Knowledge Base

Welcome to your source for all things cannabis. The knowledge base covers common questions about everything from accessories to extracts. Read on to get to know this flower a little better.

Cannabis

Discovered as far back as 10,000 years ago, humans have cultivated the cannabis plant for many uses. Originally used for its strength, hemp has been utilized in the making of rope, textiles and building materials. The medicinal and recreational properties of cannabis were discovered around 4000 B.C. in China, where it was used as an anesthetic for surgery. Today, we use cannabis both medicinally and recreationally. Learn more about the many formats of cannabis below.

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Dried Flower

The most common and recognizable part of the cannabis plant that can either be male or female. Female flowers usually produce THC and other cannabinoids in higher amounts than the other parts of the plant. The female flowers are fertilized by the male plants to produce cannabis seeds. If left unfertilized, the female flowers continue to produce the resin that contains active cannabinoids until their point of harvest.
Dried Flower
1 Bud
The ‘flower’ of the cannabis plant produces concentrated and complex cannabinoids. Dried bud is smoked and/or vaped; also, it’s used to make concentrates, extracts, edibles and topicals.
2 Trichomes
Where the magic happens! Trichomes are where cannabinoids and terpenes are produced.
3 Sugar Leaves
These smaller leaves, with higher concentrations of THC, are dried and cured to make edibles.
4 Fan Leaves
With low concentration of THC these are typically trimmed and tossed during harvest.
5 Stem
Can be used as an additive for tinctures after everything is trimmed out.
Terpenes
Considered the essential oils of the cannabis flower, and secreted in trichomes. There are over 30 terpenes, each containing their own unique colour, olfactory, and flavour profiles.
Steps and Leaves
Have less trichomes than the bud, but they’re often used in extracts.
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Edibles

A smoke-free option in the cannabis journey. Decarboxylation, or the extraction of cannabis concentrate through heat, allows for THC and or CBD to be added into food products. Edibles containing THC and or CBD are absorbed in the digestive tract, creating a longer experience. Health Canada requires that each edible maintain a dosage of 10mg, as to avoid over-dosage.
Edibles
Consumption
Health Canada regulations limit THC content to 10 mg per unit.
Formats
A few of the most popular edibles are chocolate, gummies, cookies, brownies and caramels.
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Beverages

Cannabis infused beverages also offer a smoke-free option as a potential choice of consumption. Attention should be paid to the amounts of THC and or CBD consumed, to better understand its effects.
Beverages
Consumption
Health Canada regulations limit THC content to 10 mg per unit. cannabis infused beverages should not be mixed with alcohol.
Gluten Free
Cannabis-infused beverages are an alternative to alcoholic choices.
Formats
Cannabis-infused beverages are available in many forms: sparkling or flat water, flavoured drinks and tea bags. To avoid creating adverse effects, beverages are not made with alcohol, vitamins, minerals, with limits on caffeine.
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Concentrates

The strongest forms of cannabis are classified as concentrates. Known in a variety of forms, concentrates have been named as resin, rosin, dry sift, kief, dabs, shatter, hash, badder, budder, crumble or wax. When inhaled, concentrates provide the quickest onset of effects amongst cannabis products.
Concentrates
Consumption
Concentrates are often vaped or rolled into a thin tube around a joint or sprinkled into a bowl.
Also Known As
Distillate, Isolate, Live Resin, Phoenix Tears, Hash, Dabs, Shatter.
Extraction
Dried buds, stems and leaves are submerged in organic solvents where cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are dissolved and separated from the plant material. Hand rolled or Ice Hash, and Rosin are concentrates that either use extreme cold, or pressure and heat to extract cannabinoids from plant material.
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Oil Extracts

