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 farmers are at the forefront of this “new” wave of eco-savvy farming, together with some of the world’s top coffee and wine producers. This makes …

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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 still widely perceived as baseless marketing ploys made by “street dealers” with little understanding of the true ancestry of their plant. Today, as the dust …

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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 be a certifiable party animal (and/or an alcoholic)—but, trust me, you don’t know how to appreciate good beer. It makes me cringe when my budtender …

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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 should be reminded that there are safe and legal options for making extracts at home. First off, it should be noted that using any form …

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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 sommeliers, one would have to be an incredibly experienced wine taster in order to know how to connect with wines of high quality. If price …

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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 in the world to regulate the sale of recreational cannabis, it has never created a system to regulate the production of the cannabis that is …

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