Dabbing Cannabis Extracts

With Legal marijuana gaining market the lions share in the Canadian and US market as the first or preferred choice of the masses, guaranteeing quality, transparency, strength and availability, customers have started looking for new methods of ingesting and inhaling extracts and concentrates for improved absorption and the so called “KICK”.

Dabbing which used to be a thing only among a select few is gaining popularity especially with customers at the We store’s various locations, which is why we thought of coming up with a little tutorial on Dabbing and how to do it the right way. 

 “what on earth is this DABBING stuff anyway”. 

Dabbing cannabis simply is a method of inhaling the cannabis vapors produced by fast vaporization, which in simpler terms is similar to using a bong but in finer details is miles apart in that bong uses flower or herb while a dab rig essentially uses the extracts to attain the desired results.

The process of dabbing works by heating the concentrated extracts in a dab rig using convective heating at lower temperatures which doesn’t burn the active ingredients which makes it healthier, smoother and more effective for regular airheads. This involves a few steps viz:

  • Heating the banger using a butane torch for 30 to 60 seconds and wait another 60 seconds to simmer it down to desired temperature.
  • Placing a dab of extract, the size of lentil seed on the banger which produces vapors due to convective heating.
  • Inhaling these vapors to get a high like never before and enjoying your day.

With a lot of different types of dab rigs floating in the market the basic setup of each remains the same. The general construction and parts of a dab rig are as shown in the above figure. 

With an understanding of how a dab rig works, let us now understand the important precautions to be followed while using your dab rig for puffing your favorite herb.

  • Ensure filling water in the base chamber only up to the marked level and not above that.
  • For manual dab rigs let the banger cool down for at-least 60 seconds for better vaporization of your extract without burning the terpenes to savor the taste and aroma of your weed.
  • Make sure that you start with smaller quantities of extract and gradually raise the bar. As extracts have higher potency in the range of 60- 90 % THC while dried flower has a typical THC content of 20-25 % so a dab will hit much stronger than a regular puff of your bong or joint or blunt or edibles.
  • For manual dabbing use carb caps to ensure better bang for your buck and enjoy your day.
  • Ensure that you thoroughly clean your dabbing rig after inhaling using a cleaning solution and swab out the banger of any residue.
  • Let the dab rig cool down for some time after use as touching a hot dab rig might cause serious burns.
  • Carb caps help regulate air flow and hence are a great tool in cutting down the amount of dab gear.
  • All dabs are sticky so you need a tool to get the dab out of its container and in to the hot nail/ banger without making a mess. These tools may be metal or ceramic or glass and in shapes of scoop, spatula, shovel, nail etc. based on the type and consistency of concentrate being used.

You can easily find an assortment of dabbing tool and gears best suited to your needs at THE WE STORE near you. For a hassle free experience at The We Store, a locally owned and operated marijuana dispensary, providing the largest and well curated selection of CBD, THC, Craft strains, traditional strains, Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, Pre-rolls, 510 cartridges, PAX cartridges, disposable vapes, vapes, lotions, oils, capsules, concentrates like shatter, rosin, resin, hash, hash rosin, keif, gummies, baked goods, cookies, chocolates, drinks aka CBD/THC/ Cannabis infused beverages rec., products which are of the highest quality and go through strict quality testing by the OCS and Health Canada.

  • When it comes to dabbing, always ensure that you get your dosing correctly because a small miscalculation in dosing might be the difference between a day well spent or a day of nausea/ anxiety. A simple example would be: 
  • 1-gram of live resin/live sugar/TERP slush/ Caviar purchased from THE WE STOREfollowing this link which contains 90% THC would have 900mg of THC. If that sugar is split into 9 equal portions, each part would contain 100 Mg of THC. And for comparison edibles with the highest conc. Of THC like indica capsules contain 10 mg of cannabinoid per capsule.
  • So to get 20 mg of dab you would have to split either of the 9 parts of those portions into 5 equal parts or the entire 1-gram piece of live resin/live sugar/TERP slush/ Caviar in to 45 equal parts with each part containing 20mg THC each with twice the potency of edibles available in the market.

         So next time you have a party over at your place or are just casually getting high over your marry-jane, read our guide to better use your dabbing rig, do visit the we-store near you to pick up the largest variety of Concentrates including Resin, Rosin, Has Rosin, Shatter, Live Resin, Badder, Wax and endless variety of Dried Flower, Pre rolls Eedibles, vapes and much more and have a blast of party and enjoy your day.

If you are looking for dried flower aka marijuana, the WE Store has the largest variety available at the nearest We Store outlet including popular strains like pink kush, indica, sativa, hybrid, jean guy, wedding pie, girl scout cookies, afghan kush, blueberry, purple, sour, haze in 3.5g, 7g, 14g, 28g at the best price.

Just type thewestore.com or search for “THE WE STORE NEAR ME” to talk to one of the many talented and knowledgeable budtenders and cannabis enthusiasts to cater your needs.

