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  • How to Read a Cannabis Product Label
    by Alex Burke on April 25, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    Legal cannabis product labels are full of details that can give you a better understanding of what’s inside the package. Find out what all the symbols and numbers mean.   More

  • Celebrating Safely: 5 Harm-Reduction Tips for Consuming Cannabis
    by Daniel Hildreth on April 11, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    When you’re celebrating with cannabis — whether it’s New Year’s Eve, 420 or any other special occasion — you want it to be a positive experience. This not only involves personal factors but also practising harm reduction to help keep you safe. If you’re enjoying the night with your best buds or chilling at a neighbourhood joint, practise safe consumption with these easy harm-reduction techniques.More

  • Meet the Masters: Tairance Rutter and Seth Rimmer, 34 Street Seed Co
    by Daniel Hildreth on February 10, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    Garlic Cookies, Pink Lemonade, Bubba Cheese — these are just some of the genetics that cannabis growers can germinate at home thanks to the insatiable curiosity of Edmonton’s 34 Street Seed Co, Canada’s largest purveyor of cannabis seeds.More

  • Meet the Masters: Andrew Maharaj, Strains LTD
    by Daniel Hildreth on December 20, 2022 at 9:00 am

    For Strains Limited Cannabis master grower Andrew Maharaj, it’s all about the taste and sensation. Read about Strains’ philosophy of terpenes over THC and their high-tech while hands-on approach.More

  • Meet the Masters: The Women of HEXO
    by Daniel Hildreth on November 9, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    HEXO is a big-time Licensed Producer with a hands-on touch. Here’s how Gillian Limebeer, Daniella Catherwood and Agnes Kwasniewska — master growers at three different HEXO sites — keep it that way.More

  • Meet the Masters: Jeff Thorne, Treehugger
    by Daniel Hildreth on October 5, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    It’s not easy being green in the cannabis industry. Thorne, a passionate organic grower, and Treehugger, a new cannabis brand with its sights set on sustainability, are out to change that.More

  • Meet the Masters: Chad Morphy, GreenSeal
    by Daniel Hildreth on September 6, 2022 at 8:00 am

    With a collection of 400-plus unique genetics, a comprehensive pheno-hunting process and a distinctive growing strategy, Morphy is a cultivar connoisseur on the hunt for his next unicorn.More

  • Meet the Masters: Carl Ketch, Quadessence at Sitka Weedworks
    by Daniel Hildreth on August 2, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Ketch is applying his unique approach to growing at Sitka’s micro-cannabis park on Vancouver Island, where the name of the game is helping micros like Quadessence get their exclusive craft bud into the hands of consumers.More

  • Meet the Masters: Kris LeBlanc, The Green Organic Dutchman
    by Daniel Hildreth on July 5, 2022 at 8:00 am

    When Kris LeBlanc joined TGOD as master grower, he brought with him 15 years of organic growing experience. Here he shares why — and how — how he keeps the green ... greenMore

  • Meet the Masters: Drew Lian, Carmel
    by Daniel Hildreth on May 10, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Step into Carmel’s grow rooms with master grower Drew Lian to see how the company turns unique and rare cultivars into buzzy bestsellers.More

  • How to Understand THC, CBD and Other Cannabinoid Content on Product Labels
    by Daniel Hildreth on April 1, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Cannabinoid content is one of the top considerations when choosing cannabis products. But it can be difficult to understand how this content is represented on cannabis product labels. Here’s how to tell how much THC or CBD is in the product you’re buying. More

  • 8 Things You Need to Know About Your Vape
    by Daniel Hildreth on March 8, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Get tips to help you troubleshoot the most common issues with these popular — but sometimes confusing — devices. More

  • In Session: 15 Women Challenging the Gender Bias in Cannabis
    by Jaclyn Tersigni on March 8, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    From the boardrooms to the grow rooms of top Licensed Producers from across North America, meet some of the women helping to change the face of the cannabis industryMore

  • The OCS Guide to Cannabis Seeds
    by Daniel Hildreth on February 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Want to learn more about the differences between the different categories of cannabis seeds? Here’s what you need to know before you sow and grow.More

  • In Session: Licensed Producers Supporting Cannabis Amnesty
    by Daniel Hildreth on February 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    When it comes to cannabis amnesty, there’s a lot of work to be done. These Licensed Producers are eager to help.More

