Author Archives: Sebastien

CBG, a new ally

CBG, or cannabigerol, is usually found in low concentrations in hemp (often less than 1%), which is why it is commonly referred to as a “minor cannabinoid”. It is therefore not surprising that cannabigerol (CBG) is not highlighted, unlike its well-known counterparts THC and CBD. Nevertheless, the more research advances the more we realize that […]

Chronic pain and cannabinoids

    Why using cannabinoids for chronic pain ? Phytocannabinoids have been extensively used throughout history for various therapeutic purposes, particularly analgesic. However, the cannabinoid circuitry is relatively young, with only 20 years since its first characterization by the pioneering studies of Raphael Mechoulam, whose discoveries conveyed these chemicals from traditional home remedies to pharmacological investigation. […]

Jorge Cervantes and the Alpha-CAT test KIT !

Interview with the Master on the Vegas Cannabis magazine ! Very interesting interview with Jorge Cervantes about the futur of cannabis industry. Answering the question : “Is there a cannabis product you would like to see on more shelves of dispensaries? And why?” Jorge Cervantes answers : “Inexpensive cannabis testing kits. One company, https://www.alpha-cat.org/, makes a […]

Cannabis conference in Berlin: ICBC 2017

Famous personality of cannabis culture Tommy Chong. One of the conference guests | Source: ICBC   Germany is not only one of the most powerful economic players in Europe, it is also holding a leading position in research and promotion of the therapeutic use of cannabis. The main goal is to change global attitudes towards cannabis and […]

CannaTech 2017 way how to accelerate cannabis innovation

CannaTech is taking place annually in the heart of innovation – the city where research and interest in hemp is developing dramatically. Tel Aviv – the capital of Israel – aims to break stereotypes and to shift conventional thinking on hemp. It is also main player in setting new trends and insights in this business. Cannatech Crew; Source: CannaTech CannaTech is showing the entire […]

Spannabis 2017 ➞ the largest cannabis trade fair in Europe!

The biggest cannabis event in Europe, with its original name in Spanish “Spannabis Feria del Cáñamo” was held in the March (10th – 12th) in Barcelona. Spannabis attracts huge amount of people, for which it is an amazing place to discover everything going on in the world of cannabis. Weedmaps stand on Spannabis 2017; Source: […]

Welcome to Spannabis Champions Cup 2017!

10th of the March 2017. The very first day of Spannabis fair is dedicated to special event XII Spannabis Champions Cup. Alpha-CAT is proud sponsor, so we’re glad to bring you more information about it. Strains are categorized in five different groups – Extractions, Resins, Interior Hydroponics, Interior Bio, Exterior – then we get 5 winners of the […]

Weedmaps SK8/SURF TOUR 2017

Alpha-CAT is proud sponsor of the Weedmaps SK8/Surf Tour – 1st international cannabis action sport tour in Europe (held in Portugal/Spain from 2nd – 13th of March). You can follow this event across all social media, where pictures and videos by famous skaters and surfers are shared with main hashtag #RoadToSpannabis. This road to cannabis fair Spannabis includes 6 […]

Comparison of Cannabis Testing Methods for Determining Cannabinoid Potency Profiles including THC and CBD

Medicinal Cannabis

  In the world of legal Cannabis, regulation of the plant and plant derivatives are becoming ever more stringent.  This is a good thing, but what does it mean, exactly?  Now, any company who wants continued success on the legal Cannabis landscape must adhere to strict testing policies concerning potency, composition, and contaminants.  Now, you […]

New Dawn, New Week In JA

New Dawn, New Day: Sunday to Mighty Jamaica We were welcomed by Kim from Mighty Jamaica, who is running a mobile dispensary for tourists in Negril. She knows where to find the right Ganja Remedy. Set atop a nice garden on a roof top, as she look up education to teach farmers to improve their Grade. […]

Welcome (back) to Jamrock: Alpha-CAT’s Latest Expedition

Sebastien Beguerie Lands in Kingston Town As I arrive on Monday at the Norman Manley airport in Kingston, Ras Kalheb Selassie known as the original Ital Steam Chalice maker was there to welcome me, as we made our first stop to get fresh Coconut water juice and jelly… What a refreshment after 10 hours of […]

Properties of the CBD

CBD is a molecule present in Cannabis which has multiple therapeutic virtues. In Chinese medicine, Cannabis has been used for thousands of years to cure many diseases. Unfortunately, most patients are very poorly informed about this plant because there are no accredited doctors specialized in this type of treatment. After an extensive search, the alpha-CAT […]

Capital ‘C’ for Cannabis as a botanical name

The Alpha-CAT team lead by Sebastien recently went to the 13th annual European Industrial Hemp Association, which took place in Cologne, Germany.  The conference not only included participants from European nations, but also Cannabis industry representatives from every other continent, except Antarctica.  There was a total of 320 participants from 42 countries. The number is […]

ALPHA-CAT Necessary Evolution

Over the past 10 years, the Cannabis industry has been moving very fast; from underground initiatives to legitimate and effective companies, NGO, and the like. It has created a billion-dollar industry with millions of Cannabis users, for medical and recreational purposes around the world. As a scientist involved in the grassroots movement since 2006, I […]

Introduction to Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System   A little piece of history In 1964 Raphael Mechoulam and Yechiel Gaoni opened a new perspective to marijuana, publishing the structure of Tetrahydrocannabiol (THC). After this, researchers as well as consumers of marijuana start to be more interested in microstructure of cannabis and its influence on our body. In the mid-1980s chemist found […]

Alpha-CAT Jamaican Expedition 2016

alpha-CAT Jamaican Expedition

Alpha-CAT is visiting Jamaica this week to connect with the local cannabis community. Jamaica has legalized cannabis for recreational, sacramental and medical use last year in February and the research at the island is now growing! Alpha-CAT’s founder, Sébastien Béguerie, will meet up with local academic leaders, traditional herbalists, companies in the private sector and […]