A Beginner’s Guide To: Cannabis Extract Accessories

The legalization of cannabis and the onset of a wide variety of products based on constant research and development in the industry has led to a revolution in the health and wellness industry with a brand new and cutting-edge accessory used in consumption of cannabis almost every week now. This increase in the use of different forms of marijuana i.e. vape products, oils, edibles, wax, rosins, resins shatters, hash, badder, diamonds and other live extracts.

         The most commonly used marijuana/ cannabis accessories include rolling papers, filter tips, weed grinders, bongs, dab rigs, vapes AKA vaping pens, smoking pipes, lighters, butane torches, dab-tools, storage containers, 510 vapes et-al. with such a wide variety of accessories available in the market the types of cannabis extracts available in the market form a plethora of products including but not limited in sub categories to flowers, oils, extracts, concentrates, edibles, topical creams, lotions and more. The list further includes maintenance products such as cleaning kits for better hygiene and cleanliness of our smoking areas and-or rigs.

         If you are just starting your cannabis journey, there is an enormous selection of  accessories available at your nearest The We-Store outlet. At The We-store we have the most knowledgeable and friendly budtenders to get you the right product. The product offerings at The We Store, a locally owned and operated marijuana dispensary, providing the largest and well curated selection of CBD, THC, Craft strains, traditional strains, Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, Pre-rolls, 510 cartridges, PAX cartridges, disposable vapes, vapes, lotions, oils, capsules, concentrates like shatter, rosin, resin, hash, hash rosin, keif, gummies, baked goods, cookies, chocolates, drinks aka CBD/THC/ Cannabis infused beverages rec., products which are of the highest quality and go through strict quality testing by the OCS and Health Canada.

         With this in mind let us now examine the various types of cannabis extracts available with us and the types of accessories needed to better enjoy the product we have.

  • Dab Rigs: AKA water pipe, is used to consume cannabis extracts like resin/rosin/ wax caviars/ shatter etc. by heating the extract through convective heating and inhaling the resulting vapors.
  • Bongs: Similar to dab rigs, bongs are used to consume cannabis buds by vaporizing them and smoking them. These are amongst the earliest accessories the usage of which dates back to ancient civilizations.
  • Smoking Pipes: A small hand-held device used to smoke weed, has a bowel shape area that holds your dried marijuana which is then burned for smoking. They come in a wide variety of shapes including but not limited to hand pipes, electric pipes, Steam-Rollers, One-Hitters, etc.
  • Vapes: The simplest method of consuming liquid cannabis extracts like distillate is using cannabis vapes AKA vaping pens. The different types of vapes include Single-use vapes, reusable vapes, 510 thread or closed loop formats etc.
  • Rolling Paper Et-Al: Used in conjugation with filter paper, weed grinder, etc. or without them, rolling paper has been used since time unmemorable for rolling a simple joint or stub in the old fashioned manner to enjoy your cannabis. If rolling your weed by your own self feels cumbersome one can always purchase pre-rolled joint from our store and light up your magic herb on the go. 

image with 6 cannabis accessories

The accessories described above are a select few of a large variety of craft and regular accessories available at The We-Store near you.

In light of the above accessories one must never forget the hygiene and cleanliness when it comes to your environment. The We store offers you all the popular smokeware i.e. bong, pipe, dab rig cleaning solutions, products and kits. For a hassle free and secure storage of your weed air tight and non-stick containers are a must, also available at the We Store near you. These prevent your weed or its extracts from moisture and give them a longer life.

One must also make sure of cleaning the accessories. Cleaner accessories including pipes, dabs, bongs etc. lead to a longer life of the product, a better taste and extended usages of your weed paraphernalia. 

If you are looking for dried flower aka marijuana, the WE Store has the largest variety available at the nearest We Store outlet including popular strains like pink kush, indica, sativa, hybrid, jean guy, wedding pie, girl scout cookies, afghan kush, blueberry, purple, sour, haze in 3.5g, 7g, 14g, 28g at the best price.

Just type thewestore.com or search for “THE WE STORE NEAR ME” to talk to one of the many talented and knowledgeable budtenders and cannabis enthusiasts to cater your needs.

How To: Rolling A Joint

For every weed connoisseur consuming their favorite product let it be cannabis flower, or resin, or vapes, or gummies, or other infused products brings its own charm, aura and pleasure but in spite of all the modern advances in marijuana processing and craft marijuana products the most commonly used, easiest, readily available, and time tested method for consumption of this magic plant has always rolling the dried flower and igniting it to inhale is the most common.

A joint is one of the most iconic ways of consuming cannabis, is an old school method which has stood firm in spite of the availability of bongs, pipes, vaporizers et-al. A joint is the most discrete, convenient and easily disposable method of consuming the devils’ lettuce.

