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B.C. has the highest use of cannabis in the country

B.C is no stranger to cannabis and a new UN report says the province is smoking more than any other province.

The numbers don’t come as a surprise for people out on the street in Vancouver today. “That’s sort of the perception and stereotype in B.C., we think of as the home of cannabis consumption in Canada because the climate is more favourable,” says Brad.

More than a quarter of people in B.C. over the age of 15 report using cannabis in 2017.

The 2019 World Drug Report released by the United Nation’s Office on Drug and Crime on June 26 reported higher numbers of Cannabis use across the country between the 2011 and 2017.

The report shows a dramatic increase of cannabis use, with it rising 62 per cent during these years in Canada.

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01
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Here’s what you should do if you want to hike with marijuana

Now that summer is upon us, it’s time to remember that hikes bring out the best in marijuana by getting you in touch with nature and allowing you to relax and enjoy your trek in surprising ways.

While there are many ways to get high on a hike, some are less complicated and fumbly than others. We’ve compiled a brief list of things you should consider doing before going on your hike to make the process easier, safer and more fun for you.

Here are 4 of our most important recommendations so you can make the most of your hike/smoke session.

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28
Jun

Are organizers working to make cannabis available at festivals and events this summer?

Cannabis is legal, summer is here and Canadian event planners and organizers are grappling with how to navigate the first summer of chartered consumption since the Cannabis Act came into force.

A solid argument can be made that allowing consumption is one of the first steps towards allowing on-site sales of cannabis—people aren’t going to buy what they can’t consume. So, now that cannabis is legal, are festivals a free-for-all in terms of cannabis use?

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28
Jun

Edible cannabis rules fall short of expectations

Health Canada’s regulatory framework on cannabis was released by the federal government on June 14 and takes effect on Oct. 17.

But the framework is not exactly what most had in mind a few years ago, when everyone thought the federal government was inviting all Canadians to an enormous festival, at an exciting venue playing great music, with lots of dancing and fun.

Under Canada's guidelines for cannabis edibles, candy-themed items such as gummies will not be manufactured in this country.

What we got instead is an invitation to some dingy bingo hall playing lousy music. That may explain why Canadians are now much less enthusiastic about the whole deal. But despite the industry wanting more leeway, this outcome was very predictable.

Fri
28
Jun

Pot edibles may drive up life insurance premiums, depending on consumption level

Canadians looking to enjoy soon-to-be-legalized pot-infused edibles could get hit with higher insurance premiums -- depending on the size of their appetite.

Many insurers no longer treat cannabis users as cigarette smokers -- who pay much higher premiums due to the high-risk activity -- provided there is no tobacco or nicotine in the products they use.

The shift came in recent years as Canada moved to legalize pot for recreational use, starting with dried flower, oils, plants and seeds.

However, to avoid paying more, cannabis usage must stay below a set number per week and many insurers count any kind of pot, whether it is smoked or sipped or chewed.

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28
Jun

A beginner’s guide to meditating With cannabis

Cannabis can be a great accompaniment for any kind of meditation, as really all that involves is presence. Following are some reflections about how to add cannabis by Tara Rose, host of the Green Goddess podcast, which explores sacred medicine, evolution of consciousness, and philosophy.

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28
Jun

What you need to know before getting a cannabis massage

Adding a cannabis topical, such as lotion or oil to a massage can given one added benefits such as helping to manage pain, decrease inflammation, and improve relaxation. Jennifer Chan, LMT, BCTMB, offers these pointers to help ensure one can fully relax and take advantage of cannabis’ property’s by receiving a massage with cannabis topicals.

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27
Jun

Face it: Processing facial emotions might be tough for teens who regularly use cannabis

A study on cannabis and youths has been released in the hopes of gaining a better understanding of how chronic cannabis consumption affects the developing brain.

The research, published in Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, looked at whether using cannabis as a teen or young adult changes the brain, thereby increasing the chances of affective disorders. The study examined brain imaging of cannabis users with no mental disorders and compared them to non-cannabis users with diagnosed affective disorders.

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Jun

Cannabis inventory levels continue to rise, elevating writedown risk

National inventory levels of unfinished cannabis rose in April, potentially accentuating the risk of a glut of unsold legal marijuana in Canada that could wind up being worthless.

The total inventory of finished and unfinished dried cannabis held by cultivators, processors, distributors and retailers stood at 215,665 kilograms in April, approximately 24.4 times the amount of total sales in the month, according to data released by Health Canada late Tuesday. The total amount of finished dried cannabis products held in inventory at the end of April was 31,880 kilograms, up 3.5 per cent compared to March. 

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27
Jun

San Francisco becomes first U.S. City to ban E-cig sales

In a completely unprecedented move, San Francisco is set to become the first city in the United States to ban the sales of e-cigarettes. Will others follow in their footsteps?

According to the new ordinance, which was unanimously passed by the city’s board of supervisors, “no person shall sell or distribute an electronic cigarette to a person in San Francisco”. There is one exception and that’s if the product has been reviewed and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug administration, which has yet to happen.

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