Our 2016 Cannabis Holiday Gift Guide

 

 

Do you have no idea what to buy your cannabis-friendly loved ones and friends this holiday season?

Fear not our lovely community, we have something for everyone. Whether is is a brand new vape pen, some old school Afghan hash, or the most premium flowers you can get… we’ve got you covered.

To top it all off, we’ll be doing a 1-week flash sale giving everyone 10% off. We know the holiday season can be cumbersome on your wallet so we’d like to alleviate some of that stress for you.

Here are our staff favourites:

1. Ashley our primo LiveChat agent  loves old school hash. The Phant Afghan Hash has a spicy taste to it but deals an exotic bodily high. Perfect for relaxing after a full day of helping our all of our 3,000+ WhitePalm members!

https://getwhitepalm.com/product/phant-hash-afghan/

2. It was really hard for Dean, our Community manager, to pick his favourite BUT he’s been in love with the South Coast WIFI cartridges since we got them in. He’s been the number one customer for these so PLEASE get one while you still can haha. Why does Dean love these more than he loves anything other medicine? Well…

a) The convenience of the pen is fantastic

b) The South Coast pens are much healthier for you than any other vape pens on the market because of their CO2 extraction process.

c) Nothing but smiles when you vape this awesome juice.

South Coast – Supercritical Electric Pen (WIFI OG – 46% THC)

3. Sean, our Orders Manager, is all about the multi-use medicine. His favourite is something new and something that our community has not really tried yet. The World’s Best Coconut Oil.

With 50% THC this magical oil can be used to cook, as a topical ointment for pain relief, AND as a vape product. It’s a win, win, win.

Smiles – The World’s Best Organic Cannabis Coconut Oil (50% THC)

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.

The True Source of Runners High

The mist lingers somewhat motionless. The sound of cloaked forest birds in the distance competes with the swaying branches of towering fir trees that give slow waves as I cut past them. The ground is soft from the resident rainfall and streams that constantly change course in an ever changing landscape. This is the tail end of Autumn in the Pacific Northwest and it is one of the most renewing experiences you might find yourself in. This is my preferred setting to get loose and also the reason I came to be a dedicated runner. Curiously enough, If I remove all those sublime elements and find myself in a second rate place to gallop about I still somehow finish with the same positive sentiments.

For years I gave most of the credit to the areas I chose to trail-blaze, but as I became short on time, I found myself looking for alternatives to get my runner’s fix that didn’t burn the clock. And so there I was, trying to catch a break in traffic on the busy streets that interrupted a carefully considered surrounding neighbourhood route. I was back home before I knew it with endorphins to boot. It wasn’t quite the same as the woods, but I still felt happy as Trump at an NRA convention. It had occurred to me it was the chemical balance that was the key to it all. I had routinely cited endorphins as the reason I’m pumped and borderline addicted to running. Endorphins, produced by the pituitary gland and the central nervous system got all the glory. I never thought twice about it and why would I when all that mattered was the elation that remained with me throughout and after a jaunt. Well it turns out I and many others, including the scientific community, we were crediting the wrong source.

The Basic-ness of Being Busy

“Oh man, I’m just so busy,” a casual acquaintance replies to your polite but somewhat disinterested inquiry as to how things are going. 

Ugh.

It’s truly remarkable this overachiever was able to get away from responding to hundreds of undoubtedly pressing emails to simultaneously acknowledge you while try to make you feel like a pathetic failure at life. What a multitasker.

This oft-made remark is always delivered by those benefiting from an economy that is slowly bleeding out—a lame justification of one’s existence to stave off a trip out back behind the barn. “How could the business possibly survive without me? I’m just so busy!”

You certainly know the type. Despite having virtually no employable skills, this person gets a decent salary with benefits for merely showing up at their one job and sitting at a desk all day. Sure they may be there until, gasp, 6 p.m. on some occasions, but they’re not actually doing anything. When the economy eventually collapses, these people will be the first in the soup line. And when the apocalypse happens shortly thereafter, these people will be the first to get eaten.

Christ, what the hell does this basic even do again? Project management, marketing, or communications for some shitty app that’ll never launch? According to their Twitter bio they’re a social media proselytizer who’s passionate about food, wine, and the outdoors—it’s also careful to note that their vanilla opinions are they’re own and retweets, which are mostly links to listicles, are not, in fact, endorsements. Telling you how busy they are is the most interesting thing they’ll do all week.

The truth is they’re really not very busy, and if they are it’s probably due to their own incompetence. Unless you have a plum gig contributing to an artisanal weed blog, you really have no business dropping how busy you are in casual conversation. (Seriously, it was agony to bang out 600 words out on the topic of self-identifying busybodies.)

