Our relationship with terpenes

Russ Hudson

Russ Hudson is a researcher and consultant who has spent more than 30 years working with cannabis. Specializing in the investigation of terpenes, flavonoids, and the synergistic effects between these compounds and cannabinoids. In this episode, Russ talks to us about the magic of terpene molecules, which he describes as the most universal language in the world. Hudson's primary work is focused on reducing the belief in and reliance on "Silver Bullet" theories in cannabis medicine and therapies.

Hudson has spent the last 3 years working with top researchers on the world's largest resource on terpenes and flavonoids; a textbook titled "The Big Book of Terps," along with Hudson's new TV show, "Terp Talk." Information about this book and the related TV show can be found on Hudson's website, http://thebigbookofterps.com/.

Hudson also provides executive-level consulting services to the cannabis industry in Europe and the United States, offering legal research, technical writing, licensing, compliance, startup, and other cannabis business development counsel and services. His work has been the subject of a VICE documentary, and is partly detailed in Hudson's cannabis-centric autobiography, "Weed Deeds: From Seed to Sage."

The Big Book of Terps:

The Big Book of Terps is the world's largest resource on terpenes and flavonoids in cannabis, with more than 1800+ citations, 200,000 words, and 100+ custom graphs, gifs (available online), charts, and other images. This significant work includes information not previously known to the cannabis industry, as well as several discoveries not previously reported in scientific literature. Written by cannabis researcher and consultant Russ Hudson, with Sharon Lund, PhD (Nutritional Epidemiologist), and Gloria Fuentes, PhD (Molecular Biologist), The Big Book of Terps required more than 3 years of intensive research to compile and dissect and features commentary by top cannabinoid and terpene researchers including Mitch Earleywine, Ethan Russo, Colleen Quinn, and many others.

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Terpenes: The Most-Spoken Language in the World:


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To learn more about plants & your health from Colleen at LabAroma check out this informative PDF

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

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