The Tragically Hip are undoubtedly one of Canada’s golden groups since they began in the 80’s, having decades of music referencing both the ups and downs of Canada’s past. They are more Canadian than a beaver in a Mounties’ uniform, harvesting maple syrup, while snowshoeing through the Yukon for Christ sake! Even if you don’t own an album you can most likely sing along to one of their hits when it chimes in on the radio. (Ahh good old Canadian content) Now with the whole of Canada supporting both the band and Downey in his battle with brain cancer, it was only a matter of time for this “perfect fit” to come about. That “perfect fit” as The Hip described it, is the partnership between the Canadian 5 piece and Newstrike Resources, a licensed producer of medical Cannabis based out of Brantford, Ontario.
More and more as cannabis and other herbal therapies become researched, the more the word “Terpenes” is being heard in the industry, but unless you are well versed in chemistry you probably don’t know too much on the topic…so WHAT THE HELL ARE TERPENES?
Well you see terpenes (terpinoids for the science buffs) or “terps” as the kids are calling them these days don’t just land in the cannabis realm, they aren’t even held to the plant world. There are 20,000 terpenes in nature emitted by both plants (mostly conifers plants) and insects like termites and butterflies.