When was cannabis legalized?
Recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018.
How much cannabis can I buy at a time?
You are legally allowed to buy up to 30g of cannabis product.
What are the different ways I can consume cannabis?
Smoking is generally the most common way of consuming cannabis. Smoking cannabis can be done by burning the dried flower (cannabis) in a joint, pipe, bong or other cannabis accessory.
Vaporizing has become more popular in recent years. Vaporizing usually involves inhaling heated oil or flower and through an electronic vaporizer where the cannabis is not combusted, however the volatile compounds are vaporized.
Ingesting cannabis is most common in edibles or oils, the effects of ingesting cannabis vs. smoking or vaporizing can differ greatly depending on the consumer, and the effects can often last a lot longer.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The endocannabinoid system is a naturally occurring system found within the body that plays an important role in regulating a range of functions.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found within cannabis, each serving a different purpose. The most commonly known cannabinoids are THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol), however there are many others.
- THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)
- CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid)
- CBC (Cannabichromene)
- THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)
- CBN (Cannabinol)
What is the difference between THC and CBD?
THC and CBD are the two most commonly known cannabinoids derived from a cannabis plant, though their effects post-consumption differ greatly when interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system.
THC: Is known for the psychoactive effects associated with cannabis consumption.
CBD: Can be extracted from both hemp and cannabis. CBD is known to have no psychoactive effect, however, in correct dosages can cause effects associated with relaxation.
What is the difference between Sativa, Indica and Hybrid?
Sativa: Typically, taller with long leaves. Sativa dominant cultivars usual have cerebral effects, often recommended for day use.
Indica: Plants are normally shorter with wider leaves. Indica dominant cultivars are usually associated with more bodily sensations.
Hybrid: A crossbreed between a Sativa and Indica plant. Hybrid cultivars are a balance of the effects of both Sativa and Indica. Very few plants are known to be purely Indica or Sativa, most strains are hybrid and have a dominance of one variety over the other, though it is possible to come across cultivars that are an even balance of the two.
What is a cultivar?
Cultivar is another word for a plant variety, interchangeable with the word “strain”. Cultivars are produced in cultivation by selective breeding.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are unsaturated hydrocarbons (aromatic oils) produced mainly by coniferous plants, like cannabis, in the same glands that produce cannabinoids. They are responsible for some distinctive characteristics of cannabis such as smell and flavor. Some terpenes may play a role in the differentiation between the cannabis strains, and give effects linked to the specific cultivar’s variety.
Can I drive after consuming cannabis?
Driving while impaired is illegal, therefore it is unsafe to drive after consumption.
How do I keep cannabis away from children?
Keep cannabis products in their child proof containers, as well as making sure they are hidden out of reach.
How do I keep cannabis away from pets?
Any cannabis product laying around the house can pose a threat to your pet’s health. Keep cannabis products in child proof or difficult to open containers, locked/stashed away in places out of your pet’s reach.