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Archive : Cannabis Education

What’s the Difference between Cannabis Distillate and Live Resin?

One question we often receive from patrons who are newer on the cannabis scene and not as familiar with cannabis concentrates is, “what’s the difference between distillate and live resin.” Simply put, cannabis distillate is cannabinoid oil that is extracted from dried and cured cannabis flower while live resin is a more complete cannabis concentrate containing cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that are extracted from fresh-frozen cannabis flower. While distillate is

Myths & Marijuana Facts

What do you think are the most common marijuana myths that we hear from patrons? While cannabis myths are no new thing, they seem to keep growing like the plants in our nursery. Cannabis educational materials are more prevalent now than ever, yet while giving our award-winning cannabis tours, serving medical patients & recreational consumers in the dispensary, and at cannabis events, we seem to hear myths circulating more than

Cleaning Your Paraphernalia

How To Clean Your Cannabis Paraphernalia, Including Our Favorite Tips!

Everyone’s favorite holiday is right around the corner… 4/20! April 20th is a sacred day to smokers worldwide, and even with an origin story that is a bit unknown, it’s a day cannabis lovers everywhere rejoice. In the last 10 years, the cannabis industry has seen tremendous growth and legalization, leading to innovative cannabis products. New types of edibles, a

Cannabis In Sports: Can It Help Athletic Recovery?

In July of 2021, the world was gearing up to watch one of the fastest humans compete in the 100M race at the Tokyo Olympics. Expectations were certainly high as Sha’Carri Richardson was coming off of a first place finish at the US track and field trials in Oregon just weeks before. With expectations comes a certain degree of pressure and scrutiny, nothing unusual to world-class athletes like Sha’Carri. After

Denver’s Best Cannabis Tour Reopens!

Seed & Smith’s iconic facility tour has reopened to the public after a temporary hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, our team reevaluated the cannabis grow tour to see how we could improve Colorado’s best marijuana grow tour experience. We wanted to discover how we could showcase more of our products, amplify the tour stop at our extraction lab, and ultimately provide greater education to any tour-taker.

3 C’s of Concentrates

Color, clarity, consistency 

Evaluation metric for concentrates

Educating on shatter and what to expect from the lab


Let’s talkabout the different types of cannabis concentrates. These desirable substances have been gaining in popularity year over year. Whether as a complement to flower or as a substitute, concentrates have evolved from basic extracts into a variety of live resin, rosin, and specialty extracts such as water hash. We also

Strain Spotlight: Lemoon Cake

Strain Name & Effect

It sounds fancy, doesn’t it? Lemoon Cake has burst onto the scene at Seed & Smith and has quickly become a staff favorite. When a bag of Lemoon Cake enters the room, you can’t miss it. The reason you ask? That fabulous pungent smell for one! This strain has quickly become known and loved by not only the Seed & Smith team but cannabis connoisseurs everywhere. 

Strain Spotlight: Kush Mints

Strain Name & Effect

If you’ve been paying attention to the cannabis industry this year, you’ve probably heard of Kush Mints. Originated by Seed Junky Genetics in Southern California, Kush Mints has exploded in popularity and can now be found here at Seed & Smith. We carry this popular strain in flower, dabbables, and in our Live Series DART pods!

Genetics & Cultivation

Kush Mints consists of

The Importance of Light for Growing Cannabis

Why Does Light Matter?

Cultivating cannabis at its core is not much different from cultivating other plants in the grand scheme of things. It, like most other plants, needs several things in order to survive, grow, and bloom, whether it is in the wild or in a growhouse. These essentials can be distilled down to water, nutrients, and light!

The subject of choosing light for growing weed is a complicated

Edibles 101 – All About Edibles

Cannabis has long been a popular supplement for people all over the world, from every walk of life. No matter where you’re from or where you live, cannabis has found its way to nearly every corner of the world.

However, the way in which we consume cannabis can differ from place to place and culture to culture. Of course, the most popular and stereotypical way to consume cannabis is through

Joints 101

Howdy folks! Welcome to our new monthly column, where we’ll be talking about everything cannabis, from growing plants to smoking doobies. When we were younger, we had a gang of crazy names: doobs, spliffs, swirly tops, hog legs, bambinos, bats. Today, they are simply a pre-roll. Destined to be a forever ritual for the everyday headie and a way to scrape the bottom of the jar (literally) for many dispensaries.

Live Concentrates 101

Concentrates have taken the cannabis industry by storm in the past few years. Offering a cleaner, smoother, and tastier way to consume cannabis, concentrates have opened the doors to a much wider cannabis audience. 

Many consumers find it less harsh on their lungs compared to smoking flower and they can enjoy the terpenes and flavors of cannabis more. Concentrates also offer an increased level of discretion and potency; many flower

The LGBT+ Community’s Impact on Cannabis

Did you know? 19 of the 25 preliminary presidential candidates for the 2020 election were in support of cannabis legalization and regulation.
Did you know? Out of all 50 states, there are only 8 states where cannabis is still fully illegal.
Did you know? The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production and cultivation of hemp, allowing the CBD industry to flourish; thus, providing a legitimate medicinal remedy for millions of

About Cannabis Breeding

Cannabis has been around for thousands of years, documented back in prehistoric societies from Asia, Europe, and Africa. Hemp, a derivative of the cannabis plant, had many uses in the past including making rope, bags, clothing, and other mundane goods. Of course, back then, there were no insane THC percentages or scientific analysis during cultivation. The cannabis we have today is the result of careful breeding, and the progress we’ve

Seed & Smith on Charlotte Figi and the Medical Benefits of CBD

Early in April, we were deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Charlotte Figi. Charlotte was an incredible young woman who overcame many obstacles in her life. Charlotte directly and indirectly contributed to the development of the cannabis industry and impacted the lives of millions of people, two things Seed & Smith and many others in the industry are forever grateful for.

Charlotte’s Introduction to Cannabis

Charlotte Figi was

Introduction to Trichomes

You may have heard of trichomes before if you’ve ever taken a cannabis grow tour or have an interest in the cannabis industry. Trichome is Greek for ‘growth of hair’; they are tiny outgrowths on a plant extending from the epidermal layer.[1] For the cannabis plant, these are the tiny hairs you see on the bud of the cannabis plant, oftentimes characterized by a crystalline appearance. The trichomes house many

COVID-19 Recap

March has been quite the month, huh? There have been so many changes to our day-to-day lives that we almost can’t keep track of them. As it stands now, we are all in the same boat and we’re optimistic about working together to overcome any challenge that lies ahead of us. As a community, we can all try to follow the proper guidelines and procedures to keep one another safe

Part 2: The Entourage Effect

Welcome to part two of our series on the different types of cannabis and the effects they have. In Part 1, indica vs. sativa, we discussed some of the basics of the cannabis plant, including the differences between sativa, indica, and hybrid strains, the effects of the cannabinoids found in these strains, and how they make you feel mentally and physically.

In Part 2, we will go over the …

Indica vs. Sativa

What’s the difference between the indica and sativa strains?

Indica vs. sativa, most smokers have heard new smokers ask the difference and maybe even wondered themselves. Everyone has a favorite strain of cannabis. Maybe it’s your go-to for watching a movie at home, or there’s a specific strain you like to smoke before heading outside and doing something active. But what causes these subtle differences in our perception and response

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