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May 2019

Dear Reader,

Like most of you, we’re still waiting for the May flowers the April showers are supposed to produce. But hey, we’re trending in the right direction so who’s complaining.

May is going to be a super busy month at Delta 9 Cannabis Stores. Our partnership with PAX continues and we’ll be running several weekend activations and promotions. We also have an excellent deal on pre-rolls for the entire month – stop by any location to check out our huge selection and great prices.

The Brandon location is also starting a variety of cannabis workshops, so make sure to check out the schedule below.

In this month’s newsletter we have an interesting and informative article about some of the increasingly popular cannabis products that many Manitobans are using as an alternative to dried flower, and a great suggestion for a near perfect cannabis storage solution.

And, we hope to see you at one of our joint rolling workshops every Friday and Saturday beginning this weekend!

The Delta 9 Team

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IN THIS ISSUE

No Accessories Required

The Perfect Cannabis Storage Solution for Cannasseurs

Things to Consider When Using Vape Pens

Partnership with PAX

Featured Strain – OG Kush

News & Events

 
Delta 9 Cannabis Store – All pre-rolls 15% OFF for the month of May

No Accessories Required

Cannabis oils, sprays and softgels becoming more popular with Manitoba consumers

Cannabis oils, sprays and softgels becoming more popular with Manitoba consumers

Ryan Tulloch (Delta 9 Cannabis Consultant) and Courtney Pratt (Territory Manager Manitoba, Canopy Growth Corporation)

Cannabis now comes in all shapes, sizes and formats and Manitobans are warming to the fact that smoking and vaporization are no longer the only methods of consumption. Technically, the first cannabis edibles are already here.

Cannabis sprays and softgels first became available to medical cannabis consumers in Manitoba in 2016 and 2017 but they are now becoming more popular among recreational consumers. Canopy Growth Corporation recently held educational popups on oils, sprays and softgels for their Tweed brand at the Delta 9 Cannabis Stores in St. Vital and Brandon, and they were very well received.

“It took some time for consumers to wrap their minds around the fact that you could consume cannabis in different ways,” said Courtney Pratt, Territory Manager for Manitoba and Nunavut at Canopy Growth. “But now that people have started to gain some experience with oils and softgels, we’ve noticed they’re purchasing more.”

“Oils and softgels give newer consumers who don’t want to inhale a great option for a safe, quality, cannabis product from a licensed producer they can trust,” said Kate Moody, Corporate Trainer and Recreational Team Lead at Canopy Growth. “As opposed to making your own edibles where you have no idea of what the THC content is going to be. You could make brownies, but why not just have a softgel, which is precisely measured and has zero calories.”

Tweed sprays and softgels use pharmaceutical grade MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) derived coconut oil as their carrier oil. Sprays also come with a dash of peppermint flavouring in them, which is geared towards customers who don’t necessarily like the taste of cannabis. The peppermint also acts as an antibacterial agent.

Both sprays and softgels provide consistent dosages. Sprays come in 40 ml bottles which provide 400 sprays at 2.5 mg of THC per spray and softgels offer both 2.5 mg and 10 mg dosage options.

“Sprays and softgels offer a way of micro-dosing that allows you to find a balance that works best with regards to the desired effect you’re looking for,” said Courtney. “Everyone’s endocannabinoid system processes cannabis differently. Think of it like you might think of alcohol consumption. One person might have five drinks and they’ll be fine but another person might have one drink and that’s too much. So we always recommend that people start low and go slow.”

“Even if someone classifies themselves as an experienced consumer, we still recommend starting with a smaller dose,” said Kate. “With one 2.5 mg capsule or spray, and then waiting approximately 30 to 90 minutes for it to take effect. Sometimes it can take a little longer, but that is what Health Canada has given us to work within. The effects can last between 4-10 hours and sometimes longer, depending on a person’s metabolism. If you don’t find the desired effect you’re looking for after the initial dose, do not take more. Wait until the next day, and then increase the dose from one to two, until you find the effect you’re looking for.

“It’s important to note that your experience with inhalation does not predict your experience with ingestion. Someone may have a really high tolerance for dried flower, but their tolerance level may not be the same for an ingestible. It can also work the other way. It really depends on body chemistry.”


