Debating Legalization in Canada and Board of Variance in Vancouver

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This Week in Weed: Highlights of May 16-23 2016 Want to ask your pharmacist about the possible side effects and interactions between cannabis and other prescription medications you may be taking? According to a recent study, only 17 percent of pharmacists in Canada feel prepared to answer your questions. Unnerved by this? For more information on the poll of Canadian pharmacists about […]

Medicinal & Recreational Marijuana: Status of Legalization in USA States

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The United States, with twenty four state legal medical marijuana regimes, and four states with legalized recreational marijuana laws, has arguably gone further in normalizing cannabis use than Canada in recent years. This week brought good news for states like California, Oregon, Ohio and Alabama. However, the battle continues in many states to pass even medical marijuana bills, demonstrating the […]

Regulations and Protest

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The City of Vancouver, which recently imposed new regulations on 120+ medical marijuana dispensaries in its jurisdiction, followed up fast on its threat to fine businesses unable to obtain a license and continuing to open after the “drop-dead” date of April 29th. The Buddha’s Sister received its first ticket this morning, Saturday April 30th, for $250. “We will fight […]

In Celebration of The Buddha’s Sister

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In Celebration of the Buddha’s Sister By Mandy Vance for the Buddha’s Sister I first walked into the Buddha’s Sister House of Cannabis in the fall of 2014. The hardwood floors were pristine, and the star-shaped lanterns behind the counter were shining warmly. They were shining more brightly when I left! I was crippled with anxiety when I arrived at the […]

Reflections on 420

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Reflections on 420, 2016 Article and Photos by Mandy Vance for the Buddha’s Sister In college, my friend M – a socially anxious and quick convert to cannabis culture – described the day after 420 (or any big marijuana event) as “living in afterglow.” Following this year’s 420, I feel a sense of happiness and relief that […]

Cannabis and Spirituality: A Smoking Exercise!

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Everyone explores Consciousness and Reality in their own way. For those who like to use Cannabis to expand their consciousness, this is an article you will probably find interesting. If you’re a usual smoker, then I’m sure you probably already know that Cannabis works by intention. You need to consciously decide what effect you want it to have before you […]

Diversity in dispensaries: Fostering innovation in new medical marijuana

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Diversity in dispensaries: Fostering innovation in new medical marihuana regulations MARCH 31, 2016GUESTLEAVE A COMMENT Kathleen Thompson In 2016, opportunities currently exist for eco-friendly, economic innovation to benefit historically disadvantaged citizens in the changing Canadian medical marihuana industry. Various scholars and commentators in business, public policy, and the media have discussed how the Trudeau government’s marijuana legislation might look. This […]