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March/April 2019

Dear Reader,

Spring is here, and so is our second Delta 9 Cannabis Store! Time to bring the smiles out!

We hope you’re all feeling as upbeat as we are after opening our new Delta 9 Cannabis store at 478 River Avenue on March 21.

Delta 9 Cannabis Store – Osborne Village – NOW OPEN!

Located in the heart of Osborne Village at the corner of River Avenue and Osborne Street, this new store currently offers 25 different strains of dried cannabis, along with assorted oils, gel caps and pre-rolled joints, educational materials, clothing and more. Make sure to check out the exclusive and exquisite bongs from Mothership Glass while you’re there.

Delta 9 Cannabis Store – Osborne Village – NOW OPEN!

In this month’s newsletter, we have articles for you on how to personalize your cannabis experience and how to rehydrate your dry stash. Incredible advances in genetics and production methods now allow you to customize your cannabis experience to levels never before possible, and we’ve all faced the challenge of dry weed at some point. We’ve got eight ways to fix the latter, and if you need more assistance with the former, a Delta 9 Cannabis Specialist is always here to help you.

Our third Delta 9 Cannabis Store will be opening in Brandon on April 4, and we will continue to offer high quality cannabis, related products and accessories, at the lowest prices in Manitoba. Thanks to you, we’re off to a great start as Manitoba’s Cannabis Company, and we sincerely appreciate your support!

The Delta 9 Team

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IN THIS ISSUE

My Weed is Dry. Help!

Customizing your Cannabis Experience

Partnership with Pax

Featured Strain – Prairie Fire

Upcoming Events

 
Delta 9 Cannabis Store – Osborne Village location – NOW OPEN!

My Weed is Dry! Help!

8 Ways to Rehydrate Cannabis

My Weed is Dry! Help!

We’ve all done it. Left our stash (or a few roaches!) somewhere and forgot about it, only to find it months later completely dried out, while looking for our keys or a piece of pizza under the couch cushions. We’ve also purchased cannabis that is dry. So now what?

You can’t call Rehydration Man, you have to become your own superhero, and Delta 9 is here to help. Below are a few tips that have been used for decades to rehydrate dry cannabis. Some methods are better than others, and all are short-term, but they will all improve your cannabis consumption experience.

8 Ways to Rehydrate Cannabis

Basically, you need to get some moisture back into your cannabis by transferring water from one element to another. To do this, you have to increase the humidity inside the cannabis container and have your cannabis absorb some of the resulting moisture. An airtight glass container is preferred for all but one of the rehydration methods below, and you’ll also need it to keep your cannabis fresh afterwards.

Orange-Lemon-Lime Peels

Orange, lemon and lime peels are commonly used to rehydrate cannabis, and each adds its own unique flavour to your buds. You can also get creative with smells and tastes by adding one or more of your favourite cooking herbs.

The process is simple. Place a peel of your preferred fruit alongside, but not touching your cannabis, in an airtight glass container. Check it every few hours until your desired moisture level is reached. The peel should also be removed or changed at least once every 24 hours to keep any possible mold issues in check.

Bananas, Apples and Lettuce

Banana peel work the same as other fruit peels, but they have to be checked and changed more often, as they contain more moisture and will rehydrate your cannabis faster. You should check your cannabis every 30 minutes when using a banana peel. Like other fruit peels, banana peels will change the taste of your cannabis, but the taste transfer can be even more powerful.

In contrast, apple peels can also be used to rehydrate your cannabis, but they are slower acting and transfer less taste than the other fruits. Fresh lettuce leaves also contain a lot of water and will work quickly and naturally to rehydrate your cannabis, with less of a taste transfer. A piece of bread, while not as popular as fruit peels, will also work to rehydrate cannabis with a minimum of taste transfer.

Regardless of which organic material you decide to use to rehydrate your cannabis, it should be wrapped in a paper towel before placing it alongside your cannabis in an airtight container.

Fresh Weed/Dry Weed Combo

If you already have fresh moist cannabis on hand, you can place a few buds from the moist cannabis into your container with the dry cannabis and a transfer of moisture will occur. As a bonus, the dry cannabis may gain some of the taste and aroma from the moist cannabis, without effecting its source.

Wet Paper Towels, Cloth and Distilled Water

There are two different methods of using paper towels, cloth and distilled water for cannabis rehydration. You can put a moist (not drenched) paper towel or cloth in a plastic bag with small pinholes in it and place it beside your cannabis in its container, or you can take the paper towel or cloth and lay it over the container before sealing it. Either way, you’ll want to make sure the dry cannabis does not become too moist, and it should be checked regularly. It is best to use distilled water in this process, as all the impurities have been removed.


