The process of extraction from any organic substance is complex, specific and requires a keen understanding of chemistry. The traditional method of extraction has widely employed butane and occasionally hexane, both petroleum-based solvents. However, there’s a new methodology that is becoming more broadly adopted for its’ precise extraction benefits. Supercritical Carbon Dioxide extraction is gaining steam or should we say losing steam to be more scientifically accurate.

The cannabis plant has over 85 cannabinoids and approximately 120 various terpenes. That leaves a lot of wiggle room when trying to pull the the most or the right combination of both and also how much solvent residue remains after extraction. The problem with using butane is that it often does leave contaminants such as pesticides and not so good for you petroleum based particles. Butane overall is a faster process, but with that expedience comes the cost of a greater margin for error for a malignant extraction.

The Supercritical Co2 extractions compresses and freezes gases into a cold-liquid state. The process is by no means exclusive to the cannabis industry. Infact premium coffees, fragrances and hop oil extraction for your beer utilize the same process. Supercritical Co2 is “green chemistry”. It’s non-toxic, non-solvent and much more favourable to the environment. It gives producers maximum range and acute targeting of the whole spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes beyond just THC and CBD.

So if you’re a concentrate connoisseur and you’re interested in a clean, pure and green concentration this high-tech approach delivers all of the above hands down.

And of course it’s best if you try our newest edition to our product for yourself. SouthCoast brings us the next level extracts. Next level meaning up to 97% THC!



Fact or Myth | Does White Ash Mean Your Weed is Superior?

It’s often said there’s an easy way to tell if your marijuana has been flushed, dried or cured properly. It’s rather simple and you may not be mindful of this indicator, but observing the colour of your ash is like a journal of the way the plant that yielded your medicine was grown.

There’s growing notion that white ash equals good and black ash equals bad, but is it all SO easily equated to that? In order to determine that notion we should examine the factors of the growing process and weigh out if that does, in fact, affect the ash’s properties.

The most popular consensus is that flushing determines the colour of the ash. Usually, growers will finish their growing cycle by feeding plants strictly clean water. Clean water removes carbon and nitrate buildup and removes any lingering pesticides that may be present in the soil bed. If the flushing process failed to remove any less than good additives you’ll likely get a darker black-toned ash. And if this was done right you should be burning a nice clean, white and uniform ash.

The white ash debate usually doesn’t make it past the flushing process. However, the drying and curing process could also be a determinant in the colour of the ash. If the buds were not fully dried and cured there’s a chance there was some moisture that remained for a longer period than necessary.

Some say it’s all a bunch of nonsense using examples of the logs burning in a fireplace. They do certainly turn white and all you see is a pile of white ash once the wood has been burnt through which sorta debunks the whole argument since firewood is not exactly cured. There’s no real scientific evidence arguing either way, but it seems there are a few factors that determine the colour of the ash though the majority of folks do swear by it.

Have fun with this experiment ;) It’s one you’ll want to spend quite a bit of time on.

White ash or black ash?

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Does Weed Enhance Athletic Performance?

We’ll start with listing a few athletes that use cannabis for recovery and recreation.

Michael Phelps
Marshawn Lynch
Le’Veon Bell
Jake Plummer

In 1999, The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the organization that works with the International Olympic Committee to crackdown on Olympic athletes doping, banned cannabis. Just terrible don’t you think?

In 2013, that staunch unforgiving stance changed. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) agreed to raise the acceptable nanogram levels for Olympians from 15 to 150 nanograms.

Professional sports organizations have always had the task of screening athletes for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s).For example, the NFL league threshold for THC is now 35 nanograms per milliliter, only recently raised from a minucsuley 15 ng/mL.The MLB threshold for THC is 50 ng/mL. And the, WADA, has a 150 ng/mL standard. The NHL has a policy much like baseball’s, except for the harsh punishments at the minor league level, according to Guardian reporter Scott Keyes. When discussing efforts to overturn the NFL’s ban, Keyes wrote, “[The NHL] does not include marijuana on its list of banned substances.”.

