Video Games and Weed: A Cannabis Pairing Guide to Enhance your Gaming Experience

Video Games and Weed: A Cannabis Pairing Guide to Enhance your Gaming Experience

The cultural history of cannabis and video games is undeniable. In both stoner culture and video game culture, each has their own histories that intertwined early on during their popularization, as those who indulge both have found them to be a dynamic combination. 

However dynamic they might be, it’s important to note that when it comes to video games and cannabis – a one size fits all method shouldn’t be applied– It is important to choose the right kind of Cannabis paired with the right type of game to get the best vibe possible.


We spoke to Sumi and Kassidy, our budtenders at Highland Cannabis in Kitchener, to share what they know about cannabis and gaming to help pick a strain packed with a strong terpene profile that will complement your high while gaming.

The next time you ask what video game should I play high? Come back to this article!

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Unpacking Terpenes with Carmel Cannabis –  A Guide to Understanding Cannabis and Terpenes

Unpacking Terpenes with Carmel Cannabis –  A Guide to Understanding Cannabis and Terpenes

John Strauss from Carmel Cannabis tells us everything we need to know to understand terpenes 

Terpenes are mentioned all the time in the cannabis sphere. It’s not unusual to hear that a strain is packed with terpenes, but for someone that may just be getting into cannabis, there can be a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about what terpenes are. 

As always, our team at Highland has your best interests at heart and wants to share the knowledge so the next time you’re in our shop, you can fully be in the know. 

For this particular topic, we’ve asked our friends from Carmel Cannabis to share some of their knowledge, and what some common misconceptions are about terpenes. 

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Live Resin VS Hot Dog Water – An Educational Guide to Understanding Extracts and Concentrates

Live Resin VS Hot Dog Water – An Educational Guide to Understanding Extracts and Concentrates

A conversation between Thrive Cannabis and Highland Dispensary about the differences between Live Resin and Distilitates, and How to Choose the Quality Products.

Since we opened up our shop in 2020 in Kitchener, our goal has always been to educate our clientele on the robust, quality products in our shop. A lot of our products are sourced locally and curated through the ever-expanding network of master growers and community of cannabis enthusiasts in Ontario and beyond. As our community continues to grow, it only feels natural to highlight some of the products in our shop. 

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Blazing the Trails – A Canadian Guide for Cannabis Friendly Campgrounds

420 Friendly campgrounds to make camping this season a little greener. 

Since 2018, Parks Canada has allowed campers to spark up at their campsites, and as peak season quickly approaches, we wanted to make it a little easier to find a spot in the outdoors to maximize green space for optimal recreational fun. 

Each province has its own set of guidelines to follow when it comes to cannabis consumption in Canadian Parks. Generally speaking, cannabis use is acceptable in most front-country individual campsites and trails across Canada, but regulations vary from province to province.

There’s an emphasis on smoke-free environments, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the nature that Canadian Parks have to offer.

Here is a breakdown of cannabis-friendly campgrounds and trails in Canada, along with how they rank on our cannabis-friendly scale so you can enjoy them this camping season. 

Key Findings:

This is what the Highland team found: 

  • Out of a criteria of six variables – public and day-use areas, backcountry, trails, common campground areas, and playgrounds – the Highland team calculated which provinces ranked the most and least cannabis friendly based on the Parks Canada regulations. 
    • British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Northwest Territories and Nunavut ranked the most friendly as 66% of camp facilities are cannabis friendly.
    • Nova Scotia keeps it neutral at 50%. 
    • Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and the Yukon ranked the lowest at 16%.
  • Registered campsites are seen as private dwellings, which means cannabis consumption is permitted.
  • The limit to carry cannabis across Canada is 30 grams per person if you are of age.
  • Local municipalities set their own rules, as do private campground owners.
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The Best Weed Grinders in Kitchener: What You Need to Know

What’s worse than a joint burning unevenly? Wasting weed because you’re pulling the bud apart by hand. And let me tell you, the solution to both is a good quality weed grinder. 

