Why Licensing Will Matter When Legalization Happens

Anyone who lives in Ontario understands the burn of having harmonized sales tax (HST) added to nearly every retail purchase. Even when we don’t see the tax, it’s still there. Booze is a perfect example. On top of the LCBO’s significant mark up on imported wines, HST is also added into the price. The result […]

Could Chamomile and Cannabis Oil Kill Cancer Cells?

Did you know cancer is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States? Or that cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S? In 2015 alone, there were 8.8 million deaths globally attributed to cancer. Cancer is one of the biggest health crises we’re facing today. Affecting women, men, young, […]

How To Get Over Cannabis-Induced Anxiety

Most cannabis enthusiasts are well aware of the fact that weed can at times create feelings of anxiety, dread, and paranoia, ultimately leading to a less than pleasant experience. This is especially true when it comes to newbies who have yet to learn their limits or the notable differences between strains but even veterans can succumb […]

Strain Review: Give Thanks for OutCo’s Cookie Pucker

For millenials who dread the thought of having to carve turkey and avoid arguments with their crotchety relatives every year (that is most of us), Friendsgiving is the new Thanksgiving. The alternative seasonal gathering of friends over a potluck feast that may or may not adhere to Thanksgiving meal traditions has become a bigger deal […]

How To Decarboxylate Your Cannabis

If you have ever considered making your own cannabis edibles and/or tinctures in order to bypass having to smoke it or perhaps because it is your preferred way of consuming it, you should familiarize yourself with the process of decarboxylating or decarbing your cannabis flower in order to maximize its effects. So, what is decarboxylation […]

Q+A: How Can Marijuana Ease Aggravation of Menstrual Pain?

Most women experience at least some mild aches and discomfort before and during menstruation. For an unfortunate minority, period cramps go beyond an annoyance to a severity that can be debilitating, disrupting the lives of these women and leaving them sidelined from regular activities for a few days each month. Is it possible that cannabis […]

Researchers Tout Cannabis as Therapeutic for Women’s Health

While 38 percent of women worldwide suffer from chronic diseases, only 4 percent of research and development funding goes toward examining women’s health-care products and services. This leads women to seek out and experiment with alternative therapies, cannabis among them, according to an Israeli researcher introducing a health and wellness panel during a medical cannabis […]

Is CBD the “wonder-elixir” for Generation Anxious?

In a lowlit room at Joy’s Spa in Washington, Dawn Franklin is smoothing a creamy white mask onto Jessica Osorio’s face. The mask, she says, is infused with chamomile and sage and aloe vera, plus one ingredient that she still has to explain to her clients: CBD. An aesthetician, Franklin started working with an Oregon […]

Big Pharma Company Partners with Cannabis Producer

There has been a major new partnership formed in the pharmaceutical industry, according to a newly filed binding letter of intent. American-owned cannabis producer Tilray will form a strategic alliance with Sandoz Canada, an affiliate of Sandoz International, the arm of Novartis Group that produces generic pharmaceutical products. This won’t be a limited partnership, either, […]

THC Patch: The Ultimate Guide To THC Transdermal Patches

Hey, have you heard the news? Thanks to the THC patch, now you can get your daily dose of tetrahydrocannabinol without the need for blunts, joints, bongs, edibles, creams, or tinctures. We know it sounds like science fiction, but it’s not. In fact, transdermal patches (a.k.a. transdermal delivery system or TDDS) have been around for […]