Anyone with a sworn allegiance to the art of pot blazing is very well aware of a large number of crazy ways of rolling their stash, and the art of perfectly rolling a joint is widely met with admiration and a craft in itself. For the unaware and especially beginners rolling a joint requires very few items and a bit of practice.

image of a joint with text on it that says supplies for rolling a joint

The best part about rolling a joint is, you don’t need anything besides a rolling paper and dried flower to roll a simple joint. For a laymen user the basic supplies needed include dried weed flower, rolling paper, filter paper or tip, and weed grinder. With an abundance and variety of materials available the most comprehensive and reliable supply of materials are easily available at The WE STORE outlet near you.

  • Rolling paper: The mostly underrated part of rolling a joint is the rolling paper used. By far the type of paper used is the most crucial for a joint. Simple rolling paper or wood pulp is the one used since time immemorial. Now a days rolling papers made out of rice pulp and even hemp papers are available. The bud tenders in THE WE STORE will be more than happy in helping you select the best type of rolling paper as per your needs.
  • Cannabis flower: An entire book describing mood specific cannabis strain’s is insufficient to fully explain the different varieties and types of marijuana strains available for your use, but rest assured that at THE WE STORE you get accurate marijuana information and guidance as per your age, gender and physical needs with a commitment to sensible pricing, and utmost respect to community values and prioritizing customer time *(the less time you spend buying weed, the more time you will have for enjoying it).
  • Weed Grinder: Another criminally under-appreciated aspect of a smooth joint is the grind or rather the consistency of crushed cannabis bud used in a joint. Coarse ground or uneven packing of bud may lead to an uneven burn while a very fine ground weed leads to difficulty in smoking it. You can give it an old hand grind or a minor investment in any marijuana grinder may lead to better results. An assortment of these grinders are easily available at the we store near you.

You can easily find a selection of weed grinders, pre rolled joints, etc. for a hassle free experience at The We Store, a locally owned and operated marijuana dispensary, providing the largest and well curated selection of CBD, THC, Craft strains, traditional strains, Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, Pre-rolls, 510 cartridges, PAX cartridges, disposable vapes, vapes, lotions, oils, capsules, concentrates like shatter, rosin, resin, hash, hash rosin, keif, gummies, baked goods, cookies, chocolates, drinks aka CBD/THC/ Cannabis infused beverages rec., products which are of the highest quality and go through strict quality testing by the OCS and Health Canada.

image of a rolling tray with marijuana on it and text that reads "steps to roll a joint"
  1. Grind your weed using a weed grinder to getconsistent size or break the bud lightly by hand and remove any stem or seeds found in the bud. Don’t overfill the grinder, the ground material should no be powdery but in small pieces.
  2. Make the filter tip using an index card or heavy paper by making a “W” at one end and rolling the rest of the paper around it, or use ready to use rolling tips available in the market. Filter prevents the dried flower pieces from escaping into your mouth and protects the fingers from burning.
  3. To fill the rolling paper, take out a rolling paper sheet from the ream and ensure that the shiny side or glue is facing upwards towards you. Fold it and make a crease in the centre, this acts as a guide for rolling and filling the joint. On one end place the filter you made or the pre rolled filter tip you purchased and fill the rest of the rolling paper with ground cannabis leaving some space on the top end.
  4. Fold the non-glued side towards the glue side and roll it inside using your thumb and index finger to form a cylinder. Try not to press on the flower and roll it by rocking it back and fourth for properly packing the grind cannabis in the joint.
  5. Moisten the glue using your tongue or moist fingers and tuck it on the rolled cylindrical joint to tightly back the joint.
  6. Gently fold and twist the open end opposite the filter tip to tightly close it and prevent any cannabis from escaping.

If you are looking for dried flower aka marijuana, the WE Store has the largest variety available at the nearest We Store outlet including popular strains like pink kush, indica, sativa, hybrid, jean guy, wedding pie, girl scout cookies, afghan kush, blueberry, purple, sour, haze in 3.5g, 7g, 14g, 28g at the best price.

Just type thewestore.com or search for “THE WE STORE NEAR ME” to talk to one of the many talented and knowledgeable budtenders and cannabis enthusiasts to cater your needs.

Debunking Myths and Misconceptions About Cannabis

It has been a historic irony for cannabis/ marijuana that, the most versatile and precious gift of mother nature has always been covered in veils of misconception and myths. Marijuana as a plant which finds its roots in almost any climate and environment has been bound in shackles by the misconceptions and myths shrouding it. Such misconceptions have resisted human beings as a species from reaping the full benefits of such a versatile plant.

Cannabis also known as marijuana or weed or pot, or grass, or ganja or whatever one likes to call it, is a true gift of nature where each part of the plant has its own uses and benefits.

In-spite of having such a tremendous variety of uses it has always been associated with other psychedelic plant and drugs due to the false information and misconceptions spread around the globe by certain peer groups due to their lack of knowledge and unwillingness to accept things as a matter of facts.