The big question is does it actually enhance an athlete’s performance?

The limited evidence we have on cannabis also explains some potential performance gains. Research shows that marijuana does have an anti-inflammatory effect and that the chemical compounds that come from it may mimic the body’s natural endorphins, which could help increase our pain threshold like a natural runner’s high and make it easier to push through a tough workout.

So there’s evidence that pot can help people deal with pain and inflammation while decreasing anxiety and improving mood, but it also has potentially risky motor-control side effects that could lead to an accident, especially in a sport where a wrong turn (like mountain biking or skiing) could be disastrous. Anecdotally, both Outside and Men’s Journal found endurance athletes, professional fighters, and mountain athletes like skiers and rock climbers that say that pot can help them train — and there’s a big argument that NFL players might be better off using pot instead of painkillers to deal with their day-to-day injuries. Yet decreased anxiety can lead to dangerous decisions. There is also a temporary elevated heart rate associated with consuming marijuana, which could be a negative side effect for athletes and a risky complication for anyone with a preexisting heart condition.

Needless to say, the above athlete’s enthusiasm for weed hasn’t exactly hurt their careers. However, there just isn’t much research out there yet as to defining cannabis’s effects on athletic performance. As more countries and states decriminalize cannabis we will likely see more conclusive evidence that will help determine if weed really does help increase performance.

At WhitePalm we have a few medicines to help with pain and inflammation.

Our Red Congolese Sativa not only possesses anti-pain properties but also helps with clarity and focus:

Our Rockstar Indica helps patients overcome aches, pains, and anxieties:

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Indica vs Sativa | The Age Old Debate

The age old smokers delight debate is one that will most likely outlast the human race itself – presuming artificial intelligence will be fickle about their bud as well. Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis Indica? The fury of the fiery dilemma is inflamed in the effects one feels. Is it going to have you floating up there in the stratosphere or put you on lockdown sofa duty?

The characteristics of the two strains are visible even at a glance. Sativa’s stand taller and have skinnier leaves, while Indicas are more stout and sturdy. Growing conditions are the lead factor in the traits they exhibit – particularly if they are not native to the region resulting in the arrival of new traits that stabilize or destabilize their natural properties. In the case of Canadian produced strains, you are generally going to get one Indica-Sativa hybrid or another.

While both strains are furnished with cannabinoids and THC and the same terpenes—chemical combo producers distinctive odors and oils—some Indicas are extra heavy in one terpene that kick the THC high up a level. Some argue there is no difference and it’s a phony argument constructed by growers to broaden their product selection. But then again, plant properties are a real thing making both distinctions plausible if not absolute truth.

It’s all comes down to what type of experience you are in the mood for. For some an afternoon hammock swing will chase the clouds away; for others, the “up and up” serves their purpose. For the many that won’t stray from their preferred strain the debate is null and void, but for others, it’s all about the right high at the right time.

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Phoenix Tears Rising | A Cure for Cancer?

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There’s been plenty of talk of the effectiveness of Phoenix Tears much to the credit of pioneer Rick Simpson. For nearly a year Rick went through the process of extracting the oil from the cannabis plant and consuming it orally. He had been taking the oil for other health reasons, but the cancer diagnosis reminded him of something and gave him an idea. He remembered a radio segment he heard over 30 years earlier. The radio broadcast cited a University of Virginia study that had found the cannabinoid in cannabis THC could kill cancer in mice. He figured that if it kills cancer in mice it would kill his cancer too.

Rick’s decision was to apply cannabis oil to his skin cancer. He applied his cannabis oil to some bandages and put them on the skin cancer. After 4 days of waiting he decided it was time to see if anything had happened under the bandages. To Ricks surprise the cancer was gone.

