Germany Speeding Up Legalization Process

Germany appears to be speeding up its legalization process. Finance Minister Christian Lindner tweeted cannabis will be legal “soon.” Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said there are a lot of technical details to work out, which are supposed to start this summer. Expect a draft legalization bill sometime before the end of the year. The Germans […]

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Cannabis Substitution Project Raided by Vancouver Police – Charges Laid

On Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, The Cannabis Substitution Program (CSP) was raided by Vancouver police, and charges have been laid. An unexpected blow from the province, many are concerned about this heavy-handed approach. Here are the details about this developing situation.  What is the Cannabis Substitution Program? Set up on the downtown eastside, the Cannabis […]

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Neil Magnuson Arrested

Police arrested Neil Magnuson in Downtown Eastside Vancouver last Tuesday. The long-time cannabis activist sold high-potency edibles out of his RV for low-income, opioid-addicted residents.  The Vancouver Police raided his supply and confiscated his RV.  Magnuson told CityNews, “I shudder to think of what would happen to many of our members. They’re going to go […]

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Tryptophan metabolites found in cannabis

From the Italian scientists who first found THCp and CDBh in cannabis plants comes another discovery. Researchers discovered tryptophan and its active metabolites, including l-kynurenine acid and kynurenic acid, in cannabis. (1) Anyone who remembers the sleepy feeling after Thanksgiving turkey will understand the sedative effect of tryptophan, at least. Cannabinoids and terpenes are two […]

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If Hashcoins Were Real, Would Inflation Exist?

If you’re a fan of the show Trailer Park Boys, odds are you’ve heard of hashcoins. In the show, one of the main characters presses his hash into circular coin-like objects and uses them as a currency in the local economy. It’s a funny take on a small-time cannabis grower who’s always short on cash but […]

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Introducing the BC Craft Farmers Co-Op 

The BC Craft Farmers Co-Op shouldn’t have to exist. For decades, British Columbia has been Canada’s natural home of cannabis. Thousands of small farmers have cultivated high-quality and potent cannabis known as “BC Bud.”  But the federal government’s overregulation of cannabis, and the BC government’s lack of backbone, means thousands of these farmers are still […]

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Flower is King: Sales Breakdown

Flower is king in the cannabis world. It is the dominant category in every market, requiring little-to-no processing; it is often the cheapest category of cannabis. And flower is versatile. It can be smoked, vaped or used to make edibles or oil. From a business standpoint, flower is also susceptible to price fluctuations. The price […]

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Canada’s Cannabis Cartel

Canada’s cannabis cartel is here. And they’ve always been here – big LPs like Canopy and Aurora. They’re just being patient, playing the waiting game. It may appear as if Canada has a robust craft cannabis sector. After all, there are over 800 licensed producers in this large but thinly populated country. And consumers prefer […]

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Stolen Cannabis Sales Data 

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) says a breach has stolen cannabis sales data. The Crown monopoly handles the distribution of cannabis in Ontario. It is illegal for licensed producers to send their products straight to retailers. First, they must go through the Ontario Cannabis Store. A spokesperson for the government monopoly said, “There was no […]

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Recycling Cannabis Plastic Waste

Recycling cannabis plastic waste doesn’t necessarily happen. You might think you’re recycling that wasteful plastic container by throwing it in a blue bin. But most cannabis containers are low-grade plastic waste. Odds are, this plastic will end up in a landfill or head overseas where it’s incinerated. But one Edmonton man is putting an end […]

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