How To Cultivate Your Own Cannabis With This Gardener’s Pro Tips


Backyard gardening has bloomed as coronavirus has forced us to stay home since the start of growing season this year. As Charlotte Mendelson wrote in April for the New Yorker, “There is no balm to the soul greater than planting seeds.” I’ve self-soothed outside this summer tending to a plot in my community garden; and inside, watching more gardening shows than I ever thought were consumable. “Martha Knows Best” on HGTV is a brilliant extension…


Southwestern Ontario Companies Partner on Cannabis-Infused Wine


Girls’ Night Out brand wine may soon be available with a little extra something to soothe and relax. Colio Estate Wines and Eve & Co, a cannabis production company, announced Wednesday they are partnering to produce a cannabis-infused version of the wine. Calling the wine and cannabis producer ‘sister brands,’ Eve & Co President and CEO Melinda Rombouts said in a statement the plan is focused on women. “We are very excited to be working…


Ontario’s Pot Store Lottery Winners Sell Shops as More Consolidation Expected


More than a year after winning the chance to open one of Ontario’s first cannabis stores through a provincial lottery, Lisa Bigioni has walked away from her Niagara Falls pot shop. The store had become like a second home and it was painful to leave, but Bigioni wanted to make good on a deal she signed with a large cannabis brand that helped get her shop up and running under the tight deadlines set by…


Private Pot Shops See Sales Decline After Delivery Cancelled by Province


‘Oftentimes cannabis just seems to be treated differently.’ Private cannabis retailers in Ottawa are fighting to have home delivery reinstated after seeing a decline in sales and worrying people might be turning to the black market. When COVID-19 hit this spring, the government closed all cannabis shops, but later allowed private retailers to operate delivery and curb-side pickup. That ability was rescinded in July as the province moved into Stage 3 reopening. The Ministry of…

Women Who Smoke Pot Frequently Have Better Sex: Study


Pot-smoking women have more fun between the sheets, according to a study. The study — in the journal, Sexual Medicine — found that women who frequently use pot had higher arousal, better orgasms and more sexual satisfaction overall. “I’m not surprised because my clients have told me this; I’ve heard it at workshops,” said Toronto sex therapist-coach Carlyle Jansen, who owns Good For Her on Harbord St. “Lots of women have said that cannabis really…


Canadian Cannabis Company to Open Two Stores in Cottage Country


Canadian cannabis company, Hello Cannabis, has announced two new retail locations in Ontario and both are located in Muskoka. Muskoka-born entrepreneurs Danielle Morgan and husband Shane Copegog admit there have been some pandemic related building and permit delays, but say the business plan made sense. “Really, it was proximity,” says Morgan. “Gravenhurst is kind of the gateway to Muskoka; you enter it as you come in. Then on the other side, being in Huntsville, and…


Low on Weed? Try These Quick, Easy, Personal-Sized Edibles Recipes


Making marijuana edibles at home carries an intimidation factor for those new to the practice, but anyone who’s created infused butter, cooking oil or baked goods knows how easy it really is. For most of us, the challenge is finding enough time and weed to do the job — but even that doesn’t need to be tough. Personal-sized edibles are just as easy to make as full batches, and in desperate situations, you can do…

Every Recreational Cannabis Delivery Service, by State


Now kick back, and wait for your greens to come to you. Across all the tendrils of the cannabis industry to have taken root since legalization, delivery has had a harder time than most. Legislators’ fears around the risks of selling cannabis from a physical dispensary are compounded at the idea of 22-year-old budtenders driving weed to nice, family-filled neighborhoods all over the states, resulting in a shockingly small handful of states with legal delivery…

Cannaflour Keto Pumpkin Loaf


Keto is the nutritional diet taking the health world by storm. Only way to make keto better? Add a little canna! Read on for a simple breakdown on making your own cannaflour to use in our Keto Pumpkin Loaf! Furthermore, more individuals are turning to CBD edibles, like Tribe CBD Gummies, for their dose of daily CBD. If you would rather make your own cannaflour, feel free to follow the recipe below! What is cannaflour…


Smoker Farms Bringing Craft-Style Cannabis to Beaverdell


Husband-wife team growing small-scale cultivations of marijuana. Jeff Aubin is looking to bring better bud to the legal cannabis market with Smoker Farms. Located in Beaverdell, the small-batch husband-and-wife-run cannabis farm aims for higher quality weed than what a factory farm can mass produce. For Aubin, who lives in Kelowna, it’s the care and effort that goes into the bud that helps make it better. “The legal weed market, it doesn’t really have a supply…


