Cannaisseur Commentary: The Basics of the Sativa Marijuana Strain

In Canada, 48% of cannabis consumers use to help improve their mood. Uplifting Sativa strains are in high demand because they do just that– provide energy, focus, and euphoria. It’s no wonder then that Sativa cannabis strains are flying off the shelf. While the Sativa vs. Indica distinction may not be all it seems (keep reading for more on this), you can usually guarantee …

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Part 1, What Is Dabbing & How Do Dabs Work?

Dabbing 101: What Are Dabs and How Are They Made? A large dab of BHO. Dabs are concentrated doses of cannabis that are made by extracting THC and other cannabinoids using a solvent like butane or carbon dioxide, resulting in sticky oils also commonly referred to as wax, shatter, budder, and butane hash oil (BHO). They’re heated on a hot surface, usually a …

Cannaisseur Commentary: The Basics of the Hybrid Cannabis Flower Strain

The bursting demand for Cannabis has paved the way for experimentation with new strains. In this Cannabis 101 blog post, our focus is the Hybrid Cannabis strain. You may have heard of ‘Skunk’, which was the earliest hybrid strain. What is Hybrid Cannabis? Hybrid Cannabis flower strains contain a mix of sativa and indica genetics, and depending on their lineage …

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Spliffs & S’mores; Rules for Consuming Cannabis at Parks Canada Campsites

Parks Canada now allows campers to consume cannabis in all campsites and reservations for the 2019 season open this week. As per classic Canadian politics, however, where, when and who can smoke vary by province. Some basic national rules: adults of the legal age can carry 30 grams of cannabis with them—that includes on trains, planes and cars—though it’s important for the …

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Advice for First-Time Cannabis Smokers: 10 Tips to Keep in Mind

Advice for First-Time Cannabis Smokers: 10 Tips to Keep in Mind DANTE JORDAN (Adrienne Allen/Leafly) Congratulations, you’ve decided that you’re finally ready to take that leap towards trying cannabis. Perfect. Beautiful. Let me be the first to welcome you to the family. But before you take that first toke, I’d like to offer you a few pieces of advice so you know …

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Cannabis Legalization Day in Canada: Leafly’s Live Coverage

October 17 marks a profound historical moment: Canada legalizes cannabis. Leafly’s correspondents will file reports from provinces east-to-west over the 24 hour period that is Legalization Day. Know the Rules, Find the Stores ALL THE LEGAL CANADIAN INFO GO Wednesday, Oct. 17 MONTREAL (AP) — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks …

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The Science Behind Giving CBD & Cannabis to Cats and Dogs

A growing number of pet owners are using cannabis-derived products containing high doses of cannabidiol (CBD) and low or negligible doses of THC to alleviate pain, seizures, and other conditions. But what’s known about the science of cannabinoid medicine and pets? There isn’t a lot of peer-reviewed research, but a recent Cornell University study found extremely promising results. Unfortunately, not a …

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CBD vs. THC: What’s the Difference?

(Elysse Feigenblatt/Leafly) Cannabis consumers have long prized potency (a high THC content) as one of the main factors that makes a particular strain more desirable. Though traditional demand for THC has caused an oversaturation of high-potency products, many consumers are starting to prefer less intense products that are lower in THC and higher in the non-intoxicating compound called cannabidiol (CBD). …