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Cannabis Wordsearch – Play A Game and Eat Your Greens!



Eating edibles can be great for your health but it’s important to mix it up.  If you need to consume cannabis for a medical reason, you can’t just eat infused baked goods and candies; especially when consuming it daily. Have no fear because you can have your cake and eat it too… just not every day. You need to eat your greens! In fact, we all do. Cannabis Wordsearch – Play A Game and Eat Your Greens!

The New Year is upon us and it’s not too late to set your intention for 2021. Rather than trying to eliminate the bad, focus on adding the good. Chef Cody and Jenn Loudonio are here to teach you two delicious recipes for the cannabis-infused vinaigrette. Get your greens in a tasty salad and get high in a healthy, nutritious way!

Want to make it? Find all the ingredients in this cannabis Wordsearch…

…just kidding, click here for the full recipe.

What’s your favorite salad recipe? Let us know in the comments below!


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Basic Cannabis Economics – Cannabis | Weed | Marijuana




Basic cannabis economics. Wherever you find reefer madness, a poor grasp of basic cannabis economics is right behind it.

For example, public health busybodies demand THC limits. As if adults choosing high-THC strains of cannabis will simply shift their demand to lower-THC strains once public health tells them what their preferences should be.

Most, if not all, government workers lack an understanding of basic economics and, therefore, basic cannabis economics.

So let’s clear up some misconceptions. First, let’s start with a definition from economist Thomas Sowell.

“The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.”

Politicians Who Don’t Understand Basic Cannabis Economics

Basic Cannabis Economics

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau legalized cannabis in 2018, three years after pledging to do so.

From the beginning, we covered what Justin Trudeau meant by legalization (i.e. Corporatization) and what he should do instead (remove cannabis from the criminal code and rely on our common law/customary traditions for regulation).

But Justin Trudeau does not understand basic economics, including basic cannabis economics.

The trust-fund prime minister believes federal budgets balance themselves. That economies grow “from the heart outwards,” which must be doublespeak for running up the credit card.

The former drama teacher also thinks inflation isn’t a concern for “families,” which he claims to care about.

Justin Trudeau is a textbook example of a politician that places “compassion” and what sounds good over what works. He is the type of politician that ignores scarcity.

But the problem isn’t only in Canada.

Basic Cannabis Economics

Connecticut, for example, is trying to enforce THC limits unsuccessfully. Retailers can’t sell flower higher than 30% THC; concentrates are capped at 60%.

But convenience stores, gas stations, and CBD-only stores can get around these limits by focusing on delta-8 THC.

Obviously, a politician with an understanding of basic cannabis economics would declare THC limits a failure. They would find another way to persuade people to consume lower-THC cannabis. Maybe by trying a method based on consent rather than coercion.

But Democratic Representative Mike D’Agostino thinks the problem is that the rules aren’t strict enough. As he told the House, 

All we’re trying to do is make sure that any products that are sold with a significant amount of THC in Connecticut are sold in our regulated marketplace through the dispensaries, where there’s labeling requirements, there’s per package requirements, there’s per container requirements.

And all Fidel Castro was trying to do was create a “new socialist man” who would set aside all personal interests, goals, and desires to devote his life to building a communist society.

It may look like a stretch to compare THC limits to systemically dismantling the market economy for a utopian ideal, but the principles are the same.

Politicians who don’t understand basic cannabis economics will destroy the cannabis industry before it can thrive. 

Look at Canada’s cannabis sector. Even large producers struggle to keep up with the government’s criminal excise tax structure.

Politicians who don’t understand basic cannabis economics are the biggest threat to cannabis legalization. The world can now look at Canada and conclude, “I guess cannabis legalization doesn’t work.”

Basic Cannabis Economics in the Edible Market 

Basic Cannabis Economics

Economics studies cause and effect, showing what happens when you do specific things in specific ways. With basic cannabis economics, we should look at the incentives certain decisions create rather than the stated goals.

In other words, consequences matter more than intentions.

Canada’s public health busybodies say because children are attracted to cannabis edibles, THC limits and other restrictions are justified.

It’s easy to declare good intentions and blame others for the problems. But, by understanding basic cannabis economics, you can see how Health Canada‘s strict edible rules have led to counterproductive, even disastrous, consequences.

The Canadian government hasn’t changed consumer demand. People still want potent edibles. The consequences have been

  • a) continued revenue streams for “illicit” edible makers and;
  • b) legal producers are focusing on potent cannabis extracts.

Health Canada sees the consequences of their actions but refuses to take responsibility because they don’t understand basic cannabis economics.

