Stonewall Pride

Love Triumphs Over Hate: The History of the Stonewall Inn

To truly appreciate the celebratory atmosphere of today’s Pride festivities, it is critical to remember that the very first pride occurred as a struggle against oppression and hatred. Here’s how that unfolded, and why it’s especially important for the cannabis community to reflect on Pride’s roots.

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What came first: THC or THCa?

Of the more than 100 phytocannabinoids found in cannabis plants, none are more famous than delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Known simply as THC, this compound is responsible for the heady experience associated with cannabis consumption, and it offers a wide range of therapeutic benefits as well.Of course, before THC is THC, it begins in its acidic form. Known as THCa, this compound has a unique set of benefits all its own. And, while not nearly as bountiful as THC products, THCa products are becoming popular among many cannabis consumers and reaching dispensary sh...

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Meet CBG: What is Cannabigerol?

Cannabigerol (CBG) may have been discovered around the same time as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but the latter phytocannabinoid got all the attention at the time. As one of the first phytocannabinoids to develop in a young cannabis plant, CBG holds a special place among the around 130 phytocannabinoids researchers have identified so far. It’s now being studied for its unique role and the therapeutic potential it holds on its own.What is CBG, and why is it so important?CBG forms very early in the life of a cannabis plant as cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). For a br...

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Diversity, Equity, And Inclusivity Profile: 5 Questions With Cyrus Calhoun III

Diversity, Equity, And Inclusivity Profile: 5 Questions With Cyrus Calhoun III

Cyrus Calhoun III joined Trulieve as a Corporate Communications Specialist in April 2021. He is a resident of Tallahassee, FL. Before joining Trulieve, he worked as support staff at the Florida Senate then House of Representatives!

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Diversity, Equity, And Inclusivity Profile: 5 Questions With LaToya Faxon-Burnett

Diversity, Equity, And Inclusivity Profile: 5 Questions With LaToya Faxon-Burnett

LaToya Faxon-Burnett is Trulieve's Licensing Coordinator on the licensing (applications) team, which is part of business development. She joined Trulieve in September 2020 and brings lots of experience in customer support and financial analysis.

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What Seniors Should Know Before Trying Cannabis

Many senior citizens in Florida and around the U.S. are exploring how medical cannabis can help them, but older individuals need to take special considerations into account when considering these products.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Profile: 5 Questions With Brooke Bennett

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Profile: 5 Questions With Brooke Bennett

Brooke joined Trulieve in July 2018 as an Accounts Payable Specialist and a year later was promoted to Assistant Manager in our Customer Support Center. She brings over seven years of customer service experience at FIS, Amscot Financial and PSCU

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When and how did we learn about phytocannabinoids?

Cannabis has been consumed for medicine and fun for thousands of years. While societies long knew that cannabis had therapeutic benefits, it has not always been understood exactly how the plant produces those benefits. Phytocannabinoids – the compounds that make cannabis work -- are a discovery that has only been uncovered in the last few decades.

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The Ancient Roots of Cannabis Medicine

The Ancient Roots of Cannabis MedicineOne could be forgiven, having lived through the era of cannabis prohibition, for thinking medical cannabis is a modern discovery. However, the truth is that the medicinal properties of cannabis have been known to human civilization for thousands of years. Not only was medicinal cannabis commonplace in America before Prohibition took hold in 1937, but evidence of its efficacy stretches back across millennia. As society prepares to step out of a shameful era of cannabis prohibition, it is good to know that medical cannabis...

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Nine Recent Medical Cannabis Studies and Reviews You Should Know About

These 10 recent medical cannabis studies are helping us better understand this complex plant and how it can support health and wellness.

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Cannabis History

The Real Story of 420

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the international cannabis holiday known simply as “420,” our friends at O.pen are sharing the real story behind 420, including the history of cannabis in the United States. Check out this interesting story to get a closer look into 420!

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Pop Culture and Cannabis

Leading up to 420’s 50th anniversary, we’ve shared moments from cannabis’ history with our friends at O.pen. Marijuana use, whether recreationally, creatively, or medically, polarized Americans and created heated activism both ‘for’ and ‘against.’ Check out this blog focused on Pop Culture and Cannabis!

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