Monthly Archives: March 2019

‘Pardon truck’ rolls across Canada, calling for cannabis crime expungement

Parked on a busy corner is what looks like a food truck. Instead of selling poutine or perogies, the people inside are trying to sell the idea of the complete expungement of criminal records for people convicted of cannabis possession. The federal government recently announced its plan earlier this month to waive the fee and 10-year waiting period required […]

Vets Say Medicinal Cannabis Could One Day Be a Big Help for Family Pets

‘Dogs like the smell of cannabis,’ Sudbury veterinarian says. As of April 1, you can legally buy weed in Ontario pot shops. Recreational cannabis has been legal since last October. And medicinal marijuana has been allowed since around the year 2000. But what about pets? Darren Stinson, a veterinarian at the Chelmsford Animal hospital in […]

Pot curious? Ontario’s retail cannabis stores are counting on you

‘Substantial increase’ in cannabis sales expected from buyers uncomfortable with online offerings With retail cannabis stores opening in Ontario on April 1, have you suddenly become pot curious? The industry is counting on it.  Ontario’s cannabis business is expected to see a big bump in sales thanks to people who, up to now, have avoided buying legal weed […]

Cooking with Cannabis | Cannabis-infused Salted Coconut Caramels

Caramel is one of those classic candies almost everyone loves. Caramel is also an incredibly easy candy to make at home, although many folks hesitate. While monitoring a thermometer isn’t rocket science, there is a little intimidation factor about a recipe which requires monitoring. Rest assured… as long as you can read a thermometer, this […]

Joints for Joints: How CBD Can Help with Arthritis Symptoms

CBD In Action My first encounter with CBD was in college. Not at a frat party or in a stranger’s basement, but in a psychology class. There were two types of psych professors in my program: woo-woo and stat. Woo-woo teachers opened our minds to the healing powers of spirituality and discussed the necessity of […]

Meet the Woman Behind Willie Nelson’s Cannabis Company

Few musicians have the cannabis cachet of avid toker Willie Nelson. The country music star’s Willie’s Reserve has been a big hit, with his branded joints, buds and an ever-growing list of infused products finding their way into dispensaries around Colorado and beyond. Instead of tethering the brand to one supplier, Willie’s Reserve partners with wholesale […]

Kitchener Firm Gets Ok to Begin Cannabis Production in Former Lear Plant

James E. Wagner Cultivation secures production licence from Health Canada. Health Canada approved the production licence Friday for a huge cannabis growing operation in the former Lear Corp. auto parts plant. Nathan Woodworth, co-founder and chief executive officer of James E. Wagner Cultivation, was all smiles Friday afternoon. “That is big exciting news,” he said. […]

Seed Stories: How Purple Paonia Paralyzer Took Root in Colorado

CANNABIS CULTURE – In 1971, I owned the Cotangent, a small fashion-clothing store on the hill in Boulder, Colorado. That year, I traveled to Europe with my wife Rosie, our young son, Mikel-Jon, and Marina, a Dutch Indonesian woman who accompanied us as a nanny. We entered Holland with a brand-new Volkswagen bus and 30,000 […]

More Legal Cannabis Needed to Break Black Market: Province

But Health Canada pushes back against notion of a national cannabis shortage. Shutting down the marijuana black market will require more legal cannabis and more licensed producers, according to the provincial bureaucrat who works on Manitoba’s cannabis strategy. “Breaking the black market is a key aspect of legalization,” said Michael Legary, a senior project manager […]

Cooking With Cannabis: How To Make Edibles

How to Make Infused Cannabis Cooking Oil Are you interested in medicating with edibles but don’t know where to begin? Infusion is often the most challenging part of cooking with cannabis and the reason why many people turn to their vaporizer in defeat. I’m here to tell you that you can do this! Not only is it doable, […]