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Allison Pattison (Community Engagement Specialist, Canopy Growth Corporation) and Courtney Pratt (Territory Manager Manitoba, Canopy Growth Corporation)

Choosing between sprays and softgels comes down to personal preference. Both are used by consumers who do not want to inhale cannabis, but softgels offer an additional convenience.

“If you want take a spray with you, you have to take the whole bottle,” said Kate. “But with softgels you can just pop a couple in your pocket. They’re a little bit more portable in that respect, but both are a more discreet option and they have no odour. They also, in general, have a longer lasting effect. Think about being at a concert where there are no in-and-out privileges and you can’t leave. A spray or softgel might be the perfect solution.”

Sprays and softgels are offered in a similar variety to dried flower, but there are not quite as many in consistent stock at this point.

“In Manitoba specifically, we offer quite a variety in terms of Indica, Hybrid and Sativa strains,” said Courtney. “And that includes balanced products which are roughly equal parts THC and CBD. What that means to the consumer is that the CBD will actually buffer the THC so it won’t give them as much of the psychoactive component as it would if it was just the straight THC.”

Sprays, oils and softgels currently available online at Delta9.ca include: Tweed - Bakerstreet 2.5mg Softgels, Tweed - Highlands 10mg Softgels, Tweed - Highlands Oral Spray, Tweed - Plain Packaging - Indica Oil, DNA Genetics - Lemon Skunk 10mg Softgels, DNA Genetics - Lemon Skunk Oral Spray, LBS - Sunset 2.5mg Softgels, Solei - Gather Oral Spray, Solei - Unplug Oil, Edison - Indica Oil and Riff - THC Spray.

Additional sprays, oils and softgels are also available in-store at Delta 9 Cannabis Stores but inventory may vary depending on location. Customers can check to see which products are currently available by visiting the St. Vital, Osborne Village and Brandon Delta 9 Cannabis Stores online.

“The variety available now gives consumers some options depending on the occasion and the atmosphere they want to consume in,” said Kate. “If you’re going to be at home watching Netflix and relaxing maybe an Indica strain is what you’re looking for. Hybrids we might classify as being in the ‘discover and do’ section. If you’re going to bake some cookies or go for a hike that might be the optimal strain. Sativas might be the preferred option if you’re looking to host a big party at your house or you’re going to the bar because your favourite band is playing.”


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

Softgels are currently available in 15 and 60 packs and are priced starting from just over $20.00 at Delta 9 Cannabis Stores. Sprays come in 40 ml bottles and start at just over $80.00. Premium brands are also available at a slightly higher price point, but all oils, sprays and softgels offer Manitoba cannabis consumers a chance to try something new, to see what they like, and craft the experience they’re looking for based on past experiences.

“Many have already added oils, sprays and softgels to their cannabis menu,” said Kate. “They’re discreet, convenient, smoke-free and portable.”

As precursors to the multitude of cannabis edibles that will be legalized in October 2019, when revisions to the Cannabis Act are finalized, oils, sprays and softgels are proving to be worth a try for both new and experienced consumers. And the best thing about oils, sprays and softgels?

No accessories required!


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The Perfect Cannabis Storage Solution for Cannasseurs

(and Mad Scientists)

CVault – Delta 9 Cannabis Store

CVaults are as close to perfect as you can get when it comes to cannabis storage, but they might also unleash your creative genius.

Air-tight, sealable, lightweight, stackable and stylish, CVaults are made of food-grade stainless steel and also feature a convenient slot for a humidity pack. When used in conjunction with a humidity pack, CVaults act like a humidor to keep your cannabis fresh. Much lighter than glass containers, CVaults are also easier to transport, odour free and impenetrable by light.

“Whether you’re going to the cottage, taking it on an aircraft or on your way to visit a friend, CVaults are a great choice,” said Scott Strizic, Assistant Manager Delta 9 Osborne Village Store. “Even walking down the street when the air is dry can effect your cannabis if it’s not stored properly.”


CVaults are available in small, medium, large and two litre sizes

Personal CVaults are available in small, medium, large and two litre sizes and are designed to store anywhere from seven grams to 3.5 ounces, but where they really add value is in their ability to keep strains separate from one another.