Quite simply, Phoenix Tears are a potent, concentrated form of the cannabis plant. This therapy is also known as R.S.O (Rick Simpson Oil), Cannabis Cure Oil, Run From the Cure Oil, F.E.C.O (Fully Extracted Cannabis Oil), Ronnie Smith Oil, Jamaican Hash Oil (like you used to get “back in the day”) Cannabis extract, or simply hash oil. Whatever you call it, it is a strong medicine that cures most cancers and can treat many disorders/diseases in the body.

The average person should take about 90 days to ingest the full 60 gram or 60 ml oil treatment. A recommended dosage for beginners to start with is three doses per day. Every 8 hours a patient should ingest this dosage, first thing in the morning, again in the afternoon and then they should take their last dose of the day, about an hour before you retire to bed. A patient won’t feel the effects of Phoenix Tears for about an hour.

Increasing dosage after 4 days (3 times a day) by doubling it every four days is preferred by most patients. By following this simple procedure, many patients have reported that they felt that they had not experienced the high, which this oil can cause. Everybody has different experiences in regards to tolerance so some will increase their dosage quicker than others. In reality, even if one does become what is commonly referred to as being high this will not harm them in any way, if the oil they are ingesting was produced from the sedative strains of Indica, which is recommended and the resulting oil was produced in the proper way.

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4 Tips to Ensure Online Security with Your Online Dispensary

Today in Canada we’re seeing cannabis dispensaries pop up everywhere.First Vancouver, then Toronto and now online. Most commonly product selection, product quality and price are probably your biggest drivers for picking one over the other. On the other hand, when it comes to the internet and site security, one decision should come before all. The security of your personal data (your information). This is not something you want to leave up to chance. Many measures must be taken for sites security there is no opportunities for hackers to compromise your personal data. There are many websites that do not incorporate the necessary measures for site security and some with no security implemented at all. That’s a big no­ no!

Understanding the importance of this, we have outlined a few key and important points that help you verify the level of security from one online option to the next and ensure your personal information is not at risk. We’re sharing this info to protect you from the many sites that do not value your security due to negligence or ignorance.


This security step should be done by any site that is focused on commerce and one of the easiest security strategies to point out. Have you ever noticed the little lock icon in your browser’s URL address bar? This is showing you that the site is HTTPS secure. If your online dispensary has not done this you can more or less be certain they have done nothing for your security as this is the most basic step in online security. Here at WhitePlam we use SUCURI, a leader in the field of online security. Go ahead and click on the little lock to see what kind of information you see.


Ensure your communication with the online vendor is on an encrypted email provider. This communication is personal and you would hate for any of this information to be exposed. How to know if your website is doing this:

a) You can ask them straight up

b) There should be some information on the signature of the email. Here at WhitePalm we have gone with the global leader in encryption SOPHOS and all of our data is stored on our own server to protect your information.


Purging data means that any information kept online is removed and stored externally so that access is limited to the company and nobody else. A lot sites keep your data on a local server and that is really unnecessary.

How to find out: you can simply take a look in their “help” section OR they should have security section and this should be a part of the process. Here at WhitePalm we purge our data every month to ensure your safety.


Today, we see way too many security badges trying to tell us the site is secure, encrypted, safe, etc. but in reality, a site can easy google an icon image that they want and photoshop it into the design of any page. So, all those badges actually mean nothing in most cases. If installed properly they should be clickable and open a popup to give you information on the site, such as when the site was last scanned for possible leaks. You can easily click on the SUCURI badge in the footer of our site to see how this works. While many of us feel more comfortable with a storefront in your community and real life interaction with a person, the reality is that many of these establishments have your information at more risk than online, as they rely on hard copy personal information and may not  have proper security protocol in place.

Be healthy and be safe. We hope these tips help you make the best decision
for YOUR needs. Please feel free to ask us any questions you might have.

