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POPULAR QUESTIONS

What does CBD stand for?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a naturally-occurring component found in cannabis plants.

What does THC stand for?

THC is the acronym for Tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive compound in marijuana/cannabis.

Why is it unsafe for underage youth to consume cannabis?

Using cannabis may potentially interfere with brain development in youth as our brains are still developing until approximately age 25. When you consume, cannabis it directly interacts with your brain and central nervous system. Heavy and prolonged consumption and the early onset of use increases the risks. 

Can I drink and consume cannabis?

When combining two intoxicationg elements such as alcohol and cannabis the effects are elevated. You can become extremely intoxicated, dizzy and nauseous. For some poeple you could also experience psychotic symptoms. At minimum you will have siginificantly reduced reaction times and/or concentration when combining the two. 

Can you overdose by consuming cannabis?

There is no documented evidence of an adult dying from an overdoes of cannabis although consuming too much will produce very unpleasant effects but these effects should be temporary. 

The risk for children is much more significant and death is possible although documented evidence is still inconclusive at this time.

Is it safe for a pregnant mother to consume cannabis?

A pregnant or nursing mother should not consume cannabis. Research has shown low birth weight linked to cannabis consumption as well as damage to brain development. 

 

 

Is it legal to share cannabis if I'm not selling it?

You can share with another adult but not with a minor. Even if you are their parent you can face legal consequences including prison for sharing cannabis with a minor in your care. 

Does all cannabis make you feel high?

Cannabis which contains THC will make you feel high or intoxicated but some cannabis is only CBC which usually does not produce the effect of feeling high. 

All cannabis is the same, isn't it?

No, this is not true.

There are primarily three major species of cannabis: Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid and each have a variety of strains. 

There as some common effect within each species but the effects vary uniquely from person to person. Every strain has a different and unique ratio of THC and CBD that will effect your experience no matter which species you select and what it's "norm" might be. 

1. Indica:
This strain is generally accepted as being a good option for relaxation. It has a higher concentration of CBD. This strain tends to effect the "full body".

2. Sativa:
This strain is selected if you wish to be more active - you might select this in the daytime verses choosing Indica at night. This strain tends to be more cerebral verses physical.

3. Hybrid:
This type is a hybrid of both Sativa and Indica. You would need to try these to determine which you prefer as the features of hybrids can vary significantly.  

Can I be affected by second hand smoke or vape from Cannabis?

There are a few reports confirming affects from secondary contact with Cannabis smoke or vape but it is dependant on the amount of smoke, size and ventilation, and other factors. 

What does CBD do?

Research shows that CBD benefits include acting as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia.

Though CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe, it may cause adverse reactions in some people.

What does THC do?

THC is the most common cannabinoid in marijuana. It is the ingredient that gives cannabis its psychoactive effects, and is also one of the most powerful parts of the plant when it comes to its medicinal benefits. Like any chemical substance — there can also be side effects. 

THC will make you feel "high" or euphoric. Different people react uniquely to the effects of THC. If you take too much of certain types of cannabis that are high in THC — you may experience temporary negative side effects such as anxiety, dry mouth, increased heart-rate or difficulty concentrating. Cannabis can make people temporarily dizzy, or forgetful, and can potentially be habit-forming.

A common reason that a person might use cannabis is for pain relief. While other ingredients in cannabis can reduce pain, studies show that THC offers the greatest pain reductions. People may also use THC for depression and anxiety, nausea, spasms, and sleep disorders, along with other conditions.

Can I smoke and consume cannabis?

Smoking tobacco has been determined to be harmful on its own. Using both cannabis and tobacco has been found to increase the likelyhood of dependence on both products. As well, consuming both has also been associated with increased negative mental health and increased risk-taking. There is an increased impact that smoking both substances would have on overall health and specifically the respiratory system. 

Are there any risks to mental health from cannabis consumption?

There is risk for some people of developing mental illnesses. Regular cannabis consumption as been linked to a 40% increased risk of psychosis. Mild or temporary symptoms such as anxiety, paranoia and delusions are also tied to cannabis consumption with some mental effects being more permanent

The risk increases if you start consumption at a young age, use it regularly and if you have a family history of mental health issues. The effects and frequency of mental illness increases with the use of higher-strength products. 

Frequent cannabis use has also been associated with an increased risk of suicide, depression and anxiety disorders and/or the increase in symptoms of existing mental health problems.

If you have a family history or already have experienced symptoms of mental illness cannabis consumption is not recommended, although further research is required.

Is it o.k. to give my pet cannabis?

No, do not give cannabis to your pet and keep it stored safely so they don't accidentally consume without your knowledge. Cannabis is toxic for pets.

People get high when consuming cannabis but pets get poisoned. 

Cats and dogs hava a faster metabolism than people and they also have many more cannabinoid receptors in their brains. Cats are less likely to consume but still at risk. Smaller dogs will have a more acute reaction than larger dogs but any consumption by a pet should be taken seriously. The sooner you can seek treatment the better the outcome. 

If you suspect that your pet has consumed contact your vet immediatly and be honest. It's easier for them to treat for poisioning if they know up front the suspected cause. 

There are no known deaths in humans from overdose but death is a serious risk for your pet. 

How long will cannabis stay in my system?

How long the effects of cannabis last depends on several factors - how much and what form of cannabis you consumed, how you consume it as well as genetics, your age, personality, gender etc. Effects can take as long as 24 hours to fully dissipate. THC can be detectable by a blood test for seven days or more. 

Is there a typical effect I can expect from cannabis consumption?

With moderate consumption, effects may include a sense of relaxation and pleasant euphoria and heightened senses but it can also cause unpleasant or harmful effects. The effects are unique for every person and can also be dependant on the strain consumed, as well as the method of consumption and personal factors like genetics, existing mental health conditions, current mood, age, personality and gender. 

Cannabis directly interacts with the brain and central nervous system. THC usually produces an intoxicating or impairing effect, even when very little is consumed.

How much cannabis can I consume?

If you are new to cannabis, always start with a very small amount - as little as one inhalation or small amount if you are ingesting it. Wait a minimum of 10 minutes before inhaling again and an hour or more before ingesting more and follow the packaging carefully.

The effects are unique for every person and can depend on the type of product and method used for consumption, along with other personal factors that can include genetics, existing mental health conditions, current mood, age, personality, gender. 

If you consume more regularly you may develop a tolerance but if you are new to consuming you should look to products with low THC or products with only CBD. 

Is it safe to drive after consuming cannabis?

It is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis. Cannabis with THC produces an intoxication and psychoactive effect which can be very danerous if you were to drive. You may not feel the effects and/or think that they have worn off but cannabis stays in your system for quite awhile.

Also remember that alchol and cannabis together increases the effects and you can be severly impaired - refrain from driving or operating dangerous equipment. 

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