Month: May 2018

“Push Hard” For An Alternative to Farnworth

BC’s Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth actually believes he had something to do with legalization.  “If it wasn’t for British Columbia, they [BC Bud] wouldn’t have been taken into account,” he said. “I pushed very hard for that.” Delusional. For starters, the federal Task Force recommended small-scale craft producers and social sharing clubs. They came […]

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Latest review study confirms that cannabinoids kill cancer cells

In a recent study conducted by the United States National Cancer Institute, scientists have confirmed that cannabis kills cancer cells and significantly helps with treatment.

A recent study conducted by the US National Cancer Insititute indicates that cannabis may prove to be a rather effective way of battling cancer.

Most people that have somewhat been connected to the medical side of cannabis already know that there are several compounds in the cannabis plant that may be very helpful to humans.

Two of the main cannabinoids that have been tested for medical effects are 9-delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

According to the report, these two cannabinoids could also prove to have the following effects:

  • Anti-inflammatory activity
  • Blocking tumor cell growth
  • Preventing the growth of blood vessels that supply tumors
  • Antiviral activity.
  • Relieving muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.

So far, the FDA has not approved cannabis as a valid treatment option for cancer or any other medical condition but that soon may change.

Clinical trials required

There are currently no ongoing clinical trials of cannabis as a treatment for cancer in …

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Marijuana Tolerance: When Is the Time to Take a Tolerance Break?

Do me a quick favor. Close your eyes and try to remember how it felt when you got high for the very first time.

Remember the strong buzz in your head and that fuzzy, warm feeling spreading through your entire body. What about the legs, can you remember not feeling them at some point?

Yeah, when you smoke weed for a while, you get to a point where smoking a joint after joint does not make you nearly as high as that first puff a long time ago. Unfortunately enough, the majority of experienced cannabis users develop marijuana tolerance at some point.

It all starts off nice and simple. Rookies and occasional users don’t need too much weed to get high, as they get stoned with just a few puffs. However, as they start consuming marijuana more frequently, most of them notice how the tolerance bar rises and how they need more to feel the same effect as they once did.

If you can recognize yourself in the paragraph above, know that you are not alone in this. Marijuana tolerance …

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Upcoming Supreme Court Case to determine the fate of Vancouver’s dispensaries

There is a huge case about to go before the BC Supreme Court in September- a group of around 50 dispensaries in Vancouver are joining together in a test case to file a challenge of the city’s zoning bylaws- which are often used to deny dispensaries business licenses- in a precedent-setting case that will determine the fate […]

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The 100 Most Influential People in Cannabis

The cannabis industry has made remarkable strides of late, and the first-ever High Times 100 celebrates the efforts of the men and women currently shaping the marijuana landscape. While the remarkable contributions of pot pioneers throughout the 20th century are largely responsible for the freedoms and successes we now enjoy, this list focuses on the people who are actively influencing the cannabis world. As such, we’ve limited the HT 100 to the living, with an emphasis on current contributions to cannabis. Here are the 100 most influential growers, extract artists, dispensary owners, product makers, activists, politicians, scientists, media members, celebs and sports figures in the cannabis world.

Dispensary Owners

Aaron Justis—Buds & Roses

The Winners of The High Times 100

Under the leadership of president and CEO Aaron Justis, the Buds & Roses team has been recognized for its efforts with a consistent customer and revenue growth, and 26 High Times Cannabis Cup awards. Buds & Roses consistently sources and sells the highest-quality cannabis available, creating a premier shopping experience year-round. The store’s friendly, attentive staff are rigorously trained and certified in cannabis knowledge, so they can …

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10 Benefits of Vaporizers Over Smoking


When it comes to inhaling weed, there are two basic ways to do it: vaping or smoking. Vaping seems to be the better choice for it is a less smelly and elegant way of getting high. That is why many people have turned to it.


Below are more benefits of vaporizers:

1. Discretion

The major reason why vaping has more benefits to smoking is that it’s much more discreet. You don’t need to worry about the smell of smoke that is stuck in your clothes and hair. Vaping does not stick, and even the breath clears fast. You can do vaping and get into your meeting immediately without worrying about your breath.

2. Flavor

Vaping has a variety of flavors available to suit the taste and preference of individual users; you can have an apple, menthol, strawberry, caramel, chocolate, and cherry, among others. These flavors make the best marijuana vaporizers that give you the smell and taste of quality weed.

3. Ease of Use

Vaping is free of residue, ash, and smoke. It takes a short time to prepare,

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Vaping

red lips vaping

Vaping has gained popularity over the years but some people still don’t know much about it. Vaping is the act of inhaling the vapour that is produced by an E – cigarette or a vaporizer. Dry herb, concentrate and an E – liquid are some of the materials you can use to produce the vapour.


Whether you vape regularly or you are just starting, here are 6 things you didn’t know about vaping:

1. Vaping has a variety of flavours

There are numerous vaping flavours to choose from depending on what you prefer. This is one of the reasons why vaping has become popular over the years (users have variable options of flavours to choose from and they are satisfied). Vaping flavour is the first thing you should consider when buying an e-liquid. Some of the most popular types of e-liquid include blueberry, single malt scotch and marshmallow.

2. Some e-liquid have nicotine

Although there are some vaping liquids that have none, most e-liquids have nicotine. Therefore, when buying a vaping liquid, you should not only consider the flavour,

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Process on How to Extract Oil From Plants Using CO2 Extraction



It is a common practice to extract scents or oils from many plants and herbs. Extraction methods include cold pressing, hydrodistillation, solvent extraction, and CO2 extraction. Each method has a history of its own, making the study of extractions more interesting. Some of these methods are quite ancient compared to the CO2 extraction method; involving CO2 is the best way to use. Here is why:


The CO2 extraction method offers the purest form of extract without any impurities. Carbon dioxide, as an efficient, tunable, and inexpensive solvent, is suitable for the extraction. It is also a sanitizing agent, helping the extracted essential oil last longer. Extraction is common in plants like hops, cannabis, organic crops, and nutraceuticals.

How Does It Work?

The extraction of the oil relies on supercritical carbon dioxide. The gas remains in its usual gaseous state under normal pressure. When pressurized to a great extent, it changes. This helps in dissolving the botanical components in the herbs and plants. After the extraction, a liquid residue remains. Bringing the liquid to

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Acreage Pharms latest LP to get sales license

Acreage Pharms, an Alberta-based licensed producer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Invictus MD, received its sales license from Health Canada under the ACMPR, which went into effect yesterday. The sales license timing couldn’t be better for Invictus, who wants to get into retail in a big way, with plans of owning and operating at least 20 […]

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How Police Are Cashing in on Legalization

The Ontario Liberals are promising municipalities $40 million to cover cannabis law enforcement costs. Municipalities then contract policing services to the local monopoly, usually the OPP. But it’s still not enough, police say. The Ontario Chiefs of Police are crying wolf. They feel federal funding for police won’t be adequate to cover, what they expect […]

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