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How to Celebrate 420: The Haziest Day of The Year

Cannabis enthusiasts around the world look forward to April 20th for many reasons. It’s the perfect excuse to attend a festival or event, or spend the day hanging out with friends with some pre-rolls or weed brownies. 

If you are new to cannabis or have never heard of 420, you may be wondering how the 420 tradition started and how you can celebrate it. 

This article helps answer any questions and suggest some creative ways to celebrate 420. We’ll also recommend some products perfect for you and your friends to try. 

Let’s start at the beginning. What exactly is 420, and how did it start?

The History of 420

Today 420 is an unofficial holiday that celebrates cannabis culture, but how exactly April 20th became associated with cannabis is still debated. 

There are many theories around the origin of 420. Some people say it comes from the number of chemicals in cannabis. Others say it matches up with a mythical tea time in Holland. Finally, some speculate that the number comes from Bob Marley’s birth date or the death dates of Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, or Jimi Hendrix combined. 


A famous 420 origin story that is widely accepted begins with a group of high school students who called themselves the Waldos.  Back in the 1970s, this group of school athletes would meet every day at 4:20 p.m. near a statue of Louis Pasteur to smoke cannabis.

The time 4:20 p.m. was chosen because it was right after they got out of practice, but before their parents got home from work, giving the teens a small window of opportunity to get high.

As the story goes, their code for their meetup started out as “4:20-Louie”, but Louis eventually was dropped. As word of the ritual spread, 420 became code for smoking marijuana. Ultimately, 420 was adapted to a calendar date – April 20th – as a day to celebrate all things cannabis.

Why Do People Still Celebrate 420?

Since the birth of 420, April 20th has been recognized by both cannabis enthusiasts and activists alike. Before Canada legalized cannabis, many activists used 420 as an opportunity to highlight the need for change in cannabis policies.

With the Cannabis Act in place in Canada, 420 has become a fun-filled day with events and festivals popping up all over the country.
Many cannabis fans see the day as a way to celebrate the legalization of cannabis within a community of like-minded enthusiasts, not to mention giving the nod to the recreational and medical benefits cannabis provides.

Ways to Celebrate 420

After two long years of enduring the isolation brought about by COVID-19 social distancing, most people are ready to go out and celebrate. Though some have celebrated 420 for a long time, this tradition is still new to many who are just beginning to become familiar with cannabis culture. 

If you are new to marijuana or just want to make the most of your 420 celebrations, here are some ideas to get you started:

Make Tasty 420 Edibles

420 edibles

There are a ton of different ways to eat marijuana. Edibles can come in the form of baked goods, gummies, candies, chocolates, capsules, teas, and oils. So whether you like it savoury or want to keep it sweet, there are plenty of recipes that you can infuse with cannabis.

Perhaps one of the most recognized and popular edibles is weed  brownies

If you’re not big on chocolate, you can make any kind of cannabis-infused treat by replacing regular butter or vegetable oil with cannabis butter or oil in the recipe. 

This is a great hands-on activity for those who want to control the potency level or anyone who loves cooking.

Watch a 420 Classic

420 movie

If a crowded festival or party isn’t your scene this April 20th, why not stay in and watch a movie. 

Whether you are hosting a small gathering or celebrating solo, there are plenty of popular stoner flicks to choose from. Here are a few classics: 

  • Friday  (1995)
  • Half Baked (1998)
  • Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
  • Up in smoke (1978)
  • Pineapple Express (2008)
  • How High (2001)

Roll Up a Joint

420 Joint

Whether you’re a seasoned smoker or if this is your first time smoking weed, rolling up a joint is a staple of the 420 holidays. It’s not only a great way to relax and hang out with friends, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to try out different strains. So take a pick from our list of the best sativa strains in 2022 and have a blast with the best options out there.

Go to a 420 Festival

420 events and festivals

The Niagara Falls 420 Expo is a celebration of cannabis and the community right here in Ontario. This year’s event will have more than 30,000 square feet of everything cannabis-related, including exhibitors, educational seminars, guest speakers, and more.

There are plenty of other events happening in and around Toronto. From an Ecstatic Dance Party and Social at Chocolate Groove, where you can bust out your dance moves, to 420-themed comedy acts such as the Secret Stash Show and The 420 Show

In addition to these crowd-pleasers, many other events will be happening in Toronto, so be sure to keep a lookout.

Use Concentrates to Get the Most Out of Your 420 Experience

A concentrate is much more potent than an edible or a joint. This is because a concentrate contains cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds in their purest form. It creates a more potent high. If you’re looking for a stronger effect, concentrates are the way to go!   

Experienced enthusiasts could give concentrates a try this 420 – you could dab a concentrate with a torch and oil rig or smear the concentrate on top of your cannabis flower in a pipe or joint.

If you’re new to concentrates, read our helpful guide here.

Best Cannabis Products to Celebrate 420

1. Wildflower Honey Oil | 0.5g

Wildflower Honey Oil | 0.5g

Wildflower Honey Oil is a natural and full-spectrum extract high in THC. Made from a CO2 extraction process that uses no harmful chemicals or artificial terpenes. This hybrid blend is both potent and euphoric.

