The 20th of April, also commonly known as 4/20, is without a doubt one of the most chill occasions that we all look forward to.
And it's going to be massive this year, as it falls on a Saturday. For weed enthusiasts, you have a whole weekend to get stoned.
It's even bigger for Canadian stoners this year as they get to celebrate their first 4/20 this year with marijuana being legal all across Canada.
All this might sound exciting, but holidays have never been budget friendly.
So to help you enjoy this year's 4/20 in 2019 on a budget, we have compiled the following guide:
Check out the deals with your dispensary
Most dispensaries give out special deals or free goodies to their long-time customers. These goodies could include pre-rolled joints, complementary gram flowers and free edibles, or help you...
*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...
When you see our list of strains on HighClub or visit the Leafly Strain Database, you'll quickly realize that there's a treasure trove of strains available out there.
But what goes into strains, hybrids, crosses or backcrosses? All these are part of plant breeding, which basically involves the breeding of a male and female plant to bolster their genetics.
When we breed two strains, we get hybrid strains.
When cannabis breeders embark on combining strains, their main mission is to strengthen or purify strains or to combine the traits of strains.
They also do this to enhance aroma potency, or to increase yields among many other reasons.
Before growing and breeding cannabis, you first need to know the origin of your seeds and what they were crossed with. If seed sellers can't give you with the genetic information of the...
For many years, I made cannabis edibles at home. Even if I made several mistakes along the way, I was able to create a final outcome that was good enough to do the job. Little did I know that I could improve my edibles massively if I made a few tweaks to the preparation process. While this improved the flavour and consistency of the product, it also saved me lots of time and money. All I needed to do was to listen to a real pro.
A few months ago, I attended a cooking class dubbed, "puff, pass and bake," led by chef Torrin Panico. He was instrumental in teaching us how to cook cannabis oil, showing us the missteps that most people make along the way. Once I understood how decarboxylation and infusion work, I...
13 reasons marijuana is better than alcohol
When it comes to weed, I’m considered a late bloomer. I hadn't tried pot until my last years in college when I made the decision to ditch alcohol for marijuana.
Back then, I would always get in trouble when drinking alcohol. It would entail anything from picking up massive fights with my roommate to battling headache inducing hangovers and it became clear that alcohol wasn't just the right stimulant for me. Before long, I found myself picking weed over alcohol every time I had a chance to make the choice.
Just like me, there are many other people who have ditched alcohol completely after having tried weed. In 1977, a study found that 24% of Americans said they had smoked weed at least once in their lives. In 2013, that number...
With a breathalyzer, it's pretty easy to measure how much alcohol a person has consumed in a day. This is not the case with marijuana.
According to a new op-ed, it's incredibly tricky to determine how much weed a person has consumed at any given time. It can be equally complex to figure out at what point a stoner has consumed so much that he's impaired to drive.
With Canada legalizing weed and the United States looking like it's going to follow suit, activists are increasingly calling for the introduction of roadside tests that would be similar to those of alcohol Breathalyzers in order to measure if someone is too impaired to drive. They are also calling on authorities to set up a legal marijuana limit, similar to that of alcohol.
However, according to a paper that was...
The Essential Guide to Microdosing Marijuana
Every cannabis smoker will never forget the first time they blacked out. It usually starts with a friend leaving you too much weed to smoke. As a newbie, you don't even know your ideal dosage so you end up getting thoroughly stoned.
In my personal experience, a friend left me a thick joint, which got the best of me. Because of my delayed THC high, I got very stoned after some time. It's not a surprise that this is what most newbies go through as they learn the ropes of consuming weed. This phenomenon is so common that an idiom has been made just to explain it. "Maureen Dowd-ed" was essentially coined after an inexperienced columnist had far too much of an edible helping. She then lay paralyzed on a hotel...
With the exception of the few countries, like Canada and parts of the US, weed is still an illegal substance in many places around the world.
Since it has been in existence for such a long time, and most people consume it regardless of whether or not it’s legal, there's a lot of confusion around weed and a lot of misinformation that has been spread around.
It's no surprise that while most people see it as a miracle drug, others still view it as a demon drug.
While both sides have a voice in the debate, it’s important to look at some of the biggest pieces of misinformation out there. This way we can avoid confusion about subjects that people would, otherwise, believe to be true.
Here are ten lies about Marijuana that seem to be true but are...
* Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the opinions or positions from HighClub.
It seems every stoner has experienced a bad trip or two during their time. Over the years, I've learned some of the best ways for me to counteract the negative effects of cannabis during
I use the following methods to recover from the effects of cannabis. It's important to note that I've tried out all the methods myself and that I can confirm that they work – at least on me.
I have experimented with these methods due to their underlying mechanisms, which seemed to make sense and worked effectively.
Each of my recommended methods has a unique way of counteracting the negative effects of cannabis, quickening your recovery.
To come up with these methods, I...