*News Article originally posted on Global News By Sean Boynton and Rumina Daya
Critics of the massive 4/20 celebrations in Vancouver are being blunt: organizers need to start paying their own way.
That’s after a leaked memo from Vancouver city staff to council showed the last two pro-marijuana bashes held at Sunset Beach cost taxpayers more than $583,000.
The memo, which was sent on July 13, 2018, breaks down the costs incurred by the city, the Vancouver Park Board, and the Vancouver Police Department in 2017 and 2018 before, during and after the unsanctioned event, which is set to return to Sunset Beach this April despite the city’s objections.
READ MORE: Where to hold Vancouver’s annual 4/20 event in the future?
The lion’s share of those costs went to policing: $127,245 was spent in 2017, while the following year the...
Full spectrum extracts: Everything you need to know
In recent years, the cannabis industry has grown tremendously. Mirroring this growth is the cannabis extract. The evolution of the cannabis extract keeps on getting better with the advancement of technology.
For hash oil aficionados, they look for the essence derived from a live plant and from the resin to get the value of extracts.
On the flip side, extractors seek to make a resin product that has the unique profile of the live cannabis plant.
As cannabis extracts keep on gaining popularity, one hash oil product renowned for its unrivalled flavour is becoming even more popular:
The Full Spectrum Extract
What exactly is the full spectrum extract?
To better understand this extract, let’s look at it as if it was a stew. Any stew is made of a number of ingredients. The main...
What is CBD & What are CBD Benefits?
Everything you need to know about CBD Tinctures.
CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the cannabinoid molecules found in Cannabis plants.
It has become very popular now, more than ever, as all cannabis-based therapeutic products are being accepted and known all over the world.
There seems to be a lot of buzz about these products but most people still have a lot of questions about them and it’s a natural thing to have the need to know more about something before trying it, especially about treatments that are still finding their place on regular healthcare after being associated with different uses.
It is true that cannabinoids show a lot of promise in treating a lot of different conditions but that does not mean that it can’t be a little confusing introducing them...
When you’re buying weed online in Canada or from your favourite local supplier, you’ll notice three different types strains of cannabis to choose from:
What's the difference between Indica vs. Sativa vs. Hybrid Weed?
We briefly sum up these three types of marijuana below before we go more in-depth in this guide to explain the difference between the three types of strains of marijuana:
Indica strains are considered the best type of marijuana before going to bed or for relaxing with a movie. It is very physically sedating.
Sativa strains have the tendency to offer more cerebral effects that are uplifting and invigorating. It pairs well with creative projects, social gatherings and physical activity.
Hybrid strains are considered to fall somewhere between Sativa and Indica, which differs with each strain. It depends...
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Cannabis terpenes: What they are and how they affect you
Different foods have diverse smells. Some smell rich and meaty, while others have herbal notes. But what do we actually smell in foods or even wines?
The answer is simple: Terpenes!
Terpenes are what you sense in meals, flowers, fruits wines, or in cleaning detergents.
They are organic compounds that give each plant a unique flavour or smell.
They are the reason you can tell apart a pineapple and a coconut.
Terpenes are also conveniently present in cannabis flowers.
Let’s have a look at what terpenes are, how they work, and how you can choose terpene profiles when buying cannabis yourself.
What are terpenes?
Pronounced as “tur-peens”, these are aromatic metabolites that are found in oils of all plants that exist in the universe.
Given the many plants, the number of terpenes is high. Scientist...
15 Best Weed Accessories Available in 2018
Given that smoking weed is one of the most popular methods of consuming cannabis, it comes as no surprise that there are many weed accessories available for weed smokers.
Whether you're picturing a scene where people are sharing a joint or ripping some mad blunts, most weed smokers have weed accessories at hand to enhance their smoking.
The following list focuses on flower-related weed accessories. This is to say that the following accessories are for those who smoke weed instead of taking dabs or eating edibles.
That said, there are hundreds of weed accessories in the market today ranging from stash jars, grinders to rolling papers.
The following list is a good starting point for anyone looking to add a weed accessory to their set ups. We've broken it down to three main...
7 cannabis experts make post-legalization predictions
After the legalization of cannabis in Canada, what does the future hold for Canada?
Recently, a panel of 7 cannabis experts looked through the haze to predict Canada's post-legalization future.
For most Canadians, October 17 presents a new dawn. It's the official date when cannabis consumption will be allowed across Canada. Although everyone seems to know October 17 as the date when cannabis will become legal in Canada, most people do not actually know what will happen after the historic day.
That's why so many people have lots of questions in their minds as they think about the new regime when weed consumption is finally legalized across Canada.
Some of these questions are:
What happens to the cannabis black market? Will it die or will it thrive?
Will cannabis laws be fair?...
Should you use cannabis when you have a cold or the flu?
With the cold season approaching, colds and flu are soon to be commonplace and many cannabis consumers could be wondering if they're okay to continue their marijuana use to relieve their symptoms or if it will cause the opposite effect only prolonging their sickness.
Cannabis is a proven pain reliever and has been praised for effectively remedying serious ailments like aids and cancer among many others.
The good news is that you could still use cannabis to relieve your cold and flu symptoms.
However, it's important to note that there are risks and concerns associated with smoking cannabis when you're sick. These include irritation to your throat which could, in turn, exacerbate your symptoms, prolonging your recovery.
Despite the downside of smoking cannabis when you have the flu,...