Does pot expire?

Good question and completely subjective. No two people will answer this the same. If you don’t store pot properly, the terpenes (smell) and buzz degrade, but never really go away. However, it’s said that cannabis plants have a one-year shelf life.

Canopy Growth explained that the THC, a cannabinoid that provides some of the health benefits of marijuana as well as the “buzz,” can degrade over time if the flower is not stored properly.

“Cannabis is best stored in an air-tight container and left in the dark, because light degrades the THC, so it’s generally best to store it in the dark,” Greenblatt said.

Walsh said that even with proper storage of the dried cannabis, the chemicals in the flower, called cannabinoids, break down and change over time.

Don’t tell border patrol you smoke pot

I am not sure I see the reason why it’s border patrol’s business if you have previously consumed. Leave it be, answer no.

If someone answers yes to a border agent’s question of whether they’ve smoked pot, ever, Saunders said “they’re basically turned around, told to go back to Canada, and told they are inadmissible for life. This is a lifetime ban.”

Despite popular belief, edibles won’t kill you

Unlike opioids, you absolutely cannot overdose on cannabis. You CAN, however, take too much at once. Microdosing is great for first-timers. Understand what you’re ingesting!

“As a business owner, those are the nightmare scenarios that we have worked really hard to prevent over the years,” said Kristi Knoblich, who, along with her husband, Scott Palmer, own Kiva Confections, one of the largest edible cannabis companies in the state. “You may feel like you are going to die, but you are not going to die — that’s not great marketing language.”

California introduces new bill to cut state cannabis tax

California is taking the right approach. The only way to fight the illicit market is to make the legal one cheaper.

By lowering the excise tax and postponing the cultivation tax, it will lower the overall price for consumers at the register, which will also reduce the differential between illicit and legal prices,” Whitney said in a statement. “Reducing this gap is critical to making the legal market more competitive against the illicit market and more attractive for consumers.

Ontario cannabis store reveals boring logo

Fowler is right, regardless of branding costs, the government needed a safe, people-agnostic logo. That’s exactly what they got.

John Fowler, CEO and Founder of Supreme Cannabis, agrees with the second group, saying that the branding and logo provided by the LCBO is deliberately simplistic. He compares it to the LCBO’s own logo, and says that in five years Canadians may be referring to the “OCS” with the same brand recognition they currently have for the provincial liquor agency.

Doug Ford Should Be Ontario’s Next Premier

Playing the pro-cannabis card is so hot right now, I am baffled Wynne still hasn’t accepted that opposing is a losing battle. Doug Ford can win on this agenda alone.

Via Chris Selley at The National Post:

Ford simply mooted the idea of people other than government employees selling an intoxicant. That’s precisely the agenda Wynne has been pursuing with frankly surprising enthusiasm on alcohol, which is a much more damaging intoxicant that’s now available at quite a few grocery stores. And she’s marketing herself as the serious option? She has never looked more like a fraud, and while I’m sure it will play well with the unions and the Presbyterian set, it certainly won’t help rally the younger voters she needs to coalesce around her party. Millennial Ontarians might dig statism as a general concept, but they also seem quite attached to the marijuana dispensaries that Wynne promises to put out of business for the sake of the children.