Cannabis oil describes the thick, sticky, resinous substance made up of THC and CBD cannabinoids that is extracted from the cannabis plant by separating the resins from cannabis flowers using a solvent extraction process. Cannabis oil comes in a variety of forms and is called a variety of names including marijuana oil and hash oil.
Oil Extracts
Consumption
Oils and extracts are often vaped or eaten, making them an excellent alternative to smoking.
Also Known As
Cannabis Oil, Rick Simpson Oil (RSO), Hash Oil, Honey Oil.
Capsules
Oils can be capsulated in a measured dose that is great for microdosing and consuming discreetly.
Extraction
Dried buds, stems and leaves are submerged in organic solves where cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are dissolved and separated from the plant material.
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Accessories

Pipes

The pipe is the quintessential tool for smokers who prefer a convenient way to smoke small amounts of cannabis. They are typically small, portable and come in a variety of shapes, colours and designs. Regular use of a pipe will lead to the need for maintenance and cleaning, as resin from regular use will begin to affect the functionality and taste of the pipe.
Pipes
1 Material
Pipes can be made out of just about anything, but are typically wood, glass or metal.
2 Mouthpiece
The user places their mouth on the mouthpiece and inhales the smoke from the bowl.
3 Stem
The stem connects the bowl and the mouthpiece, drawing smoke from one to the other.
4 Bowl
This is where the dried cannabis is loaded and lit.
5 Carb
A small hole that is covered during combustion and released to clear the pipe at the end of a toke.
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Water Pipes (Bongs)

Commonly referred to as bongs, water pipes offer smokers a less harsh way to inhale cannabis by converting it into water vapor. Water pipes range greatly in price based on the quality of materials, artistry and custom functionality.
Water Pipes (Bongs)
1 Mouthpiece
The user creates an air-tight seal with their mouth and inhales the smoke from here.
2 Tube
This chamber fills with smoke that has filtered through the water.
3 Bowl
The bulbous, removable attachment where dried cannabis is loaded and combusted.
4 Water
This fluid cools the cannabis hit, making consumption smoother.
5 Downstem
A small tube that facilitates the smoke’s journey from the bowl down to the base to percolate through water.
6 Base
The bottom of a bong can take many shapes and feature many styles.
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Vaporizers

Vaping is short for “vaporization”. It commonly refers to a method of cannabis consumption that turns cannabis products into vapor, by using heat while avoiding combustion. This quick-acting and relatively discreet way to consume cannabis is generally considered safer and healthier than traditional ways of smoking, as unlike smoking cannabis, no combustion or burning takes place — which means no smoke. There may be health risks associated with vaping that are not fully known or understood. Refer to Health Canada for risks of vaping.
Vaporizers
1 Mouthpiece
Typically silicone, glass or plastic material, this is where the vapor is drawn from.
2 Coil
The heating element that warms your dry flower to vaping temperature. Look for wickless, ceramic and high quality vape cartridges.
3 Button
Illuminated power and setting button used to start and use the device.
4 Battery
A removeable, rechargeable battery that powers the device.
Battery Cases
A ton of cool and unique styles of batter cases make buying a reusable vape pen a matter of personal style.
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Grinders

Grinders provide a fast and convenient way to break up cannabis into small bits. When grinded, the flower is more consistent and therefore less harsh, providing a clean and even smoking experience. It allows a tight, smoother roll when wrapping in rolling paper and avoiding unpredictable hits and cherried bowls when using a bong. Using a grinder is ideal for avoiding too much hand contact with the flower and causing damage to the trichomes and cannabinoids. It is typically, a three-chamber unit that breaks up dried bud and collects kief.
Grinders
1 Magnetic Lid
Keep the lid tight to keep your flower off the carpet.
2 Grinder Chamber
Sharp teeth break up cannabis when the top and bottom of the chamber are twisted.
3 Collection Chamber
Located under the grinding teeth, this chamber collects the broken-up cannabis.
4 Kief Collection Chamber
This collects any kief that falls through the fine mesh screen.
Material
The best grinders are usually made from aluminum or zinc, wood and acrylic are less expensive, but less durable.
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