People who are actually busy never proclaim it. They’ll tell you they’re tired or exhausted. That’s the surefire way to tell the difference between the legitimately busy people and the fakers who are trying to show off some weird metrics-based badge of honour.

Yes, Vancouver is a tough city to hack it in. The rent is astronomical and even if you could afford a nice apartment, it doesn’t matter because they’re rare as decent paying, full-time work that won’t crush your soul. The struggle, as the millennials say, is real. So sure, it’s a little gauche to boast that you’re happily coasting by and couldn’t be happier, never really that busy and living off of one unpredictable pay cheque to the next. But that doesn’t mean you need to join their weird faux-busy club, which seems rather cultish—minus the fun of doing mind-altering drugs, swapping partners, and drinking the prefect’s bath water.

So how do you possibly respond? Well, you can lie and one-up them with tales your equally if not more busy lifestyle. You could even tell them to hold that thought as you have a really important email that requires your attention immediately, then whip out your phone. Or you can concede you’re less important and productive, before you tell this loser off.

Do so the latter at your own risk though. It’s very possible the main reason they’re telling you they’re busy is because they don’t have time for your overly critical, lazy ass. 

This Is How Marijuana Can Solve All of Your Problems

Here’s a scenario you’ve probably experienced: You’re working on something, either at your job or on your own personal project. Maybe it’s some sort of quarterly report, or maybe it’s something purely creative, whatever it is, you’ve hit a dead end. Your head is against the wall and you’re stuck. A problem that should be solvable, somehow isn’t and you can’t seem to find a way around it.

If you’re up against a deadline, it may feel you’re in a crisis. It could be that you’ve got too many options and can’t narrow them down, at the other side of the spectrum, that you can’t come up with one decent idea.

But don’t fret, there is a rather simple way to climb this problem mountain without breaking a sweat: simply leave your desk, smoke a joint and forget about it.

Now, this might seem a little bit too counterintuitively groovy to make any sense, but it’s actually a perfectly logical approach backed up by science.

Firstly, once you take a break from a problem and put it out of your mind, an interesting mental process takes place called “the incubation effect”.

The incubation effect is part of a four-stage theory of creativity, first put forward in by Graham Wallas, an English psychologist, in 1926. The stages are as follows:

1. Preparation
2. Incubation
3. Insight
4. Verification

There are a couple things that happen when you take a break and forget about what you’ve been working on. The first – your mind gets some much needed rest. The second part is that your subconscious does the heavy lifting.

When you exert conscious effort to understand a problem, you’re training your brain to view that specific problem as important, a byproduct of this is that your subconscious will also see the problem as important and will work overtime for you while you’re off sleeping, playing videogames, or at the gym.

After you’ve taken an appropriate amount of time doing something unrelated to the problem at hand, you will be able to experience some sort of new insight into what you’re struggling with and see a solution that was right in front of you the whole time. Sometime you might need a few hours of incubation, or depending on how complex the problem is, a few days or weeks.

Now, wait, where does the joint come in?

If you’re someone who feels inspired and creative when using cannabis, it has the capacity to enhance the incubation process and propel you towards epiphany. Why? Well, there are many different reasons, including increased frontal lobe activity, deep brain stimulation, and many other neurological effects related to cannabis use.

Most interestingly, a 2010 study by Morgan, Rothwell, et al. showed that one of cannabis’s central properties is its ability to increase “hyper-priming” ; which is related to your ability to make connections between seemingly unrelated concepts. Or in other words – cannabis use can lead to creative epiphanies.

Now, this isn’t earth-shattering, mind-blowing or revolutionary news, and most people who have used cannabis in creative pursuits already know this. Nor does it mean that taking a few hits of sativa will magically put your brain on autopilot and make everything easier (quite the opposite).

But understanding how your conscious and subconscious works, and how cannabis can factor into that process, can definitely help you out the next time you find yourself with your head against the desk.

Marihuana Health Canada & Health Benefits of Marihuana

Health Canada introduced the Marihuana for Medical Purpose Regulations (MMPR) in June 2013. The program simplifies the process of individuals looking to get medical marihuana prescriptions by enabling patients to consult medical advice directly with a doctor with no other party involved. In order to participate in the MMPR, individuals must submit their verified medical records detailing their diagnosis for consideration by Health Canada. Registered Physicians and Nurse Practitioners (NP’s) both have the authority to deliver diagnosis that are Health Canada recognizes. The MMRP also created climate for the cultivation of it in commercialize industry context and addressed such concerns as, quality control and responsible distribution protocols to make sure it does not end up into the hands of minors. White Palm puts patients in touch with Doctors and NP’s that are familiar with the ailments that medical marihuana can treat.

