1. THE BLACK MARKET

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It comes as no surprise to anyone that Canadians consume a heck of a lot of weed. The government estimates that in 2017, 4.9 million Canadians spent over an estimated $5.5 billion on cannabis, consuming 773.4 tons at an average price of $7.15 a gram.

Over 90% of this was non-medical - in other words, illegal

What is CBD?

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Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has historically been the most mentioned component of cannabis in pop culture. But now its counterpart, Cannabidiol (CBD), is creating a buzz in mainstream media largely because it doesn’t create a buzz when smoked or consumed.

So, what is CBD? Cannabis contains more than 480 compounds and over 100 of them, including THC and CBD, are called

How to Switch Your Licensed Producer

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With October 17th behind us and the initial cloud of excitement slowly wafting to the horizon, it’s time to take a look at the landscape we now inhabit as a nation of legal cannabis users. What’s changed? For the long list of ACMPR patients, the Cannabis Act and ACMPR provide some adjustments that can make life a little

How BC Cannabis Earned its Reputation

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Congratulations, Canada. Cannabis legalization is finally here and in recognition, we're taking a look at how BC cannabis earned its reputation. BC-born strains such as God Bud, Island Sweet Skunk, and Nuken, are now internationally known but getting them on the world stage has taken pioneers who have made the most of British Columbia’s climate to grow and develop

Bringing Cannabis Use Out of the Shadows

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Just as the image of a cannabis user has changed, so is the way cannabis consumption is changing. From musty basements decorated with Bob Marley posters, the culture is now opening up and becoming more inclusive, allowing for a whole new vision of how we enjoy our favourite plant.

The rise of cannabis centric events/parties/gatherings to some comes

How to Spot High-Quality Cannabis

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When buying cannabis, we often rely on the person behind the counter to give us the information we need. However, like wine, there's subtle nuance and personal taste that needs to be factored in. Before determining what cannabis matches with personal taste, it's crucial to be able to spot high and low-quality cannabis, as the latter can negatively affect your

How to Register for Tantalus Prime

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The first step to getting your hands on our Sungrown BC Cannabis is to register for Tantalus Prime. It’s beyond easy and at no cost to you.

How to Register

  1. Visit our registration page and submit your basic information. This will take about 3 minutes.

  2. At the end of the registration page, you’ll be given a link to

Life Cycle of a Cannabis Plant

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It’s easy to forget that cannabis is a plant, as medicinal and political factors veneer its simple growth. Like many plants, cannabis has evolved to cycle with the seasons. By understanding the cycle we can adjust a growing environment to match each phase.

Other Populace articles address the anatomy of a cannabis plant, the difference between growing from cutting

Microdosing Cannabis Can Make Big Changes

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When it comes to cannabis consumption, sometimes, less can be more. Whether you’re new to cannabis or planning on switching up your routine, microdosing is an excellent way to get some of the benefits without the psychoactive effects. If your cannabis experience aligns with chilling at the beach, a hike through the BC mountain ranges, or just a more

First Light: A Tantalus Labs Product Exhibition

On July 19th, Tantalus Labs held an event to exhibit the first 5 strains of our product line, dubbed the Tantalus Range. It marked an opportunity to celebrate with the community who have supported our mission of leading Sungrown, BC Cannabis.

We want to thank everyone who joined us and shout out the great work of every contributor to our

Common Ways to Consume Cannabis - Topical Treatments

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Our final part of this three-part Populace series considers topical treatments. Cannabis oil as a topical treatment dates back to ancient eras in Ayurvedic Indian and traditional Chinese medicine. In Tibet, cannabis was an ingredient in remedies for itchy skin.

Recently topical treatments have become a new way to get the pain relieving benefits of CBD and THC without the

Common Ways to Consume Cannabis - Ingestion

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Part two of this three-part Populace series considers ingesting cannabis. Cannabis has been consumed medically and recreationally for centuries, allowing people plenty of time to imagine unique ways to interact with the plant.

In ancient China, emperors drank cannabis tea; nomadic tribes in Morocco made hashish jam. More recently, in 1954 the modern interpretation of cannabis infusion started with a

Common Ways to Consume Cannabis - Inhalation

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Cannabis has been consumed medically and recreationally for centuries, allowing people plenty of time to imagine unique ways to interact with the plant. This three-part Populace series considers the most widely accepted, and some of the more creative, methods to consume cannabis.

Whether you smoke, vape or ingest cannabis, all methods have one thing in common: they need an application

Growing Cannabis from Cuttings vs Seeds

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With recreational legalization on the horizon in Canada, home cultivation will be allowed in most provinces. While no small undertaking, growing cannabis can be one of the most gratifying and educational hobbies for the passionate enthusiast. There are two main ways to start: growing from a cutting (aka clone) or growing from a seed.

Growing from seed involves sexual reproduction

What are Cannabinoids?

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As with anything, and especially with cannabis, there is more than meets the eye. Relatively simple at first glance, the cannabis plant grows from seed, stretches through a vegetative phase, and begins to flower. Under the watch of an experienced grower, the flowers are harvested, dried, and cured, before becoming ready to consume. This process increases in complexity the deeper