The Difference Between Hemp and Cannabis

Many cannabis consumers are confused about the difference between hemp and cannabis. Terms like hemp, weed, cannabis, marijuana, are a reflection of legalization and how society has had a love-hate relationship with the plant. Hemp and cannabis can often appear indistinguishable from one another. Hemp and cannabis are broad classifications of cannabis that were adopted into time. Cannabis is a …

How To Measure Marijuana

When you are looking into purchasing cannabis, you need to understand the complicated ways in which they’re weighed and sold. You might have heard of terms like gram, eight, dime, quarter, but what do they actually mean? Part of the problem is because weed is measured with two different measurement systems – both metric and imperial. But it doesn’t stop …

A Year In Review of Cannabis in Canada 2019

This last year was a great year for cannabis, especially here in Canada. October 17th 2018 saw Bill C-45 come into effect and with that, cannabis was legalized across the country. Other nations around the world also took steps to reform laws surrounding marijuana as did several states throughout the United States. As you probably know, this October has seen …

Should We Call It Marijuana or Cannabis?

Throughout its history, cannabis has been known by several slang terms such as dope, grass, pot, herb, reefer, ganja and the like. However, by far the most popular name for the cannabis bud is “marijuana.” Marijuana is one of the most universally recognized words for the cannabis plant in the English-speaking world, yet its origins go largely unrecognized by the …

Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana Microdosing

Only a decade ago, trying cannabis meant getting stoned. However, as more information emerges about pot’s health benefits, more users are using weed for other applications.  Micro dosing has become popular for a variety of reasons but primarily to get the benefit of cannabis without getting high off it.  When Steve Jobs championed the benefits of microdosing, the phenomenon became …

Why Are Cannabis Terpenes Important?

Terpenes are organic compounds that are produced in a variety of  cannabis plants. Essentially they are aromatic oils that give cannabis the colour varieties and distinctive flavours like citrus, berry, minty, and earthy.  Not unlike other plants with distinct smells, terpene began as a defence mechanism to repel predators, bacteria,  insects and birds. Of course, they also play a crucial …

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Edible Laws and Cannabis Regulations in Canada

When Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, was enacted last October, it regulated several classes of marijuana products including flowers, seeds, plants, and oils Meanwhile products like cannabis-infused edibles, creams, and extracts were still deemed illegal, following more research. However, now Health Canada is set to make some of those products legal to sell and consume.  At the …