Ode to Dude Chilling Park

Michael Dennis’ “Reclining Figure” is the unofficial mascot for Westcoast ethos. The wooden statue, located in Vancouver’s Guelph Park, is a jaunty but unquestionably relaxed fellow made out of wood. He embodies the pose of so many people who flock to the West, simply so they can sprawl around him at 2 p.m. on any given Tuesday. Or on any day when the sun is out.

Guelph Park was famously renamed after prankster artist Viktor Briestensky erected a replica Parks Board sign that read Dude Chilling Park. After the city took it down – totally not chill – a petition was launched locals fought to get it back. And they did! The park is now widely (thought not officially) known as Dude Chilling Park.

It’s a heartwarming story about what happens when a neighbourhood bands together to fight for something they truly believe in: the privilege to forever be associated with the being the chillest place on earth. Put that on a map.

There’s an unspoken acceptance that the West, championed by Vancouver, is a region where chilling, as oppose to the opposite of chilling, is top of mind. It’s not the type of place where you go to work, then an after-work function, where you talk about work, then go home to do more work, and then do it all the next day.

Naw, the West lives and yearns for its downtime – it’s a driving force in the collective Westcoast psyche. And while that may give the impression that we’re lazy or inefficient, that’s not the case at all. How can we continually top Most Livable Cities lists if we’re couch-bound sloth-heads? We’re certainly getting something right.

Yes, shit gets done, but we don’t care to let that define us. We’d prefer not to come across as stuffy or stain. Leave that to Toronto. Productivity is a force, sure, but it’s also an afterthought. What drives us is a quality of life and a quality of living. And that quality factors largely on how we spend our downtime – usually outside, sprawled out somewhere where the sun can find us.

This is why we embrace and even fight for our reputation as down-time-loving folk. Because if we’re going to be known for one thing, it might as well be our passion for unwinding, and hopefully inspiring others to get on board.

Workers Delight Playlist

Listening to music while you’re at work can be distracting, but it’s not like silence is an option. In many cases the alternative is the mundane symphony of office din that somehow seems to slow the passage of time and lead one’s mind to wander all the same: the rhythmic sound of printers coughing up documents that nobody will ever read, the choir of ringing phones, the belting chorus of Brenda complaining that somebody ate her Chicken Enchilada Lean Cuisine, even though her name was written clearly on the box…

Without silence as an option, music remains as viable a means to get through your day as anything else. One might even consider this mix of diverse contemporary highlights an effective time saver that keeps you from having to waste company hours searching for whatever new music is worth listening to. Just press play, and then get back to work.

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Deadbeat – Ain’t No More Flowers

Blundetto – The Sun Goes Down

Jeremih feat. Juicy J & Twista – Woosah

Future feat. The Weekend – Low Life

SBTRKT feat. D.R.A.M. & Mabel – I Feel Your Pain

Kanye West – Fade

Lapsley – Cliff

Sonns feat. Tobias Buch – Teacher

Junior Boys – Baby Don’t Give Up On It

Jessy Lanza – It Means I Love You

Choir of Young Believers – Serious Lover

Emile Haynie feat Charlotte Gainsbourg & Sampha – A Kiss Goodbye

et aliae feat DAWN – Sober

Young Thug – Worth It


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Niki & The Dove – So Much It Hurts

Porches – Glow

Anderson Paak – Celebrate

Leon Bridges – There She Goes

Charles Bradley – Good to Be Back Home

White Denim – (I’m the One) Big Big Fun

Underworld – Motorhome

The Masterworks of Green Literature

The English language is a magnificent bastard tongue, a genuinely weird mix of Germanic, Celtic, French, Latin and a kitchen sink full of various other linguistic do-dads and whatchamacallits. It’s open, and it’s flexible, so it’s no real surprise that some of the greatest writers to ever put the language to use have done so after partaking in the odd spliff. And I’m not just talking about the screenwriter of Pineapple Express.

