The MSC Journal

What is Inflammation & How Can Cannabis Help?

What is Inflammation & How Can Cannabis Help?

In the last article we published on inflammation, we talked about the connections between inflammation and certain diseases. We even pointed out that many of the diseases cannabis is useful in treatin…

Seed to Smoke Part 3: Flowering & Night-time

Seed to Smoke Part 3: Flowering & Night-time

My Supply Co. is presenting to you our Seed To Smoke Series — a series of articles about the entire life cycle of cannabis. We’re going on a journey from all the potential encapsulated in a cannab…

An Introduction to Cannabis & Inflammation

An Introduction to Cannabis & Inflammation

Inflammation is an enormous topic when it comes to cannabis. It is the reason cannabis gets so much medical attention, and it’s arguably the strongest leg cannabis has to stand on in the medical wor…

Netflix’s Unwell — The Dark Side of The Wellness Moon

Netflix’s Unwell — The Dark Side of The Wellness Moon

You’re at your friend Gina’s house. It quickly turned from a nice, afternoon brunch into a full-blown Tupperware party only it’s not Tupperware — it’s essential oils. And she’s not just te…

Cannabis & Sex: How it Works For Your Sex Life & Against it

Cannabis & Sex: How it Works For Your Sex Life & Against it

Whether you’re enhancing the intimate connection you have with your partner or exploring the boundaries of sex with someone you’re not committed to, sex is one of the most beautiful of all human e…

Seed To Smoke Part 2: Vegetation & Growth

Seed To Smoke Part 2: Vegetation & Growth

My Supply Co. is presenting to you our Seed To Smoke Series — a series of articles about the entire life cycle of cannabis. We’re going on a journey from all the potential encapsulated in a cannab…

Cannabis and Crohn’s Disease: A New Way Through an Old Disease?

Cannabis and Crohn’s Disease: A New Way Through an Old Disease?

Small intestine diseases have ravaged human history for a very long time, many of which don’t have obvious cures. Crohn’s disease is one of those treatment-resistant inflammatory bowel conditions.…

Cannabis & Muscles: What’s the Deal With Weed & Bodybuilding?

Cannabis & Muscles: What’s the Deal With Weed & Bodybuilding?

Everybody knows and remembers the infamous video of Arnold Schwarznegger smoking a joint with a bucket of fried chicken to celebrate his 1975 Mr. Olympia title. A lot of things came out of that video …

Cannabis, Creativity & Your Imagination

Cannabis, Creativity & Your Imagination

This guest post is brought to you by Sera Ghaly, herbalist, naturopath and cannabis writer. She explores the concept of creativity and the effects cannabis has on our creative imaginations. To talk…

Seed To Smoke Part 1: Seeds & Germination

Seed To Smoke Part 1: Seeds & Germination

Introducing our Seed To Smoke Series — My Supply Co.’s series of articles about the entire life cycle of cannabis. We’re going on a journey from all the potential encapsulated in a cannabis seed …

Rectal Use Of Cannabis — Is the Backdoor a Better Entrance?

Rectal Use Of Cannabis — Is the Backdoor a Better Entrance?

If you’re turning your nose up at the idea of sticking cannabis up the butt, this article will catch you by surprise. Rectal use of cannabis might be far from “traditional” or “conventional…

Beta-Caryophyllene — The Terpene That’s Also a Cannabinoid

Beta-Caryophyllene — The Terpene That’s Also a Cannabinoid

There are some anomalies in science, and then there’s beta-caryophyllene (aka β-Caryophyllene). It’s a terpene that’s abundant in cannabis and also happens to be responsible for the spiciness i…

How To Make Your Own Cannabis Tincture

How To Make Your Own Cannabis Tincture

There’s definitely no shortage of cannabis tincture on the cannabis market. But sometimes, your favourite strain isn’t available in tincture form. That’s when you can step in, play chemist and make yo…

5 Foods & Drinks To Boost Your Immune System During Coronavirus

5 Foods & Drinks To Boost Your Immune System During Coronavirus

Immunity isn’t just something you take care of when you’re sick. Keeping your immune system healthy means you can mitigate getting sick at all. It’s never been more important to think about your immun…

The Complete Guide to Decarboxylation

The Complete Guide to Decarboxylation

Most people think that decarboxylation is a technique you only need to know when cooking with cannabis. But it’s also an important step if you want to make tinctures and topical treatments too. Deca…

