Tips for Responsible Use
- If you are new to cannabis you, you should start with a very small amount. The same is true when trying a new [to you] cannabis product or a new method of consuming cannabis.
- Take into account the THC and CBD content in the products you use. Mild THC levels or products with higher CBD levels which counter some of the effects of THC are recommended for new users.
- Try lower-risk alternatives to smoking.
- When ingesting cannabis only consume very small amounts and wait a minimum of an hour to gauge effects. When ingested, a small amount can produce an intense effect.
Health & Safety Recommendations
- Avoid cannabis before the age of 25 as it may affect brain development.
- Never drive after or while consuming cannabis. Cannabis products containing THC will produce impairment in motor skills, cognition and decision-making abilities.
- Avoid consuming cannabis if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Avoid cannabis if you’re at risk for mental health issues, such as having a family or personal history of psychosis or substance misuse.
- Avoid mixing cannabis and alcohol, as it increases impairment.
- Avoid mixing cannabis with tobacco, as it increases the health risks and the likelihood of dependency.
- Keep cannabis safely out of the reach of children and pets.
- Do not smoke cannabis with a child in the home. Second-hand smoke is a health risk.
- Holding cannabis smoke in your lungs during inhalation may increase the health risks.
- Only purchase legal cannabis as uncontrolled cannabis may not be safe for use.