Graphic designer deals a dank deck

    I see your definition of sativa and raise you an overview of edibles.

    The latest brainchild from Victoria-based graphic designer Ben Barrett-Forrest, The Weed Deck, is, literally, a dope set of playing cards that doubles as a guide to cannabis. Produced on casino-quality card stock with a linen texture finish, these cards are both great for anyone needing a crash course in weed and perfect for a round of high stakes poker.

    “The topic, it seems to me, that everyone needs to know about, especially in Canada, is cannabis,” Barrett-Forrest says to the Straight in a phone interview discussing his inspiration for the deck.

    “Cannabis is going to be in everyone’s lives over the next couple of years and so many people know very little about the subject.”

    Barrett-Forrest says he has always been interested in the plant, but since talks of cannabis legalization began he became fixated on the surge of scientific research.

    “Cannabis has become very close to my heart in both lifestyle and academic situations.”

    Graphic designer Barrett-Forrest created two sets of playing cards before The Weed Deck that centred around his love of design and typography.
    The Weed Deck

    When he began researching weed, however, Barrett-Forrest says, besides a small handful of dense textbook-style resources and inconsistent online information, he found there was a lack of educational guides when it came to learning the basics. He says that’s where The Weed Deck comes into play.

    The deck covers a wide range of topics, from scientific definitions and consumption methods, to cultural factoids like common nicknames and historic timelines. It also

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