Enjoy the uplifting effects by dabbing, rolling, filling, vaping, or infusing this wildflower honey oil into your favourite recipes.

2. Blue Iguana [Double Dutch X Old Time Moonshine] Pre-Roll 3-pack | 1.5g

Blue Iguana [Double Dutch X Old Time Moonshine] Pre-Roll 3-pack | 1.5g

The Blue Iguana is the perfect hybrid for those looking for a strong THC potency. Though it has a skunky, earthy aroma, it also boasts flavours of dried fruit, spice, and deep musk. 

If you’re looking for a creative high, the Blue Iguana is your pre-roll!

3. Blueberry Sour Soft Chews | 2x5mg

This 420 is going to be a sweet one! If you’re looking for a delicious way to enjoy some THC, Wana’s Blueberry Sour Soft Chews are a great choice.

 Infused with indica-enhanced distillate, they include 5 mg of THC per chew, perfect for enjoying anytime, anywhere.

4. Gelato 33 [Sunset Sherbet X Thin Mint GSC]

Gelato 33 [Sunset Sherbet X Thin Mint GSC]

Looking for a hybrid flower that’s out of this world? Then you have to try Gelato #33. This unique strain is the lovechild of Sunset Sherbert and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, and it inherits some unique terpenes from its parents. 
You’ll be amazed by its intense aromas of orange, earth, and mint. Don’t forget to grab some Cyclones Hemp Wraps Pre-Rolled Cones to complete your festivities.

Time to Celebrate!

The 420 holiday is just around the corner, and now you’re well-prepared to celebrate. This year, be sure to try out something new, like cooking with cannabis or buying a new strain. 
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, visit our store or explore our cannabis collection online to see everything we have to offer. We can’t wait to see what everyone gets up to this year.

Happy 420!

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Your Guide to Cannabis Gummies: Which Ones Should You Try?

Cannabis gummies are taking over the edibles market for a good reason. They’re delicious, discreet, and offer plenty of great benefits. These mini, tasty treats come in different flavours and shapes, making them a favourite buy for many cannabis connoisseurs. 

If you’ve never heard of cannabis gummies, you may be wondering what the fuss is all about. Read on to find out more about these popular edibles, the benefits they offer, and some brands you should try.

What Are Cannabis Gummies?

Cannabis gummies are a sweet, chewy, candy-like product infused with cannabis. 

The main compounds found in the cannabis plant are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol  (CBD). Cannabis gummies typically contain either CBD or THC and sometimes even both.

What Is the Difference Between CBD and THC Gummies?

The type of compound (THC and CBD) and their concentration in the product determine the overall effect cannabis gummies will have on you. 

THC is a psychoactive substance, which means it can change the way a person’s brain and nervous system works, resulting in a well-known “high.” As a result, THC gummies are often used recreationally. 

On the other hand, CBD-infused gummies are famous for their therapeutic effects and are mainly used for medical benefits. 
The chemical composition of CBD and THC is nearly identical. Because of this, both compounds produce some similar effects. They can even work together in your body to enhance the unique benefits of each compound.

What Are the Benefits of Cannabis Gummies?

Apart from being a great alternative to smoking cannabis, gummies are discreet and easy to use anytime and anywhere. Gummies are also cost-effective, with most options on the market costing less than $10 per pack. 

Another great advantage of gummies is that they offer dosage control and long-lasting effects. They usually take 45 minutes to 2 hours to work, and the effects may last up to eight hours. 

While gummies are often used as a recreational treat to be shared with friends, they also offer therapeutic benefits. Some of these include:

With so many benefits and advantages, gummies continue to grow in popularity. If you are looking for recommendations, here are a few great options from our Toronto store.

Cannabis Gummies You Should Try

CBD and THC Gummies

Sunny Day Citrus Sugar-Free Soft Chews | 30-Pack

Monjour Bare’s Sunny Day Citrus Sugar-Free soft chews are mildly sweet and made with CBD Isolate. They come in a variety pack of 30, so you can enjoy a mix of orange, lemon and lime flavours whenever you’d like. 

These treats will leave you feeling calm, relaxed and happy.

SOURZ Strawberry Mango Gummies | 5x2mg

Who doesn’t love a little sour with their sweet? Strawberry Mango SOURZ by Spinach™ is the perfect gummy for those who like a little zing. Made with only natural flavours and colours, these dual-flavoured gummies are sure to please. Each pack comes with 5 gummies so that you can share them with your friends. 10 mg THC total per pack.

CBD Gummies

Lemon Green Tea CBD Soft Chews | 50-pack

These Lemon Green Tea CBD Soft Chews are made by hand using all-natural ingredients and are infused with full-spectrum cannabis extract. They are guaranteed to deliver a potent dose of CBD and boast no artificial colours or flavours! 

The naturally occurring terpenes found in green tea make this soft chew an appealing choice for those looking for THC-free gummies.

CBD Pomegranate Soft Chews | 30x10mg CBD

These CBD soft chews help you get 10mg of pure, isolated cannabidiol daily. Plus, they taste great! 

