Health Canada conducts several routine quality control checks under the ACMPR to ensure our cannabis is not only top quality, but also safe for consumption.
The best way to keep your flower fresh is to keep it in a cool, dark, dry place. Light, heat, and moisture will all contribute to a change in the cannabinoids of your cannabis. Dark glass containers protect from harmful UV rays, while letting non-harmful UV rays to penetrate through.
Avoid the following when storing your cannabis:
If you store it as above – sheltering it from light, air, moisture, and high temperatures – your cannabis should stay fresh for around 6 months.
There is no known safe amount of cannabis to use during pregnancy or when breastfeeding. Cannabis use during pregnancy has been linked to low birth weight, and can harm a child’s brain development. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not consume cannabis, as it could harm the fetus or baby.
Seniors using cannabis must be aware of the increased risk of falling due to impairment, drowsiness and dizziness – side effects with heightened consequences due to their age.
People With Serious Mental Health Concerns
Anyone with a personal history of serious mental health disorders should always discuss cannabis with their healthcare professional before consumption. This includes people with a history of schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder. No matter your mental health history, stay in tune and keep track of how cannabis use affects your overall wellness. Health Canada states that cannabis is contraindicated for anyone with a serious liver, kidney, heart or lung disease.
Combining cannabis and alcohol can elevate the felt effects and lead to extreme intoxication, dizziness and nausea. Combining cannabis with alcohol can also increase the risk of vulnerable people experiencing psychotic symptoms and combining the two further lowers concentration and reaction times.
Tobacco is harmful on its own, and the co-use of tobacco and cannabis has been associated with developing a dependence on substance, negative mental health outcomes, engagement in other risk-taking behaviors, and increased difficulty stopping cannabis use. There is some evidence that suggests combining tobacco with cannabis can lead to taking up cigarette smoking. In addition, using both substances may also lead to increased health risks compared to using just one or the other, such as the impact on the respiratory system.
Obviously this depends on how old, crafty and capable your kids and pets are. Consider putting it on a high shelf or re-purposing in a safely labelled pill container with a pre-existing child lock. Be especially careful not to leave out any ingestibles or edibles on counter-tops or places that a curious kid or animal might seek it out.
No. Research shows that using cannabis regularly before the age of 16 can increase the risk of negative health outcomes and could also impact brain development. Distributing cannabis to a minor can mean significant legal consequences, even for parents/guardians. The rules and penalties for distributing cannabis to minors are different than those set for alcohol distribution to minors.
No. Driving while experiencing the psychoactive and intoxicating effects of cannabis containing THC is extremely dangerous. Do not drive after using cannabis, and ensure you are informed about the driving laws in your province. Although the effects of intoxication from cannabis that contains THC may wear off, cannabis stays in your system for some time. It is recommended that individuals who use cannabis refrain from driving (or operating other machinery or mobility devices) for at least six hours after using cannabis. If tested, you could test positive for cannabis content in your body.
Yes, since October 17, 2018, cannabis has been legal and available for recreational use.
Yes, Just like with alcohol or tobacco sales, All Canadian citizens are subject to photo identification requests while purchasing cannabis for the sake of age validation.
Staying in line with possession laws under the Cannabis Act, a guest of the legal age of consumption may purchase up to 30g equivalent of dried flower in one transaction (learn more about how Health Canada defines cannabis equivalency for non-flower forms here). That’s enough, right? If you are purchasing oil or capsules, the equivalence is automatically calculated by our system so you’ll never purchase more than what’s legal. We got you covered- see our available cannabis offerings here.
It all depends on where you live! Currently we are selling cannabis online in Manitoba only. Province to province there will be differing regulations about cannabis purchasing; whether through private retailers, province-specific government platforms, online or in-person. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on legislative changes and store openings near you.
Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. It grows flowers that are consumed for medicinal and recreational purposes.
Cannabis is a plant known for its characteristic 7-node leaves. At the base of the leaf exists the nodes responsible for flower growth. A fully mature female plant has flowers that grow next to and up along the main stem of each individual chute. This gives the main chute a thicker, condensed and bushy appearance. The flowers and the leaves can mature into various hues of green, yellow, orange, red, purple, and pink. Once harvested, the plant is cut down, the leaves are trimmed off, and only the flower remains to be dried, cured, and consumed. The flower size depends on the growth conditions but on average will by 2-4” inches with a similar width variation.
Tetrahydrocannabinol is a cannabinoid that exists in Cannabis. It is the main psychoactive compound that is responsible for the “high” feeling experienced after consumption.
THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol is the primary compound found in Cannabis.
AS PER HEALTH CANADA REGULATIONS: INHALATION DURATION CAN LAST UP TO 6 HOURS AND INGESTION CAN LAST UP TO 12.
Time is the only true way to get rid of cannabis high. Find a quiet place, have a glass of water, lay down, try watching a funny or comforting movie, and wait.
The main active compound, THC, binds to CB1 receptors in the brain’s reward system, cannabis produces feelings of euphoria and intoxication.
Weed, Pot, and Hemp all derived from the species Cannabis Sativa. Weed and pot are simply just different names referring to the cannabis plant, primarily the female plant for its dried, consumable flower. Hemp is a separate cultivar of the Cannabis Sativa plant which produces less than 0.3% THC. It is primarily used for industrial textile purposes.
Yes, there are many flower vaporizers available in the Canadian regulated market.
The process of vaping cannabis involves heating cannabis flower or extracts to a temperature that turns the active compounds (cannabinoids and terpenes) into vapor.
Yes, decarboxylase (or vapourized) cannabis does have a distinct smell. It’s not the same as burning/smoking, but it does have a smell.
As of October 17, 2019 it is legal.