They released a statement decrying “copycat” cannabis edibles, especially since they appeal to children. (Ignoring that refined sugar is generally terrible for children or that teens are experimenting with “safe supply” opioids in B.C. An issue much more severe than illegal cannabis edibles).

And instead of acknowledging that THC limits are counterproductive, they go after potent extracts they consider “edibles.”

Health Canada may argue that child-resistant packaging and THC limits are necessary “for the children.” But, at the same time, they complain that legalization and “privately-owned for-profit” dispensaries have resulted in higher hospitalizations and E.R. visits by children who have accidentally consumed cannabis edibles.

So which is it?

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Basic Cannabis Economics

Many people think economics involves money, finance, and banking. And it does. But at its core, economics, including basic cannabis economics, is about the logic of action.

Consider a clean-up crew arriving after a cannabis festival. Maybe the garbage cans are piled high. Cannabis roaches and lost paraphernalia litter the ground. The clean-up crew is confronted with an economic problem.

Where to start? They must allocate their scarce resources (cleaning supplies and equipment), which have alternative uses. Do they start with the bathrooms or by emptying the garbage cans?

Perhaps a discarded joint starts a small bushfire. The clean-up crew would be wise to begin there.

Human life consists of allocating time and resources efficiently. This is an inescapable fact of reality. 

In this example, no money has changed hands, and there’s no market in the traditional sense. But the choices made by the clean-up crew are necessarily economic.

There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs.

Yes, public health can limit THC and demand child-resistant plain packaging. But the trade-off incentivizes others to produce high-THC edibles in packaging that are pleasant to the eye.

Why must ‘copycat’ cannabis edible appeal to children? Are adults not allowed to enjoy the marketing of their favourite chips, candy, and chocolate brands?

Making choices is at the heart of economics. Understanding basic cannabis economics means understanding that you can’t change people’s preferences by affecting supply.

All you do is frustrate consumers and incentive black markets. It’s not like public health is trying to keep the public from consuming tide pods or inhaling aerosols.

In fact, if they took the heavy-handed approach to those issues as they did with cannabis, they would lobby for the prohibition of those goods. 

Which would create a black market (or at least incentivize alternatives, like the popularity of synthetic cannabis in places with strict cannabis prohibition).

Public Health is a Joke

Public health busybodies wonder why some people don’t listen to them.

Imagine going to the doctor, and he gives you financial advice. It may be sound financial advice, but it’s not their place to provide it. Not in that setting.

Likewise, I expect medical professionals to take a cautious, conservative approach to high-THC cannabis edibles. They have every reason as “public health” to provide prudent insights and opinions.

But enforcing these opinions through government laws is one step too far. It ignores basic cannabis economics and reduces individual adults to an infantile state.

It also doesn’t work.

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Cannabis Sending Pregnant Women to Hospital: Study – Cannabis | Weed | Marijuana




Cannabis is sending twice as many pregnant “people” to the hospital, says a new study on cannabis use during pregnancy published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

(And yes, the study calls pregnant women “people” in an attempt to be “inclusive” by insulting women and rejecting biological facts.)

The researchers looked at over 950,000 pregnancies between January 2015 and July 2021. They found the rate of ER and hospital visits related to cannabis use during pregnancy doubled.

Ergo, legalization has failed Canada’s pregnant “people.”

Of course, doubling the rate sounds bad until you ask what the baseline is. Before legalization, for every 100,000 pregnancies, hospitals saw 11 women seeking care for consuming too much cannabis.

After legalization? It’s 20 women per 100,000. And as per the study, these women were “very high” and thus seeking help.

In other words: the reefer madness hysteria drummed up by this study is not justified.

Cannabis Sending Pregnant Women to Hospital: Study

cannabis pregnant cannabis use during pregnancy

As per the research, pregnant “people” have “cannabis use disorder” and thus cannot control or stop their use even when they’re pregnant. They came to this conclusion because 22 percent experienced withdrawals.

But how does one casually link physical withdrawals of a substance to physiological dependency? They are two different processes. One is the physical state of the brain and body excreting a drug; the other is the subjective experience of that phenomenon.

The study suggests that “cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with adverse perinatal and neonatal outcomes, including stillbirth, preterm birth and neonatal morbidity and mortality.”

Additionally, they cite “evidence” of an association between cannabis use during pregnancy and autism. But the study they refer to emphasizes a “cautious interpretation” due to confounding factors.

Likewise, the other studies they refer to rely on self-reported cannabis use. One of them doesn’t even support the conclusions they claim it does.

