Leading the Science of Cannabis

Steep Hill Alaska applies sophisticated technology and rigorous science to solve problems: whether you're cultivating, processing, or manufacturing - we'll help you diagnose, solve, or avoid costly errors in your work flow.

Leading the Science of Cannabis

This downloadable PDF offers a baseline understanding of cannabis, infused products, and the services offered by Steep Hill Alaska. We include a convenient reference chart explaining the relationships between the various cannabinoids, as well as a detailed breakdown of terpenes and their effects.

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Cannabinoids are chemical compounds which activate cannabinoid receptors in our bodies. Phytocannabinoids are the natural form of these chemicals found in the female cannabis plant’s trichomes, a resin gland on the surface of the flower. There are at least 85 different cannabinoids isolated from varies strains - though most of them appear in negligible amounts.
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Terpenes are the fragrance molecules which emanate from all plants - including cannabis, which offers a unique scent from one strain to the next. Terpenes are believed to exhibit therapeutic properties independent from the cannabinoids.

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Scientific Consulting

We offer consulting services for product development, regulatory management and to improve cannabinoid and terpene production. We can also help cultivators and producers to improve the cleanliness of their operations by identifying and locating sources of contamination before they spread.

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