Pipes with traces of cannabis have been found in Shakespeare’s former home. Maya Angelou was reported to have “smoked with abandon”, Stephen King was a chronic, and Carl Sagan not only smoked but vocally advocated for legalization.

Which begs the question – if some of our greatest literature has been written under the influence, what should one read while faded?

Here are White Palm’s five greatest works of green literature:

Inherent Vice

Before the strange, hilarious, rambling and intentionally confusing film directed by PT Anderson, there was the stranger, funnier, rambling-er and far more confusing book by Thomas Pynchon. Taking its name from “a defect in a physical object that causes it to deteriorate due to the fundamental instability of its components,” Inherent Vice follows the blunted exploits of one Larry “Doc” Sportello, as he fumbles his way through multiple layers of conspiratorial weirdness in a rainbow-hued 1970’s Los Angeles.

The Wonders of the Invisible World

Written by Pulitzer Prise-nominated David Gates, Wonders is darkly comic collection of stories populated by an extraordinary cast of premillennial New Yorkers. They are conflicted,mordant, sardonic, but hopelessly in love with the world around them. If one book can be singled out as the godfather of our super “meta” moment, it’s Gates’s vivid, stream-of-conscious exposé of what it means to be self-conscious in our curious modern times.

Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison’s masterpiece about being a young, black man in the 1930’s is not only a vital piece of social history, a brilliant meditation on race, but also triumph of herb lore. It opens with the protagonist having a transformative epiphany while smoking “reefer” and listening to Louis Armstrong’s “What Did I Do to Be So Black and Blue”. He goes on to conclude that jazz, gin and weed all pretty much have the same effect in that they are catalysts of a profound shift in perspective – an epiphany that continues to reverberate to the present day among anyone who has gotten lit to a good tune.

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest is definitely a book, but it’s also a magic carpet ride. And it’s sort of like climbinga mountain. It will challenge you at every step, expand your mind as a result and challenge
the very act of mind-expansion. It is an opus of ‘90s post-modern fiction, and it’s equal parts
cross-fit workout for your brain. So I guess what I’m trying to say, is that this hulking mass of
words requires a large amount of labour to get through, but if you make it, you won’t be sorry
and your once soft brain will come out of it carved from hard-wood.

The Hasheesh Eater

Written in 1857 by American explorer Fritz Hugh Ludlow, The Hasheesh Eater is considered the world’s first in-depth trip report. Throughout its pages we find many a curious autobiographical account of ol’ Fritz cruising around the Middle East ingesting various forms of cannabis extract.

Here’s an extract about the first time he got high:

Ha! what means this sudden thrill? A shock, as of some unimagined vital force, shoots without warning through my entire frame, leaping to my fingers’ ends, piercing my brain, startling me till I almost spring from my chair.

The popularity of the book inspired a newfound interest in hashish back in his native New York and a few enterprising businessmen used the related buzz to create cannabis-based
products, such as Gunjah Wallah Co’s “Hasheesh Candy” which billed itself as “enchantment confectionalized”.

The rest, as they say, is history, man.

Terrior | How The Soil’s Diversity Affects The Taste On Your Table

While food trends wax and wane, infuriate and delight (gluten-free cronuts with fermented bacon foam anyone?) there is one ideology so pervasive, so infallible, that it had become scarcely identifiable as a single technique; instead seeming the unspoken instinct of all excellent farmers and cooks. Until this A complete definition of terrior would be the set of all environmental factors and conditions (soil, climate, topography etc.) and traditions (cultural) in which a crop is grown that determine the final qualities and characteristics of that crop. Most likely it is a grape or wine cited as the term first originated to better classify distinctions among wines as affected by their growing regions.

The French may have coined the term “terrior”, but they didn’t invent the concept. Granted, they deserve heaps of credit for not (entirely) abandoning it in the last half of the 20th century as Americans did. But since September 2008 and the gentle inevitable arc of the pendulum to a simpler more authentic time (or at least the highly marketable pursuit of simpler more authentic, “slow-living”) the concept of terrior has returned to the New World with a vengeance. Which allows us to see that it was here and it was ours all along. It was where we started from.