They are made with tart and refreshing pomegranate juice for a satisfying finish that’s not too sweet but very berry-like. These THC-free soft chews come 30 per pack for a convenient monthly supply.

THC Gummies

Quick Orchard Peach Soft Chews | 2x5mg

Wana Quick Orchard Peach gummies are perfect for those looking to experience the flavours of juicy peaches with an increased level of THC. 

These handcrafted, 10mg per package treats contain over 30 terpenes and come from a recipe using pectin instead of gelatin. Produced with a culinary innovation by Azuca Time Infusion, these gummies may result in a quicker onset and offset of effects.

Pomegranate Blueberry Acai 5:1 Sour Soft Chews | 2x5mg

These handcrafted Pomegranate Blueberry Acai Sour Soft Chews are the perfect way to enjoy the benefits of both CBD and THC. Made with all-natural ingredients, they’re infused with 50 mg CBD and 10 mg THC terpene-enhanced distillate for a 5:1 ratio. So if you just want to relax and unwind, these delicious soft chews are perfect for you.

Get Chewing!

If you are a fan of cannabis gummies or know someone who is, share this article. As you can see from our list above, there are many different kinds of cannabis gummies – and you’ll find even more options in our store.  At Leaf Lab, your experience is our top priority. Whether through our dispensary locations or our online store, you can count on us to provide excellent service and quality products. Get in touch with us on 416-488-8239 or email us at info@leaflabcannabis.com.

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How To Make Your Own CBD-Infused Oil

Cooking and baking with CBD-infused oil is becoming an increasingly popular trend because of its many benefits. CBD oil can be added into both sweet and savory dishes like cookies, brownies, or even salads – making it a versatile go-to in your pantry. 

CBD offers a lot of benefits that can range from stabilizing mood, alleviating pain and cancer-related symptoms, and even helping regulate sleep patterns. Many people are becoming aware of the advantages of CBD but not sure how they can incorporate it into their life. Well here’s some good news, adding CBD oil to your food is a great way.

THC vs CBD Oil: What’s the Difference?

There’s one main difference between CBD and THC oil. CBD-infused oil doesn’t get you high the way THC oil would, but still delivers healing properties such as pain relief, anxiety and lower high blood pressure

Because CBD is not psychoactive, it’s a great option for anyone who wants to experience the health benefits of cannabis without the mind-altering effects that come with THC. 

While CBD oil can be purchased at your local dispensary, some may opt to make their own at home.  Making your own CBD oil gives you the freedom to customize flavour while controlling the potency.

What Are the Benefits of Making CBD Oil at Home?

Making your own cannabis-infused oil allows you to control the type of oil you would like to use as a carrier. Depending on your taste, you may want to use avocado oil, coconut, sunflower or olive oil as your base.

Making your own CBD cooking oil gives you control over the quality of products while managing the potency of the CBD in the oil.

What Kind of Dishes Can I Make With CBD Oil?

Different kinds of recipes call for certain types of oil. For instance, salads and savory dishes would pair well with olive, avocado and coconut oil. If you’re baking, vegetable oil or canola oil can be used in place of butter. Whichever base you choose, CBD-infused oil is a great way to add an extra touch when you’re whipping up your favourite recipes.

Making Your Own CBD-Infused Oil: The Recipe

Step 1: Decarb Your Cannabis

Before you make CBD cooking oil, you need to decarb your CBD-rich cannabis flower. If you are not sure which bud you should choose, check out our Pure Sun CBD favourite

Decarbing your flower will allow the heat to activate the cannabinoids (CBD in this case) within the plant, so you can get the full benefits and feel the CBD effects, like anxiety relief

Equipment

You’ll only need four things to decarb your cannabis:

  1. Baking tray
  2. Parchment Paper 
  3. Aluminum Foil
  4. Oven

Ingredients

It’s always best to get as high quality of cannabis as you can, ask our local bud tender and let them know what you’re making at home. They can steer you toward a strain or brand that is best suited for you.

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 220℉/104°C.
  2. While the oven is preheating, grind the cannabis. Preferably, use the bud of the flower as it’s more potent. 
  3. Spread the cannabis evenly on the baking tray lined with parchment paper. Cover the tray with aluminum foil and put it in the oven for 45 minutes at 220℉ to decarboxylate. 
  4. Gently shake the buds every 10 minutes to make sure they are baked evenly. Please note that fresh cannabis may bake up to an hour.

Step 2: Infusing Oil with CBD

Cannabis OIl

Now that you have decarbed the cannabis, you can get started on making your CBD-infused cooking oil. 

Keep in mind that coconut oil and sunflower oil are good for sweet dishes, and olive oil and avocado oils are good for savoury dishes.

