HIGH BUYS: THE LIT­TLE BOOK OF CANNABIS: HOW MAR­I­JUANA CAN IM­PROVE YOUR LIFE

NOW Magazine - - NEWSFRONT - By MICHELLE DA SILVA Got a tip? Email us at cannabis@ nowtoronto.com

Recre­ational cannabis has been le­gal in Canada for a whole week and al­ready the On­tario Cannabis Store (OCS) is in catch-up mode. Sur­prise, sur­prise, the de­mand for bud was ex­tremely high once the clock struck mid­night on Oc­to­ber 17, and the OCS is deal­ing with sup­ply is­sues. Cou­ple that with po­ten­tial de­liv­ery is­sues due to ro­tat­ing strikes by Canada Post work­ers, and the fact that some prod­ucts that should be listed on the OCS web­site are still miss­ing, and it seems like the On­tario gov­ern­ment needs to smoke or get off the pot.

Luck­ily, there’s plenty of read­ing ma­te­rial while we wait. Also launched on Oc­to­ber 17? The Lit­tle Book Of Cannabis: How Mar­i­juana Can Im­prove Your Life by Amanda Siebert and out on Grey­stone Books. Based in Van­cou­ver, Siebert was the for­mer cannabis edi­tor at the Ge­or­gia Straight.

It’s an easy-to-read in­tro­duc­tion to cannabis, look­ing at 10 ev­i­dence­based ways the plant can im­prove your life, from act­ing as a sleep­ing aid and aphro­disiac to slow­ing down ag­ing. Siebert also in­ter­views ex­perts about prac­ti­cal ad­vice for en­joy­ing joints, ed­i­bles, oils and more. She’ll be at Toronto’s Hot­box Lounge and Shop (204 Au­gusta) on Novem­ber 9 at 6 pm. Tick­ets are $5 at the door and a DJ set will fol­low the read­ing. $14.95 at An­other Story Book­shop (315 Ron­ces­valles).

Amanda Siebert

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