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Cannabis for colds and flu? Here’s what the experts say

It comes on like a freight train: sore throat, stuffy nose, cough, body aches, and malaise. And that’s just the common cold. The flu ups the ante with all those symptoms plus fever, severe headache, and extreme exhaustion—in some adult cases vomiting and diarrhea, although those are more common in kids. After about five to seven days […]

Which Canadian Cannabis Strains Are Highest in THC?

High-THC strains are in high demand across Canada as cannabis buyers seek out the most potent products on the market. Often equated with offering “more bang for your buck,” high-THC cannabis can, for some, provide the most intoxicating effects, while for others, a high dose is simply a recipe to fall asleep. Below, we summarize details […]

What is Hash: All You Need to Know About This Potent Weed Derivative

Hash (hashish) is one of the most potent cannabis derivatives, with high concentrations of THC. Since it’s now widely available around the world, I decided to create an all-encompassing, encyclopedic online hash manual. We have a lot to cover so let’s get started. What exactly is hash? Hash (or hashish) is a drug made from […]

Pot class in session at Alberta cannabis growing facility

‘This is an industry I’ve always wanted to even just get my foot in the door for’ An Alberta cannabis producer has opened its growing facility to students for a three-day pot production class.  Citing the cannabis industry’s struggle to keep supply up with demand, Freedom Cannabis Inc. partnered with Edmonton’s NorQuest College to offer […]

How the Cannabis Industry Can Do Better to Fight the Climate Crisis

Between energy-intensive indoor grows and the mountain of plastic packaging, legal weed is not as green as you would think. But some producers — like California’s Aster Farms — are leading the way to sustainability This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage […]

Cannabis Strains That Are Unexpectedly Similar

Cannabis strains are made up of cannabinoids (like THC and CBD) as well as terpenes, which are aromatic compounds that give each flower its unique aroma. We’re constantly learning more about these terpenes and how they impact the overall experience of consuming cannabis. When choosing a strain, we often think of sativas and indicas as being polar opposites in effect, […]

How Reliable Are Cannabis Strain Names?

Finding consistent, repeatable experiences with cannabis is a challenge that every consumer faces. Even the most experienced cannabis connoisseurs can struggle to find the right dose of the right strain with the right chemical composition. Once you’ve found a strain you enjoy, the challenge continues when you return to the dispensary looking to recapture that experience. Two strains bearing the […]

Quebeckers More Comfortable With Cannabis According to New Poll

Quebec’s public opinion on cannabis took a surprising swerve in a new poll by polling firm CROP, commissioned by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents workers at the province’s Crown cannabis agency SQDC stores. Two years ago, a previous CROP poll commissioned by Radio Canada revealed Quebeckers’ opposition to legalization was extensive and deeply rooted. […]

What Is CBD? Here’s The Complete Guide

Cannabidiol—CBD for short—is taking the world by storm. But why? With how stigmatized marijuana is in the United States, it seems surprising that so many people are latching onto it. CBD is only one of 120 compounds called “cannabinoids” found in cannabis. Like its famous cousin, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD offers numerous health benefits—but it does […]

The Stoned College Student’s Guide to Getting Good Grades

Cannabis was an open conversation in my family, and in the summer before I left for university, my dad gave me advice that I’ve followed to this day: Don’t get high until you finish your homework. Looking back, I wish better product information and healthier consumption options like vaping and edibles were as available in […]

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