Consider one of the papers they cite: “Maternal marijuana use, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and neonatal morbidity.”

It says, “After adjustment for tobacco, clinical, and socioeconomic factors, marijuana use was not associated with the composite adverse pregnancy outcome.”

It goes on to say,

Similarly, among women with umbilical cord homogenate and serum cotinine data (n = 765), marijuana use was not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes (adjusted odds ratio, 1.02; 95% confidence interval, 0.18–5.66). Neonatal intensive care unit admission rates were not statistically different between groups (16.9% users vs 9.5% nonusers, P = .12).

They admit that “marijuana use was still associated with composite neonatal morbidity or death,” but only after controlling for “tobacco, race, and other illicit drug use.”

How cannabis use during pregnancy differs between ethnic groups remains to be seen.

As well as adjusting the results not to include tobacco damage is also suspect. Especially when both cannabis and tobacco use were self-reported.

Methodological Problems with the Study

As always, researchers love to use specific tools that will provide the results they expect. This study is no different from many studies that paint cannabis as a toxic substance.

Here are the issues with the study saying cannabis is sending pregnant women to the hospital:

  1. It’s an observational study. Researchers cannot establish casualty. The other paper referenced (linking cannabis to autism) was aware of this limitation. This recent study ignores the problem and cites observational research as scientific evidence.
  2. This study relies on Ontario, Canada’s population of pregnant “people.” While it’s safe to assume what is true for Ontario‘s pregnant women is true in, say, Montana, the specific population sample limits the generality of the findings.
  3. As mentioned, the data in this study and the others rely on self-reporting. What kind of cannabis did the women consume? Sativa? Indica? Low-THC high-CBD strains? How strong was it? What was the terpene profile like? What were the primary delivery methods? What about other non-cannabis-related hospital visits? Maybe these 20 women out of 100,000 would also visit an ER for a bruise or scrape. What was the mental health of these women like?
  4. The paper mentions using multivariable logistic regression models to identify cannabis and pregnancy risk factors. But the researchers don’t provide details on these models, including the variables used or how they measured them.
  5. This paper focuses on acute care visits related to cannabis, comparing it to acute care visits for non-cannabis substance use as a control. But the researcher’s choice of control introduces biases. Cannabis and other “non-cannabis substances” can’t be compared.

Cannabis Sending Pregnant Women to Hospital: Study

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Should you use cannabis for morning sickness? That’s a question for you and your doctor. Whether cannabis use during pregnancy causes problems, including stillbirth, the jury is still out.

Toronto Star article on this study interviewed a range of doctors who said cannabis use during pregnancy was a bad idea. They also insultingly referred to pregnant women as “pregnant people.”

But at the end of the article, buried at the bottom, was one doctor, Dr. Lisa Graves, who dared speak the truth.

She said there is too little research on cannabis use during pregnancy.

Of course, “cannabis use” is not a thing. I don’t “use caffeine.” I have a cup of coffee. Sometimes I have two or three. Rarely do I have a fourth.

Likewise, when my sister-in-law was pregnant, her doctor said, “One cup of coffee a day is fine.” Apparently, too much coffee is bad for an unborn child.

And it could be that too much cannabis is harmful to them as well. It could be that in the future, more rigorous studies find that more than 10mg of THC daily is detrimental to healthy development.

The problem is we don’t have any conclusive studies on the topic. Is cannabis sending pregnant women to the hospital? No, women are sending themselves to the hospital. 

Their cannabis consumption use may be the reason for the visit. But this study tells us very little (if anything) beyond that. 

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Rosenberg’s Cannabis Act Review  – Cannabis | Weed | Marijuana




Morris Rosenberg’s Cannabis Act review will likely fail.

Canada’s Cannabis Act is undergoing an “Expert Panel” review per the legislation. The idea was that after three years, the government would return to the cannabis legalization file and grade it.

Of course, it’s been over four years. And cannabis producers need immediate relief. Not another bureaucratic task force to create busy work.

Morris Rosenberg, a lawyer and long-time career bureaucrat, heads the Cannabis Act Review. Many in Canada’s cannabis business community have expressed their support for Rosenberg.

But the former President and CEO of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is another establishment stooge. Look no further than foreign interference in the 2021 Canadian election.

The Rosenberg Report was full of lies. No cannabis connoisseur in Canada should trust that the legislative review of the Cannabis Act will be any better.

Chinese Communist Interference in Canadian Elections 

Rosenberg's Cannabis Act Review 

For those unfamiliar, Canada is undergoing a Chinese electoral interference scandal. Similar to what happened with Donald Trump and the Russians. Except this time, based on facts.  