Let us now without further delving into the different facets of reasons try to differentiate some myths and misconceptions attached with cannabis and bring out the facts related to cannabis/marijuana.

  • Synthetic weed is safe: MYTH, MISINFORMATION, MISCONCEPTION

————-Unsafe, Toxic, Fatal, Illegal, Harmful—————-

Synthetic weed also known as spice/ K2/ fake weed- is a concoction made of illegal and hazardous substances which causes harmful and fatal effects on human body. It is almost 100 times stronger than natural weed which could be laced with highly toxic materials, opioids, varnish removers etc.

  • Cannabis can kill you: MYTH

One simply cannot overdose cannabis like other opioids. Studies have found that the amount of weed required to fatally overdose on cannabis is equal to consuming approximately 14000 pounds of weed in under 30 minutes. Since this is practically impossible and hence fatal overdose of cannabis is highly unlikely to occur.

  • Cannabis causes Psychosis and Bipolar disorders: MISCONCEPTION

This is perhaps the highest contested claims about marijuana but any such case where Psychosis or bipolar disorders are caused as a direct result of marijuana use has always eluded experts and researchers.  On the contrary anecdotal testimonials of cannabis users have indicated that medicinal use of cannabis has always played a major role in stabilizing a patient’s mood and countering the symptoms of depression.

  • Weed munchies aren’t real: MISCONCEPTION

Cannabis as a matter of fact affects the hypothalamus part of your brain and makes you acknowledge what your body needs even if you don’t feel like needing it. Weed in a way hijacks your brain making you hungry, horny, and tired…

  • Weed now isn’t as strong as it was before: MYTH

Botanists have growers have gone to the extent of producing selectively bred cannabis plants with much higher THC (the star of the getting high show for cannabis) and a blunt and dirty fact is that the concentration of THC now is much higher than it used to be back in the days of your fathers or grandfathers.

But

As it is said “potency doesn’t always equal dose” which people sometimes get confused with, i.e. stoners today might smoke less weed to achieve the same high or vice versa. 

  • You can cheat a urine test: MISCONCEPTION

There might be tons of products in the market which advertise their ability to flush the weed out of your system, but the only true way to cheat a urine test for weed is to not give one. Depending on the level of consumption by any person THC LEVELS in urine remain detectable for the following amount of times:

  • Using weed daily: up to 15 days
  • Multiple times per day: up to 30 days
  • Upto 5 times a week: 7 days
  • 3 times per week: 4 days

What detox products really do is dilute your urine, which again is another red flag to render the sample invalid and demand a new sample.

  • It is OK to drive when using CANNABIS: MISINFORMATION

Marijuana remains in your system even after you don’t notice its effects, and one may still be impaired for hours after you no longer feel the high. The safest decision would be not to drive till the next day. Regular cannabis users have a consistent higher level of marijuana in your body making it illegal to drive. People who do so can be charged and face penalties under the lay and receive legal punishments.

  • You can’t overdose on Cannabis: MYTH

 Overdose simply means consuming more than normal or recommended amount, so one can easily overdose marijuana, but it can never reach fatal dosages of intoxication. The simple and most easily recognizable symptoms of pot overdose include:

  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Paranoia
  • Loss of coordination
  • Rapid heart rate or chest pains
  • Pale skin 
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Headaches or blood pressure spikes
  • Unresponsiveness to common sensations
  • Vaping and smoking Cannabis are equally harmful: MISINFORMATION

Vaping burns cannabis at a temperature lower than its combustion point and hence doesn’t produce smoke and hence the harmful products of combustion like tar et-al are not produced. Thus, vaping is considered as a safer form of using cannabis.

A SIMPLE, SELF-EXPLANATORY & TABULAR REPRESENTATION OF THE ABOVE DATA IS DESCRIBED AS:

Cannabis Rules And Regulations In Ontario

Cannabis Rules And Regulations In Ontario

With the plantation of first saplings by Louis Hebert (1575-1627), Cannabis AKA marijuana/ pot, also known by about a ton of other slang and trade name, the European settlers were the first to commercially harvest hemp/ cannabis in a region which later found its identity in present day CANADA. Marijuana as a psychoactive intoxicant was a banned substance from 1923 till the medicinal use of cannabis again became legal in 2001. The consumption and sale of recreational cannabis became legal in the year 2018 after the passing of the federal act C-45 which is most popularly known as the CANNABIS ACT 2018. The legalization of cannabis was and even today widely supported by a swathe of adults despite the contrary beliefs against its legalization mainly because: 

  • It provides better access to patients for medicinal purposes and use of marijuana.
  • It has drastically reduced the opioid related over use and overdose of other drugs
  • Boost economy by providing new jobs in the industry and generate new sources of revenue and taxes.
  • Over all better quality of life with mental and physical – lifestyle benefits.
  • The government by legalizing weed has created a whole new economy and reduced stress on law enforcement agencies and sped up the criminal justice system by leaps and bounds. The CANNABIS ACT 2018 made Canada second in the world after Uruguay to legalize cannabis. The main aim of cannabis act is to accomplish the following goals:
  • Keep cannabis out of the reach of youth.
  • Keeping profit out of the pockets of criminals.
  • Protecting public health and safety by allowing adults access to legal cannabis.