There’s Progress In The Cannabis Sector Across Thailand And Brazil


Thailand is paving its way toward allowing private production and sale of marijuana for medical use. According to Reuters, the country’s cabinet approved amendments to its narcotics act on Tuesday. Once they are legally reviewed, the amendments will be sent before the Thai parliament. Thailand legalized marijuana in 2017, and was the first Southeast Asian […]


My Favorite Superhero (Parents, Sick Kids, Cannabis and Coping)


CANNABIS CULTURE – “Oh yes.. I see blastomas in there.”These were the words of our doctor, the words I did not want to hear. My 10-month-old son, Carson, had a 10% chance of inheriting a genetic mutation that led to retinoblastoma, a.k.a. eye cancer.  My husband had noticed a tracking issue in our son’s eyes.  I took him to multiple doctors in a fight to get a referral to the Children’s Hospital in Calgary, and…

Newcastle Bar Okana Serves Cannabis Oil as ‘Healthy Extra’ in Its Food and Cocktails


New bar-restaurant Okana has opened in the the former home of the Union Rooms and here’s how the revamped building and menu now looks. A new bar is breathing fresh life into a former popular city watering hole and is also offering something very different on its menu. Okana has just opened in the Union Rooms building in Westgate Road and, alongside a new-look decor, it is introducing a range of classic British food dishes…


Chef Brings Cannabis Cooking Classes to St. Albertans


“It’s not a thing you can throw into a pot and it will come out the way you want. If you take too much, it can create a bad experience.” First, there was the race for cannabis retailers to open boutique-style storefronts. Now, food influencers and celebrity chefs have laid claim to the industry, creating a fast-rising trend that offers online recipes and tips for cannabis edibles. Not only have these driven individuals opened businesses,…

B.C. To Allow Cannabis Sales Online and Over the Phone


The B.C. government has decided to allow private cannabis retailers to sell their products online and over the phone, although in-store pickup is still required. Previously, customers could only reserve non-medical pot online and were required to be physically present to pay for the product. Now retailers can use apps and websites to collect payment information and charge customers, limiting the time customers need to spend in stores. The province says the change was prompted…

5 Moms Killing It In The Cannabis Game Right Now


Despite nationwide advances in the legalization movement, cannabis is still not fully accepted among many demographics. One group that has often shown an understandable resistance to the advance of marijuana in society is the one composed of mothers: What if my kid gets their hands on pot? What if I get too high and can’t respond in case of an emergency? What if…? However, many mothers have cozied up to the idea that cannabis is…

Mum Becomes One of the First People in Scotland to Be Prescribed Cannabis Legally After Years of Chronic Pain


A mother of five is thought to have become the first person in Scotland to be prescribed cannabis legally. Kayleigh Compston, 26, has been prescribed the drug as part of a new European study. She says it allows her to play with her children and take a shower, after years of chronic pain. Compston suffers from health conditions that cause her to experience paralysis and muscle spasms. Previously, she was routinely being prescribed morphine, which…


The Secrets to Smoking Cannabis at Home Without Annoying Your Neighbors


The tools and tricks you need to maintain your flower smoking routine without affecting your rental agreement or catching side-eye from neighbors. We independently source all of the awesome products and experiences that we feature on Thrillist. If you buy or book from the links on our site, we may receive an affiliate commission — which in turn supports our work. I don’t know about you, but smoking indoors for three months straight has put…

Perfect For Poolside Sipping, This CBD Colada Will Keep You Refreshed All Summer Long


During the warmer months, mixing up a thirst-quenching tropical drink is a fantastic way to keep your palate refreshed while enjoying endless days of sunshine. If you’re a fan of coconut and pineapple, these tasty fruits can be blended together to create the perfect cocktail: the piña colada. While alcohol can be dehydrating, there are other creative ways to enhance this classic summer drink. Skip the booze and create a CBD colada! This CBD colada…


2020 Cannabis Sales Surpass 2019 Despite Pandemic, Report Finds


Cannabis companies LeafLink, Flowhub and Vangst have released a joint report featuring data from their own businesses — wholesale, online retail and talent hiring — and Covid-19’s impact on the industry. The State of the Cannabis Industry 2020 white paper reviews data points around B2B ordering, consumer preferences, purchasing habits and human resources management. Cannabis Sales For 2020 Surpass 2019 On Average Looking at sales from 800 dispensaries in 13 markets across the country, Flowhub…