But where the Trump administration assigned a former FBI director to lead a special investigation (with subpoena powers), the Trudeau government assigned former Governor General David Johnston to the task—a friend and associate of the Trudeau family.

To nobody’s surprise, Johnston, the “Special Rapporteur,” said there was no need for a public inquiry (with subpoena powers). Instead, he himself will conduct a few quick public hearings and have the entire thing wrapped up by October.

Overall, his report found that there may have been some foreign interference in the Canadian election. But Justin Trudeau didn’t really know about it. And the intelligence agency whistle-blowers and the investigative journalists who broke the story were wrong.

The report doesn’t provide details on how or why they were wrong.

What does this have to do with Rosenberg’s Cannabis Act Review, you may be asking? This is the 2nd report on foreign interference in recent Canadian elections. Our man Morris Rosenberg wrote the first one.

And if he approaches cannabis as he did in his report on foreign interference, then cannabis in Canada is in big trouble.

Will Rosenberg’s Cannabis Act Review Look Like the Rosenberg Report?

Rosenberg's Cannabis Act Review 

Our “lead panel expert,” Morris Rosenberg, wrote a report discussing foreign interference in the 2021 Canadian election.

He claims he spoke with all political parties. He didn’t. Despite Conservative Party candidates feeling the brunt of the Chinese campaign to elect Liberals, Rosenberg thought talking to even a single Conservative was unnecessary.

But he claims he did in the report.

As former Conservative leader Erin O’Toole wrote on his Substack:

None of the central actors from the 2021 Conservative campaign were interviewed for the Rosenberg Report. And the report was defensively released by the government in the immediate aftermath of damning news reports [of Chinese electoral interference].

O’Toole references Rosenberg’s cozy relationship with the Trudeau Foundation. It’s clear that the Rosenberg Report is not a credible document and Rosenberg himself is not some “nonpartisan” civil servant.

He, along with everyone associated with Trudeau’s criminal government, embodies the idea that if you’re going to reject laissez-faire on the basis that “we can’t trust people,” then by every same measurement, you must reject the state actors like Morris Rosenberg.

Rosenberg’s Cannabis Act Review 

Rosenberg's Cannabis Act Review 

The FBI witch-hunt on Donald Trump was relentless. Imagine if his relationship with Russia was like Justin Trudeau’s relationship with China.

Imagine Trump appointing the head of the Russian-American Business Council to a senior government position. And then firing all of Obama’s hires and replacing them with Russian-friendly bureaucrats?

Imagine if the Trump administration retooled American foreign policy to focus on integrating the American and Russian economies, including removing any barriers on Russian corporations to give them equal status with American companies.

Imagine if Donald Trump opened immigration and visa offices in Russian cities. And speaking of Russian cities, Donald Trump becomes an American folk hero. Publishers translate Trump’s autobiography into Russian, and he’s a national celebrity.

That’s the reality of Justin Trudeau and China.

There have been two investigations into China’s interference in Canada’s election. Both came up short. “Nothing to see here,” they said. “Move along.”

One of these reports written by the man now tasked with the Cannabis Act review.

Suppose Rosenberg’s Cannabis Act Review is like his report on the 2021 election. If that’s the case, we can make some predictions.

Rosenberg’s Cannabis Act Review Predictions

Rosenberg's Cannabis Act Review 

Clearly, cannabis legalization in Canada was about “public health and safety.” And this was confirmed by the Supreme Court in a recent ruling on Quebec‘s home cultivation ban.

The judge said:

It is true that, in everyday language and even in the speeches of some parliamentarians, the creation of exceptions or exemptions under a scheme of criminal offences is often described as a ‘legalization effort,’… However, this way of speaking is incorrect and falsely suggests that positive rights authorizing particular conduct have been granted to the public.

Cannabis legalization was an act of the legislature. And they can take it away as quickly as they grant it.

Morris Rosenberg’s Cannabis Act Review is likely to cater to public health demands. Introducing THC limits, banning or restricting the edible market even further. Perhaps Rosenberg’s Cannabis Act Review will suggest higher excise taxes.

While Rosenberg’s Cannabis Act review may cater to the business community and the economics of cannabis legalization, Canada’s cannabis connoisseurs have no reason to expect this.

Whether it’s electoral interference or using marshal law to disperse a peaceful protest – Justin Trudeau’s government does whatever the hell it wants.

Trudeau’s government is lawless. Forget the Cannabis Act review. Canadians are morally justified in disobeying cannabis laws.

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