As per The CANNABIS ACT 2018 and subject to provincial or territorial restrictions, adults who are 18 years of age or older are legally able to: 

  • Possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis, dried or equivalent in non-dried form in public, where one gram of dried cannabis is equal to;
  • 5 grams of fresh cannabis
  • 15 grams of edible product
  • 70 grams of liquid product
  • 0.25 grams of concentrates (solid or liquid)
  • 01 cannabis plant seed
  • Share up to 30 grams of legal marijuana with other adults.
  • Buy dried flower or fresh cannabis and weed / THC/ CBD/ Balanced oil from provincially licensed retailer and,
  • In provinces and territories without a regulated retail framework, individuals are able to purchase cannabis online from federally licensed producers. (as of October 17, 2019 cannabis edibles and concentrates are legal for sale).
  • Make cannabis products such as foods and drinks, at home as long as organic solvents are not used to create concentrated products.

Federal, provincial and territorial governments share responsibility for overseeing the system for regulating cannabis use in its territories, where provinces and territories are able to add their own measures such as: 

  • Increasing the minimum age in their jurisdiction but never lowering it
  • Lowering the possession limits per individual or person.
  • Restricting areas or zones where consumption is allowed or prohibited such as public places or vehicles etc.
  • Additional rules for home growing of cannabis without increasing its federal limit but by decreasing the number of plants beyond which the federal laws restrict

A tabular representation of the cannabis related offences and their punishments for the ease of understanding may be depicted as: 

S.NoOFFENCE TypePENALTIES Small Amount               Large Amounts
1.Possession over limitTicketsUpto 5 years in jail
2.Illegal sale and distributionTicketsUpto 14 years in jail
3.Production beyond personal cultivation limitsTicketsUpto 14 years in jail
4.Producing with organic solvents– Upto 14-year jail term – Up to 14 years’ jail term – Up to 14 years in jail – Up to 14 years in jail
5.Taking cannabis across Canadian borders
6.Giving or selling cannabis to minors ( under 18 years old)
7.Using youth to commit cannabis related offences

ONTARIO CANNABIS RULES AND REGULATIONS

The main highlights of the rules and regulations set by the provincial administration of Ontario with reference to the usage and consumption of cannabis with in its territories mandate that cannabis can only be consumed in:

  • Private residential dwellings including front porch, balcony, backyards.
  • Designated guest rooms in hotels, motels and inns.
  • Controlled areas in residential facilities, psychiatric facilities, veteran’s facilities, and residential hospices.
  • Boats and vehicles when used as temporary living spaces and not used for ferrying passengers. 

In a similar manner the legal age for consumption of cannabis in Ontario has been raised to 19 years which is higher than the federal mandate of 18 years.

The legally allowed quantity of any transaction in cannabis inside the province of Ontario is limited to a maximum quantity of 30 grams of dried cannabis or its equivalent in other forms as has been defined in the federal charter of equivalence.

The legal purchase outlets for cannabis are strictly controlled by Alcohol and Gaming commission of Ontario (AGCO) as well as Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). If you are above 19 years of age, you can legally purchase cannabis online or from any retail cannabis store around your vicinity. On this note we recommend you to visit your nearest we store outlet. As a patron and cannabis/ Marijuana/ weed connoisseur the we store is a must visit for all cannabis/ Marijuana/ weed enthusiasts. 

The We Store, a locally owned and operated marijuana dispensary, providing the largest and well curated selection of CBD, THC, Craft strains, traditional strains, Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, Pre-rolls, 510 cartridges, PAX cartridges, disposable vapes, vapes, lotions, oils, capsules, concentrates like shatter, rosin, resin, hash, hash rosin, keif, gummies, baked goods, cookies, chocolates, drinks aka CBD/THC/ Cannabis infused beverages rec., products which are of the highest quality and go through strict quality testing by the OCS and Health Canada.

A summary of the rules for consumption of cannabis in Ontario are best depicted as: 

Places where consumption of cannabis is restricted:

  1. Indoor common areas in condos, apartment buildings, university/ college premises, enclosed public and work places, non-designated guest rooms in hotels, motels, and inns.
  2. At school, school grounds and all public areas within 20 meters of school or children’s playgrounds. Even in places of child care even if children are not present.
  3. Within 9 meters from entrance or exit of hospitals, or health care facilities, or their outdoor grounds, and non-controlled areas in long term care homes, etc.
  4. One can’t consume cannabis or its products in a vehicle or boat that is being driven or will be driven after consumption.
  5. Any outdoor grounds of specified Ontario government office buildings, or any sheltered outdoor area waith a roof where public or employees frequent, or are invited to (example bus shelters, et-al).
  6. On grounds of community recreational areas and within 20 meters from them, including reserved seating areas at outdoor sports and entertainment locations.

