Cannabis legalization task force tables final report

Former Toronto police chief Bill Blair listens to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau respond to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday April 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Former Toronto police chief Bill Blair listens to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau respond to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday April 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The good news is the nine-member federal task force tasked with telling Trudeau the best way to move forward with the legalization of recreational cannabis has been finished their final report.The bad news is it will be a few more days or even weeks until their recommendations are made public.“Our report is now being translated, and will be provided to Ministers and the public once it is available in both official languages,” wrote task force chair Anne McLellan and vice-chair Mark Ware in a prepared statement announcing the completion of the project. “Translation is expected to be complete in mid-December. The final report will then be received by Ministers and posted online at Canada.ca/Health.”

The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation was created by the ministers of justice, public safety and health last summer to consult with Canadians and give advice on how to meet the Liberal government’s promise to legalize and regulate cannabis. They received nearly 30,000 responses to an online questionnaires and almost met with representatives of provincial and territorial governments.

Experts consulted included researchers and academics, medical patients and their advocates, cannabis consumers, chiefs of police and fire departments, municipal and local government officials, as well as numerous industry, professional and health associations. Indigenous experts, representative organizations, governments and elders were also consulted, including the expert roundtables, bilateral meetings and an Indigenous people’s roundtable.

The group led by former Toronto police chief Bill Blair – which also included University of Victoria professor Susan Boyd, former Vancouver city councilor George Chow, Superintendent Marlene Jesso, B.C. Provincial Health Officer Perry Kendall, former RCMP drugs and organized crime specialist Rafik Souccar and addictions expert Catherine Zahn –  visited Colorado and Washington states, two of the first U.S. states where cannabis use is legal, as well as speaking with representatives from Uruguay, which so far is the only nation to have a regulatory system for legal access to cannabis.

Raids of Dispensaries continue across Canada

Store front raids continue across Canada, as many police forces refuse to take a wait and see attitude to pending cannabis legalization.

In April two new dispensaries were raided on Vancouver Island, one in Victoria and one on Nanaimo.

Three marijuana dispensaries were raided in Toronto in August, as detailed in articles by the CBC and the Toronto Star. It was heartening to see one of the stores open a day later, however potential criminal record on the part of the owners of these stores endangers their ability to continue in the Cannabis business even if legalization leads to store front dispensaries being the norm across Canada—and that’s if the financial strain of losing their stock, all cash on hand in the store, and substantial legal bills doesn’t drive them out of business and possibly into bankruptcy.

And just today, November 4th, Ottawa police coordinated to raid 6 dispensaries, only weeks after Ottawa Chief of Police Charles Bordeleau said that he’s encouraging city councillors to ask residents to only “file legitimate complaints regarding a dispensary.”

Here at BudXpress we stand in solidarity with dispensary owners. We believe that these raids should stop until legalization is addressed. If a store is selling to minors then we understand enforcement action being taken. But short of criminal activity taking place other than the selling of cannabis, related extracts, and edibles, then it’s

 

 

BudXpress awarded 5 Star Review by online review site Weed Wire

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Weed Wire magazine has awarded BudXpress it’s first ever 5 star review and “Editors Choice Award” for an mail order marijuana site.

As their about page describes the site “Weed Wire is your trusted source for news about Cannabis in Canada, honest reviews of mail order marijuana companies (MOMs), and your link to deals online and in stores. From business to activism to simply enjoying some great herb, we strive to bring together the news you want to know, with a mixture of curated articles from other news sites, and our own custom content to keep you in the know.”

Here at BudXpress we couldn’t be more thrilled to have our hard work and dedication to quality recognized!

You can read the review here and be sure to check out the rest of the site for news that might interest you.

End of Summer Sale

Summer is our quiet time of the year, when we carry less stock than at other points. But it’s just about over, which means it’s time to restock.

And with that we’re giving you an opportunity to save!

Originally running until Sunday, September 4th we’ve extended the sale until the actual end of summer, the Autumn Equinox on Thursday, September 22nd.

From now until then  you can order 2-1/2 ounces (that’s 70 grams) of a single strain for just $550.