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The Amazing History of the Marihuana Plant

The Marihuana plant was first used in ancient Taiwan for its firm fibers as a building material. It was quickly discovered that it had tremendous health benefits and was incorporated into Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Germans and Vikings used as means of therapy to ease the pain of toothaches and as a mild sedative for childbirth. The first recording of a medical record referring to marihuana in a medical application was around 4000 BC being used as an anesthetic. It is only in the modern era that marihuana use has been demonized and often shunned by the majority of society. Since ancient times the marijuana plant has been used for numerous applications and we see the shift of it’s old world value being reinstated.

What the Scientific and Medical Community Want to Share with You

As the medical and scientific community continue to research marihuana, more programs are emerging that support its prescription as a medical treatment. Clinical trials have shown marihuana can help treat a variety of diseases including autoimmune diseases, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammation, pain, seizures, substance use disorders and mental disorders amongst others.The Canadian Aids Society in Vancouver estimates that between 14% ­ 38% of people living with HIV/AIDS use medical marijuana to help with their illness. The Canadian Cancer Society’s stance is that those with cancer can use medical marihuana and suggest consulting a physician to make a decision. In 2014, 67% of 1500 WebMD medical doctors agreed that medical marijuana should be available for patients. White Palm welcomes existing and new patients to contact our medical resource staff that can help you decide what dose (daily grams prescribed) and strain is most effective for your diagnosis.

The Difference between a Licensed Producer and a Recreational Dispensary Vancouver, Canada – General Information

WhitePalm is not a licensed producer in Canada but we do follow the same security protocol, meaning that your security is safe with us. The Canadian government put in effect the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) to give marijuana producers a set of guidelines to work with. The regulations put forth by the MMPR is developing and WhitePalm is following developments as they happen. The process to become a licensed producer in Canada is rigorous and has considerable security screening and protocols to ensure applicants are performing in good faith with high standards. White Palm puts consumers in touch with marijuana producers across Canada having giving access to a strong network of producers ranging from the Vancouver, British Columbia to the Maritime provinces. The MMPR has been instrumental in developing a standard for marihuana producers and its protocols help us connect consumers with the best producers operating in Canada. White Palm is committed to working with producers as the cannabis production industry continues to evolve in Canada.

MICROCANNABIS

SMALL BATCH – WHERE THE DETAILS MATTER

THESE DAYS WE WANT TO KNOW IF OUR COFFEE IS FAIR TRADE AND IF OUR FOOD IS ORGANIC. WE BELIEVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF DETAIL SHOULD BE PROVIDED WHEN IT COMES TO CANNABIS. OUR FOCUS IS TO BRING YOU THE BEST CANNABIS FROM INDEPENDENT FARMERS TO SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH AND THE WELFARE OF OTHERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

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APPROVED SAME DAY

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PATIENT SERVICE

Our goal is to extend our attention to detail into informed, thoughtful and effective services.

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PRODUCT QUALITY

All products go through a rigorous quality control process to ensure they meet the highest standards possible.

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COMPLETE SECURITY

All patient information is stored securely in an ssl compliant database.

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How Many Licensed Producers Are There?

There are 26 authorized marijuana licensed producers of dried marijuana as of August, 2015. The producers that have 2 different types of licensing; cultivation only and cultivation and sale. As of July 2015 Health Canada, the department of government that controls the MMRP, expanded production to include fresh marijuana buds and cannabis oils.

Regulated Dispensaries

Interested in Becoming a Licensed Producer

White Palm also offers consulting services on how to become a licensed producer in Canada. If you are a producer looking to become a licensed producer there are many factors you need to consider and our team has an acute understanding of such complexities that we can guide you through.

Online Dispensary | Premium Kush, Extracts, Flowers

There is White Palm is one of Canada’s leading suppliers of all grades of Kush. Visit our flowers pages our grades and availability. Kush strains have been consistent winners of the Cannabis Cup. Most list detailing popular strains of marihuana contain a least a few Kush strains. There are some consistent attributes to the Kush strain such as their large leaves and buds, shortness in growth height and flowering times. There countless strains of Kush and the strain pushes development in the cannabis producer communities. Kush can be grown indoors or outdoors. Some popular strains of Kush are Kush Tuna, Carnage, Pink Kush, Tahoe OG Kush, Strawberry Diesel Kush, Snoop’s Church, Bubba Kush, Pineapple Kush, Purple Bubba Kush, Kandy Kush, Blackberry Kush , Headband, OG­ b, G Kush and Violator Kush.

