The Landscape of the Legalization of Marijuana

Canada is well on it’s way to legalizing recreational marijuana throughout the nation making us the second country in the world to do so. Uruguay was the first nation to legalize pot several years ago. Such a bold moves on the world stage will surely have an impact on other countries most likely starting with the US.

In 2012 Colorado voters pushed for legalized marijuana and got it. It became the first region in the world to do so and introduce taxes on weed like they do with liquor. To date, nearly 30 states have some medical marijuana law and in November eight states legalized marijuana for adults.

Canada will be in a good position to set up a lucrative export business, as populous countries like Germany have legalized medical marijuana as a nation and others consider relaxing their laws. According to Arcview, North Americans spent $6.7 billion on legal pot in 2016, up more than 30% from the year before. The end result of Canada pushing forth legalization gives the land of the free an upper hand on trepidatious countries who are sluggishly rolling various regulatory provisions. This has led to a hearty injection of activity on the markets as investors know the flight path appears to be set for high flying action for the cannabis industry. As much as the US had show progress that point to an inevitable legalization full board, the federal government still treats marijuana as an illicit substance much like cocaine or heroin.

Canada will be in a good position to set up a lucrative export business, as populous countries like Germany have legalized medical marijuana as a nation and others consider relaxing their laws. According to Arcview, North Americans spent $6.7 billion on legal pot in 2016, up more than 30% from the year before. The end result of Canada pushing forth legalization gives the land of the free an upper hand on trepidatious countries who are sluggishly rolling various regulatory provisions. This has led to a hearty injection of activity on the markets as investors know the flight path appears to be set for high flying action for the cannabis industry. As much as the US had show progress that point to an inevitable legalization full board, the federal government still treats marijuana as an illicit substance much like cocaine or heroin. The learnings that Canada will likely earn while setting up the market — like dealing with provinces that border the US — will be ones that the US , just as states like Oregon and Washington have had the benefit of learning from Colorado. Canada’s own recreational marijuana task force consulted with Colorado and Washington to get ready for legalization “If a nation like Canada approves it, sets up a regimen, provides a living laboratory of people right across the border that are a lot like us, it might help change the perceptions of some skeptics,” says the Oregon congressman. “But what is most compelling is the experience people have in their own lives and families.”

FREE SMOKE – INVITE FRIENDS AND GET MONEY BACK!

Here at Whitepalm we’re always looking at ways to make a better user experience for our beloved members. Not just because we are a business, but also because we are genuine advocates and we need power in numbers to make change. Not too long ago we introduced a point system so we could give something back to you as we grow and you continue to enjoy our quality selection of bud and extracts. So we thought what else can we do to keep the team spirit alive and thriving… and then it came to us.

You like weed right? You probably have friends that do too. So we designed a system that allows for you to invite your friends to jump the cue AND get some loot back into your pocket and theirs.

Starting right now, when you invite a friend to join Whitepalm you will receive a $10 credit into your account once that friend has made their first order. Additionally, they will also get $10 off their first order. The best thing is that there is no limit to how many friends you can invite. You could be getting free weed all the time by sharing the love with your friends.

Here’s how it works…

1. Login to your “MY ACCOUNT”

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2. FIND YOUR WAY TO “INVITE FRIENDS”. You can share through your social media pages or simply put their email into the text box. This generates a unique tracking code for your account to make sure you get credit

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3. YOUR FRIEND GETS AN EMAIL OR THEY CLICK ON THE IMAGE THAT’S SHARED TO THEIR NEWS FEED

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4. YOUR FRIEND IS THEN REDIRECTED TO THE WHITEPALM SIGN UP PAGE.

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5. SHARE THE WEALTH.

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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!

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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.