Are cans draining THC efficiency from cannabis beverages?

The canna-beverage boom hasn’t happened yet, but with major beverage conglomerates betting big on infused drinks, Canadian consumers should expect to see the serious launch of a variety of THC- and CBD-infused soft drinks, juices, teas, and beer-and-wine clones begin soon and continue for the foreseeable future. With multiple billion-dollar licensed parties about to launch…

The place are Canada’s vaginal cannabis suppositories?

In a world of vaginal steaming and jade vaginal eggs, it’s reasonable to wonder if cannabis suppositories are just another Goop-y addition to the canon of questionable women’s “health” products. But suppositories are nothing new. In fact, they predate modern society, with historical references to cannabis suppositories going back over 5,000 years, to ancient Mesopotamia.…

Dwell I actually resolve on weed in my lipstick?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a buzzy new skincare ingredient, but does the science match the hype? Learn more about what we know—and what we don’t—about the usefulness of adding CBD to skin products. CBD in skincare—hype or science? “CBD is so hype in almost any imaginable format right now—clothing, pillows, wine—that it’s inevitable it would…

CBD for irritation: What we all know up to now

Inflammation, or the inflammatory response, is an aspect of the body’s immune response. While short-term inflammation can be protective, chronic inflammation is linked to several diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and Alzheimer’s. Inflammation often goes hand in hand with pain. The most common symptoms of inflammation include pain, heat,…

Alberta approves cannabis vape sales, starting up this week

Alberta’s cannabis retailers learned last Friday that as of Monday, February 10, they would now be allowed to sell cannabis vape-pens, cartridges, and other vape products. The Albertan cannabis industry and some consumers cried foul when Alberta’s UCP government announced in late December they were delaying the release of vape pens while the province conducted…

A global history of weed and sex

Whether smoked, ingested, inserted or smeared all over the body, many cultures over thousands of years have used cannabis in conjunction with sex. While today’s scientists (and, by extension, business owners) are eager to add “aphrodisiac” to cannabis’s many health benefits, the results—while positive—remain inconclusive. Vancouver Island-based sex therapist Kim Switnicki suggests the intentions set…

Internal Toronto’s cannabis-generous sex club

Toronto’s Oasis Aqualounge is renowned among sex-positive folk for being a safe and inclusive space for couples and singles who are interested in exploring their fantasies. The water-themed sex club has a reputation for being progressive and consent-driven. That’s why it’s no surprise that the club is also cannabis friendly. After all, weed is known…

Three 420-abundant winter mosey destinations

If you’re a citizen of Canada or a legalized US state, it’s important to remember that the progressive weed laws you’ve gotten used to are far from being global. This winter, as you plan how to take the last (or first) of your vacation days, consider whether you’d like your pal cannabis to be involved,…

‘Encourage, I’m apprehensive of THC!’

Getting high isn’t always giggles and gaiety for everyone. In fact, too much of the euphoria-inducing cannabinoid, THC, can give a number of people unwanted symptoms of paranoia, dizziness, racing heart, fatigue—or sometimes a hellscape of all four. If this all sounds familiar, or you’re new to weed but wary, you might feel you’re just…

Ontario considers permitting weed at fairs, cafés, bars

The Ontario government has launched an online consultation to consider facilitating cannabis consumption spaces and special occasion permits that allow sales in locations such as lounges and cafés. The announcement stated that the government is seeking “the public, businesses, health and other stakeholders to comment on potential new cannabis opportunities, including consumption venues and special…

US Customs seizing New Brunswick residents’ appropriate weed

For nine months of the year, the only way to get to Campobello Island in southern New Brunswick is through the United States, at the Lubec, Maine border crossing. Mail comes that way too, including legal cannabis—a fact residents believe has prompted US Customs and Border Protection to begin opening and seizing Campobello residents’ mail,…