This week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ben Gyenge, Stigma Grow’s Director of Quality, to discuss his personal and professional experiences with cannabis and the industry that employs and empowers enthusiastic professionals like Ben. After starting his career at Aurora for a […]


Kayla Shaw started with Stigma Grow as one of the facility’s OGs (original growers) and, in addition to working in Quality Assurance, holds the title of Alternative Master Grower. After starting in the grow rooms surrounded by a plant she describes as “life-changing” her interests […]


Breaking down the key identifiers and differentiators of High-Cannabinoid Full-Spectrum Extracts One of the primary goals for extraction professionals working to create high-cannabinoid full spectrum extracts is the focus on retaining the original tastes and strengths of the fresh cannabis plant. The result is a […]


What are Cannabis Extracts? Cannabis concentrates, commonly referred to as cannabis extracts, are significantly more potent than your standard cannabis buds. Extracted expertly, and your cannabis concentrate will smell, taste and offer effects that capture the very best of the strain from which it was […]


Cannabis is an incredibly versatile plant that offers a plethora of benefits to a wide variety of consumers. As such, the ways to consume cannabis are plentiful; from classic dry flowers, topicals, drops and capsules, to edibles, beverages, sprays and concentrates. How you choose to […]

Cannabis Concentrates Versus Cannabis Dry Flower: What Suits You Best?

When it comes to the debate over dry herb and cannabis concentrates, the question isn’t really which one is better, the question is which one is better for you? Thanks to our unique internal cannabinoid systems, lifestyles and preferences, there is no right or wrong […]

Cannabis Trimming: By Hand Versus By Machine

Those who have been introduced to cannabis for the first time in a legal setting, may not fully understand just how much work goes into the growing, harvesting, prep and packaging that occurs before you pluck it from a retail shelf as easily as you […]

Extracts & Concentrates: 5 Stigmas to Ignore.

  Concentrates are coming, in fact, if you are reading this blog post January-2020, they are likely already here. Yes, those companies that were in a position to create approved products and get through their 60-day waiting period in late-2019 could very well be selling […]

Exploring the Historic and Potential Beneficial Qualities of Cannabis Roots

  Unlike the leaves and buds of the cannabis plant, which also offer a wide-range of benefits, but are strictly regulated, the roots of the cannabis plant contain only trace amounts of cannabinoids and are considered both legal and safe to use in mainstream lifestyle […]

Everything You Should Know About the History of Cannabis Roots.

Chances are you’ve heard a lot about cannabis over the past few years as legalization reopened the discussion on mainstream social and educational platforms across the country, but while most conversations revolve around the dry flower, oils and even hemp products that come from the […]

The Benefits of THCA

We talk a lot about converting cannabinoid acids into cannabinoids via a process known as decarboxylation, a big word that explains what happens when you smoke or vaporize flower. THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid), is a cannabis compound still in the beginning stages of research, but is […]

What is Decarboxylation?

What has a stronger effect: smoking or eating raw cannabis?  The answer is a complex one that considers a ton of defined variables, but generally speaking, the answer to this mystery lies in a process called decarboxylation, one that is necessary for us to enjoy […]