  • Vaporizers vs. Vapes: What’s the Difference?
    by Daniel Hildreth on February 10, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Heard about vaping but not exactly sure what it means? You’re not alone. In this article we’ll explain the difference between vaporizers and vapes and how we’ve named our products to minimize confusion.More

  • In Session: Keeping Flower Fresh
    by Daniel Hildreth on January 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    You don’t have to be a cannabis connoisseur to know that when it comes to dried flower, fresh is best. These Licensed Producers are using innovative techniques and clever strategies to ensure that their bud is at its best when it lands in your hands.More

  • In Session: These Game-Changing Indigenous Cannabis Companies Are Helping Shape the Future of the Legal Cannabis Industry
    by Daniel Hildreth on December 14, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Meet Seven Leaf and Red Market Brand — two new Indigenous cannabis companies pushing economic reconciliation forward.More

  • In Session: What’s New in Accessories
    by Daniel Hildreth on November 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    These hot new products are designed to make your next session smoother, simpler and extra flavourful.More

  • In Session: Deep Dive into Concentrates
    by Daniel Hildreth on October 28, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    This popular and potent cannabis category is diverse, fast-growing… and often misunderstood. Get the lowdown on the differences between the wide range of concentrates, and why you might prefer one over another.More

  • All About Nanotechnology and Cannabis
    by Jaclyn Tersigni on September 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    “Nano” may mean small, but this tech is making big waves in the world of cannabis. This video explains how.More

  • What Accessories Do I Need to Consume Cannabis Concentrates?
    by Daniel Hildreth on April 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Consuming cannabis concentrates often requires extra equipment and accessories, such as vape pens, vaporizers, dab rigs and storage solutions. Explore your options.More

  • Edibles: Potency
    by Daniel Hildreth on April 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    As with any cannabis product, there are many factors to consider before consuming edible cannabis, including the amount and potency of the product. Here’s what you need to know before trying edibles.More

  • Concentrates: Potency
    by Daniel Hildreth on April 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    As with any form of cannabis, there are many factors to consider before consuming cannabis concentrates, including the potency of the product. Here’s what you need to know before trying concentrates.More

  • Topicals: Potency
    by Daniel Hildreth on April 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    As with any form of cannabis, there are many factors to consider before using topical cannabis, including the potency of the product. Here’s what you need to know before trying topicals.More

  • 7 Things You Need to Know About Edibles
    by Daniel Hildreth on April 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    1. When in Doubt, Wait it Out It can take 30 minutes to 2 hours to begin feeling the effects of edibles, and it can take 4 hours to feel the full effects. So, if it’s been 30 minutes and you’re not feeling any effects and are thinking of consuming more, wait. Health Canada recommends starting with products that contain 2.5 mg of THC or less, with  an equal or higher amount of CBD. 2. You Are What You Eat The effects you feel when consuming edibles can depend on how much you’ve eaten, what you’ve eaten and how quickly your metabolism works. This means that consuming 5 mg of THC one day can produce different effects than consuming 5 mg on another day. But no matter what day it is, always start low and go slow. 3. What You See is What You Get The amount of THC and CBD on the package is what’s in the product. Edibles sold on OCS.ca must meet strict quality requirements set out in the Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations to ensure that the amount of THC and CBD stated on the package is the amount in the product. The illegal market, however, does not need to follow any guidelines or restrictions, so there’s no way to know for sure how much THC or CBD is inside. 4. Beverages Are Actually Edibles Even though you don’t eat them, beverages (including tea bags) are considered edibles in the Cannabis Act and on our site. 5. Some Edibles Are Actually Extracts Although they are similar to edibles in the way they are consumed and absorbed by your body, oils and capsules are considered extracts in the Cannabis Act and on our site. This means they have a 1000 mg limit of THC per package , while edibles have a 10 mg per package limit. 6. They’re (Up To) 10/10 The maximum amount of THC in a single edible is 10 mg. To be more specific, a package of edibles can have up to 10 mg of THC. So, if there’s only one edible in a package, the unit  may contain up to 10 mg of THC  — read the label carefully before consuming. If there are five edibles in a package, then each unit may contain up to 2 mg of THC. Alternatively, there is currently no maximum amount of CBD that can be included in edibles. 7. They’re Not for Kids Edibles should be kept out of reach of children. Even though the government imposes strict packaging requirements to protect against accidental consumption and to ensure cannabis products are not appealing to children, parents and caregivers can take additional steps to keep cannabis products from getting into children’s hands, such as  keeping them in their original packaging in a place that is not accessible to children. To learn more tips  on keeping kids away from cannabis, click here.

