As we continue to explore the ever-expanding world of the cannabis industry since legalization—cannabis brands, producers, and retailers are uncovering new insights about cannabis and its properties. Recently, we’ve gained a deeper understanding of the effects of THC and CBD, the two most widely recognized cannabinoids in the industry. Think of them as entry-level cannabinoids. While THC and CBD might be the most well-known, it’s worth noting that there are hundreds of other cannabinoids, each interacting uniquely with the endocannabinoid system. These diverse compounds offer users a range of experiences. Some prefer CBN for sleep aid, others find relief from menstrual pain with CBG, and many enjoy CBC for a boost of creativity or inspiration.(more…)
Mother’s Day is swiftly approaching and it’s worth noting that there has been an increasing trend of moms turning to cannabis for either wellness or to unwind after a long day. At Highland Cannabis, we firmly believe that canna-moms, or at least the canna-curious moms, deserve some love too, so we offer a diverse range of products to make gifting cannabis a truly special experience. Gone are the days of handmade macaroni art projects, so put down the glue and put your lighters up: it’s time to elevate your gift-giving game with personalized cannabis accessories and weed products from Highland Cannabis that your mom will cherish and enjoy.(more…)
As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, it’s becoming clear that women are a driving force in this space. While it’s true that the industry has been traditionally male-dominated, that is changing rapidly as more women recognize the many benefits of cannabis as a tool for wellness. As a leading brand in creating cannabis products tailored to women, Madge and Mercer – Modern Apothecary, the first cannabis brand that is science and research-based, is leading the way by providing cannabis products tailored specifically for women over 40. In addition to being design-forward and crafted with intention, the products crafted by Madge and Mercer are less strain-specific and are crafted to taste good with a recipe-forward approach, as well as being beneficial to women’s health.
However, despite this progress, women still face significant disparities in the industry. Women’s expertise is often overlooked, and their use of cannabis is still heavily scrutinized. By shining a light on the importance of women in cannabis and supporting brands like Madge and Mercer, we can challenge the stigma surrounding women’s access to cannabis and help women of all ages experience the possible benefits of it, too.
The Toronto-based cannabis-wellness brand, Madge and Mercer, aims to educate women about the benefits of cannabis for their holistic well-being and breaks down barriers in the cannabis industry. We at Highland Cannabis, had the chance to chat with the woman-owned cannabis brands founder, Shauna Levy, who shares more insight on the benefits of cannabis, being a woman in the cannabis industry, and how to overcome the stigma around the plant.(more…)
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!(more…)
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.(more…)