Navigating Boredom Without Resorting to Cannabis and Alcohol

Navigating Boredom Without Resorting to Cannabis and Alcohol

Cannabis, alcohol, and other drugs are often used as a way to fend off boredom. Even if boredom is a modern luxury, it’s an important threat to think of in terms of addiction. In this article, we ex…

Pandemic Safe Activities to Pair With Cannabis

Pandemic Safe Activities to Pair With Cannabis

Depending on where you are in the world, you might still be cooped up in your home. If you’re in Canada, you’re lucky enough to be enjoying hard-to-come-by freedoms in this day and age.  B…

How Does Cannabis Affect Men and Women Differently?

How Does Cannabis Affect Men and Women Differently?

Sex-based differences in the effects of therapeutics is a relatively new aspect of modern scientific research. Biological sex accounts for many of the variations in the effects of different therapeuti…

A Comprehensive Cannabis Dosage Guide

A Comprehensive Cannabis Dosage Guide

Now that the world is beginning to treat cannabis as a medicine, it’s necessary to think about dosage. Despite the fact that cannabis has been legalized for therapeutic use in Canada, the USA, Austr…

Why Does Cannabis Make You Laugh? — Unravelling The Giggle Mechanism

Why Does Cannabis Make You Laugh? — Unravelling The Giggle Mechanism

It’s probably the most overlooked therapeutic property of cannabis — it makes you laugh.  Sometimes uncontrollably.  It’s easy for modern science to get caught up in the nitty gr…

Cannabis and Erectile Dysfunction: Is There a Relationship?

Cannabis and Erectile Dysfunction: Is There a Relationship?

There’s a lot of contention surrounding cannabis and the way it affects our sex lives. You might recall the first few joints of your teenage years, and the sexual feelings that came with them. It…

How To Use Cannabis Properly For a Good Night’s Sleep

How To Use Cannabis Properly For a Good Night’s Sleep

There are a lot of cannabis users out there using cannabis before night time, specifically for the purpose of getting a good night’s sleep. It’s probably one of the most common reasons to use cann…

CB1 and CB2: Cannabinoid Receptors of the Brain and Body

CB1 and CB2: Cannabinoid Receptors of the Brain and Body

When we open up the scientific conversation about cannabinoids, we typically talk about CBD and THC and how they affect the brain differently. Cannabinoids are often spoken about in terms of how they …

CBD as a Novel Treatment For Addiction? Research is Promising

CBD as a Novel Treatment For Addiction? Research is Promising

Addiction is an ongoing societal issue in Canada and worldwide, and despite our quantum leaps in medicine, we still haven’t solved the mystery of addiction. Even the most effective treatments such a…

3 Ways to Use Cannabis for Period Pain

3 Ways to Use Cannabis for Period Pain

The medical community still doesn’t quite understand the mechanisms behind period pain. The cramps that women experience during their monthly cycle is a result of contractions of the uterus to relea…

The Mushroom Experiment: The End Game

The Mushroom Experiment: The End Game

“Ego death” — or the dissolution of the ego or sense of “I” — is a common experience reported by psychedelics users. By some, it’s referred to as a terrifying experience, enough to make …

Does Consuming Cannabis During Pregnancy Harm Your Unborn Baby?

Does Consuming Cannabis During Pregnancy Harm Your Unborn Baby?

Pregnancy is a sensitive time — not only does mum have extra needs while she’s turning gametes into a human, but there’s the little human to think about. In the world of medicine and pharmaceuti…

Black Lives Matter: The Movement That Shook The World

Black Lives Matter: The Movement That Shook The World

Despite stay at home orders from virtually every government in the world, protesters have congregated in the tens of thousands on almost every continent to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Tho…

The Endocannabinoid System: What Drives Cannabis Around The Human Body?

The Endocannabinoid System: What Drives Cannabis Around The Human Body?

To give you an idea of how important cannabis research has been for the entire medical sector, we’re going to share a little story. It starts in a laboratory with some scientists researching cannabi…

Have A Good Trip: The LSD Documentary Worth a Review

Have A Good Trip: The LSD Documentary Worth a Review

I’ll have to admit — when I was asked to review the Netflix #7 movie, Have A Good Trip, I was skeptical. Another LSD documentary that laments the vilification of the drug and puts LSD in the limel…

THCV Cannabinoid Focus: What is it & What are its Benefits?