CBD and Drug Testing

CBD and Drug Testing

“A simple answer to the above question is YES – a pure strain of CBD doesn’t show up in drug tests”, but and here comes the problem which is: “almost all CBD products are laced with THC or have trace amounts of THC in them and thus none of the CBD users pass drug test.”

         Research has found that CBD doesn’t react to the immunoassay’s i.e. the antibodies that are used to detect drugs. The results of these tests depend on two factors viz. the purity of the CBD product used, & the types of antibodies used in testing the CBD products for immunoassay. 

         Generally, it takes about 5 to 30 minutes for CBD to start working after consumption and its effects last for next 3 to 4 hours, after which users usually stop feeling any effects because the CBD concentration in the blood drops and another 3 to 4 hours are needed by the body to expel any trace amounts of CBD left after its effects are nullified. The half-life of CBD is 2 to 5 days in human body (male and female both).

         Typically, companies test their employees to identify if anything they use can impair their judgement and performance while at work and hence tests are usually undertaken for presence of THC and not CBD because of the psychoactive nature of THC. The important points to note are: –

  1. Pure CBD doesn’t show up in any cannabis related drug tests.
  2. Oils generally contain a small percentage of THC in them and thus must be avoided 2-5 days prior to any drug test.
  3. Consuming any concentration of CBD above 1000 mg per day results in a false positive.
  4. One must always use CBD from reputable manufacturers who ensure that the amount of CBD and THC specified on the label matches the contents.
S.No.Type of drug testType of cannabinoid tested forTypical detection time for normal usage[i]
1.Breath analyzer testTHC2-5 hours after consumption
2.Blood testGeneral cannabis consumption Typically THC4 hours- normal use1 to 2 days – occasional heavy useUpto 25 days- daily heavy use 
3.Urine testOnly THC1 day
4.Hair testCannabinoids (THC)Up to 90 days

         Thus, to summarize the overall contents it is easier to conform that different provinces have different laws related to the recreational use of cannabis which draw their strengths and basic characters from the federal CANNABIS ACT of 2018, from which the state and province of Ontario has its own rules regarding the safe use, sale and consumption of cannabis as has been described in brief above. 

         CBD as a derivative of marijuana is one of the very few compounds derived from cannabis which has all the wellbeing related benefits of cannabis excluding the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD (aka CANNABIDIOL) in its pure state easily passes the drug test without any complications. Any CBD oil which contains trace/ minor amounts of THC will show a positive result on drug testing and any person using a mixture of THC and CBD will fail a drug test.

                  For the beat quality and standard of cannabis products please visit your nearest we store outlet or a visit to THE WE STORE website is a must for all your bong related needs and queries. With a community and value driven approach The We store is the best pot dispensary with an array of high quality Cannabis products and accessories near you (please visit to find us stand true.).


[i] The values indicated in the table are approximate and must not be considered as absolute values of time. Always consult your physician for exact values and detection times.

CBD for Pets

CBD for Pets

Cannabis has always been a staple in the apothecary bundles for ages and has benefited people and their best furry friends alike, be it warriors consuming weed/ cannabis/ marijuana for relaxation or feeding hemp to war/racehorses for better recovery.  Over the course of time, with its wellness and psychedelic properties cannabis has been a staple. In the past decade due to the advent of pet wellness trends and the availability of different over the counter supplements, cannabinoids have somewhat lost their popularity, but thanks to legalization of cannabis and subsequent research initiatives, use of CBD for pets is gaining traction.

As with any new trend there has been a lot of misinformation or rather exaggeration of accurate information on what to use and what to avoid when it comes to our beloved furry friends. We always want to do what is best for our pup’s or kittens but before that let us all understand what works and what doesn’t when it comes to pets.

There has been a drastic increase in the number of pet poisoning cases since the legalization marijuana mainly because of the lack of knowledge about which part or what extract of marijuana must be fed to the pets (cats and dogs alike) and what must be avoided (especially dogs). Dogs generally suffer from marijuana toxicosis by eating any part of the actual plant (including leaves, stem, flower, seeds or bud), from smoke inhalation above and beyond their tolerance capability, consuming hash oil, or even by ingesting too much cannabis mixed palatable baked goods. 

One must always realize that pets have higher sensitivity against the psychedelic effects of THC as compared to humans and much more responsive and welcoming to the soothing effects of CBD. Dogs have more cannabinoid receptors in their brains and thus the effects are more drastic and dramatic in case of THC which easily results in TOXICOSIS in pets.