The American South is a region getting a lot of attention in the world of terrior right now. Chef Trey Cioccia (of the The Farmhouse Restaurant in Tennessee) drives to middle Tennessee to hand-catch sweet local trout by fly at Bob’s White Springs Trout Farm for his seasonally changing menu. Most notably, Sean Brock (Author of “Heritage”, chef-owner of Husk restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina), is credited with heralding the return of terrior to the “New South” by highlighting local harvest, heritage pork and poultry and Carolina heirloom grains such as Carolina Gold Rice and stone-ground grits. These grains have been bred from Civil War-era starch varietals and are milled in the historical tradition of slow water and stone at Anson Mills (Columbia, SC) by terrior zealot Glen Roberts. Glen explains his business model, which chefs and purveyors across America are rushing to adapt:

“You have to step back away from yield, and stop thinking (about farming and cooking) in a profit-finance model, even though you can make a profit from it. You have to step a ways from that and say, “People lived doing this for thousands of years and they weren’t worried about yields… they were worried about flavor and nutrition.
It’s not about me, it’s not even about Anson Mills, It’s about how we develop this culture and pass it on for the future. When you take a stake in it like I have, the rewards are really kind of quiet. And it’s the human to human interaction that carries this forward.”

Edna Lewis, the undisputed First Lady of Southern Food, was born in Freetown, Virginia, the granddaughter of emancipated slaves. Her most acclaimed book, “the Taste of Country Cooking”, is full of passages that celebrate farm to table dining, born of necessity, not trend. Edna passed in 2006, but she would argue that true Soul Food is the essence of Terrior.

Centuries ago indigenous crops of West Africa such as rice, sorghum and okra made their way to the Americas though transatlantic slave-trade routes. Inhumane slave-owners fed their captive workers as cheaply as possible, forcing them to make do with ingredients at hand. Dietary staples of “home” (Africa) were combined with “new” foraged game and greens such as collards, kale, squirrel, possum, turtle and the limitless potential of native American corn/hominy. The creativity and industriousness of the slave-cook’s kitchen garden was sprung from longing and survival. And Soul Food, the South’s original Terrior, put down roots.

The pantries and food suppliers of the Deep South may be renowned for their sorghum molasses and light-as-air flours (such as White Lily) that produce the most ethereal biscuits unduplicated anywhere else, but the Pacific Northwest is just as famous for having foodways that run through its backyard. It’s literal backyard. This includes inland orchard produce and livestock, ideal conditions for vineyards, a wide ranging mushroom harvest from the coastal rain forest and what is arguably one of the world’s finest seafood regions at its heart.

Long before locavorism and the “100 mile diet” were trendy, indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest were terrior pioneers, immersed in this way of eating and reaping the region’s bounty of berries, elk, seed and grasses, rivers and oceans of teeming salmon, shorelines rich with kelp and clams and molluscs. Food in the form of potlatch was central to traditional life and celebration. For First Nations, food is what connected them to family, community and the afterlife.
We know how and why this changed in the twentieth century. The awareness of First Nations, the way food was honoured, celebrated and left whole was undermined in order to mass produce and make it benign to the foreign palate. Food was stripped of its nuance and sense of place in favour of homogeneity. Everyone lost in the decades to follow. First Nations lost in too large parts their tradition of nutrition and nose-to-tail hunting and harvest. And everyone else lost the lesson inherent.

Gone but not forgotten, traditional food and foraging of Pacific Northwest First Nations is making a mighty comeback, and the world is listening, learning and most of all enjoying food in it’s best and purest incarnation; plucked from the sea, the soil in your own backyard. Clinging dirt-tang, warts, kelp-bulbs, barnacles, leafy tops, snouts and all.