CBD, a popular new cure-all for pain

CBD, a popular new cure-all for pain

CBD is becoming popular as a stand-alone marijuana supplement, without the high. CBD is like THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, as they are both found in hemp or marijuana ( cannabis) plants and are both cannabinoids. The big difference is that CBD does not get you ‘high’. When taking cannabis, the ‘high’ experience comes from the THC in the plant, not the CBD. So, people are now turning to CBD as a health...
David Whittaker CBD
What you need to know about terpenes in cannabis

What you need to know about terpenes in cannabis

Terpenes: their health benefits and how they work with THC and CBD. Most of us are familiar with THC and CBD in cannabis. It’s the THC that makes you feel high and CBD that can mellow you out and even help with pain relief. As cannabis becomes legal in more countries, more research is going into the benefits and uses of cannabis. Increasingly, the focus is on terpenes. Turns out,...
Giles Crouch Oh Cannada!
Cannabis and women’s health

Cannabis and women’s health

Cannabis is finally legal, and Canadian women have questions. History shows we’ve used marijuana therapeutically for a long time, and science says it could have positive implications on some aspects of female health. It may strike you as odd that “pot”, the drug your parents and teachers told you to avoid, has been legalized in Canada. Prohibition and criminalization have led many to believe that cannabis is inherently harmful, but...
Amanda Siebert Health
CBD: A Beginner’s Guide

CBD: A Beginner’s Guide

Even if you aren’t familiar with the world have cannabis, you’ve probably heard the term CBD in relation to its health and wellness value. It’s a very trendy product at the moment. From coffee shops to spas, it seems like CBD is everywhere right now.  There’s no question it’s “hot”, but what is it exactly? Even though it has infiltrated many aspects of our world, there is still some confusion...
Julie Lawrence CBD
Cannabis under the microscope

Cannabis under the microscope

Cannabis is one of man’s oldest crops. In Siberia, seeds from burial mounds date back to 3,000 BC. The Chinese were using cannabis as a medicine thousands of years ago. Some of the Founding fathers of the United States grew hemp. From the prehistoric hunters and gatherers to ancient China and Viking ships, author Barney Warf describes how cannabis use originated thousands of years ago in Asia, eventually spreading to...
David Holt Oh Cannada!
Get in the know about Cannabis Accessories

Get in the know about Cannabis Accessories

Since legalization, the cannabis accessories market is moving only one way – and that’s up. It’s a lucrative business and if you can dream it, it probably exists. But with all this accoutrement, the accessories market has gotten a bit confusing. What exactly do you need?   To help you out, here is a quick guide to all things accessories. Once you’ve got the lingo down, you can feel confident purchasing...
Julie Lawrence Accessories
Get Cooking with Cannabis

Get Cooking with Cannabis

Cannabis is actually a very diverse herb with a broad spectrum of aromas and flavours. Over 100 different terpenes have been identified so far, giving each strain its own unique characteristics. With so many options, it should come as no surprise that chefs are creating custom menus that highlight herbal products in their signature dishes. But you don’t need to be a professional chef to start experimenting with cannabis in...
Julie Lawrence Food
“My What?!”

“My What?!”

Your endocannabinoid system is alive and well in your body even if you never use cannabis – but what happens when you do? The endocannabinoid system (ECS). The name seems complex and confusing, so let’s break it down.  The ECS is a network of cell receptors that respond to key molecules found in cannabis. The system was first discovered in the early 1990s by researchers who were exploring THC –...
Get on top of topicals

Get on top of topicals

Topicals are blowing up traditional notions of cannabis consumption – namely that you have to smoke it and that it has to get you high. But topicals are the newest vehicles for cannabis use and they are safe, accessible and easy on the body. As the name implies, topicals are cannabis-infused lotions, balms, and oils that are absorbed through the skin. They can provide relief from pain, soreness, and inflammation....
Julie Lawrence Accessories
Oils, Edibles, and Herbs – Oh My!

Oils, Edibles, and Herbs – Oh My!

Cannada Blend is here to help. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know before delving into the world of cannabis. There are two ways to consume the product – you can smoke it or you can consume it. It really comes down to personal preference. Some people vaporize it with a vape pen, while others may still smoke marijuana out of pipes and bubblers or roll joints, spliffs,...