Tag: edibles

  • How to Make Low-Dose Cannabis Oil Capsules

    During my constitutional challenge for cannabis extracts in 2012, the federal government made the argument that the only difference between chewing the dried inflorescence (buds) and making an edible is that cookies are tasty. Tastiness doesn’t serve a medical purpose and certainly isn’t protected as a constitutional right. The Judge rightly saw through this argument […]

  • Making Simple and Healthy Cannabis Edibles

    By Owen Smith When buying ingredients for the V-CBC, who i worked for as a cannabis medicine maker, I was asked to always choose whole, raw, organic, locally produced products wherever possible. The nutritional benefit of fresh ingredients adds to the medicinal effects of the product. A tasty brownie or chocolate chip cannabis cookie will […]

  • Updates, Warnings and Suggestions #43

    by Ted Smith Well it appears as though I will be writing the “Updates, Etc.” article in each issue now, taking over from my love, Gayle Quin, who is struggling with her health.  She will continue writing a personal note with each issue. (Ted and Gayle coloured Issue 42 of the Cannabis Digest) This newspaper […]

  • 2014: A Year To Remember

    by Ted Smith Last year was the best year for cannabis activism that I have witnessed in my almost 2 decades in the field.  Indeed, the future has never looked brighter for cannabis, both in Canada and abroad.  As we work together to make 2015 even better, lets take a minute to reflect upon the […]

  • Holiday Cannabis Treats: Poppy Pot Now!

    One of the most wonderful things my love, Gayle Quin, has created is Poppy-pot.  Now most of you have never heard of Poppy-pot because we have never sold it and it only seems to be available once a year.  We are about to change that.  Poppy-pot should be available every day. Until now, one could […]

  • 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 […]

  • Synthetic THC Pills or Whole Plant Cannabis?

    The importance of having CBD with your THC By Owen Smith The recent discovery of cannabinoid receptors in the human body presents exciting new targets for medical research, yet only confirms what patients have been saying for decades, whole plant cannabis works for them. Seriously ill people who have run the gamut of conventional medicine […]

  • Appeal decision soon in cannabis extract case

      It has been just over 6 months since the BC Court of Appeal heard arguments in the Owen Smith cannabis derivatives case.  The stakes are high on both sides, and the results of this decision could be far broader than anyone realized.  In fact, this case make make it virtually impossible for the federal […]

  • Compassion in my life

    I first found the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club when I was homeless and off my provincial disability.  Being homeless in Victoria at the age of 45 was overwhelming at times to say the least.  I first heard of the club when I was still living on Saltspring Island.  I read a newspaper about the VCBC […]

  • Cannabinoids Matter

    The case for legalizing extracts In my last article I described visiting the BC Court of Appeal, and laid out some of the arguments for and against the legal extraction of medical cannabis in Canada. As we wait for a decision on my constitutional challenge, south of the border, in the U.S., there is a […]