FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

These are two of the naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabis plant. CBD is Cannabidiol and THC is Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the psychoactive part of the plant, which makes you feel pleasurable and CBD does not have any psychoactive effects and often gets utilized for pain management. 

Understanding the strain of cannabis will give you a better idea of the effects it can have. Indica strains provide a calming effect, while Sativa strains produce an energizing effect. You will also come across a hybrid which is a cross between the two strains. 

An edible is a form of cannabis that you can eat. They come in various forms, such as cookies or gummies, and contain either THC, CBD or both. A cannabis edible high can last significantly longer than a smoked high from cannabis and can take longer to take effect. It is important to remember to start slowly when consuming edibles as everyone’s bodies react differently.

Cannabis topicals are products such as lotions and oils that have been infused with cannabis extracts. Topicals are meant to be applied to the external body surface where you would like to feel the effect.

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. 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 either substance, negative mental health outcomes, engagement in other risk-taking behaviours, 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.

Experts have a few theories on why cannabis use is linked to reduced BMI and lower chance of obesity.

When used properly, cannabis may relieve symptoms of pain and stiffness. This means that people with mobility issues may find that they can be more active when using cannabis.

Some experts suspect that younger people who use cannabis may consume less alcohol than those who don’t. This means that they’re not taking in calories from alcoholic drinks, which could contribute to lower BMIs.

Studies show that people are more likely to overeat and rely on comfort foods when stressed.

It’s no secret that weed can ease anxiety and help calm you when you’re feeling stressed. Some believe that this might replace stress eating for some people.

Poor sleep can be a factor in weight gain. There’s some evidence that cannabis may improve insomnia. Plus, it may help reduce stress and pain, two of the main culprits behind poor sleep.

There’s some evidence that cannabis interacts with cannabinoid receptor 1 , which plays a role in metabolism and food intake. High amounts of cannabis appear to increase metabolism and reduce energy storage, resulting in a lower BMI.

Using cannabis doesn’t cause sudden weight loss. But experts believe it may help with some underlying factors that can contribute to weight gain in some people.

Much more research is needed to fully understand the link between cannabis use and weight.

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, decarboxylated (or vapourized) cannabis does have a smell. It’s not the same as burning/smoking cannabis, but it does have a smell.

The process of vaping cannabis involves heating cannabis flower or extracts to a temperature that turns the active compounds (cannabinoids and terpenes) into vapor.

LEGAL INFORMATION

WHERE TO BUY LEGAL POT CANNABIS IN CANADA

Listed below are all the provinces and their current legal online retailers, and producers which are also licensed for sales.

Two of the provinces, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, have opted to allow private retailers online.

The other provinces have government-run online stores, or they’ve created a separate government corporation to handle sales and distribution.

British Columbia will be doing online sales exclusively through their government-run website.

You can buy cannabis online from British Columbia on the official government website: bccannabisstores.com

You can find information about the recreational cannabis system in British Columbia on this page.

Alberta

Alberta will have a lot of traditional brick-and-mortar stores. The provincial government put a cap on 250 stores.

However, as for online sales, there will be online one website available for Albertans, and you’ll have to make a profile on it to start shopping around.

Buy your weed online in Alberta on: albertacannabis.org

You can find information about the recreational cannabis system in Alberta on this page.

Saskatchewan is one of the two provinces with private online retailers. There are currently only 5 websites that are up and running, and a few didn’t start with sales yet.

However, we’ll mention those as we expect them to start with sales in a few days.

You can find additional information about the legalization in Saskatchewan on this page.

Manitoba is the other province with a private online sales model.

There are currently 2 online stores up and running in Manitoba:

You can find information about the recreational cannabis system in Manitoba on this page.

Ontario doesn’t have a cap on the number of brick-and-mortar stores that can be opened, but it does have only one website you can buy from.

Most people from Ontario already know about the one store they’ve got, as there were more than 31,000 online orders in the first six hours after legalization in Ontario.

Buy your weed online in Ontario on: ocs.ca

You can also learn more about cannabis in Ontario by clicking here.

Quebec has a very strict cannabis legislation. There are no private sales, neither online or on the ground.

You can’t grow your own cannabis at home, and the only website you can order cannabis from is: sqdc.ca

Learn more about the recreational cannabis system in Quebec by clicking here.

New Brunswick might end up being one of the best-supplied provinces.

Given the number of current residents is around 750,000 people, and there are going to be 20 stores and a website, the people of New Brunswick should be just fine.

Buy weed online in New Brunswick via the government-run website here: cannabis-nb.com

You can learn more about the cannabis system in New Brunswick by clicking here.

To be able to order cannabis online in Nova Scotia, you’ll have to visit the nearest NCLC store to receive an online access code.

After you get your access code, you should go to this website and start shopping: www.mynslc.com

You can find more information about the recreational cannabis system in Nova Scotia here.

Prince Edward Island is one of the provinces that created a government-run corporation that is controlling sales of cannabis.

Their online portal can be found on: www.peicannabiscorp.com

You can find more information about the recreational cannabis system here.

Newfoundland and Labrador have one of the more interesting systems since it has been altered over time.

It may be the only province in which you’ll be able to buy weed and liquor at the same store.

So far, you can buy cannabis online on the official government website: www.shopcannabisnl.com

You will also be able to buy weed in stores, as Newfoundland resident is opening one of the first private retail stores in the province soon.

Find out more information about the cannabis system in Newfoundland and Labrador here.

Only Yukon and Nunavut will have online sales. You can find their respective cannabis sales websites here:

The Northwest Territories won’t have an online cannabis retail website, and all sales must go through the local liquor stores.

You also may have noticed that Tweed is the main website for Nunavut, and that’s not a mistake as they received the award from the local government to run online sales.