A basic relation between pet wellness and CBD can be aptly described by a quote as:

“pets are our link to paradise, and the we store recommends CBD for them”

 CBD or cannabidiol as a compound is found in cannabis and hemp of which purest form of CBD is extracted from HEMP and not marijuana which interacts with the receptors in the brain to maintain balance in the body and keep it in a normal healthy state. As per anecdotal evidences from various dog owners which suggest that CBD helps alleviate pain and control seizures in dogs. Some dog owners also swear to the cardiac benefits, appetite stimulation, anti-nausea effects, anti-anxiety impact etc., but such benefits lack any conclusive data to this end. The potential wellness effects of CBD on dogs may be summarized as:

  • Improves appetite and digestive health
  • Promotes heart health
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Helps against arthritis and joint pain
  • Helps nervous system
  • Helps with epilepsy
  • Helps against phobias (fireworks, thunderstorms etc)
  • Alleviates skin problems

To sum up in the words of pet owns and their testimonials, what CBD oil feels like is 

  • The absence of anxiousness
  • The absence of stress
  • The absence of nerves
  • The absence of irritability
  • The absence of sleeplessness
  • The absence of restlessness
  • The absence of fogginess
  • The absence of pain
  • The absence of blah- blah-blah

“there is no real identifiable point that things happen with CBD, there is just the absence of after your pet takes it”

With such a scope of benefits and advantages the question which begs the answer is the dosing protocol and the recommended dosage for your furry companion to reap full benefits and aid in their wellness and the product which must be used for proper dosing.

CBD oils provide an added benefit in the ease of dosing and a much refined range of products classification for customer satisfaction. The We Store a locally owned and operated marijuana dispensary, provides the largest and well curated selection of CBD, THC, Craft strains, traditional strains, Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, Pre-rolls, 510 cartridges, PAX cartridges, disposable vapes, vapes, lotions, oils, capsules, concentrates like shatter, rosin, resin, hash, hash rosin, keif, gummies, baked goods, cookies, chocolates, drinks aka CBD/THC/ Cannabis infused beverages rec., products which are of the highest quality and go through strict quality testing by the OCS and Health Canada.

A general rule of thumb for dosing CBD for pets which must be followed is: 

Dog sizeWeight rangeMinimum dosageDosing protocolMaximum dosage
Small2-15 lbs1.00 MgAdd0.50 mg every 3 days till an improvement is visible15 Mg per day 
Max 2 doses per day
Medium-small15-30 lbs1.00MgAdd 1.00 Mg every 3 days till visible improvements are visible20 Mg per day
Max 2 doses per day 
Medium-large30-60 lbs2.00MgAdd 1.00 Mg every 3 days till visible improvements are visible30 Mg per day
Max 2 doses per day 
Large60- 150 lbs3.00MgAdd 1.00 Mg every 3 days till visible improvements are visibleTill signs of relief are not observed. Max 2 doses per day 

* always consult your vet-nary doctor for dosages and use to ensure overall wellness and better results.

* any information on this page must not be used to dose or introduce THC/CBD in your pets lifestyle without consultation with a licensed veterinarian.

A simple formula for better deduction of dosage for your pet which works effectively in most of the cases is: 

  “0.25mgCBD X 1lb of body weight = regular dose” ie,

For a dog/ cat or any pet weighing 8-pound weight the optimum dosage would be: 0.25 X 8 = 2.00 Mg CBD

A quick reference to how common CBD concentrations work out are:

  • 150 mg CBD oil contains 10mg/ml of CBD or 0.25 mg of CBD per drop
  • 300 mg CBD oil contains 20mg/ml of CBD or 0.50 mg of CBD per drop
  • 600 mg CBD oil contains 40mg/ml of CBD or 1.00 mg of CBD per drop

Of the many factors determining the CBD dosages for pets is type of product used and the brands used. These products come in mainly 4 forms: 

  • CBD and Hemp oil
  • Capsules
  • Topical rubs
  • Treats (edibles)
  • CBD and Hemp oils: These are the best options available and offer highest bioavailability, i.e. least amount of CBD oil is needed for maximum desired effects.
  • Capsules/ soft chews: With a fixed concentration per pill and an ease of feeding makes them another most desirable product, it also helps when dogs don’t like the distinct product of oils. 
  • Topical Rubs: For point specific or area specific operations these are the best products which also aid in joint pain mitigation and overall wellness
  • Treats: These offset the typical medicinal tastes in CBD oils and Capsules, come with a fixed CBD dosage, but are slow acting as edibles have to pass through the digestive tracts of dogs into the blood stream and hence have slower onsets

In summary CBD leaves plenty of room for experimentation with different dosages and multiple products. After all, cannabidiol (CBD) is nontoxic and there are no major side effects of using it on your pets. But, in case you went overboard or your pet has consumed excessive quantities of treats the things to expect are: 

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Low blood pressure

Other than these symptoms if you avoid heroic dosages on your pets there is nothing to be worried about and cannabidiol can be taken regularly without the risk of building tolerance or severe side effects as compared to other pharmaceutical alternatives.

