The Difference Between Indica and Sativa Strains of Cannabis

Cannabis News

You may have heard the terms indica and sativa used in discussions about cannabis, but what do these terms actually mean? Indica and sativa are two different strains of cannabis that each have their own particular medicinal strengths. The terms first appeared in the 18th century, when differences in weed structure and resin production were first observed. It’s important to […]

The National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association and Positive Uses of Cannabis in Canadian Indigenous Communities

Cannabis News, Health

The National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association (NIMCA) was officially launched last month in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. The goal of this organization is to promote and defend the Indigenous relationship to the cannabis plant through education and advocacy. Currently based in Ontario, the organization plans to open chapters across the country so they can be as specific to each community […]

Debating Legalization in Canada and Board of Variance in Vancouver

Cannabis News

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


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

Cannabis News

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!


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 […]