Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) Cyberattack 

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) is the victim of another cyberattack, this time leaving retailers unable to process or get their orders delivered. Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) Latest Cyberattack Unlike the previous May 11 cyberattack, the OCS said customers’ information wasn’t compromised. Instead, the August 5 attack targeted the OCS’s third-party distribution centre, Domain Logistics. […]

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How trichomes make terpenes and cannabinoids in supercell pathways

A study from the University of British Columbia froze trichomes with liquid nitrogen. Researchers peered into cryofixated Purple Kush cells with an electron microscope. Using modern techniques, they found new keys that better explain how trichomes make non-polar terpenes and cannabinoids without destroying plant cells. (1) Cannabis plants produce acidic cannabinoids, such as THCa or […]

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5 Reasons to Celebrate National CBD Day 

August 8 is National CBD Day! This day is to celebrate one of our favourite cannabinoids and spread awareness about its benefits. And here are five reasons to celebrate it! CBD stands for Cannabidiol, the second most active ingredient in cannabis. CBD is also present in the hemp plant. Hemp and “marijuana” are technically the […]

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Health Canada: CBD Safe and Tolerable

Health Canada has reviewed cannabidiol (CBD) and deemed it “safe and tolerable” for short-term use. Health Canada’s report looked at dosages ranging from 20 milligrams to up to 200 mg per day. As of now, all CBD products must go through a heavily regulated cannabis supply chain. One can only sell CBD in cannabis stores. […]

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This is not your grandparents’ marijuana

This is not your grandparents’ marijuana. You’re going to hear that a lot if you haven’t already. Substitute grandparents for parents, and the meaning is the same. In the “good ole days,” like the 1960s and 70s, cannabis contained no more than 2% THC. By the 1990s, it was 4%. But now, in the legal […]

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British Columbians are Killing BC Bud

British Columbians are killing BC Bud by buying from licensed retail stores. Of course, it isn’t entirely their fault. Only a few BC Bud growers can get past the bureaucratic hurdles the federal and provincial governments have set up. Going from underground to above-board isn’t as easy as applying for a permit. Farmers have to […]

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Pharmacies in Canada may sell over the counter CBD, but not gas stations

A committee representing Health Canada released a review on the safety and efficacy of CBD. Comprised of nine volunteers, the committee was established in 2019 with four objectives regarding cannabis. Pharmacies in Canada may sell over the counter CBD packaged in a box. But don’t expect Canadian gas stations to sell CBD anytime soon. Canadian […]

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Is Cannabis Addictive?

According to a new study published in Lancet Psychiatry, the answer to the question “is cannabis addictive” is an astounding yes. The authors claim that people who use cannabis with higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, are more likely to have an addiction and mental health issues. But how much of this is a chicken […]

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Is rosin an extract or separation?

It seems simple; Oxford defines extraction as “the act or process of removing or obtaining something from something else.” And rosin is a cannabis concentrate made using heat and pressure. But rosin falls into the extract category while hash is a separation for reasons not found in the lay dictionary. A chemistry textbook instead defines […]

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Thailand’s Cannabis Gold Rush

Cannabis dispensaries are popping up in Thailand as the country experiences a cannabis gold rush. The kingdom decriminalized cannabis last month. Thai residents can now grow at home and sell paraphernalia from pop-up stalls on the street. Thailand’s Cannabis Gold Rush Thailand’s cannabis gold rush is thanks partly to the government removing the substance from […]

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