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Don't know where to start? Here are a few resources that can help.
Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start when you want to learn more about the cannabis community. While it's always a good idea to brush up on the latest expert advice, medical news and myth-debunking, sometimes you want to hear from regular people (see: not doctors) on their own experiences with marijuana. In that vein, here are a few resources that we've pulled together with a little help from some women who have already shared their own reasons for indulging in cannabis.
HIGHTEA is a podcast run by Michelle Bilodeau (who wrote about her own cannabis use here) and Jen Newton. It launched earlier this year and recent episodes have covered everything from weed etiquette to cannabis branding to marijuana and sex.
Visit hightea.life for more.
Leafly aims to be a one-stop-shop for everything you might need relating to cannabis. This includes information, videos and think-pieces, but also links to locations that supply (of course right now this is only for medical users).
Visit leafly.ca for more.
3. Van der Pop
Van der Pop is a website and shop that combines great aesthetics with advice, stories and products that will hopefully help to make your cannabis experience even better.
For more info, head to vanderpop.com.
Shop for cannabis homewares, apothecary and get a dose of culture with the latest weed-related blog posts on this site—including a post about 420-friendly books to check out.
Read more at weedbox.io.
5. Cannabis Culture
This site is completely packed full of cannabis information. From the latest news to how to use marijuana in cooking to health research updates, the Vancouver-based Cannabis Culture has been sharing news about marijuana since 1994, first as a print magazine and now exclusively online.
Read more at cannabisculture.com.
6. Lift & Co.
If you're looking for more technical information—like the difference between different strains or which businesses you can check out—Lift & Co. has you covered. You can also read user reviews to help narrow down what you'd like to try yourself.
Head to lift.co for more.
Recommended by Camille Chacra, founder and creative director of Allume, SheCann is a network of female cannabis consumers, patients and industry experts. It's also a Facebook group so you can request to be added to this safe space where women ask questions and share information and experiences.
Head to facebook.com/groups/shecann for more.
8. Svn Space
Lorilynn McCorrister, co-founder and CMO of WDBX recommends Svn Space. "They have a focus on sustainability and wellness in their content," she says. Expect to find articles about using CBD to manage pain and anxiety and products that champion hemp, matcha and of course, cannabis.
Head to svnspace.com for more.
9. High Times
The old-timer on this list, High Times has been spreading the gospel of cannabis since 1974 and has featured contributors like Truman Capote and Hunter S. Thompson. You'll find plenty of information as well as news and pop culture and health updates.
Head to hightimes.com for more.
10. Government of Canada
Your resource list for all things legal cannabis consumption in Canada should include the Government of Canada website. If you've already read our Canadian cannabis primer, you can head to the governmental website to read even more about what will be allowed, what you should know and the risks associated with cannabis.
Head to canada.ca for more.