All you need is:

Equipment

  1. Strainer
  2. Cheese cloth
  3. Baking paper
  4. Double boiler

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of coconut oil
  • 5 grams of decarbed CBD-flower

Instructions

  1. Wrap the ground cannabis with a cheesecloth and tie it together. 
  2. Add both the cannabis and coconut oil (or whichever type you’re using) into a double-boiler, slow cooker, or saucepan. 
    1. If using a double-cooker: Cook for 6-8 hours on low heat while stirring it occasionally. 
    2. If using a saucepan: Cook for 3 hours on low heat while stirring it frequently to avoid scorching. 
    3. If using a slow cooker: Cook for 4-6 hours on low heat. You should note that the oil’s temperature should not be more than 220℉/104°C. To avoid burning, you can also add a little bit of water to the mixture.
  3. When the oil is finished cooking, let it cool. Once cooled, strain it with a cheesecloth. Do not squeeze if you are using a cheesecloth because that’ll add more unnecessary chlorophyll to the oil. 
  4. And voila! You can store your CBD-oil in a cool place for up to two months, or 6 months if you keep it in the fridge.
CBD Oil

It’s important to note this process requires a lot of patience and time in order to achieve the best results possible. With anything, experience with different oils to achieve unique flavours. The sky’s the limit in dishes and recipes you can your CBD oil to.

How To Dose CBD Oil

There are a number of things to consider when deciding how much CBD oil you should consume. Consider things like: 

  • Your body weight
  • Your body chemistry
  • The concentration of the CBD in your oil
  • What results you’re hoping to achieve 

We recommend you start off slow and only increase the dosage after waiting a couple of hours. Keep in mind that you can either increase or decrease the dosage depending on what your desired effect is.

You can also get your dosage calculated here – all you need to do is answer a few questions.

Cooking With CBD Oil

Bon Appetit!

With CBD-infused oil, you can say goodbye to dull moments in the kitchen.  If you want to get the best CBD flower for your CBD oil, make sure to visit us and explore our collection.

At Leaf Lab, your experience is our top priority. Whether it’s through our dispensary locations or our online store, you can count on us to provide excellent service and quality products. Get in touch with us on 416-488-8239 or email us at info@leaflabcannabis.com

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How To Make Cannabutter: A Beginners Guide

If you’re a fan of cannabis but not into smoking, cannabutter is a great way to incorporate it into your lifestyle through your diet. Cooking with cannabis is fantastic for beginners and connoisseurs alike to gain access to all the benefits it brings. 

Cannabutter is simply cannabis mixed with butter. You can treat cannabutter as a substitute for regular butter, which means the variety of ways you can use it are endless. You can spread it over a piece of warm toast or use it to make weed brownies or cannabis cupcakes. It can even make a great gift for newbies and non-smokers.

Making cannabutter in the comfort of your home is easy. It takes just two ingredients, a little bit of time and a step-by-step recipe to follow. 

Thankfully, we got you covered with that last part.

Cannabutter Recipe

What You’ll Need:

Before you get started on making your cannabutter, you will need to get a couple of things together first.

  1. 8 -10 grams of THC or CBD flower 
  2. 1 stick of butter (at least 228 grams)
  3. A cup of water
  4. Aluminium foil
  5. Baking tray
  6. Grinder
  7. Jar for storage
  8. Cheesecloth

Now that you have your ingredients and equipment, we can dive right into the recipe.

Cannabutter: Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Decarboxylate Your Flower

Decarbing is an essential step in your cannabutter journey, as heating your buds will allow you to activate the cannabinoids (THC or CBD) in the flower so that you can reap the full benefits.

  1. Preheat your oven to 240°F (115°C). Meanwhile, lay a piece of aluminium foil on the baking tray. Crumple it a little, to conduct the heat better.
  2. Grind your cannabis to ensure it bakes evenly. Do not grind it too fine, as it may burn easier.
  3. Spread the cannabis over the foil, place another foil on top, and put it in the oven for 45 minutes. Place the oven rack in the middle to bake evenly. 
  4. Let it cool for 30 minutes, and after that, your decarbed cannabis is ready for use.  You can now move on to step 2.

Step 2: Mix Your Butter and Cannabis 

  1. Place a medium pot or saucepan on low heat, add butter and water. Water keeps the temperature down and helps prevent the butter from burning.
  2. As soon as the butter melts, mix the decarboxylated cannabis with a wooden spoon and cover it with a lid.
  3. Let the mixture gently simmer for 4 hours. Stir every half hour to make sure your butter isn’t burning. If you have a thermometer, check to ensure the temperature doesn’t reach above 180°C.

Step 3: Strain the Cannabutter

Straining Your Cannabutter
  1. After your cannabutter is ready, strain it into a container with cheesecloth supported by a metal strainer. Use a rubber band to keep it in place while you strain. If you don’t have a cheesecloth, you can also use a coffee filter. 
  2. It is important to give it enough time to drain. Then, once the straining process is complete, you can dispose of any residue.
  3. Leave the butter to cool at room temperature. After at least 30 mins, the butter will solidify, and you will see the layer of water you added at step two. Gently pour out the water, and your butter is ready for use.

How Can You Store Your Cannabutter?

Cannabutter Storage

Storing your cannabutter is an important step so it stays fresh. Any product that contains THC or CBD can lose potency over time if not stored correctly. 

The best way to store cannabutter is in a jar or airtight glass container and kept in the refrigerator. It will last for about two weeks in the refrigerator.

If you don’t use up all of your cannabutter in that time, you can freeze it for up to 6 months. 