Grinders provide a consistent and fine grind which is essential for a better hit and an even burn. Having a high-quality grinder is key for maximizing the strength and flavour of your favourite cannabis strain, and makes for an all-round better experience. Weed grinders are widely available and come in different sizes, styles and materials.

Are you in the market for a weed grinder in Kitchener? Read on to learn about the best-selling grinders and what to keep in mind when you buy one

Why Use a Weed Grinder?

For an even burn. When you pull the bud apart by hand, you break it into chunks of different sizes which makes the plant burn unevenly. To prevent an uneven burn, you have to bust down your bud properly. You can do that by using a high-quality weed grinder. This process allows you to increase the surface area of your bud for a better and even burn. 

To save kief. Nothing beats a sprinkle of kief for an extra kick. However, you’ll be surprised how much of it you lose when you break the flower by hand. Grinders usually have a separate chamber at the bottom called a kief catcher for this purpose. 

To save time and weed. A weed grinder makes the process of grinding weed easier and faster without wasting any part of the bud. 

Are you ready to purchase a cannabis grinder? Shop online or visit our store in Kitchener for premium quality weed grinders.

Things to Consider When Buying a Weed Grinder

Here are a few things to consider when buying a weed grinder.

Quality material. The quality of the materials used to create a grinder will determine its functionality, durability and results. The most common materials are metal, wood and plastic. Metal grinders are known to be some of the best options on the market as they’re durable and have sharp teeth that grind buds efficiently.   

Grinder teeth. As a rule of thumb, the more teeth in the grinder and the sharper they are, the better it is. Sharp teeth achieve a smooth, uniform, and consistent grind. And more teeth mean finer results, which means a better smoking experience. 

Compartments. The most common type is the four-piece grinder with three compartments. The grinding chamber, the collection chamber, and a third chamber with a small sifting screen that collects kief. 

Best Weed Grinders in Kitchener 

Weed grinders are widely available and come in different sizes, styles and materials. At Highland, we carry a variety of high-quality grinders. Some of our best-selling cannabis grinders include:

RYOT Kannastor – 2.2″ Grinder Solid Body 

This is a 4pc Solid Body Grinder, equipped with a replaceable screen and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. They feature a deep sifting chamber for an easier pour. Kannastör Multi Chamber grinders can break down to a slimmer, more portable 3-piece configuration by simply removing the sifting chamber. These grinders are designed to last.  Another reason why Kannastör is the most versatile and advanced grinder on the market.

RYOT Kannastor 2.5 Jar Body Grinder

These 4-piece grinders are designed to last. They feature a clear jar body that allows you to see what’s left, along with an engineered drop through design that prevents over-shedding. The body is made from 61/60 anodized food-grade aluminum.  

RYOT – 1905 Wood Grinder (Fly)

Our premium 1905 Wood Grinders deliver smoothly ground herb with every use. Durable and portable, these unique accessories are engineered to perfection.

RYOT – GR8TR Solid Wood Grinder – Clear

The RYOT Wood GR8TR Grinder is made with solid beech wood and a connected tempered clear glass jar body. Built on the patented Kannastör® GR8TR design so the grinder can be used interchangeably with any RYOT jar or storage system. A silicone seal provides airtight storage and keeps your herbal product fresh inside.

RYOT Kannastor – 1.5 4pc Grinder

The GR8TR Mini Grinder (Easy Change Screen/Chamber Not Included) is modular by design. When it comes to assembling and configuring your GR8TR, the choice is yours. You can also break it into a slim pocketable Storage Puck. Grind and Go with the GR8TR Mini Grinder by Kannastör. Specs Dimensions: 1.5 inches (H) x 1.5 inches (D. Features Limited Lifetime Warranty, and premium food-grade quality aluminum. 

Where to Buy Weed Grinders in Kitchener?

Are you in Kitchener and looking to buy a weed grinder? We got you! At Highland, we carry a wide range of weed accessories, including grinders, bubblers, rolling supplies, concentrates, chocolates, and more. Check out our inventory online or visit our store located at 370 Highland Rd – or order for delivery.