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Beta test cannabis seeds

Eva Seeds is a Spanish Seeds Bank characterized by the high quality of its genetics, as well as the ease of cultivation and high yield of its strains.

The cannabis seeds of Eva Seeds are produced in a 100% organic way, without using chemicals or aggressive techniques for the plant.

We carry out a multitude of germination test to ensure the viability of 99,99% of our cannabis seeds, thus ensuring a rewarding final experience.

After many years of intense selection we achieve very fast flowering varieties, only 45 days of flowering, without using any crosses with Ruderalis or other auto-flowering varieties.

Our Cannabis Seeds are of the fast flowering photo-dependent feminized varieties, which guarantees a high quality final product, great performance and spectacular smell and taste.

We also offer Limited Editions: these types of seeds, created form elite crosses of different varieties of the world, are designed to generate a greater genetic diversity than our standard varieties, which are more stable. If you are looking for a special mother that nobody else has, our Limited Editions could be your choice.

Also available some varieties in regular option (not feminized)

Eva Seeds varieties are only marketed under Eva Seeds brand, all our varieties are registered trademarks.

(The final use of our cannabis seeds is for cultivation where permitted by law, in other cases they are sold as collectible seeds)

How to Grow Marijuana from Seed

If you’re in a location where cannabis (another term for marijuana; short for the plant cannabis sativa) is illegal, growing it is probably illegal too. Bringing in seeds or cuttings to your location can very well be a felony, and reputable sellers won’t ship to you.

You can probably purchase and grow hemp seeds and plants, which have a negligible amount of THC, but these plants won’t produce the psychoactive effects of plants that contain higher levels of THC. Check with your seller to be certain you’re getting what you think you’re purchasing. If you buy seeds for CBD-only hemp plants by mistake, you can end up being very disappointed post-harvest.

How to acquire seeds or cuttings

You can usually find cannabis seeds for sale at most dispensaries in areas where growing cannabis for personal use is legal. You may also find growers who sell cuttings/clones. You can expect to pay $50 to $100 for a pack of ten seeds. When shopping for seeds or cuttings, read the labels and any other information the manufacturer provides on its website or in its catalog to make sure you’re getting the right seeds or cuttings (the strain) for the plants you want to grow.

One way to get your mitts on some seeds is to collect seeds when you find them in flowers you purchased, or get some from friends if they’re collecting.

  • Feminized seeds: Nearly all seeds sold by reputable companies are feminized, but make sure they are. These seeds are specially treated to grow into female plants.
  • Auto-flowering or photoperiod: Auto-flowering plants are easier, because they enter the flower stage after a certain number of weeks regardless of the light/dark cycle. If you’re a beginner, seriously consider going with auto-flowering plants.
  • Genetic background: If seeds are from a well-established strain, such as O.G. Kush, Bubble Gum, or a cross-breed, the genetic background should be stated.
  • Blend: The blend represents the percentage of the three species — sativa, indica, and ruderalis. All auto-flower strains contain some percentage of ruderalis, which is responsible for the auto-flowering nature of the plant.
  • Yield indoors: The number of grams of bud per square meter of plant when grown indoors.
  • Yield outdoors: The number of grams of bud per plant (after drying) when grown outdoors.
  • Plant height indoors: Shorter than when grown outdoors.
  • Plant height outdoors: Taller than when grown indoors.
  • Time to harvest: Approximate number of weeks after germination the flower should be ready to harvest.
  • Potency: Percentages of CBD and THC.
  • Effect: The type of experience you can expect when consuming product from the plant.

Know the laws about buying cannabis

  • In some European countries, laws prohibit growing cannabis, but seed is legal, which is quite confusing. You’re allowed to buy and eat cannabis seeds because they’re non-psychotropic, but you can’t buy them to grow cannabis. Other countries in Europe, such as Germany, have their own seed laws.
  • In Canada, where cannabis is federally legal, seeds can be shipped across provincial lines.
  • In the U.S., in some states in which cannabis is legal, you can purchase seeds from some dispensaries or other locations to grow plants as long as you keep them in the state. Other states may bar selling to non-licensed growers. Shipping or transporting seeds across state or international borders is illegal, although a few reputable online seed stores ship to individuals with success.