THCV Cannabinoid Focus: What is it & What are its Benefits?

Remember when we thought cannabis was just cannabis? Then, between the 40s and 60s, we realised there’s cool stuff in cannabis — like THC and CBD. But since opening that proverbial can of worms, w…

The Colourful History of Cannabis: From Prohibition to Legalization

The Colourful History of Cannabis: From Prohibition to Legalization

It would be an astronomical understatement to say that humans have a “close” relationship with cannabis. It’s closer than close, and more than any other intoxicant, cannabis has played a pivotal…

How To Choose A Cannabis Strain — The Complete Lowdown

How To Choose A Cannabis Strain — The Complete Lowdown

If you’re just getting into the legal cannabis scene, you’re probably pulling your hair out wondering how the f$%k to choose a cannabis strain. Well – nobody’s judging you for that confusion. …

Carly-Rae Cooke: An Honest + Elevated Day in the Life.

Carly-Rae Cooke: An Honest + Elevated Day in the Life.

Today’s article is a guest post by the extraordinary Carly-Rae Cooke from Ordinarily Honest — cannabis advocate, blogger, and modern yogi. So here we are — at home isolating, living out t…

5 DIY Cannabis Products to Make With CBD Isolate

5 DIY Cannabis Products to Make With CBD Isolate

CBD isolate made its way into the cannabis market with somewhat of an… anticlimax. Originally, CBD isolate (and THC isolate) paved the way for highly accurate pharmaceutical cannabis formulations. F…

Love in the Time of Cannabis: Dating Difficulties for Cannabis Users

Love in the Time of Cannabis: Dating Difficulties for Cannabis Users

You might even wonder why such an article needs to be written anymore. After all, it’s 2020, and cannabis is as mainstream as craft beer, so why should cannabis users have any problem in the world o…

Cannabis 101: The Ultimate Cannabis Crash Course for Beginners

Cannabis 101: The Ultimate Cannabis Crash Course for Beginners

Cannabis; noun. Arguably the most controversial plant in the world. The legalization of cannabis is possibly one of the most colossal changes of the 21st century. Following a 100-year cannabis proh…

3 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For a Cannabis-loving Mom 2020

3 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For a Cannabis-loving Mom 2020

We hope you’re thinking of spoiling a cannabis-loving mom this Mother’s Day. If there is a special mother in your life (she doesn’t have to be yours) who also loves cannabis, we have 3 awesome, …

CBD Tisane Recipes for Soothing your Anxiety

CBD Tisane Recipes for Soothing your Anxiety

Although clinical anxiety is most often treated with pharmaceutical intervention and counseling therapy, herbal medicine has a lot to offer and teach us in the way of mental health. Traditional med…

Forest Bathing with Cannabis: Funky Forms of Plant Therapy

Forest Bathing with Cannabis: Funky Forms of Plant Therapy

Imagine yourself sitting on a yoga mat, cross legged, in lotus position. It feels as though hours have gone by. At first, you’re relaxing to the stillness, but after a whole 3 minutes, you become di…

THC & Anxiety: Yay or Nay?

THC & Anxiety: Yay or Nay?

Anxiety is one of the most common reasons people self-medicate with cannabis, a close second to chronic pain. Cannabis is user-friendly, praised as a substance that “mellows you out,” and doesn’…

Cannabis Consumption Methods 101

Cannabis Consumption Methods 101

Gone are the days when cannabis belonged exclusively at the end of a pipe or wrapped up in a rolling paper. Some people lament over these days — when cannabis was simple and didn’t need any fancy …

Cannabis and Coronavirus: Tips for Staying Healthy

Cannabis and Coronavirus: Tips for Staying Healthy

In just a few short months, the world went from a relatively sober place to a state of worldwide panic. On one side of the globe, coronavirus has Australians clearing the shelves of toilet paper, whil…

Cannabinoids 101: What Makes Cannabis, Cannabis?

Cannabinoids 101: What Makes Cannabis, Cannabis?

The same way that only tobacco produces nicotine, only cannabis produces cannabinoids. We live in controversial times, where we are trying to harness the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids while tr…

The Ultimate THC Crash Course for Beginners

The Ultimate THC Crash Course for Beginners

The cannabis movement has revolutionized the way that the human race uses THC and cannabis. Once upon a time, cannabis belonged only in a pipe for smoking or in an alcoholic tincture. The influence of…

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