That’s a savings of over $125 over what that same amount of bud would cost you normally!

The catch? Well, we’re restocking, so the strains you’ll be able to order will change from day to day as you get a hold of us. Email us on any given day and we’ll let you know which strains we are looking to restock.

Don’t like those strains? Try us the next day, or the day after that, to see if we’ve added anything new to our restocking wish list.

As this is a restocking offer, these orders won’t ship same day, but rather all orders received by Saturday of a given week will ship that Monday.

Shipping Schedule:
Orders placed September 5-11 ship Monday, September 12
Orders placed September 12-18 ship Monday, September 19
Orders placed September 19-22 ship Monday, September 26

So get in and save!

Please note that dollar volume discounts are not available with this offer—but you’re already saving much more than you would with that reduction.

Email us at: BudXpress@tutamail.com
Subject line: End of Summer Sale Available Strains

And remember – if you don’t like a particular day’s list try us later in the week!

UPDATE: Canada Post Strike Averted—Changes to our service during a Canada Post lockout

UPDATE: As of September 1st 2016 Canada Post has entered into a one year deal with the CUPW averting any threat of a strike and delivery disruptions.

In the event that Canada Post locks out their workers, or the union goes on strike, your orders with BudXpress will be affected as follows:

  • We will only be able to ship to urban areas – you can contact us, or check the Purolator and FedEx websites to see if they deliver to your address
  • Orders CANNOT ship to P.O. Boxes, only to actual addresses.
    Boxes through services like MailBoxes Plus, or the UPS Store can still receive deliveries.
  • Free Shipping will now apply for orders valued at $275 and above, NOT $175
  • NO SHIPPING WILL BE AVAILABLE TO NORTHERN CANADA – this includes urban areas unfortunately
  • There may be potential courier delays
    Due to heavy volume, FedEx and Purolator have both suspended their usual delivery guarantees until the uncertainty with Canada Post is resolved.

Pending Canada Post Strike – How it affects your orders

With Canada Post employees set to potentially strike beginning as soon as July 2nd, BudXpress has set about finding other means of delivery to ensure that our clients are still able to get the products they need and want.

canada-post-mailbox-logoWe will be couriering items out to customers via a recognized and trusted company to all areas except remote Northern Canada. We are currently looking into delivery options for the North, and even those accessible centers (White Horse, Yellow Knife, etc.) may incur some additional shipping charges.

All orders will continue to ship with Tracking Numbers, and as packages are shipped customers will be informed of the courier company that will be delivering their order.

Please be aware that you will likely have to sign for all orders shipped via courier.

As always, orders shipped to our customers are guaranteed against loss by BudXpress.

Toronto Dispensary Raids

BudXpress was sorry to hear about the Toronto dispensary raids and the resulting charges that were laid. With the exception of one instance, where the Toronto Police also seized a substantial amount of cocaine, this appears to be a heavy handed action that serves no one well, except for the big business, health Canada approved suppliers.

It’s unfortunate that while we wait for the law to change, patients and enthusiasts will be denied access to the variety of products that they’ve come to be able to expect.

We are happy to stand with the dispensaries, and happy to serve the needs of those who aren’t able to access them now because of those raids.

Read the story at The Globe and Mail

 

Drone Marijuana Delivery in Canada

Drone Marijuana Delivery in Canada

Drone Marijuana Delivery in Canada

The cannabis market in Canada is allowing for a lot of innovative products as well as delivery methods. As this market progresses, we will start to see some great new methods of delivery hitting the market, and they are sure to have you flying high!

Canada has some of the finest organic and vegan marijuana products in the world. Soon you will be able to obtain these products via a new delivery method that is evolving in the Canadian market. This of course being drone delivery. There are companies in Canada, including BudXpress, that will allow for you to place your order for marijuana products online and enter an address where a robotic flying drone can deliver your purchase directly to you, at a place and time that is convenient for you. This option will only be available in a limited number of areas to start, including Vancouver and Toronto.

As legalization progresses in Canada and around the world, we will continue to see more innovative delivery methods, products and companies come into the limelight. This progress is sure to guarantee safe, reliable and discrete access to affordable high-quality and consistent cannabis products in Canada.