Just make sure before you use your cannabutter, you smell it and observe the colour. A light yellow or brown are the perfect colour. Your cannabutter may even turn dark brown, but it is still good to use.

How Do You Dose?

It’s a good idea to start slow if you’re new to cannabis or have a low THC tolerance. Start with a small portion and wait at least two hours to feel the full effects of the cannabis before you take another bite.

THC Calculator

We also suggest using the edibles dosage calculator to dose your cannabutter or other homemade cannabis-infused recipes before you consume them. 

The calculator will give you an accurate estimate of the potency of your cannabutter. 

Here’s a Tip!

One of the most essential things that can make or break your cannabutter is the type of flower you use. We recommend using good-quality strains to get the full flavour and the desired effects. 

Depending on your desired outcome, you may want to select a high CBD strain for milder and relaxing effects or choose a higher THC strain for a more euphoric effect. At Leaf Lab, we offer a variety of cannabis strains suited for any occasion – from Sativa, Indica to Hybrid. And while you’re picking out quality strains, don’t forget to buy the best butter you can find!

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Cannabis Gift Guide: Feel-Good Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Shop cannabis gifts for everyone on your list.

It’s been a year! And whether you love to celebrate the holidays or not, we all deserve something to help us kick back and relax as we wrap up 2021. So, instead of socks or another ugly tie for dad, maybe this is the year you switch it up and give the gift of a good high.

If you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, we’ve got some inspiration in-store. 

We’ve created a cannabis gift guide that’s personalized for everyone on your list based on their smoking style (or not!) We’ve got CBD and hemp options too for those just dipping their toe into the cannabis world. 

What Makes a Good Cannabis Gift?

What makes a great gift? A personalized one. 

Instead of picking out a generic strain, think about their personality, interests, hobbies or what stage in life they’re at. Maybe mom would like some soft chews in her stocking, or cousin Brody wants a portable vaporizer. 

We’ve broken out the 2021 cannabis gift guide in a few ways  – from the cannabis newbie to the cannabis connoisseurs. 

Gift Ideas For the Cannabis Newbie

Some new cannabis users may be nervous about how and where to get started. A safe and fun way for people to get acquainted with cannabis is by giving them items that are low in potency and easy to use.

The best introduction to cannabis for some is a pre-rolled joint. For beginners who are skeptical about smoking, you can give cannabis edibles like gummies or chocolate. Here are a few options to start the cannabis newbie off on the right foot. 

Pink Mango (Social) Pre-Roll 3-Pack

If you’re picking a gift for a cannabis newbie, you have to first think about convenience. Most likely your friend or loved one is not going to know how to roll, making a pack of premium pre-rolls a perfect gift!

These Fleurish pre-rolls, which are made only from the whole flower and finished by hand, are packed with a rare sativa dominant plant. Pink Mango (Social) will leave you energized and inspired, with a lemony aftertaste dancing on your tongue. 

Quick Strawberry Lime 1:1 Balanced Soft Chews

If you’re looking for a gift that offers an intense but not overwhelming sensation of THC, check out Wana Quick strawberry lime gummies.

The chewy, fruity gummies are infused with 10mg of CBD and 10mg of THC and might be the best Christmas gift ever. These gummies are handcrafted using a recipe made with pectin, not gelatin, and enhanced with over 30 terpenes.

Gift Ideas For the Cannabis Connoisseur

People who call themselves cannabis connoisseurs usually have more experience with cannabis products than the occasional user. As cannabis connoisseurs ourselves, here are the top picks that we’ve enjoyed in the last year.

Craft Orange Tingz

Obviously, you want to get the best gift for your loved ones. And what is a better gift than some premium bud?

If you’re looking for a strain that’s as tasty as it looks, then look no further. Orange Tingz is an indica dominant hybrid, which will leave you happy, sleepy and relaxed. This small-batch craft flower is grown with zero pesticides, hang dried, hand trimmed, slow cured and hand packed in batches small enough to treat each plant like family.

Focus V Original (Black)

Here is another awesome gift — the Focus V Original.  Finally, a vaporizer that offers the same experience as more expensive models but at a more affordable price! 

The Focus V Original is perfect for those who love vaping THC. It has 6 preset temperatures and features haptic feedback so you can feel every hit. This gift would provide a unique vaporizing experience for all cannabis lovers.

Cannabis Gift Ideas For the Hemp-Lover

CBD has gained popularity in recent years, and studies have even shown that this non-psychoactive compound may have even more health benefits, including reducing inflammation and managing pain. 

Some people introduce it into their wellness routines, and use it to de-stress or sleep better! That’s why it makes such a great gift for friends, loved ones, or even coworkers. They can also be a good way to introduce someone new to the benefits of hemp, especially if they are a little wary of the psychoactive THC effects.

There are so many different CBD products, but here are a few of our favourites:

Peach Serene CBD Soft Chews

Imagine being in the perfect state of mind, where everything is calm and you feel like your thoughts are flowing freely. The Peach Serene CBD gummies by Aurora Drift will have your mind and body relaxing in no time.

These fruity bite-sized gummies are infused with high-quality cannabinoid extract from our best-selling CBD strains so that each one has an even distribution of resin that provides consistency throughout every delicious bite.

