Within the cannabis community around the globe, April 20, or 4-20, is a day of celebration and reflection. Year after year, it is a continuing reminder of just how far cannabis has come, from a state of total prohibition to growing acceptance as a valid medical option. Some jurisdictions have even legalized the recreational use of cannabis for adults, and Canada is poised to lead these efforts in 2018. In the spirit of this time of celebration, we proudly present a unique and rare strain to our store for a limited time: Khyber Gold. This strain will be available to our registered patients starting this Thursday, April 20 in our shop.

Khyber Gold is a strain that hails from the area around Peshawar, Pakistan, at the entrance to the famous Khyber Pass, linking Pakistan to Afghanistan across the Hindu Kush Mountains. This strain has never before been offered in Canada, and was named by a Tilray patient in 2016. Unfortunately, this region’s strategic importance has resulted in a tumultuous history, with many foreign powers intervening in the area.

In honour of our Canadian veterans who served in Afghanistan and in keeping with the celebratory spirit of 4/20, we are donating 10% of all proceeds from the sale of this strain between April 20 and April 30 to Light on PTSD, a not-for-profit organization that increases awareness around Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and gathers funds to support future initiatives for families struggling with post traumatic stress.

Between 9am on July 23rd and 9am on July 24th, 2017 Light on PTSD will be hosting their second annual 24-hour cycling event in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Light on PTSD invites the public to visit their home base at Second Beach to meet the team, learn about the resources available, ask questions, and/or share stories. Learn more at their website.

We’re proud to join our patients in celebrating good health and happiness on 4/20, and to continue our ongoing efforts to improve lives in Canada and all over the world through medical cannabis.