Before long you will have access to high-quality A Grade cannabis flowers, extracts, edibles and more from the safety and convenience of your own home.

Using CO2 for Cannabis Concentrates in Canada

CO2 Cannabis Shatter Extract Concentrate Marijuana Canada

Impeccably pure and highly potent CO2 Marijuana Shatter in Canada

Co2 shatter in Canada is a trend that is more than just another cool thing to do. Co2 shatter is a trend that is catching on medicinally. Shattered derived from the co2 extraction method tends to be cleaner and pure than the common butane extraction method or BHO.

The potency and quality of co2 extracted shatter is helping many people on a medicinal level. Even those who are consuming this product on a recreational level are in fact actually medicinally treating themselves without knowing it. Shatters and cannabis concentrates of all forms are available in more than just THC rich forms.

You can get shatters and other forms of Cannabis extractions that are high in CBD rather than THC. The flavonoids and terpenes in these forms of shatter, that are high in CBD, often have an amazing taste profile compared to the high THC count forms of shatter.

Co2 extraction uses compression to remove the concentrate. Even after this process is done another process must be performed on the concentrate utilizing a vacuum pressure system. The end result is a co2 shatter that averages 90% or better, total THC count.

Cannawide Dispensary is hosting the Extract-Zen Party throughout multiple places all over Vancouver Canada. This is helping to bring awareness to what concentrates are and how to properly consume them as well as to who is making the best of the best when it comes to shatter products out there.

One thing about the marijuana legalization movement coming into the light that will benefit the people, is people will no longer waste their money and chance their health buying low-quality cannabis products. The open market will help to regulate this industry creating a higher quality of medicine available on a widespread level.

Co2 extraction is not just a trend, it is a unique tried and true method for extracting high-quality cannabis concentrates. Take the BudXpress and hop aboard the ganja train for a ride on the Canadian shatter rails.

Available through mail order for an average of $75 per gram, Shatter is proving to be a cheaper and healthier option for cannabis consumption than smoking flowers. As you can use less, to get the same effect.

Many medical professionals who support cannabis also support vaping cannabis. This is because you remove the carcinogens by not smoking the leafy part of the plant. Shatter removes this leafy part altogether making it a healthy alternative to smoking buds.

Craft Cannabis and the Canadian Cannabis Culture

Artisanal Craft Cannabis in Canada

Artisanal Craft Cannabis in Canada

Cannabis in Canada is changing on a rapid scale. Individuals such as Marc and Jodie Emery, Terry Roycroft, and John Connery are some of the activists who are helping bring forth this change. One of the things the cannabis market in Canada is seeing a lot of is craft artisanal products made by people who care.

Craft cannabis is different than traditionally grown marijuana. The difference is not just part of the growing method or technique, but in the entire process. The process of craft cannabis begins with the breeder and grower going through to the individual who cures dries and packages the final product.

A passion for cannabis must be had by every one of the individuals who grow cannabis in the craft method. To form a collective that tends to the nature of individual plants in a crop allowing them to reach their full genetic potential is the goal of a craft grow op. Craft cannabis starts with the genetics and ends with an exquisite product that is incomparable with other cannabis products.

Whether you are making edibles or concentrates from craft cannabis, you will definitely notice the difference. The attentiveness that is displayed by master breeders and growers along with the post-harvest and cannabis curers is what makes craft cannabis special.

Utilizing organics combined with unique techniques such as organic pesticides and disease control that were handed down by generations, these craft cannabis growers provide Canada with amazing marijuana. So enjoy some high-quality craft cannabis, smoke some concentrate or bud, express yourself! The cannabis market in Canada is an emerging one that is diverse.

Cannabis Culture is helping to promote a positive image for cannabis as well as shaping the future of Canadian cannabis for tomorrow. Thanks to the organized efforts of their magazine and their web show many individuals have learned truths that otherwise would not have been available to them.

This form of information helps to influence not only the craft cannabis community but the cannabis community that is new to craft marijuana. With Kosher Cannabis and Craft Cannabis coming onto the market you can see that years of research and studying has been done by countless people to bring us to the point we are at today.