February 2019

President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday that he plans to nominate William Barr, a Republican lawyer and former Justice Department official, to replace ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions. What would that mean for cannabis? Barr has already served once as US attorney general, from 1991 to 1993, during which he earned a reputation as a […]

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There are three main factors that influence whether we find cannabis good or bad (note that for this discussion, we’re focusing on THC-rich cannabis only and not including the potential influence of terpenes or other cannabinoids). Age — We typically enjoy cannabis more as adolescents than as adults. Opioid receptors — The distribution of opioid […]

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Say goodbye to gummies, Washington—or at least start stocking up now. At a Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) meeting on Wednesday, regulators announced a major change to the way the agency views cannabis-infused edible products, effectively banning all hard candies, fruit chews, gummies, and stylized chocolates. “All production of hard candy (of any […]

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Gorilla Glue This hybrid strain has captured the curiosity of Canadians, but being a proprietary name means that on Leafly, you’ll find Gorilla Glue listed as Original Glue (GG4), or related phenotypes, New Glue (GG5) or Sister Glue (GG1). As its name suggests, the Glue family of strains delivers heavy-handed euphoria and relaxation that’s often equated to feeling […]

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Kinky Kush “When I think of chilling on the couch, I think of indica strains with a high THC,” said Caitlin O’Hara, who works in media relations at Canopy Growth. And, this powerful, piney strain certainly fits the bill. A high THC content: about 25-28%, means it will definitely put you on your ass if […]

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Raise your hand if you’ve heard someone say, “Indica strains produce more CBD and sativas have more THC.” Or maybe you’ve heard that claim in reverse. But which is true? According to cannabis lab testing data, neither is. At least not in any significant way that could explain the perceived difference between these two cannabis […]

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“WHEN travelling overseas, it’s always a good idea to try and experience the local culture. And given recreational marijuana is legal in California, it would be rude of me not to try it.” That was the pitch I made to my editor before my recent trip to Los Angeles, and she begrudgingly gave me her […]

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Ontario’s landscape is full of green with two-thirds of the province’s land made up of forest. Now with Canada’s federal legalization of recreational cannabis, Ontario is taking on a new shade of green. Of course, there are both federal and provincial laws in place and things you should know before deciding to smoke some dank […]

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Lab testing is an integral part of the legal landscape surrounding cannabis. Today, any cannabis product that you purchase from a licensed facility is required to undergo a series of tests by a state-accredited lab. These tests help ensure that products are safe to consume and easy to dose. Lab tests primarily screen for potency […]

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The most exciting new frontier in cannabis research this year wasn’t any individual study or published report. It was a pair of developments (one in Canada, the other in the United States) that together promise to spur the research studies of the future on a scale never seen before, with a scope of inquiry that […]

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You just picked up a new strain that you’ve been waiting to try. The moment you get home, you rip into the package and take in its smell. When you dive in deeper, you spot something buried within the bud. It’s small, round, and has an outer casing. Congratulations, you’ve found a seed. More specifically […]

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Edible forms of cannabis, including food products, lozenges, and capsules, can produce effective, long-lasting, and safe effects.  These forms of cannabis are also the most likely to produce unwanted effects and overdose symptoms, which can be very unpleasant.  The difference is, of course, the dose. Here, you’ll find a chart that describes typical effects felt […]

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Growing Cannabis from seeds for people who are interested in doing this at home is a new thing for many people. We recognize that. It’s also worth pointing out that the law is changing rapidly around the topic of Cannabis, with many countries now moving to legalize some, if not all, aspects of growing or […]

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