“What the cannasseurs are doing is keeping different strains in separate containers so that they're not influencing each other,” said Strizic. “They’re removing the Delta 9 labels from the containers the cannabis comes in and placing it on their CVaults. The labels fit perfectly and when you stack the CVaults in your cupboard or locked storage area you can immediately see which strain is where. They’re keeping the original labels that have the important information they need for each strain and they’re recycling the plastic containers. All Delta 9 containers are 100% recyclable, just place them in your blue bin when ready.”

Using labelled CVaults makes it easy to know where to store any new purchases, while also allowing you to quickly find a particular strain depending on what kind of effect you’re looking for. They also give you a chance to use your imagination.

Intentionally mixing different cannabis strains together has been in practice for decades, and it’s not entirely uncommon for cannabis consumers with a single storage container to mix different strains without much thought as to what effect the blend is likely to produce.


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But what happens when you mix different cannabis strains together? When you mix a high THC strain with a high CBD strain? A Sativa with an Indica or Hybrid? When you mix strains with different terpene profiles together? The entourage effect created by mixing different cannabis strains is somewhat predictable in some cases, but not so much in others.

It’s always best to “Start Low and Go Slow” if you decide to create a new blend of cannabis on purpose, but with separate containers and readily available information about each strain, you can now be a bit more scientific about it. You can take a bud from one container and another from a different container and grind them up together in somewhat precise fashion.

Is there a potent strain you really like but want to tone down a bit? Do you have a lighter strain with effects you enjoy that might balance it out? Are you a mad scientist? Or a creative genius?

CVaults might help you find out.


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Things to Consider When Using Vape Pens

Exercise caution when purchasing from unlicensed sources

Vape pen

Vape pens are becoming more and more popular, and Delta 9 Cannabis is looking forward to being able to provide our customers with safe, reliable products before the end of 2019!

We are aware that some of our customers are already using vape pens, and would like to urge caution when purchasing these products from unlicensed sources.

To learn more about the potential dangers of black market vape pens and replacement cartridges, check out these recent articles from Leafly:

• California Cannabis Labs Are Finding Toxic Metal in Vape Cartridges

• You May Want to Avoid These Ingredients in Cannabis Oil Vape Cartridges


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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 St Vital location (1-827 Dakota St) before May 31st, and we'll engrave a design of your choice for FREE!


Delta 9 Cannabis and PAX – FREE ENGRAVING!

We’ll be running several in-store activations and promotions with PAX throughout the months of May and June so stay tuned for upcoming details!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!


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May Featured Strain

OG Kush

Delta 9 Cannabis – March Featured Strain – Delta 9 OG Kush

OG Kush has an earthy, diesel smell before grind. Medium sized buds with a medium density. Forest green colour with darker leaf notes, dark orange pistils and moderate trichome coverage. Most trichomes are milky with some amber. After grind, the aroma shifts to a pungent citrus with an earthy undertone.

Purchase this strain now

INDICA HYBRID
THC: 15-16%
CBD: <1%

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NEWS & EVENTS

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

Joint Rolling 101

Starting this weekend and running through the summer months, all Delta 9 Cannabis Stores will be offering joint rolling demonstrations every Friday night from 7-9 pm and on Saturdays from 2-6 pm.

Stop by and learn how to become a joint rolling expert!

Where: All Delta 9 Cannabis Stores
- 1-827 Dakota St (Winnipeg) -
- 478 River Ave (Winnipeg) -
- 1570-18th St (Brandon) -


Brandon Education Centre – Upcoming Workshops:

- CANNABIS 101 -

When: May 16, 2019

Where: 1570-18th St, Brandon, MB


- EDIBLES & TOPICALS -

When: May 29, 2019

Where: 1570-18th St, Brandon, MB


- CANNABIS 101 -

When: May 30, 2019

Where: 1570-18th St, Brandon, MB


Call the store to reserve your spot: 204-717-0784


Free Delta 9 Pride T-shirt

Free Delta 9 Pride T-shirt!

Stop by any Delta 9 Cannabis Store on Saturday, June 1st and receive a free Delta 9 Pride logo t-shirt. Wear it in the Pride Parade on Sunday June 2nd!

Limited Quantities. No purchase necessary!

When: June 1, 2019

Where: All Delta 9 Cannabis Stores
- 1-827 Dakota St (Winnipeg) -
- 478 River Ave (Winnipeg) -
- 1570-18th St (Brandon) -


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