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Cannabis Education

Time For a Tolerance Break?

If you’ve been using cannabis for a long time, you will know that after a while of regular use, your body becomes tolerant to the effects of THC. No matter how much you consume, you just can’t seem to reach that same level of euphoria and relief you did at the beginning. Thankfully, a tolerance break can help to reset your system. By abstaining from cannabis for a while, your endocannabinoid system has the opportunity to rest and regain its original sensitivity to THC. 

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How Tea Can Protect Against the Side Effects of THC

A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience showed that L-theanine, an amino acid found in green and black tea (Camellia sinensis), can protect against the long-term side effects of THC. As mentioned in our previous blog post on “Talking to your kids about weed”, the brain undergoes significant development until the age of 25, and is particularly vulnerable to the effects of cannabis during this time. 

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Talking to Your Kids About Weed

As a parent, one of your most important responsibilities is to educate and guide your kids as they go through life. This includes having conversations about difficult topics such as cannabis. In this blog post, we will provide some guidance on how to engage in open and informed discussions with your kids on this sensitive matter.

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The Art of Temperature Control

When it comes to customizing your cannabis experience, most people focus on strain selection and THC concentration. However, temperature control is an equally important factor that often gets overlooked. Each cannabis compound has a specific boiling point, which refers to the temperature required to convert it into a vapor that can be inhaled. By understanding the boiling points of different cannabinoids and terpenes, you can fine-tune your vaporizer’s temperature settings and craft a unique experience that is tailored to your needs.

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Minor Cannabinoids

Cannabis is a remarkable plant that contains a wide array of bioactive compounds, including cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. In addition to well-known cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, the cannabis plant produces over 120 lesser-known cannabinoids such as CBG, CBC, CBN and THCV. These compounds are often referred to as “minor cannabinoids”, since they are produced in much smaller amounts compared to THC and CBD. In today’s blog post, we will delve into the fascinating world of minor cannabinoids, and shed some light on their unique properties and potential therapeutic effects. 

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Cannabis for Cancer

Cancer is a broad term used to describe a range of related diseases in which abnormal cells grow uncontrollably. It can develop in any part of the body and can easily spread to other organs, which makes it very difficult to treat. Chemotherapy, the primary choice for cancer therapy, does not work for everyone and is associated with many debilitating side effects, including nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, insomnia and anxiety, which can severely impact a person’s quality of life (Cherkasova 2022). In today’s article, we will take a closer look at how cannabis can help those with cancer.

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Cannabis News

Strain Reviews

Magic Marker

This novel hybrid emerges from the parentage of Permanent Marker (released in ‘22) and RS-11. It’s a Indica-dominant cultivar―likely in the range of 70% (to 30% Sativa)―boasting a THC content of 18.7%, with other cultivators online reporting THC levels up to 31%. Its genetics trace back to Biscotti, Sherbet BX, and Jealousy, hinting at the complex terpene profile cannaseurs can expect.

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Gluefast

Shakespeare once said, “nothing is as common as the wish to be remarkable”. And while I can carry on waxing lyrical about the myriad of Shakespearean quotes that can apply to one’s daily life or the situations we find ourselves in, this is not the goal of this review – although, I can firmly say that Gluefast will have you waxing lyrical at some point.

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Kush Mints

Look, there’s a reason that this particular strain of cannabis has made its way around the world and has become somewhat of a dagga-darling. And that reason is quite simple: it makes you feel happy. Genuinely happy and euphoric.

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Wedding Pie

When it comes to certain types of cannabis strains, one can easily decide for yourself how it makes you feel.

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White Widow

Thanks to a cameo in the TV comedy-drama Weeds, and frequent mentions in rap songs, this strain remains one of

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Super Cheese

This month’s featured strain serves as proof that old school can remain cool, having first made its appearance back in

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