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CSU pressures to evict 25-year-old non-profit compassion club; VCBC plans to fight

Due to pressure from the Province, the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club, aka the VCBC, received an eviction notice. Unless they are able to change this course of action, this industry founding, non-profit compassion club will be forced to leave its address for over two decades. The Provincial Community Safety Unit, aka the CSU, is threatening legal action against their landlord and unless something changes, the VCBC has to be out by March 31st. For the medical cannabis community, this news is grim but the fight isn’t over yet. Here are all the details on VCBC’s threat of eviction, including what […]

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Alien Worlds Could Be The Netflix Show That Stoners Have Been Waiting For

 Everybody loves nature docs, but nobody appreciates them quite as much as your friendly neighborhood stoner does. In order to find out why, I placed my finger on the pulse of the cannabis community (r/trees, duh) and wasn’t disappointed with what I discovered.   “It’s almost confusing to watch high,” writes Redditor ThatCatisaFish in reference to 2016’s Planet Earth II. “I felt like sometimes what I was watching wasn’t real.” Other users can relate. Bluntcaramelarrow, recalling sister series Blue Planet, in which an eel escapes from toxic shock after diving head-first into a brine pool hellscape, says they kept thinking the […]

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What is cannabis concentrate live resin—and how should you use it?

With so many different types of cannabis concentrates, it can sometimes be hard to figure out the differences between them all. Here is an introduction to what live resin is and how to use it. Live resin in a nutshell Live resin is a high-quality concentrate often consumed by cannabis smokers using a dab rig, nectar collector, or vape pen. It is packed with natural flavours and cannabinoids and is considered the best form of concentrate available. Live resin appears almost like a sugary paste and is typically a light-yellow colour to dark orange. It is often more expensive than […]

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Red White & Bloom Announces Florida Acquisition

Multi-state cannabis operator Red White & Bloom announced on Thursday that it had acquired the Florida operations of fellow industry powerhouse Acreage Holdings in a deal worth $60 million in cash, stock, and other cash considerations. The transaction continues Red White & Bloom’s bid to become one of the top three cannabis multi-state operators in the country. Under the deal, Red White & Bloom (RWB) will acquire licensed medical marijuana manufacturer and retailer Acreage Florida, an entity owned by a subsidiary of Acreage Holdings. The acquisition includes eight leased store locations and ownership of a 113,000 square foot facility for […]

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I gave my kittens CBD oil and this is what went down

Having pets, at any age, can be exhausting. I recently got three four-to-five week old (far too young) kittens given to me. Kittens who are taken away from their mother can show signs of fear, aggression, difficulty adjusting, eating issues, as well as makes them more prone to illness. After a while of having my cats, I started to think about what options there were to help. A friend of mine (as well as some research on the internet) led me to CBD oil. The science CBD is a non-psychoactive, non-intoxicating compound derived from the marijuana plant. There are scientific […]

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Season 2 Ask an Expert Encore: Building Cannabinoids with Dr Markus Roggen

Welcome to the Season 2 Ask an Expert Encore, Building Cannabinoids with Dr Markus Roggen. Watch Dr. Markus play with a molecular kit and get ready to learn something because after all, there’s nothing like a visual. With the molecule in front of you, it’s easy to understand concepts such as: The structural makeup of THC, CBD The molecular foundations of terpenes The differences and similarities of THC and CBD What decarboxylation does Want the concentrated version of building cannabinoids? We totally get it and got you covered… Molecular Model Index Black balls – Carbon atoms Red balls – Oxygen […]

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For Comedian Alonzo Bodden, Home Is Where The Stage Is

When it comes to comedy, Alonzo Bodden is one of the most popular “Alonzos.” “If you look up ‘comic Alonzo’ online, it will either be me or Cristela Alonzo [in the results],” he says. “And I’m not the Mexican lady. If you mix up me and Cristela, maybe it’s time to put the blunt down.”  Alonzo himself put the blunt down after years of indulgence, which predated his swift rise through the comedy ranks. And while live performances have been on hold for the past several months, it appears there may finally be a light at the end of a […]

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4 different methods to decarboxylate your cannabis

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or completely new to cooking with cannabis, there is only one crucial concept you should properly understand—decarboxylation. While it may be daunting for the newcomer, ability to decarboxylate (or “decarb”) your cannabis is the magic behind bringing this culinary consumption method to life. If you’ve ever tried eating whole cannabis flower, only to disappointingly discover the lack of any “high,” you have already stumbled upon the importance of decarbing! The cannabinoids contained in the trichomes of a cannabis plant are not able to be metabolized into the bloodstream until they undergo decarbing, where the THC […]

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Cannabis Moms Talk Stigma, Politics, And Working In A Male-Dominated Industry

Over the last 11 months, the cannabis industry has begun marketing directly towards a new demographic: moms. Plagued with the stress of parenting during a pandemic, working from home, and a shared sense of community upheaval, many mothers have turned to cannabis for the first time — or so the story goes.  Though there’s been a notable increase in cannabis usage amongst some mothers (and disproportionate attention paid to those who are white, upper-middle class, and previously prohibitionist), many mothers have been using cannabis to manage stress and for enjoyment as long as cannabis has been around. Some, especially in […]

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Medical Cannabis Crossword Puzzle

Being sick really sucks. If you or someone close to you is dealing with a medical issue, it’s hard to focus on anything else. When the only option presented is prescription drugs, you have a certain expectation that they will work. Unfortunately, they often don’t or the side effects are worse than the original diagnosis. When that happens, what do you do? There is only one option, take matters into your own hands and try alternative therapies—such as cannabis. For good reason, cannabis has been aptly described as a pharmacy in a plant. Depending on the strain, method of ingestion […]

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