CBD 50 Plus Formula Oil

Another top-notch gift would be this CBD oil by MediPharm Labs. This high-quality CBD product has 50mg/mL of pure cannabidiol, and its formula will leave your loved ones feeling relief throughout the day.  


If you have someone in mind that likes to smoke instead, they would dig Black Widow CBD. It’s an amazing strain that offers an entire entourage of various cannabinoids along with a full-bodied flavour.

Gifts For the Non-Smoker

Cannabis gifts might seem like an odd choice for non-smokers, but there are plenty of cannabis products out there that will appeal to people who don’t smoke, from edibles to capsules. Take a look at our favourites:

Pomegranate Blueberry Acai 5:1 Sour Soft Chews

The Pomegranate Blueberry acai sour soft chews sound and are delicious. Full of CBD, these three powerhouse flavour crews make a great gift for anyone in need of relaxation.

These edibles are handcrafted with all-natural flavours and their sour taste makes them even more refreshing. They also provide some additional stimulation due to their low THC, hitting all the right spots.

Gems 5:5

A blend of Redecan cannabis grown in Niagara was extracted using CO2 to be encapsulated in these easy-to-swallow gel caps, all ready to be a perfect Christmas Gift! 

These gems can be taken at any time of the day, and it’s hard to beat their convenience for anyone who enjoys cannabis oil benefits.

Stocking Stuffers and Cannabis Smoking Accessories

If you’re looking for something that will stick around for a little longer than bud, smoking accessories like a vaporizer or apparel is a great choice. 

One of the best things about cannabis is that there are so many options for accessories. You can get anything from pipes and joints, right down to rolling papers or grinders. If you’re looking for something unique, check out the latest and greatest:

RYOT – Acrylic Micro-Dose Inhaler w/ Micro-Box (Black&White)

These Ryot Micro Boxes are a must-have for any smoker who loves to smoke on the go! These revolutionary little boxes come with an array of eye-catching acrylic blends and patented magnetic pokers. 

They are also super easy to use, just toss it into your pocket along with some lighter fluid. Your favourite smoker will be ready for action in seconds flat!

Hemper Tech 5.5″ Space Car Bong

This is a revolutionary gift, the Hemper bong, is a herb bowl for dry herbs and concentrates. Its dual feature makes it a great accessory for someone who likes the best of both worlds.

Smoking accessories cannot be complete without the GR8TR Jar Body Grinder to make sure that your loved ones always have one on hand. Maybe throw it in to make your gift a little extra special.

Cannabis Gift Combos

Don’t think that just one gift is going to be enough? These combos are a great idea for anyone looking to get their cannabis-loving pals something unique this holiday season. 

Try out some of our top combinations:

Hemper Tech 8″ Pineapple Rig  +  Pineapple Paradise [Pre-98 Bubba Kush X Sour Diesel]

Get creative with the HEMPER Pineapple rig, which stands at 8″ tall and features a pineapple decorative splash guard! Combine that with a bent neck design, which offers both aesthetic and functional qualities, and you’ve got a nearly perfect piece. 

Want to give your friends something to smoke out of this beauty? You can wrap it with this pineapple-themed gift with a pineapple paradise strain. This tropical treat will feel like a vacation come to life.

MPB Wooden Micro Box with Matching Taster Bat | Bamboo  + Funfetti

This combo is going to blow your favourite stoner’s mind. 

Surprise them with this wooden micro box combined with a matching taster bat, which has an array of eye-catching acrylic blends.  Its unique pistol grip creates a micro box like none other. It is easy to carry on the go, just grab a lighter and you’re set for the day! 

Pair this MPB wooden micro box with a strain that smells as good as it looks. Funfetti’s bright orange pistils contrast the dark shades of purple while carrying a sweet creamy flavour, reminiscent of fresh birthday cake. This high-THC strain will leave your loved ones happy and relaxed.

Gifts Under $30

Gifts don’t have to be pricey. As the saying goes, “it’s the thought that counts”. 

Gifts under $30 are a great option when you’re on a budget. These gifts are way too good for their price:

Blue Nova [Blue Dream]

If someone you know loves strains that fuel up their creative energy, look no further than Blue Nova strain. This sweet and sticky sativa hybrid has a sugary flavour and its buds are full of trichomes, which gives off its signature intense berry aroma.

Forbidden Fruit 510

Don’t think that flower is the best choice and vaping is more up your alley? With $30 or less, you could get Forty’s Forbidden Fruit 510 cartridge. This cartridge, filled with sweet and earthy strain, is compatible with 510 thread devices. 

Perfect for your Back Forty Adventures!

Happy Gifting!

We hope you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this year. No matter who you’re buying for, they’ll appreciate the thought you put in. 

Your holiday shopping is about to get a whole lot more interesting. If you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for and only got inspired by our gift guide, you can always check out our menu for more items. Whether you’re looking for something lighthearted or serious, we have it all. 
Happy holidays from Leaf Lab Dispensary!

