Fresh (digital) ink

We’re excited for you to read the latest edition of the oz. magazine.

In Issue 4, we feature the increasingly popular—and fast-growing—MTL Cannabis. Their Sage N' Sour flower is in high regard with cannabis lovers across the country. We spoke at length to MTL exec. Jenn Larry.

Smoker Farms owners Jeff and Sheri Aubin showed us around their micro-cultivation operation in Beaverdell. Jeff has been growing weed for 25 years, and the LP's Master Kush Ultra is about to hit the market.

Also inside:

  • Publisher of the oz. David Wylie talks about the virtues of smoking together.
  • Simon Gerard curates some of the coolest and most beautiful cannabis accessories out there, all made by Canadian brands.
  • David Brown writes the Last Hit this edition, with some insight about the future of farm-gate.

We are grateful for the support of our advertisers: MTL Cannabis, The Valens Company, Okanagan Cannabis Tours, Okanagan College, Neufeld Design, Spiritleaf, Smoker Farms, Lake Country Cannabis, The Higher Path and Greenery Cannabis Boutique.

Print copies are available for free at select cannabis retailers throughout the Okanagan Valley. Follow us on Instagram @okanaganz for updates on where you can find them.

For nearly three years we've covered the legal cannabis industry through our websiteemail newsletterpodcast, and of course, the magazine.

As soon as we finish one magazine, we start on the next. If you're interested in advertising with us or have a story to pitch, email

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Retail stores throughout BC have free copies of the oz.’s fourth issue available! Click here for a list of locations where you’re likely to find one (while quantities last)…

Offshore rigs to cannabis digs

Tim Coleman owns the Greenery Cannabis Boutique's Armstrong location.

Before opening up a cannabis store in the Okanagan, Tim Coleman worked overseas on offshore rigs all over the world.

For more than a decade, he was a mechanic on rigs in Southeast Asia, South America, West Africa, and in Newfoundland.

“I got that out of my system,” Coleman tells the oz.

When COVID-19 hit, it changed the international working environment. Heading home and wondering what to do next, cannabis was on Coleman’s mind.

“I’d always had an interest in the industry for investment purposes,” he says.

“It kept circling back to cannabis retail.”

He looked into retail and settled on a partnership with Greenery Cannabis Boutique, opening an Armstrong location at 2101 Harding Road, visible from Highway 97.

The store is having its grand opening celebration from Aug. 27-Sept. 6.

For more of Tim's story give a hit to the oz.

Quick hits

🛒 Analysis: Ontario's top cannabis stores – with 1,029 stores now open (Reddit)
💵 Fire and Flower buying PotGuide cannabis website for US$8.5M in cash and shares (Times-Colonist)

🇨🇦🇺🇸 Cross-border pot deals getting more creative (Bloomberg)

🖥 Cannabis e-commerce platform I Heart Jane nets $100 million of capital (mjbizdaily)

OG Cola by Sweet Justice

This is the cannabis cola I've been waiting for since legalization.

Close your eyes and imagine cracking open a can of Coke then taking a gulp... that's what you get with OG Cola by Sweet Justice.

Taste, carbonation, and colour are all on point. The logo is eye catching on the rust-colour can.

There's 355ml inside, with 25 grams of sugar.

My main criticism is that about half the cans I've gotten so far have the duty sticker close to, and in some cases right under, the opening—so your lips touch the sticker when you sip. A little more care could go into how they are placed.

OG Colas contain 3.5 mg of THC per can, so depending on your tolerance, it may just be a nice accompaniment to a joint or vape. I have a lower tolerance with edibles and found the mix of THC and sugar definitely had an effect, which kicked in quickly.

This is already a repeat buy for me.

The cans have the equivalent to 5.1 g of dried cannabis, which means you can buy five at a time.

— David Wylie

See all of our reviews


From pets to craft, True Leaf on a new path

True Leaf is preparing to launch a program to provide path-to-market services for micro-cultivators.
Read more on the oz.
Avant Brands ready to grow in Vernon

Soon, some of top-shelf weed found in BLK MKT and Tenzo jars will be grown in Vernon.
Read more on the oz.


Avant Brands Joins NASDAQ-Listed Cannabis ETF
Laura Fuentes, Co-Founder of The Valens Company Subsidiary Green Roads, Recognized as Member of Forbes' Inaugural 50 Over 50: Vision List
HEXO Corp.’s Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Redecan Transaction
THC BioMed Announces 2nd Shipment of THC KISS Cannabis Biscuits to Saskatchewan
The Flowr Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Date

Shower thoughts

The majority of rappers try to portray a persona of being tough or killers but at the end of the day they are writing poetry about how they feel and sometimes who how other rappers make them feel.

Humans did not realize that their voices sound different to others until the invention of a voice recorder in 19th century

Air is free, unless you buy a bag of chips.

— r/showerthoughts

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