  • All About Vaping Accessories
    by Daniel Hildreth on April 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Cannabis vaping (or “vape”) products are now legally available for sale in Ontario. We look at what kinds of vape accessories are on the market and how to choose the right ones for you.More

  • Potency of Cannabis 2.0 Products
    by Samantha Lobo on December 31, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    It’s what’s inside that counts.More

  • Get the Best Out of Your Cannabis Experience
    by Daniel Hildreth on August 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Whether you’re new to cannabis or a knowledgeable consumer, level up your cannabis experience with these practical tips. Learn how to get the best out of your vaporizer, choose the right rolling materials for you, and maintain the freshness and potency of your bud.More

  • How to Choose the Right Cannabis Products for You
    by Adam Reuben on September 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Shopping for cannabis products from the legal market? Read on to discover eight factors to keep in mind — and how to find the right products for you. More

  • Featured Flower: Northern Lights
    by Daniel Hildreth on November 2, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or dive into something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. This time we’re spotlighting Northern Lights, or NL, a classic breeding strain that’s popular, pungent and ultra fruity.More

  • Featured Flower: Cold Creek Kush
    by Daniel Hildreth on October 5, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or dive into something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’re spotlighting Cold Creek Kush, a woodsy, pungent, tall-growing plant.More

  • Featured Flower: Ghost Train Haze
    by Daniel Hildreth on September 7, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or dive into something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’re spotlighting Ghost Train Haze.More

  • Featured Flower: Mandarin Cookies
    by Daniel Hildreth on August 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or dive into something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’re spotlighting Mandarin Cookies.More

  • Featured Flower: MMMOSA
    by Daniel Hildreth on July 15, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or dive into something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’re spotlighting MMMOSA.More

  • Featured Flower: Black Cherry Punch
    by Daniel Hildreth on June 17, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or dive into something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’re spotlighting Black Cherry Punch. More

  • Wedding Cake Strain Info
    by Daniel Hildreth on May 20, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or dive into something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’re spotlighting Wedding Cake — an indica-dominant strain that’s sweet and strong.More

  • Featured Flower: Jack Herer
    by Daniel Hildreth on April 21, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or dive into something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’re spotlighting Jack Herer, a piney strain with a rich history.More

  • Featured Flower: OG Kush
    by Daniel Hildreth on March 26, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or dive into something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’re spotlighting OG Kush — a high-THC strain that’s said to be one of the originals.More

  • Sour Diesel Strain Info
    by Daniel Hildreth on February 25, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or try something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’re spotlighting Sour Diesel — a gassy, high-THC strain that’s not for the faint of nose.More

  • Featured Flower: Tangerine Dream
    by Daniel Hildreth on January 28, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or dive into something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’re spotlighting Tangerine Dream — a citrusy sativa-dominant strain with eye-catching orange-flecked buds.More

  • Featured Flower: Mango Haze
    by Daniel Hildreth on December 24, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or try something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’ll spotlight Mango Haze: a balanced strain with a rich mango aroma. More

  • Featured Flower: Blueberry
    by Daniel Hildreth on November 26, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or try something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’ll spotlight Blueberry: a well-named strain with high THC and a blueberry aroma.More

  • Featured Flower: White Widow
    by Daniel Hildreth on October 21, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or try something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’ll spotlight White Widow: a well-known strain with a powerful bite.More

  • Blue Dream Strain Info
    by Daniel Hildreth on September 18, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or try something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’ll spotlight Blue Dream: a tall plant with buds that give off an exceptional aroma.More

  • Pink Kush Strain Info
    by Daniel Hildreth on August 24, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower, or try something new, as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’ll spotlight Pink Kush: a complex strain that flourishes on the lush west coast.More

  • Featured Flower: Wappa
    by Daniel Hildreth on July 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower, or try something new, as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of one of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’ll spotlight Wappa, a fruit-forward strain with bright green buds.More

  • Featured Flower: Jean Guy
    by Daniel Hildreth on June 11, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Learn more about your favourite cannabis flower or try something new as we explore the history, growing methods and unique properties of one of our most popular strains. In this feature, we’ll spotlight Jean Guy: an iconic Canadian strain that packs a lemon-pine punch.More