For a better and fuller experience, a visit to your nearest We-Store dispensary is highly recommended. With a plethora of pet friendly products and an array of pet treats and certified Budtenders, the we stores are a dream come true for weed/ Cannabis/ Marijuana connoisseurs and their pets alike. 

Resin Vs. Rosin: A beginners guide to what, why and how

Resin Vs Rosin

With a wide variety of products floating around the market, the two most confusing cannabis products which are the most potent and often misunderstood because of their names are RESIN and ROSIN. Both, resin and rosin are produced from the sap of marijuana/cannabis plant and are loaded with terpenes where ROSIN usually varies in color from light and opaque golden to a creamy tan to a vivid yellow with consistency varying between sappy to buttery crumbs, while RESIN is stickier, sappy, luscious can be a bit ashy with a color ranging from amber golden tone, to greenish tint to tar like appearance.

To better enjoy plant products, be it a fruit or veggie or any other plant product like cannabis resin etc. one must always be aware of the what, why and how of the pedigree of the products and its potency (in case of cannabis extracts) for a longer lasting and better wellness related use and utilization in the system.

The We store pledges to bring the all the newest and the best products and services for its customers, the newest addition to this is the Rosin Press available at select We Stores for the customers to press their Cannabis into Rosin free of charge, with assistance of an in-store expert. The We Store also offers the widest variety of live resin, rosin, wax , crumble, shatter and all other concentrates.

To sum it up it would be safer to call resin as more of a hash than oil & solvents used for its extraction the effects of which are up for debate. Consequently, the different types of resins can easily be classified on the basis of method of extraction used into:

Rosin as the name refers is the beauty of cannabis resin without all the hustle and bustle of solvents or additives. Some avid users compare the ROSIN to the rose like purity of cannabis resin, and in turn signify that “ROSIN is nothing but the purest form of RESIN in its nascent form, free of any solvents.” 

The extraction of rosin is pretty simple in that just pre heat the marijuana flower or kief and press it using pressure to extract full melt hash oil ready for consumption. The simultaneous heat and pressure forces out

the terpenes and cannabinoids in the trichome glands of the plant to produce a golden colored sap.

The various benefits of ROSIN are:

  1. Rosin is solvent-less and relatively easy to make.
  2. Higher THC than other concentrates like shatter or diamond etc.
  3. Cleaner alternative for cannabis consumers to enjoy their concentrates.
  4. It is easily extracted from frozen or fresh flowers that have never been cured or dried.
  5. The cannabinoids in rosin are activated and has better THC profile due to heating of flower or kief prior to extraction.

On the up side the process of extraction of rosin unlike resin is pretty easy and began as a DIY in the early years. The process of extracting ROSIN begins by simultaneously applying Heat and Pressure on Flower / Sift/ Hash in to filter bags which is then placed between two metal plates. These plates are now heated and pressed together with tons of force, after which the resin separate’s and is collected on the parchment paper.

The different types of rosin press available are:

  • Pneumatic press using compressed air and is the least labor intensive
  • Hydraulic press which requires an operator to manage the equipment
  • Manual press, entirely user operated and is the most labor intensive.

The different types of rosin available depends on the type of cannabis product used for extraction. This may be classified into: 

  • Flower Rosin: Prepared from dried and cured fresh marijuana flower. If uncured flower is used a soup like consistency produces an unusable batch.
  • Sift Rosin: Produced from sift dry hash, is comparatively more potent than flower rosin, is less time consuming and requires less equipment to produce.
  • Hash Rosin: The gold standard for solvent less extraction, HASH is used as the starting material. Since hash is free from any impurities, the rosin extracted is pure and highly potent. This type of rosin is made from bubble hash or ice wax or ice water hash.
  • Live Rosin: The connoisseur grade Rosin is the ultimate concentrate created using fresh-frozen cannabis, treated through bubble extraction AKA ice water hash extraction to press the juices out of the flower. The result offers unparalleled aromas and experience.

For a better, profound and rich experience and to fully understand the effects of resin as compared to rosin or vice-versa a visit to your local we-store dispensary will definitely amuse any pot-a-holic and enlighten your senses to new heights which were never traversed before.

The We Store a locally owned and operated marijuana dispensary, provides the largest and well curated selection of CBD, THC, Craft strains, traditional strains, Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, Pre-rolls, 510 cartridges, PAX cartridges, disposable vapes, vapes, lotions, oils, capsules, concentrates like shatter, rosin, resin, hash, hash rosin, kief, gummies, baked goods, cookies, chocolates, drinks aka CBD/THC/ Cannabis infused beverages rec., products which are of the highest quality and go through strict quality testing by the OCS and Health Canada.