First New Manitoba Cannabis Retailer Since Restrictions Loosened Set to Open


The first new Manitoba cannabis retailer licensed since the province loosened regulatory COVID-19 restrictions in June plans to fill its shelves with legal pot products in just over a week. As of June, there were 30 licensed cannabis stores in the province, but the Crown services minister announced in May Manitoba would open the market to all prospective retailers on June 1. The Joint — an independent chain of head shops in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and…

Cannabis, Sex, And The Occult: A Conversation With Sophie Saint Thomas


Equal But Different “There’s evidence that estrogen gets you higher and testosterone does the opposite.” This sex-based difference in response to cannabis often leads to a mismatch in how high partners will feel when including cannabis in their lovelife. That said, other factors (e.g. a person’s weight, frequency of past cannabis use, unique biochemistry, etc.) also play major roles in how someone will feel when using cannabis during sex. These considerations often necessitate that lovers…

FSD Pharma Leaving Cannabis for COVID-19, Closing Medical Pot Facility in Cobourg, Ont.


FSD Pharma, which launched a medicinal cannabis production facility in Cobourg, Ont., will be cancelling its cannabis licences and closing the operation next month to focus on coronavirus work. On Thursday, the biotech/pharmaceutical company announced it has notified Health Canada of its decision to forfeit its licences. It also plans to suspend all activities within 30 days and has begun the process of liquidating all assets, including the sale of its cannabis production facility in…


What Is CBG—And Is It Different Than CBD? Experts Weigh In


If you tend to be up on all the latest wellness trends, you’re probably no stranger to the many forms of CBD that have popped up on the market over the last few years. And while CBD oils, creams, and capsules are still all the rage when it comes to healing and relaxation, it turns out there may be a more powerful compound gaining buzz known as CBG, which is found in very low concentrations…


House Votes To Protect State Cannabis Laws


The amendment passed in a voice vote on Thursday and was then followed by the House of Representatives roll call vote of 254-163. The House voted to approve Part B Amendment #87 Thursday evening, which is a provision to prevent the federal government from using any funds to interfere with state medical or adult-use programs or target individuals and businesses that are in compliance with state cannabis laws. The bipartisan amendment to the Commerce, Justice,…

Stigma Versus Science: Cannabis In The NBA


May 5, 2015: Basketball demigod Kevin Durant – in his eighth season, with eight All-Star appearances – steps out of a club on the Sunset Strip, resplendent in pre-billionaire bling and ripped jeans, and opens the door of his SUV. Out pops a bottle full of fat, gold-frosted buds. A companion of Durant, wearing a cop-magnet Bob Marley t-shirt, scoops up the vial of cannabis and sticks it in his pocket. KD barely glances at…


Craving a Taste of Summer? Try These Refreshing Watermelon Mint CBD Popsicles


Watermelon season is here, which means it’s the perfect time to make a batch of watermelon mint CBD popsicles. These simple summer treats require only a few ingredients, and they’re a healthier option when you’re craving something sweet yet refreshing during the warmer months. If you’ve never prepared homemade popsicles before, the process is quite simple. All you need are popsicle sticks and a popsicle mold to create these frosty pops. For best results, use…


These Stunning Infographics and Charts Turn Science Facts into Cannabis Art


Goldleaf cannabis art prints are the perfect way to educate while you decorate. These days more and more people are using cannabinoid products for their health and wellness applications. However, these applications and benefits are so numerous and varied, you practically need a chart to keep track of them all. Luckily, a company called Goldleaf is actually making such charts and infographics. And unlike what you’re probably imagining, they look so good, you’re going to…

How to Use CBD Flower in Your Food And Drinks


CBD is all the rage in health and happiness. People are using lotions, and bath bombs, oils, and gels, like the Dr. Ganja ones shown here, in all their daily routines. However, CBD takes the center stage when it is infused with the thing people love the most, food and a good cocktail. Incorporating CBD products and being inventive with strange new ideas has never been easier. With CBD oils, teas, and even baked goods,…


Thai Hospitals Get the Go-Ahead to Produce Traditional Cannabis Medicines


Medicines must adhere to list of 16 government-approved concoctions. Thailand is warming to cannabis with the announcement that some hospitals can now legally produce traditional medicine containing cannabis as long as a traditional Thai medicine expert is on duty to prepare them. The traditional medicines are treatments for common illnesses in some provinces, says the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine in Bangkok Post. The medicines can only be from among the 16 recipes…