed by traditional cancer treatment and whose life is thought to have been saved by cannabis treatment. One made the headlines and airwaves […]

Patient parents

Until recently, using cannabis was a dangerous situation for parents, and even more so if they were treating their child with it. Sierra Riddle is a different kind of cannabis parent. She made national headlines when her son, Landon Riddle, was dying of cancer and was the youngest cannabis patient in Colorado state history. Her struggle […]

Trash talk

An unfortunate byproduct of Oklahoma’s burgeoning cannabis industry is added plastic waste.  For decades, the humble plastic sandwich baggie was the vessel of choice for purveyors of black-market cannabis. They are cheap, easily adaptable to a variety of amounts of flower and keep it relatively fresh for short periods. But with the legalization of recreational and medical […]

July Editor’s Note

Most Oklahoma medical cannabis dispensaries offer some form of veteran discount, and for good reason. With injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) plaguing Americans long after they have left the war theater, many are finding relief of some degree from the plant. Extract spoke with two veterans about their experiences and the stigma still associated […]

Cannabis family

Seven members of Renee Harper’s immediate family now have their medical cannabis licenses, and each are finding ways that the plant is helping them. Green Hope Wellness Clinic in Moore was created with the idea of serving a broad community of people. Renee Harper, who started the clinic, is now not only seeing results within her community, […]

Guns, smoke

Federal prohibition of cannabis affects patients hoping to obtain firearms. Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance? Check yes. Check no. Warning: The use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been decriminalized for medicinal […]

Beyond bouquet

Terpenes are responsible for more than just cannabis’ distinctive scent. Terpenes are biologically active molecules that have a chemical structure that gives them aroma, often quite intense. They are in many everyday items such as foods and air fresheners, and they are present in cannabis, among other things. These compounds are the reason for the aroma […]