Top 5 AAAA Strains in Canada

The legalization of marijuana and the advent and advancement of the Internet have made purchasing cannabis in Canada easier than ever. Online dispensaries such as HighClub boast an impressive inventory, including virtually every means of marijuana consumption on the market today. Certainly, some buyers can even get overwhelmed by the sheer variety of edibles, tinctures, and concentrates available to them, and many users are more than content sticking to what they know by purchasing the buds themselves. With the widespread federal legalization of the plant, the quality of the products has increased exponentially in the last few decades. HighClub strives to carry a large spread of different strains for everyone from the budget-conscious to the marijuana connoisseur. If you fall in the latter category, check out these top 5 AAAA strains in Canada. Bruce Banner Bruce Banner,...

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Access to Marijuana reduces Opioid Prescriptions

Marijuana to mitigate opioid misuse Marijuana could be a formidable solution to the opiate crisis sweeping across the US and Canada, but its use, according to medical experts, could be counterintuitive. Most wonder why a drug should replace another drug, while others are quick to point out the dangers and side effects of marijuana, including dependency and addiction. As such, any talk of marijuana replacing opioids is seen as divisive. At the same time, some people are excited by the new possibilities that marijuana brings to the tabled. This is the group that awaits marijuana research with bated breath. They advocate for the use of marijuana to treat chronic pain. There is some common ground As much as the use of medical marijuana to manage pain is divisive, opponents and proponents of the drug all agree that there’s a...

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No, CBD isn’t right for everyone: CBD myths Canadians need to know

Cannabidiol, simply known as CBD, is one of the most popular compounds found in cannabis. Given its famed medicinal qualities, cannabis researchers, experts, and consumers have every reason to celebrate this non-psychoactive compound that is more beneficial than harmful to the human body. There are a few more reasons as to why the compound is getting increasingly trendy, as more researchers swing to action as they examine its benefits. For some people, CBD is a miracle, while for others, it's nothing short of life-changing. Everywhere you look, most people are full of praise for this compound, famed for its anti-inflammatory and seizure-reducing qualities. What most people do not know is that CBD can also be harmful to some people. Before you buy into the CBD craze, put down that CBD-infused beverage and read this. Myth: CBD is the only...

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Airline advises passengers to flush stash upon unexpected US landing

Cannabis is legal in Canada, but there’s a clause that prohibits Canadians from leaving the country’s borders with a stash of weed. Picture this: You’re travelling from Toronto to Vancouver with a stash of weed to contain your medical condition, or for recreation. But a problem crops up in the skies; the plane you’re travelling in hits headwinds and is diverted to the nearest airport, which happens to be in the US. There’s no doubt that you’ll have to wait for long, so you need to disembark and check into customs. What do you do with your stash, considering that Canadians aren’t legally allowed to cross their borders while in possession of cannabis? Believe it or not, this scenario played out recently in Air Canada’s flight AC125, en-route to Vancouver, from Toronto. Due to a mechanical hitch, the...

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Cannabis as a replacement for pain medications

As cannabis gains widespread adoption following its legalization in Canada, edibles and extracts are emerging as some of the most cannabis products in the market. Researchers are now linking cannabis use with the use of other substances such as painkillers. The Canadian Cannabis study of 2019 polled over 5000 Canadians across Canada. The study found that 28% of the participants were less likely to take other medications for pain as long as they were consuming cannabis. Only 4% of the participants said they would use other pain medications. Of the participants, 19% said that they were not likely to consume alcohol as long as they were consuming cannabis. 7% of the participants said they were more likely to use alcohol alongside cannabis. The study was conducted by Canadian firm Vividata. Rahul Sethi, the director of Vividata,...

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How to find your optimal cannabis edibles dose

With the legalization of cannabis, edibles are becoming quite popular in Canada. In fact, they are expected to make up half of the cannabis industry. This means that as more months go by, you’ll be more likely to find edibles in your cupboard, your friend’s home or even your parent’s drawers. The increased consumption of edibles might be fun to those looking at reducing their smoking habits or those that are curious about edibles, but it can turn into an unpleasant experience when you overeat edibles. Dr. Jenna Vallerani, the CEO of the National Institute for Cannabis Health and Education explains that while you can always have an extra serving of edibles, you will not be able to reverse what you’ve already consumed. Dr. Jenna confirms that it’s unlikely that you’ll die of a cannabis overdose but you...

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Edibles Dosing Chart: Interpreting potency in cannabis-infused products

Cannabis edibles, including capsules, food products, and lozenges, are known for their long-lasting effects that are considered safe. Yet, these products are also known to produce unpleasant side effects and symptoms similar to an overdose. So, what determines whether the effects will be pleasant or not? The dose. The following chart shows the typical effects of cannabis edibles at different doses. That said, there are many other factors that need to be taken into account before choosing your ideal dosage. You can read about them below. The right dose varies between individuals No single person has the same internal physiology as another person, that’s why different people react differently to the same medication. For cannabis, the factors that determine your right dose include; the sensitivity of the endocannabinoid system, gastrointestinal factors, and the previous history of cannabis. From...

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5 essential marijuana products for the modern bathroom

Marijuana is known for its many medicinal benefits. Most people who use skin care products made from marijuana swear by it, claiming the skincare products are hydrating to their skin and lips. They also say that marijuana-based beauty products have anti-inflammatory properties. At the same time, beauty experts claim that cannabis-infused beauty products have medical properties and could heal skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dry scalp. Despite the claims, most publicly available information on the effects of cannabis-infused skincare products is largely anecdotal. However, according to two recent studies, there might be some truth to these claims. Clinical research conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology shows that, indeed, beauty care products made from cannabis have anti-aging properties. The two studies also show these...

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Businesses still struggling with cannabis in workplace: CFIB

As legal cannabis celebrates its first anniversary, the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses says that it has faced many stumbling blocks in its effort to educate employers about the effects of cannabis. The organization recently released the results of their study that looked at the issue of legal marijuana. The study was conducted over a span of one year. According to the results, legal cannabis affected Manitoba members marginally, as 10% of them reported they had a cannabis-related incident in the last one year. According to Jonathan Alward, CFIB’s director of provincial affairs in Manitoba, most members were looking at cannabis awareness and the tools available to them in order to prevent cannabis-related incidences. He said that in the event an employee is intoxicated with weed, this ceases from being the employee's problem but a workplace safety...

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Will strains names become a thing of the past? No more indica, sativa and hybrids?

As Canada celebrates a year of legal cannabis, you’ll be surprised to learn that few buyers, sellers, and government regulators know about the cannabis plant’s chemistry or its effects. Take for instance the local cannabis store. All stores, whether regulated or not, have a typical setup of many jars labeled as indica, sativa or hybrid. Sellers describe sativa as energizing, while indicas are said to be good for relaxation. They tell the buyers that hybrids deliver effects that are in between those of indicas and sativas as hybrids are a mix of these two. But few buyers know that high levels of either THC or CBD can greatly alter these effects. Government retailers also have this kind of information on their websites. And licensed cultivators haven’t been left behind. The beauty of this is that buyers...

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