Tag: concentrates

  • Understanding Cannabis Concentrates

    Hanna Kyla-Junnila What is a cannabis concentrate? Under the general term of cannabis concentrates falls any product obtained through an extraction process. Solvents (i.e. butane, propane, CO2, ethanol) are used to strip the cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant, leaving behind a highly concentrated, highly potent end product. It is important to note that […]

  • The Cannaisseur Talks About “Dabs”

    In episode 9 of The Cannaisseur, I explain a little bit about cannabis concentrates (aka “dabs”), how they are used recreationally and medicinally, as well as why you should take great caution in the production and consumption of concentrates. I also go into detail on a strange set of symptoms plaguing heavy cannabis users that […]

  • Explaining Cannabis Concentrates

    Originally posted on Lift! By Owen Smith As jurisdictions in the United States and around the world begin to repeal aspects of cannabis prohibition, the emerging businesses and production facilities have begun to introduce a higher standard for cannabis derivative products. Testing laboratories have the ability to isolate and reject contaminants and meet requirements for […]

  • Extract Trial: Dieter MacPherson and The V-CBC

    The Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club (V-CBC) is the beating heart of the Extract Trial. With thousands of active members, the discreet downtown Victoria dispensary founded by Ted Smith has served medical cannabis patients since 1996. The club barely skipped a beat after I was arrested and has since expanded and improved upon their product line. […]

  • HC Hustle; Concentrated Oil and Vapor Lounges (EP 012)

    The Health Canada Hustle; Concentrated Cannabis Oil; Toronto Vapor Lounges and more from the Cannabis Digest this week November 29nd – December 5th, 2014 with Owen Smith Subscribe to the Youtube Channel!   Saturday Al Graham part of a new commercial industry—a business that caters to consumers in a way to allow them to consume […]

  • Making Concentrated Cannabis Oils

    (Image: LiftBlog)   By Owen Smith Last week i reported on the launch of the GoFundMe campaign for our Supreme Court challenge to legalize cannabis extracts. This will be the final showdown.  The wording of the remedy from the BC Court of Appeal has left us asking a few questions, it suggested to our lawyer […]

  • Cannabis Baker Basics: Decarboxylation

    By Owen Smith I began my foray into the role of a medical cannabis caregiver at the bakery of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club in 2008. Previous baking experience and a keen interest in learning about the cannabis plant as medicine made me an ideal candidate. Although I took a pay cut, i learned a […]

  • Standardizing Medicinal Cannabis Extracts

    By Owen Smith In a previous blog I mentioned a number of medical cannabis products that are being developed around the world. All of these products require at least the basic extraction of the medicinal ingredients from the bulk of the cannabis plant. Although it is difficult pioneering work, medical cannabis groups have been diligently […]

  • How Can We Regulate Cannabis Extracts?

    (image: HighTimes) By Owen Smith Patients, caregivers, advocates and now licensed producers are pressuring for the regulation of cannabis extract products. Canada’s prohibition on cannabis based medicinal extracts was struck down in British Columbia in 2012 and is under increasing pressure nationally as seriously ill Canadians are in need of the cleanest most effective form […]

  • 5 Reasons Doctors Don’t Sign Pot Prescriptions

    by Owen Smith Dr. David Hepburn recently spoke at the 15th Cannabis convention at the University of Victoria. He expressed a desire to educate doctors about the use of medical cannabis as he thinks we are falling behind as a country. The registrar of the college of physicians recently wrote that “Canada could follow the […]