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Cannabis 101 Drinks Lifestyle

The Top 10 Best Cannabis Beverages of 2021

With the legalization of cannabis, customers now have a wide variety of cannabis products to choose from.
Apart from the traditional method of smoking cannabis, one of the latest and most popular ways to consume cannabis is by drinking infused beverages!
What makes cannabis drinks special? Cannabis-infused beverages may be absorbed quicker by your body compared to other non-smoking methods, such as taking edibles.


Here’s our handpicked list of the top 10 cannabis beverages to kick off your summer in 2021:

1. Proper – Lemon Lime Cannabis-Infused Sparkling Water

Proper’s Lemon Lime Cannabis-Infused Sparkling Water is one of our top-rated cannabis beverages. It’s light, refreshing, relaxing, uplifting, and – best of all – it contains zero sugar.
This ideal summer beverage provides the perfect blend of citrus flavours with 10 mg of THC per serving. Crack a cold one with your friends on a hot summer afternoon.

Proper – Lemon Lime Cannabis-Infused Sparkling Water

2. Houseplant Grapefruit Sparkling Water

Houseplant’s Grapefruit Sparkling Water is one of our top-rated cannabis beverages. It’s light, refreshing, and – best of all – it contains zero sugar.
Brought to you by the minds of co-founders and Canadian comedians Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, this drink is infused with 10 mg of Sativa-dominant THC distillate, which can leave you feeling more energetic, focused, inspired, and creative

Houseplant Grapefruit Sparkling Water

3. XMG Mango Pineapple High THC Beverage

Our best-selling XMG Mango Pineapple High THC Beverage is a high-potency, fruity concoction that’ll leave you happy and relaxed.
Packed with 10mg of THC, this drink isn’t recommended for newbies or those with low tolerance.

4. Tweed Bakerstreet and Ginger Ale

Tweed’s Bakerstreet & Ginger Drink is a premium beverage that artfully combines soda water with other ingredients to deliver a revitalizing cannabis experience.
Tastier and smoother than your regular ginger ale, this cannabis-infused drink will leave you more relaxed, calm, and happy.
Each 355 mL can of Bakerstreet & Ginger contains 2 mg of THC, which makes it a perfect choice for light sipping.

Tweed Bakerstreet and Ginger Ale

5. Collective Project Yuzu and Vanilla Sparkling Beverage

A convenient way to consume cannabis, Collective Project’s Yuzu and Vanilla Sparkling Beverage leaves your tastebuds with the bright flavours of Yuzu and Blood Orange blended together with a sweet vanilla.

A hybrid drink with 10 mg of THC & CBD rounded off with a cannabis citrus terpene to add to the flavourful profile of the drink.
A perfect adventure if you consider yourself “canna-curious,” this sparkling beverage will have you feeling calm, energized, happy and relaxed. Perfect for a weekend out!

Collective Project Yuzu and Vanilla Sparkling Beverage

6. Little Victory Sparkling Dark Cherry Beverage

Little Victory Sparkling Dark Cherry Beverage is infused with a hybrid of Sativa and Indica strains. This naturally flavored cannabis drink contains 2.5 mg of THC and CBD to provide a serene drinking experience.

One of the best ways to enjoy this drink is over ice, with a literal cherry on top.

This cannabis beverage will leave you with no dull moments and is an ideal way to kickstart your day with a little fun.

Little Victory Sparkling Dark Cherry Beverage

7. Mollo 5.0 Medium Dose 1:1 Crisp Beverage

The Mollo 5.0 Medium Dose 1:1 Crisp Beverage is a hybrid of Sativa and Indica that satisfies your thirst with a crisp and refreshing taste.
Each bottle has 5 mg of THC and CBD. For the optimal drinking experience, let your bottles chill in the fridge for a couple hours before you crack one open.
This cannabis beverage has both psychoactive and therapeutic properties as a result of the blend of THC and CBD.

Mollo 5.0 Medium Dose

8. House of Terpenes Limonene Medium Dose 1:1 Sparkling Tonic

The House of Terpenes Limonene Medium Dose 1:1 Sparkling Tonic is a hybrid of Sativa and Indica with botanically sourced, all-natural terpene flavours. Each bottle contains 5 mg of THC and CBD to provide a balanced cannabis experience.


This bright and citrusy drink offers a tasty and unique mix of lemon, tangerine, and thyme. The West Coast hops to enhance the citrus flavor with a premium finish. This beverage is closer to a soda pop rather than just plain tonic water but without the overbearing sweetness.
Get the most out of this drink by keeping it chilled and served on ice.

House of Terpenes Limonene

9. Everie Lemon Lime CBD Sparkling Beverage

Everie’s Lemon Lime CBD Sparkling Beverage is a great way to enjoy the soothing benefits of CBD without the intoxicating effects of THC.

The classic pair of lemon and lime flavors perfectly complement the refreshing feeling you get from the 10mg of CBD infused into each 269ml can.

Maximize your drinking experience by serving this citrusy drink chilled or on ice.

Everie Lemon Lime CBD Beverage

10. Veryvell Lemon Black Iced Tea Low Dose 1:1 Iced Tea

10. Veryvell Lemon Black Iced Tea Low Dose 1:1 Iced Tea

Veryvell’s Lemon Iced Black Tea is a fusion of THC and CBD, with a subtle hint of lemon to refresh your day. For an elevated experience, enjoy this beverage over ice with a lemon slice for garnish. Each can contain 2.5 mg of THC and CBD. With this tea, you will have yourself relaxed, energetic, and happier as you go about your day.