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SMALL BATCH – WHERE THE DETAILS MATTER

THESE DAYS WE WANT TO KNOW IF OUR COFFEE IS FAIR TRADE AND IF OUR FOOD IS ORGANIC. WE BELIEVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF DETAIL SHOULD BE PROVIDED WHEN IT COMES TO CANNABIS. OUR FOCUS IS TO BRING YOU THE BEST CANNABIS FROM INDEPENDENT FARMERS TO SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH AND THE WELFARE OF OTHERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

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APPROVED SAME DAY

No dispensary card, no problem! We can have you approved the same day, follow our simple sign up process.

#

PATIENT SERVICE

Our goal is to extend our attention to detail into informed, thoughtful and effective services.

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PRODUCT QUALITY

All products go through a rigorous quality control process to ensure they meet the highest standards possible.

#

COMPLETE SECURITY

All patient information is stored securely in an ssl compliant database.

BE APPROVED SAME DAY. FREE PHANT ELECTRIC PEN WITH FIRST
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The Origins of Kush

Kush is a subcategory of strains of Cannabis Indica. Kush refers to area of the Hindu Kush mountain range covering, Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of Northern India. Kush made it’s way to the western world in the late 1960’s. Kush is most abundant in Southern California, but you’ll find fanatics of the strain in everywhere from Vancouver, British Columbia to Holland.

The Therapeutic Nature of Kush

Like most Indica strains it affects the body more than the mind. It is also known to have bring about euphoric feelings and happiness. Often insomniacs find peace in Kush as it does encourage lethargy. Individuals with eating disorders find the use of Kush as way to increase appetite. People with suffering with anxiety have also reported it’s calming attributes to be beneficial to their condition.

Cannabis Dispensary Vancouver Canada buy or order online at GetWhitePalm.com

Since 2011 White Palm has been Canada’s leading source for purchasing Cannabis on line. We offer delivery across Canada to the convenience of your home and have an express delivery service in some areas of the lower mainland of Vancouver, British Columbia, including the all of the city of Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Coquitlam and Burnaby. White Palm is your gateway to the best marijuana and cannabis products available in Canada. Our team scours the nation for premium marijuana and cannabis products and we have over a 100 dispensaries and a thriving cannabis community right here in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. We keep our ear to the grounds where buds stem from. From large producers to small scale ones we try them all out and filter out any marijuana that is not of the utmost high quality. We specialize in delivering the best information on origins of marihuana strains and detail their respective effects so you can make a sound decision of which blend is best for your marihuana purchase online. We have a love for cannabis and have been here from day one as we joyfully watch the regulations shift positively towards the mainstream acceptance of a plant that offers tremendous health benefits.

MICROCANNABIS

SMALL BATCH – WHERE THE DETAILS MATTER

THESE DAYS WE WANT TO KNOW IF OUR COFFEE IS FAIR TRADE AND IF OUR FOOD IS ORGANIC. WE BELIEVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF DETAIL SHOULD BE PROVIDED WHEN IT COMES TO CANNABIS. OUR FOCUS IS TO BRING YOU THE BEST CANNABIS FROM INDEPENDENT FARMERS TO SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH AND THE WELFARE OF OTHERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

marij

#MICROCANNABIS# FOR THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF ALL

#

APPROVED SAME DAY

No dispensary card, no problem! We can have you approved the same day, follow our simple sign up process.

#

PATIENT SERVICE

Our goal is to extend our attention to detail into informed, thoughtful and effective services.

#

PRODUCT QUALITY

All products go through a rigorous quality control process to ensure they meet the highest standards possible.

#

COMPLETE SECURITY

All patient information is stored securely in an ssl compliant database.

BE APPROVED SAME DAY. FREE PHANT ELECTRIC PEN WITH FIRST
ORDER $45 VALUE . LIMITED TIME OFFER

Popular Ways You Can Ingest Cannabis

There many ways in which you can ingest and consume cannabis such as Hash, bubble hash, shatter, wax, oils, and a large variety of strains can all be purchased online at White Palm. The increase in high quality smoking apparatuses like the popularity of vaporizers and compact vapor pens persist. There’s a culinary contingent thriving as well as cookbooks and blogs championing the many health benefits of cannabis consumption flourish.

The Versatility of Cannabis

The first law regarding cannabis was ordering farmers to grow cannabis as hemp was the most reliable source for building it was one the largest agricultural crops in the world before hysteria began to build around it being ingested or consumed and the high that people experienced. Fabrics, lighting oils and papers were predominantly derived from hemp before the overreaction to the effects of consuming it. As the many applications for the use of cannabis begin resurface and with supportive evidence it may once again playing an integral role in modern society.