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Modern Medical Marijuana – A Very Brief History

medical marijuana

In one of my regular recent online gatherings with friends who operate retail cannabis shops, mail order marijuana outlets as well as online marijuana dispensaries the topic of medical marijuana and the history surrounding it came up. The resident science expert from the best online dispensary in Canada (now also known as the resident historian) […]

Saliva Drug Testing For THC—Some Things to Ponder…

Saliva Drug Testing

“Can my workplace test me for cannabis use?” This is a question often asked at many cannabis shops and with online marijuana dispensaries throughout Canada. In short, the answer is “no”, as for the most part drug testing violates the Human Rights Code and infringes on the worker’s right to privacy. However, employers are still […]

Mixing Medications and Cannabis

Mixing Medications and Cannabis

For thousands of years mankind has used cannabis for ceremonial, recreational and therapeutic purposes. Even with its long and storied history mainstream western medicine has been slow to embrace cannabis as a drug that can be beneficial in treating a host of conditions. This may be due to a lack of information and education on […]

Cannabis Vending Machines during COVID-19

Cannabis Vending Machines

Cannabis vending machines—not a new idea but something that has come to the forefront once again during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Many retail cannabis shops throughout Canada found themselves affected by this forced closure when they were unable to quickly shift their operations to a non- or minimal contact scenario in order to […]

Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

Is marijuana a gateway drug?

“Gateway drug, a habit-forming drug that, while not itself addictive, may lead to the use of other addictive drugs.” As you may have guessed by now, I have many contacts in the cannabis industry and from time to time we all get together and discuss some of the issues relevant in the industry today. “Marijuana […]

Cannabis Lounges in Canada

Cannabis Lounges in Canada

Once seen as highly taboo, anti-establishment and a drug for the delinquent, cannabis is now socially “acceptable” and a legal drug. Medicinally, its benefits are wide reaching and of which we are just starting to understand. Recreationally, it is economical, is not habit forming nor is it a gateway drug. To avoid reprisals in the […]

Big Hits versus Small Hits When Smoking Cannabis

Big hit versus small hits

We all know them—the cannabis smoker who take the gigantic hit from a bong or blunt with the hope it will get them higher than the International Space Station currently orbiting planet Earth. The belief is that more smoke, will mean more THC, which will mean more high—but is that really true? After speaking to […]

Cannabis in Canada—Looking Forward in 2021

Cannabis 2021

Excitement and optimism abounded when Canada legalized cannabis in 2018 and while we have come a long way since then, it hasn’t been an easy ride for the local cannabis shops, mail order marijuana outlets nor for any online marijuana dispensary. As things were starting to get sorted in 2019 the COVID-19 pandemic hit further […]

Cannabis in Canada—Looking Back at 2020

Cannabis in Canada

Since the legalization of cannabis in Canada since October 17, 2018, the road for everyone in the industry has been anything but easy. Despite the fact that local cannabis shops, mail order marijuana facilities as well as online marijuana dispensaries are now legal entities, this has done little to make business an easy success for […]

How to Deal with a Sore Throat from Smoking Cannabis

sore throat cannabis

One of the more interesting questions often asked at cannabis shops or seen in the FAQ section of most online marijuana dispensaries is, “How to deal with a sore throat from smoking cannabis?”. Not only does smoking give you a dry and irritated throat, it oftentimes comes with a cough. Inhaling hot smoke dries out […]

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