What's in store

Soon you’ll be able to explore Symbl dried cannabis flower and cannabis oils. Choose from sativa, indica and hybrid strains, each with distinct profiles that you can match up with your own personal tastes, wants and everything in between.

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According to the most recent news, recreational and other adult use of cannabis will be regulated in Canada on October 17th. We know it’s later than some initially thought, but October will be here before you know it. Trust us, we’re just as excited as you are!
When it comes to adult use cannabis, where you can buy depends on where you live. As specific details of cannabis sales have fallen to the provinces, you may find your favourite strain in a private retail location, a government run shop or even online. For example, Alberta is poised to sell cannabis in over 200 private retailers, while in Ontario it can only be purchased through government-run stores.
Initially Symbl will debut with a varied selection of dried flower strains and cannabis oils (created for oral use— vape pens and other concentrates will not be regulated for sale for about another year) ideal for matching to your experience. Our strains have been carefully chosen, grown with care, and expertly harvested and cured to produce beautiful buds to use day or night, here or there. Symbl’s oils are made using low-pressure distillation of cannabis resin extracted from the flowers (similarly to how essential oils are made) with an MCT carrier oil. In the future, we hope to sell additional cannabis products, so please feel free to tell us what you’d like to see.
Just like people, each cannabis strain is unique. Even the same strain can have different attributes with each harvest, depending on environmental conditions. One of the first aspects to explore is the strain’s cannabinoid content. The most famous cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is responsible for psychoactive effects (feeling high). Cannabidiol (CBD) is another important cannabinoid that doesn’t have the psychoactive qualities of THC. Each strain also has prominent terpenes, which are the cannabis compounds known for producing the strain’s aroma and flavour, and for contributing to the specific effects of the strain. We suggest experimenting with a few different strains to see how they affect you. Also note that you can mix or combine multiple products to find the strain combination that works best. For example, some people prefer one type of strain to start the weekend off right and another to end the day. Finally, if you have questions always feel free to contact our customer service team at 1-844-546-3633 to help point you in the right direction.
Just because adult use cannabis will be regulated doesn’t mean we’re entering a completely rule-free society. Adults (most provinces consider 19+ legally acceptable) are allowed to carry up to 30g of dried cannabis (or its equivalent) in a public space. Keep in mind, the government considers your car a public space. If you’re caught in public with more than 30g, you can face criminal charges depending on the circumstances. Speaking of vehicles, it is also illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis. Bill C-46, just passed in June 2018, gives police officers the authority to administer mandatory breathalyzer and oral fluid testing, and creates steeper fines, penalties and sentences if you are found driving under the influence of cannabis. Basically, what we’re saying is that it’s not worth the risk. Other laws include not selling cannabis yourself, growing only as deemed legal by your province and not taking cannabis with you across international borders. We remind you, as in our Terms and Conditions, that nothing in this website is legal advice. If you want to be sure of your rights in a given situation involving cannabis, please contact legal counsel.
We know you want to see our big, beautiful buds. We’d love to show them off too, but unfortunately, by law, we’re not allowed to right now – maybe things will change in the future. Instead, we’ll do our best to carefully explain as much about each Symbl strain as we can, giving you a physical and flavour description, as well as the cannabinoid and terpene profiles. The rest is up to your imagination.
First of all, we prefer cannabis (which is the plant’s technical, scientific name, based on the genus of the Cannabis sativa plant), but it’s gone by many names. Weed. Ganja. Pot. It’s all the same stuff. Cannabis may be as simple as dried flowers from the cannabis plant. That’s it. The flowering parts of the plant (also known as ‘buds’) are harvested, dried and cured. It’s crazy simple, but also simply amazing. This is because inside each cannabis flower are more than 100 active cannabinoid compounds that interact with the human body, including the most famous, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the psychoactive compound that is most responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. In addition to the cannabinoids you’ll find terpenes. These are chemical compounds found in tons of plants that give them their flavour and fragrance. In cannabis, these chemicals not only change flavour and fragrance, but also effects. Think lemon peels, lavender and basil… they all smell wonderfully distinct thanks to their terpenes.
Indica. Sativa. Hybrid… these are the ways we’ve been taught to categorize, and thus, choose cannabis products. The terms “indica” and “sativa” have been around since the 18th century as a method for separating the assumed differences between plant structure, resin and alleged effects. Later, as cultivars were crossbred, the term hybrid was added. Today, the difference between sativa and indica is considered anecdotal and is under intense debate by the cannabis community thanks to so much crossbreeding between strains and each cultivar’s different effects.
Cannabis can be smoked using a pipe, bong or by rolling the bud into papers to make a joint/pre-roll. Those methods are so last century, and today it’s considered healthier to use a vaporizer. Also known as vaping, vaporizing heats the dried flower at a lower temperature than smoking, while still producing effects. Cannabis oils are formulations of cannabis for taking orally. It takes longer to feel the effects when ingesting oils as opposed to inhalation through vaporizers. However, the effects can last much longer. Similar to cannabis oil, edibles can be a discreet, convenient and easy way to use cannabis. While they won’t be legal to for us to sell just yet, they can be made at home by either infusing dried flower into an ingredient or adding your cannabis oil directly to a recipe. Be careful, though – like oils, the effects of edibles can be much different than smoking or vaping. Essentially, how you use your cannabis is all up to you. Maybe you like some cannabidiol (CBD) in your smoothie first thing in the morning and to finish your dinner with an infused edible.
First, our flowers are expertly ground into perfect-sized bits before the decarboxylation process (commonly referred to as decarbing) to heat and thus activate the important compounds. Next, comes the actual extracting using a supercritical CO2 process and then purification to remove any uninvited plant lipids. At this point, the extract is dissolved in ethanol before supercooling. The ethanol and cold temperature force the lipids to solidify, while the cannabinoids remain in the liquid. The lipids are then strained out and the filtered ethanol-cannabinoid mixture gets put into a rotovap to yield a highly concentrated resin. From there, the resin is blended with our pharma-grade MCT carrier oil and it’s ready to bottle, ship and sell.
Well that depends on how much you love accessorizing. If you’re purchasing our cannabis oil, you don’t need anything else. For dried flower, you’ll need a couple of basic tools to get you started. We recommend a grinder and a vaporizer to start. A good-quality grinder will create uniform pieces that will help you get the most out of each gram. There are many types of vaporizers available—from sleek, modern ones that pair with apps on your phone to others that are portable and ruggedly waterproof. The decision is up to you, your budget and your lifestyle. If vaping truly isn’t your thing, alternatives can include papers for rolling (and a rolling tray) or pipes.
How you store your cannabis can actually affect its quality and shelf life once the container’s seal is broken, as without proper storage it can easily lose its aroma, taste and even efficacy over time. The three main points to consider are humidity, light and temperature. Cannabis needs to be kept out of sunlight and in a cool, dark place. Too much heat or light can dry out the cannabinoids and terpenes. The ideal humidity is also essential in order to prevent mold and mildew and to keep other contaminants out of the cannabis. Storing cannabis also means controlling the right amount of air. Too much will accelerate the degradation process of the cannabinoids and other important compounds. Too little air and the storage container’s humidity will be affected. Never store cannabis in the refrigerator or freezer, as the fluctuations in humidity in the refrigerator can increase chance of mold or mildew. And freezing temperatures can cause the bud’s fragile trichomes to become brittle and break off. Also, we always recommending keeping each strain separated so it can maintain its distinct flavour profile.