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Homemade Humidifier

You can buy a specialized cannabis humidor for storing your cannabis, but you can also create your own. A piece of damp cotton wool wrapped in a tinfoil sheet with holes in it will act in a fashion similar to a professional dehumidifier when placed alongside your dry cannabis inside its container. There’s a bit of an art to getting it just right, but a moisture check after 24 hours will keep you on the right track. Again, use distilled water.

Q-Tips and Cotton Balls

Almost anything that can hold moisture can be used to rehydrate your cannabis stash, and that includes cotton balls and Q-tips lightly dipped in distilled water, not soaked. One wet cotton ball or Q-tip should be enough, and as with all the above methods, it should be placed alongside your cannabis, but not touching it, inside your airtight glass container. Check your cannabis in 24 hours and re-evaluate the moisture content.

Stove Top Steaming

Stove steaming works quickly to rehydrate cannabis, but you have to be careful not to overdo it or your weed will be too wet to smoke. Fill a pot with distilled water and bring it to a boil on the stove. Remove the pot from the heat source (and don’t forget to use oven mitts!) and secure a cloth over the pot so it won’t slip. Place your cannabis buds on top of the cloth and let the evaporative steam do its work. It should take from 20-60 minutes to rehydrate your cannabis, and buds should be turned over and checked regularly until the desired moisture level is achieved.


The dewbie will rehydrate a few grams of cannabis in 10-20 minutes.

The dewbie

According to their website, the dewbie is an infinitely reusable, Canadian handmade stone that quickly rehydrates dry cannabis. After being soaked in distilled water for 30-60 seconds, the dewbie is placed alongside your cannabis in its sealed container. The dewbie will rehydrate a few grams of cannabis in 10-20 minutes but may take up to two hours to rehydrate a quarter ounce. We haven’t personally used this product, but online reviews are positive and it will be available in the coming weeks for purchase in all of our stores.

Cannabis Rehydration Summary:

Rehydrated cannabis should be consumed as soon as possible. Distilled water should be used in the rehydration process, and if organic materials are used, they should not be left in your sealed cannabis container for overly long periods of time, as they can cause mold issues. Once you’ve got your stash right where you want it with regards to moisture content, you can keep it fresh and potent with our Top 10 Cannabis Storage Tips.

As cannabis production, storage and packaging methods in Canada continue to evolve and improve, there will be less and less dry cannabis in circulation. Manitoba’s Cannabis Company, Delta 9, will be leading the way in both innovation and development, and we look forward to sharing everything we learn with our valued customers!


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Customizing your Cannabis Experience

It’s easier than you think!

Consumers can customize their experience to levels not possible in the past.

Incredible advances in cannabis genetics and production methods now allow consumers to customize their experience to levels not possible in the past, and it’s easier than you might think!

Beginning with your strain of choice, whether it be an energizing Sativa, a relaxing Indica, or a Hybrid of both, along with your preferred levels of THC and CBD, the next step towards enhancing your experience is a basic knowledge of terpenes.

Terpenes are aromatic metabolites found in the oils of cannabis, and they are one of the primary reasons why two different cannabis strains with the same percentage or ratio of THC and CBD can produce different results.

The cannabis plant produces at least 100 different terpenes, each with its own unique aroma, taste and set of generally accepted medicinal properties. Different combinations of terpenes work together in what is known as the “entourage effect” to amplify or downplay the effects of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, creating a unique set of effects for each strain.

“Think of THC and CBD as two cowboys riding into town,” said Delta 9 Cannabis Specialist Jeff Konwalchuk on opening day at the new Delta 9 Store at 478 River Avenue in Winnipeg. “THC is the Rowdy bringing the party, the psychoactive effect. CBD is the mellow Sheriff who works to provide some balance and keep the Rowdy under control. The terpenes are their groups of friends.

“Some terpenes are friends with the Sheriff (CBD). They’re a more relaxing group that includes Myrcene and Terpinolene, and they’re going to help calm the Rowdy (THC). The terpenes on the side of the Rowdy include Limonene and Pinene, and they tend to magnify the effects of THC. So the blend of CBD, THC and the friends they ride in with, determine your experience.”

Information on terpenes and their basic effects is widely available on the Internet, but there is no way to know for sure which balance of THC, CBD and terpenes are going to work best for you. Different strains and combinations may effect you differently depending on your body chemistry.

Basic guidelines can help you get started on the customization process and Delta 9 Cannabis Specialists can assist you further using a combination of practical experience, advanced training from Lift and Co. and feedback from cannabis consumers.

