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Whatever you want to call it.…ganja, weed, pot, or cannabis….our Calgary dispensaries are here to help you find the best products to suit you and your lifestyle! Read our blogs to keep up to date on the industry, learn cool tips & tricks, and discover the exciting new products hitting our stores every week! At Bud Bar, we carry a wide product line including cannabis flower, pre-rolls, edibles (drinks, gummies, and chocolates), vape carts, and concentrates to suit your needs.
There is so much to learn about cannabis, and we want to share this with you on our Bud Bar Blogs! Do you have a specific question or want us to elaborate on something here? No problem, feel free to swing in to one of our two convenient locations and ask one of our knowledgeable staff members!

The Evolution of Cannabis Tea

Tea is a classic edible of the cannabis community, and something that many people with a love of bud have tried, and perhaps suffered through, if made incorrectly. When made properly, stem tea can create a wonderful drink, but there’s no debate that it can turn your living space rank as it steeps, just like…

Dabbing Basics: Anatomy and How To Guide

If you find that flower doesn’t quite do it for you anymore, you may be wondering how to improve your experience. While the world of concentrates seems daunting at first, the terminology is incredibly easy to pick up. Historically speaking, concentrates aren’t new, as humans have smoked hash for centuries—but they have evolved significantly in…

The Ultimate Guide To Live Resin and Full Spectrum Cartridges

Over the last year, anyone who’s been in a cannabis dispensary has seen the cartridge menu slowly expand.  The booming demand for concentrates and cartridges has pushed for innovation and improvement of products. Also, with the accessible cost of carts, people are looking for strong and quality highs, which is great when your options are…

Your Introduction to Terpenes

Terpenes — a word you may be familiar with, or maybe only heard in passing in the shop. Regardless of your knowledge of them, we’re here to help you understand what Terpenes are, and why are they important for your cannabis experience.  Your Introduction Guide to Terpenes First off: “what are terpenes?”—The answer is simple:…

An Introduction to Cannabis Topicals

Ever wander into the topicals section of a cannabis shop and ask yourself, “what do topicals even do”? While it’s a tricky subject to discuss both here and in-store, we thought we could try and ease your curiosity. To preface this blog, we at Bud Bar would like to state that this blog does not constitute medical…

Basic Calgary Cannabis Bylaws & Regulations

With the legalization of cannabis, there has been a whirlwind of changes both in Calgary’s community and our culture. Use has become more widespread, but with the passage of legalization falling further and further behind us, awareness of the laws surrounding cannabis and its uses is less present in day-to-day discussions. Today we’re going to…

An Intro to Homemade Edibles

So, if you’ve tried chocolate, gummy, or drink, and decided that you enjoyed them, you may be asking yourself: what’s next?  While tempering chocolate can be difficult for a beginner, applying simple baking techniques can take the hassle out of making your edibles. More people have come into our cannabis dispensary in Calgary asking about baking techniques…

The Best Way to Store Your Cannabis

Cannabis is a finicky flower. The path it takes from plant to consumer is a complex labour of love in the final product — a beautiful fragrant nug. A major part of that process is proper storage and the preservation of the plant once you bring it home. Storing Your Bud Flowers – The Basics…

At Bud Bar, We’re Here to Help!

Whether someone’s new to cannabis or a seasoned vet, sometimes we can need a little guidance. This is where our Budtenders come in!  While Budtenders are certainly not all-knowing weedcyclopedias, we sure do try, and our goal is to help direct you to the best bud to suit your needs. Sometimes that’s an ol’ faithful…

Guide To Reading Cannabis Package Labels

Cannabis packages have a lot of numbers and very little explanation for what’s going on with them. Health Canada sets the standards for what needs to be present on these heavily regulated packages right down to the logo size and even the colours that it can be. While we can easily recognize the bright yellow…

Cannabis Growing Methods

Have you ever wondered why some brands can have such a distinct variation in prices? Often there are an array of factors that can influence the cost of bud!  Elements like small-batch craft growing, strain genetics and growing methods can greatly influence the final product’s quality and price. Most often, an incredible amount of love…

Explaining Cannabis Beverages & Nanoemulsion

New to the world of edibles are a wide range of beverages! Most of these drinks are made by licensed producers using a technology called nanoemulsion, which ensures that cannabis extracts can mix into water without the liquid settling into layers. This type of edible is highly bioavailable, and that means you get high faster!…

What To Do When You’ve Had Too Much

We’ve all experienced it: the moment where we know that we’ve made a grave mistake. Maybe you hit that bong too hard; perhaps that edible was stronger than you anticipated. All have the same result of getting wayyyy too high. It’s never a fun experience. Don’t worry, you aren’t powerless; your high can be controlled!…

Tips for Cleaning & Maintaining Glass Pipes & Bongs

Nothing is more beautiful than a twinkling piece of glass. Elegant and sleek, a glass piece is an investment to last a lifetime, barring cats and unhappy accidents. It’s important to take good care of them!  Maintaining your glass is easy! Regular maintenance includes a quick clean every week or two, changing water between sessions,…

Dry Herb Vaping – What You Need To Know

Want to get more out of your flower? Are you tired of those harsh hits from your pre-roll or bong? Using a dry herb vaporizer to smoke your bud will allow you to save money over time, experience a better flavour profile, and expose your lungs to fewer irritants while enjoying your favourite flower! Simply put, dry herb…

Cannabis Vape Pens & Cartridges: What You Need To Know

Vape pens and cartridges are an easy way to introduce yourself to the world of concentrates and alternative smoking methods. Discreet, convenient and customizable, with a single battery, you can try various distillate blends and swap them depending on what you would like to taste or feel that day. Best of all, you can use…

Your Guide To Cannabis Concentrates

Are you looking for more of a buzz from your flower? Want to try something stronger? Concentrates may be what you’re looking for, and we have a variety of concentrates at our cannabis dispensary! Unfamiliar with this type of product? No problem, we’ve built a quick guide to help you out. A Guide To Cannabis…

Who Is Bud Bar?

In a great city lush with industry, we are a family-owned boutique with two locations in the bustling northwest of Calgary, Alberta. Our marijuana stores in Calgary are conveniently located in the Capitol Hill community and across from the SAIT campus on 16th Avenue. We understand that there is a lot of information about cannabis…

The Science Behind Bud Bar’s Retail Cannabis Success

This article was originally posted on COVA on APRIL 8, 2020 by Faai Steuer. It has been edited for this post.  Justin Woo, the Founder of Bud Bar, has come a long way since he sat on a camping chair outside of City Hall, waiting to get one of the very first Development Permits for…

Edibles, Concentrates, and Topicals… Oh My!

If you are new to edibles, or cannabis in general, we want to keep you up to speed on all of the latest details. On October 17, 2019, Canada went through a second wave of legalization which allows for some exciting new products to make their debut in this budding industry. We like to call…

Bud Bar’s Commitment to Safety at Home!

When the state of California legalized adult use recreational cannabis on January 1st 2018, one key policy put in place by lawmakers was aimed at retailers. The policy dictated that any cannabis sold at dispensaries was to be issued in a child resistant “exit bag”. While Canada has no plans to implement this policy, Bud…