Cuttings are typically treated in a similar manner as seeds in legalized locations. They may be available from some dispensaries or outlets for pick up or delivery with a fee. They’re prohibited from crossing U.S. state lines or international borders. You can buy individual plants and mix and match strains. Prices vary and are often determined by plant size.

Buy cuttings (clones) only from a reputable source who understands proper back-crossing of strains for stability. Back-crossing involves pollinating a plant with one of its parent plants to promote sexual stability, so that when you have a female it won’t hermaphrodite into a male during flowering.

Both seeds and clones are often able to be purchased from commercial locations already in your state.

In the U.S., transporting any part of the cannabis plant over state lines is illegal. This applies to seeds and clones and, technically, even to tissue samples.

How to germinate cannabis seeds

Germinating seeds requires a dark environment that is around 70 degrees. There are many ways to germinate seeds (in soil, in a wet paper towel, in starter plugs) You can also sow them directly into soil in a garden or container, as long as the soil is light and fluffy, so the roots can easily grow down and the stalk can break through the soil. Plant the seeds about 1/4- to 1/2-inch deep and cover them loosely with soil.

Most importantly, seeds need a moist environment; they won’t germinate if they get too dry. You can use a heat mat to increase the success of germination in colder climates.

How to transplant marijuana plants

When transplanting any plant, whether it started from seed or a clone, handle it gently, being very careful not to damage the roots. Center the plant in the pot, and plant it deep enough to cover the root ball completely in soil. If the plant is root bound, you can gently tease the roots apart to encourage outward growth.

Pack your soil or other grow medium down around the roots well enough to support the plant while new roots grow, but not so tight that the soil restricts outward root growth. Water the soil around the roots.

About This Article

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About the book authors:

Kim Ronkin Casey has been a communications professional for more than 20 years and recently took a year-long leap into the world of cannabis as the communications manager for one of the leading dispensaries in North America. She now consults for companies in the industry on internal and external communications. Joe Kraynak is a professional writer who has contributed to numerous For Dummies books.

Guide to Beta-Caryophyllene, The Peppery Terpene and Cannabinoid

Cannabis is a wonderfully complex medicinal plant full of hundreds of chemicals that contribute to its aroma, flavor, and effects.

Beta-caryophyllene (BCP), also known as the “pepper terpene,” is a chemical responsible for cannabis strains with a warm, woody, and spicy aroma similar to black pepper and cloves. But beta-caryophyllene is more complex than other terpenes and bridges cannabinoids and other compounds in the cannabis plant. It has anti-inflammatory effects, and could be useful for a range of conditions like arthritis and nerve pain.

This article looks at what makes beta-caryophyllene special, how it affects the body, and for which conditions it may be a helpful treatment.

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Why Is Beta-Caryophyllene Considered a Terpene and a Cannabinoid?

Beta-caryophyllene, sometimes called caryophyllene, is a terpene with a warm, woody, spicy smell. It’s in black pepper and clove oil, as well as rosemary, oregano, cinnamon, basil, black caraway, hops, and essential oils. Beta-caryophyllene is so distinct that it’s the smell drug-sniffing dogs are trained to sniff out.

What makes Beta-Caryophyllene unique?

Beta-caryophyllene is unique among terpenes in that it acts as a cannabinoid and targets the CB2 receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. In many ways, beta-caryophyllene is an important reminder that terpenes and cannabinoids are not separate and that the two work in conjunction with one another.

Terpenes influence how cannabinoids behave and can modify how much THC crosses the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Terpenes can also regulate the production and decomposition of neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin.

Terpenes like beta-caryophyllene also affect flavor and combine with flavonoids and cannabinoids to produce unique therapeutic effects (the entourage effect). While different terpenes and cannabinoids have other effects at different dosages in various combinations, it is essential to remember that they are all interlinked.

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Health Benefits

Research studies have implicated beta-caryophyllene as a valuable potential remedy for many medical conditions, including the following:

Anxiety

Science has identified the CB1 receptor as playing a key role when it comes to anxiety. Should the CB1 receptors in the brain’s amygdala be blocked, or if the gene that encodes the CB1 receptor is deleted, anxiety increases .

Dopamine neurons contain CB2 receptors, and therefore blocking or deleting these receptors can modulate anxiety-like behaviors. This is because, under inflammatory conditions, CB2 receptor expression in the brain is enhanced . This means selective CB2 agonists like beta-caryophyllene are beneficial for treating anxiety.

