Month: July 2018

How Cannabis Legalization May Affect Your Insurance

Almost 5 million Canadians may have consumed cannabis in 2017, spending more than $5.5 billion dollars on the drug, according to Statistics Canada, and whether you consume cannabis or not, there will likely be insurance price adjustments coming your way. The numbers of Canadians using cannabis could soon skyrocket because on Oct. 17, the federal […]

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What’s the link between cannabis & schizophrenia & should you be worried?

Studies have shown that schizophrenia only affects up to 1% of the general population, but if you use cannabis, your chances of suffering from schizophrenia can increase by as much as 7X. Why is that? What is schizophrenia? First, we should take a look at what schizophrenia is- a mental illness with symptoms that include abnormal […]

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Poll: Americans View Marijuana As Less Harmful Than Tobacco

A new Gallup poll has revealed that Americans believe that marijuana is far less harmful than most tobacco products. Results of the new survey were published by the research company on Wednesday.

Almost all of the respondents—96 percent—believed that cigarettes are harmful. Of those, 82 percent said that cigarettes are “very harmful.”  Fourteen percent said that cigarettes are “somewhat harmful.”

In contrast, 63 percent of those surveyed believe that marijuana is harmful. Twenty-seven percent believe marijuana is “very harmful,” while 29 percent believe it is “somewhat harmful.” Twenty-four percent believe marijuana is “not too harmful.” Another 18 percent said that they thought marijuana was “not at all” harmful.

Of those polled, 5 percent said they used marijuana on a regular basis. Another 8 percent said that they use pot occasionally.

Tobacco Products Fare Poorly

Those taking the poll were also asked for their perception of the harmfulness of four additional tobacco products. A majority of respondents said that cigars, chewing tobacco, and pipe tobacco were all “very harmful.”

Chewing tobacco, at 71 percent was viewed as the most harmful after …

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10 Weedstagram Accounts Worth Following

We love a dank meme as much as we love dank ganja, but that’s not all the world of cannabis branding offers on Instagram. From trippy art and high design to innovative smoking brands and small batch independent farmers, here are ten accounts to infuse your feed with cannabis goodness.

Leaf and Petal Design

Surreal scenes meet vintage nostalgia on Karen Lynch’s trippy account. While not every post features the plant, the Salvador Dali-esque juxtapositions and color palettes will transport you to a different world.

Haute Smokes

A combination of gorgeous product photography and Brigitte Bardot look-alike models make this account a must-follow for any haute smoker. Lighting a …

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Tips and Tricks For Your First Time Smoking Weed

Hey, everyone’s gotta start somewhere. If it’s your first time smoking weed, don’t worry. Nobody starts out blowing smoke rings and holding in dank bong rips or highly concentrated dabs. Following some sensible tips to make sure the first smoke session goes smoothly will keep any paranoia and or potential mishaps at bay. Relax—it won’t take a guidebook to do it right. This isn’t a gym workout with a thousand steps or repetitions. Instead, read over this simple checklist on how to smoke weed for the first time before joining the circle of smokers. Then, just enjoy that first time high.


It’s easier said than done. But the first major key to the first time smoking weed requires you to do what every yoga class asks of those stretching out their hamstrings in downward dog: breathe. Starting out relaxed provides a critical, easy-going foundation for the session ahead. No matter what, before puffing on what’s being passed around, gain control over your breathing and check in with yourself. Make sure that enjoying the ganja that has been …

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Toronto-based company creates world’s first beer brewed from cannabis

A Canadian company is claiming to be the first in the world to come up with a cannabis beer but there are already cannabis beers on the market, so what makes this one so different? The new beer is the latest creation from Ontario-based Province Brands and what makes it stand out from any other […]

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What Can Marijuana Be Laced with and How to Recognize Laced Weed?

In the whole history of humankind, no one has ever died from using marijuana. Cannabis has helped countless numbers of people cope with anxiety, depression, epilepsy and many other conditions and symptoms.

Laced weed, however, is a completely different story.

Combining pot with other drugs and substances can be a very stupid and dangerous thing to do and can lead to serious health consequences.

Despite what some prohibitionists and scaremongers might want you to think, laced weed is rare and unusual to find. However, it’s still out there on the streets, especially in states and countries where marijuana is still illegal.

With the changing laws around the world, cannabis enthusiasts increasingly have safe access to their favorite herb.

When the production and distribution of cannabis is regulated by law (for either medical or recreational purposes), there’s usually no need to buy cannabis that’s been tampered with. That’s why, for example, Canada does not have as many problems with laced weed as some US states and the UK.

However, not all of us are so lucky to have …

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Health Canada’s rules for cannabis sponsorships are hypocritical and hurt music festivals

Some of Canada’s biggest licensed producers are getting into sponsorships in a big way and Health Canada is not happy about it at all. On Jul. 13, the government released a statement saying: “The actions of some companies have underscored the need for the [marketing and advertising] prohibitions in the [Cannabis] Act and their rigorous […]

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Top 5 Strains of Cannabis: Benefits and Risks

strains of cannabis

With all the research being carried out on medical marijuana, it might be useful to know the different strains of cannabis we have out there. Some people have seen different outcomes with different strains of weed due to an effect called the entourage effect, various combinations of CBD, THC and the terpenoids of cannabis varieties can contribute to different results when you are using medical marijuana. That is crucial to know since particular cannabinoids, like THC, might have severe negative side effects for most users, especially when the levels of THC are high when compared to other cannabinoids.


Some conditions like seizure disorders might also get affected by any levels of THC. Knowing that there are various strains available can be useful when considering, together with the recommendations of your doctor, what will work for you if they advise that you try a specific variety. Once you decide to use cannabis for whatever reason, check its origin and where it’s grown. For instance, you can go for varieties grown by Nevada dispensary Association since they are popularly known for

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5 Crazy Busts: Weed all about it

When it comes to weed, you either love it, or you don’t but unless you can’t read, there’s no denying that cannabis has loads of medicinal value. Yet still, this blazing and amazing plant is the center of bust after bust. I took a look online to see what I could find when it came […]

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