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New Capsules at the VCBC

by dmacpher » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:08 pm

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by tedsmith » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:57 pm

Victoria, B.C.: In an effort to improve the ability of patients and doctors to understand and use cannabis as a medicine, the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club has developed a new line of 10 cannabis capsules. Now with edible and topical products, the VCBC has provided low cost alternatives to smoking herb since it began operating in 1996. Many of these products can provide relief that cannot be found from smoking alone.

The strongest of these new capsules are the indica hash and sativa hash caps. Indica strains have more CDB than sativa varieties, making them more sedative. The club only uses hash made by rubbing the dry plant over a screen, so no solvents are used. This hash is then soaked in hemp oil and cooked just enough to add lecithin before being capped. Another new cap is made from strains known to be heavy in CBD and less THC than most common strains, making them less psychoactive while still providing relief of inflammation and sore muscles.

While the regulations of the federal government do not allow patients or their caregivers to make these products, in a decision last year a BC Supreme Court Justice struck down the MMAR down for being unconstitutional for that very reason in the trial of former head baker of the VCBC, Owen Smith. That decision has been appealed and will be heard in Oct. ... ecipe-book
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