Cannabis-infused drinks are an awesome way to relax and enjoy the benefits of cannabis without anyone noticing.

Leaf Lab has a wide range of strains to choose from, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user. Depending on the type of experience you’re looking for, our staff members can guide you.

If you’re interested in learning more about cannabis, check out our blog!

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Cannabis 101 Lifestyle Self-Care

Self Care Routine For Stress And Anxiety Relief

Self-care is not the same as self-indulgence or being selfish.

Instead, self-care entails looking after yourself, so you can be healthy and well enough to do your work or help care for others. It’s about taking steps to tend to your physical and emotional health needs to the best of your ability.

Self-care is also part of the answer to how we can better cope with day-to-day stress contributors.

This article explores what self-care can do for your long-term physical and mental health, as well as some tips on how to incorporate self-care into your wellness routine.

How Can Self-Care Reduce Anxiety and Stress?

Stress and anxiety affect almost everyone. The effects could be emotional (like feeling distressed) and even physical, including headaches, high blood pressure, insomnia.

When we’re physically and emotionally exhausted, we’re less equipped to handle the challenges that life throws at us. This is where self-care comes in.

When you take the time out of your day to listen to your body cues and care for yourself, you can handle anything.

So, let’s explore how self-care helps reduce anxiety and stress.

Self-Care Tips For Anxiety and Stress

The bad news is that stress and anxiety are inevitable in most adults. The good news is that they can be managed and minimized by following a few self-care tips.

  • Try Exercising
Excercising

We all know that exercising is an essential part of your physical health.

Not only does working out and being physically active keep your body in better shape, but it can also help you manage stress and anxiety.

How? Exercising can lower your body’s stress hormones, such as cortisol. When you become more active, your sleep quality also improves, contributing to your stress and anxiety.

And while at it, you might want to smoke some cannabis to make the exercise even more enjoyable. According to some health experts, a mixture of weed and workouts is beneficial as it encourages you to push yourself and helps muscle recovery after.

  • Practice meditation and yoga
Yoga for self care

If you like meditating or practicing yoga, good news! Not only are they great for relaxation, but they can also benefit the three aspects of ourselves that are most often impacted by stress and anxiety: mind, breath, and body.

As you do yoga or meditate, one way you may promote greater mind-to-muscle connection is to use cannabis. Sativa strains like Peggy’s pride or tropic thunder are well known for their energizing and focus effects.

So, you might also want to consider using a strain that is low in THC and high in CBD, as THC at lower doses appears to reduce anxiety and stress.

  • Consider using CBD and THC supplements.

Several people suffering from anxiety and stress found that cannabinoids – both with CBD and THC products – could help ease the symptoms.

Recent research found that cannabinol is a potential treatment for managing anxiety, including phobia-related disorders, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of smoking or having edibles, they are a great alternative as they can come in the form of pills or tinctures.

  • Find a Creative Outlet

One way to take a little time away from your busy schedule, or just from anything, is to find a creative outlet.

Instead of jumping from task to task, find joy in whatever you like doing – be that painting, writing novels, or redecorating your room.

You can also consider having a quick smoke to stimulate your creativity, as it’s widely known that cannabis and creativity go hand-in-hand together. Even great minds like Steve Jobs used cannabis to either spark their imagination or relieve stress.

  • Get better sleep

Having a goodnight’s sleep is vital for your health and wellbeing. But, unfortunately, we often tend to neglect that suggestion as we press play on the next episode or stay out a little too late.

But it should come as no surprise that getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep may significantly decrease your stress levels and allow your body to recharge.

CBD oil For Self Care

Are you a light sleeper or can’t seem to fall asleep no matter how much you try? CBD Oil or THC products may help you sleep better. Marijuana may help you restore your natural sleep cycles, so you feel more refreshed in the morning, ready to take on any challenge.

  • Eat more greens

Poor diet does not only lead to unwanted weight gain or acne, it can also affect your mood. A diet full of processed foods can lead to nutrient deficiency that could increase your body’s stress levels.

So, eating more greens and taking the time to actively nurture your body through whole foods is a necessity in any self-care routine.

Like any other vegetable or fruit, cannabis is full of nutrients and antioxidants. Adding a little bit of raw flower to your healthy smoothies can be just what you need to feel more relaxed.

Eating For Self Care

Vegetables that would make a delicious cannabis-infused smoothie

It’s essential to take a pause in our busy schedules and dedicate some time to anything that brings us joy and relaxes us. No matter what that is. You can work out, dance, sing, go out, take a nap or have some delicious cannabis-infused smoothie.

Anxiety relief

Remember, stress and anxiety are inevitable, but you can ease them by being more mindful about your self-care and allowing your mind and body to relax.

Just focus on keeping yourself physically and mentally healthy and always keep a positive attitude.

If you have any questions, please visit us at Leaf Lab, we’ll be happy to all and any of your questions.