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Blue Dream: A closer look at a west coast legend

Whether you are a seasoned smoker or a first-time toker, you have probably heard of the legendary Blue Dream. If you have lost interest in names because you think ‘they…

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Sustainable growing is the only future

Regenerative no-till farming. Biodynamic farming. Permaculture. These Earth-saving farming techniques—once considered fringe agricultural movements for overly hopeful individuals, a.k.a. hippies—are now seeing a rapid rise in popularity. Not surprisingly, cannabis…

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Respecting cannabis cultivar names honours original breeders

What’s really in a name? Well, when it comes to cannabis, many Canadians still believe that the answer is: very little. Names like Blueberry, OG Kush, and Amnesia Haze are…

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THC content in cannabis is not all that it’s cracked up to be

Let me ask you this: who walks into a liquor store and asks for the beer with the highest alcohol content? If you find yourself raising your hand, you may…

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Organic living soil plays vital role in growing high-quality cannabis

A revolution is happening right under our noses, and even many of those who are “in the biz” seem to be sleeping right through it. As the Canadian cannabis market…

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Create cannabis extracts at home—safely and legally in Canada

With hordes of Canadians taking to their backyards and basements this year with the aim of growing their first batches of legally produced homegrown cannabis flowers, hash and concentrate lovers…

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The CannaReps Quality Grading Scale: Fusion of the Old and the New

For the wine connoisseur, going to the liquor store would be a different experience without the existence of the wine grading scale. Without a reliable number-based rating conducted by certified wine…

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How to grow your own cannabis without courting trouble

Ah, yes, your first grow. Getting started can be daunting, with so many options for home-grow kits. In this article, I will make the case that you do not really…

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Dutch authorities experiment with regulating supply chain of cannabis to coffee shops

Amsterdam, long known as Europe’s most sinful playground, may be seeing some welcome changes to its antiquated system of coffee-shop regulation very soon. Although the Netherlands was the first country…

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Sinsemilla: Origins of Modern Cannabis

Binge-watching Netflix seldom yields any level of worthy thought past the chips, couch and beer extravaganza that is my weekend. But in this case, I have to say that the…