Depression

The overexpression of CB2 cannabinoid receptors is also implicated in other neuropsychiatric disorders like depression and schizophrenia. Eating disorders and alcohol-seeking behavior are also altered by CB2 receptor overexpression on dopamine neurons. Since beta-caryophyllene is a CB2 agonist, this can help mitigate depressive moods and other neuropsychiatric conditions.

Chronic and Neuropathic (Nerve) Pain

Beta-caryophyllene’s anti-anxiety, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties make it potentially very useful for treating chronic and neuropathic pain. Beta-caryophyllene has been shown to have analgesic as well as anticancer effects .

Powerful non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like celecoxib (brand name: Celebrex) are often prescribed for arthritic pain and nerve pain in the short term. However, celecoxib has several nasty side effects, including abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea.

In higher doses, celecoxib’s side effects may include kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes, gastrointestinal perforation, gastrointestinal bleeding, and anaphylaxis (a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction). Beta-caryophyllene and CBD could be an alternative to such NSAIDs .

Neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease)

CB2 receptors are a potential therapeutic target for many different neurodegenerative disorders. The downregulation of CB2 receptors has been reported in the brains of Parkinson’s patients, which leads to inflammation and brain degeneration.

Beta-caryophyllene acts on CB2 receptors to soothe over-inflammation in the brain . The activation and upregulation of CB2 receptors are believed to protect against the neurodegenerative changes in those with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Levels of CB2 receptors are also increased in those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) , “mainly in microglia surrounding senile plaques, and their expression levels correlate with the amounts of [certain] plaque deposition.”

According to the above study, beta-caryophyllene may help reduce inflammation of the neurons in the brain and remove the plaques associated with Alzheimer’s.

Potential Side Effects

Beta-caryophyllene is a potent anti-inflammatory and provides pain relief, potentially useful for inflammation and neuropathic pain . Beta-caryophyllene also has the potential to act as an anti-anxiety medication.

Although beta-caryophyllene has physiological effects, it does not bind to CB1 receptors and has no psychoactive effects. And for all its benefits, studies have found little-to-no adverse side effects in beta-caryophyllene.

How to Use Beta-Caryophyllene

How to use beta-caryophyllene depends on how you seek to use cannabis as medicine. Since it is a part of medical marijuana, it’s difficult to precisely dose for a terpene only when consuming the whole plant.

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Beta-caryophyllene can be great for treating anxiety, but when combined with high amounts of pinene, limonene, THC, and THCV, it may cause more anxiety. It may work best to start with lower doses and see how the entourage effect impacts your usage. This combination of cannabinoids and terpenes may be helpful for:

For anxiety, insomnia, and chronic muscle and joint pain, beta-caryophyllene combined with the following may be a more suitable choice of cannabinoids and terpenes:

Again, we recommend starting with lower THC potencies regardless of beta-caryophyllene and increasing the potency as needed to aid with a specific condition. If you need further guidance on dosing, we recommend you ask your Leafwell doctor.

Cannabis Strains and Cultivars High in Beta-Caryophyllene

Many varieties of cannabis contain beta-caryophyllene, with some types containing more than others.

The amount of beta-caryophyllene in a particular strain depends on where and how the cultivar was grown and its genetics. The test results on the packaging are more likely to tell you this than a strain name.

However, the following varieties of cannabis in the Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) family have been found to contain high amounts of beta-caryophyllene consistently:

  • Cookies and Cream
  • Candyland
  • Platinum GSC
  • And, of course, GSC itself

Some cannabis varieties that carry Kush genetics have also been tested to contain beta-caryophyllene, including:

  • Master Kush
  • Bubba Kush
  • OG Kush
  • Purple Kush

Again, though, the name alone won’t be the best indication. Varieties are often mislabeled, and it’s always best to check the test results instead of for precise amounts.

Final Thoughts on Beta-Caryophyllene

All-in-all, beta-caryophyllene is a very promising cannabinoid with plenty of its health benefits in addition to its role in cannabis’ entourage effect. While much research is still needed to understand it, beta-caryophyllene is certainly worthy of consideration to add to your medical cannabis toolkit.

To learn more about how beta-caryophyllene may enhance your wellness, connect with a Leafwell doctor today .