“We're here to help you narrow it down a little bit,” said Konwalchuk. “To get the process started, we ask you what kind of experience you’re looking for. Our job is to help focus you on a couple of choices as opposed to being overwhelmed by all the different options. Cannabis consumption is a very subjective and personal experience though. No guidelines are going to apply to everybody. In order for someone to find their ultimate experience, they’re going to have to do some experimenting, there’s no way around that.”


Jeff Konwalchuk – Cannabis Specialist at Delta 9 Cannabis Store, Osborne Village

Jeff Konwalchuk – Cannabis Specialist at Delta 9 Cannabis Store, Osborne Village

There are few shortcuts, however.

“You’ll generally start to associate a particular smell and taste with the type of experience you have,” said Konwalchuk. “That’s the connection you need to draw. Your senses will guide you towards what you like and steer you away from what you don’t like. There is no way to know which balance is going to work best for you until you experiment a bit and discover what you like best.”

Using a vaporizer also allows you to customize your cannabis experience. If certain terpenes are released at a high temperature and you use a lower temperature setting on your vaporizer, those terpenes will be absent from the flavour and effect. Using different temperatures combined with your own sensory input allows you to customize your experience even further. Many cannabis consumers make notes on different things they try and go from there.

“Once you’ve had a bit of experience, the smell is what gives you a lot of the information you’re looking for,” said Konwalchuk. “That's why we have the sensory bars at the Delta 9 stores. The terpene profiles are also on the labels of many of the Delta 9 strains.”

Most cannabis strains are bred for certain characteristics and contain several terpenes. Different terpene profiles will result in different aromas, tastes and effects. Genetics, harvesting and curing also have an effect on terpenes and how they develop and work together. It’s a whole plant experience and you can take advantage of all of it.

“Most importantly, think of it as an enjoyable exploratory process,” said Konwalchuk. “You have to jump in and try different things. That's what makes it so much fun!”


TERPENES – the smell is what gives you a lot of the information you’re looking for

“Once you’ve had a bit of experience, the smell is what gives you a lot of the information you’re looking for.”

Common terpenes, their aromas and effects, based on studies and feedback:

  • Pinene – Has a piney aroma and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to promote alertness, improve airflow to the lungs and reduce short-term memory loss from THC.
  • Limonene – Has a citrusy aroma and is known for its ability to relieve stress and improve mood, as well as for its antifungal and antibacterial properties.
  • Myrcene – Has a more earthy, musky aroma and is known for its sedative and relaxation properties.
  • Humulene – Has an earthy, hoppy aroma and is known for both its ability to reduce food cravings and its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Linalool – Has a floral, spicy aroma and is known for its ability to balance the anxious effects of THC, as well as its stress-relieving, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Caryophyllene – Has a spicy, peppery aroma and is best known to be helpful with depression and anxiety, as well as for its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Terpinolene – Has a woodsy aroma and is known for its antioxidant, antibacterial and slightly sedative properties.


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Delta 9 Cannabis Store – Brandon location – OPENING APRIL 4, 2019!

Partnership with Pax

FREE ENGRAVING for your Pax 2 or Pax 3! (No purchase necessary!)

Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Mug Cake

Bring your PAX 2 or PAX 3 vaporizer to our Osborne Village location (478 River Ave) before April 3rd, and we'll engrave a design of your choice for FREE!


Delta 9 Cannabis and PAX – FREE ENGRAVING!

The engraver will then be moved to our Grand Opening at Brandon Shoppers Mall (1570-18th St, Brandon MB) where it will be available between April 4th and April 29th.

We'll then bring it to our St Vital location (1-827 Dakota St) for April 30th to May 21st.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!


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March Featured Strain

PRAIRIE FIRE

Delta 9 Cannabis – March Featured Strain – Prairie Fire

A Delta 9 Premium Product – Prairie Fire boasts a sharp floral aroma, upon busting it takes on a kush-like scent. Bud formation is tight as well is the trim. Little to no loose leafs.

Learn more about the characteristics of this strain here.

INDICA HYBRID
THC: 21-23%
CBD: 0.04%

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Delta 9 Cannabis Store – Brandon Location Opening April 4th!

Delta 9 Cannabis Store – Brandon Location Opening!

When: April 4, 2019

Where: 1570-18th St, Brandon, MB


Celebrate 4/20 with Delta 9!

Delta 9 is planning a big 4/20 party and in-store promotions. Stay tuned for more details!

When: April 20, 2019

Where: TBA


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