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What is the maximum amount of cannabis that can be purchsed in a single order?
You can purchase 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent for all products and categories. Our ordering platform will automatically calculate this so we all remain compliant.
What is the legal age to purchase and consume cannabis?
The legal age to order and consume in BC is 19 and older. This varies across Canada depending on the province you live in. It is illegal to purchase for someone else who is under 19 years of age.
Where can I consume cannabis?
Check with your city's smoking bylaws where you can publically consume cannabis. For residential consumption, they likely have their bylaws if you live in a strata or an apartment.
What is a cannabis strain?
A cannabis strain refers to a specific variety or type of the Cannabis plant, typically characterized by its unique combination of genetics, growth characteristics, terpenes, and chemical composition. Different strains can have different flavours, aromas, and effects when consumed, making them a critical factor in the diversity of cannabis products available.
What is the difference between Sativa, Hybrid, or Indica?
Indica strains are known for their relaxing and sedating effects. They often have a higher CBD (cannabidiol) content compared to sativa strains, which can provide a sense of calm. Indica plants are typically shorter and bushier in appearance.
Sativa strains tend to be more energizing and uplifting. They often have a higher THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content and can be associated with increased creativity, focus, and sociability. Sativa plants are taller, have sparse foliage, and have narrower leaves compared to indica
Hybrid strains are a crossbreed of both Indica and Sativa plants. They aim to combine the characteristics of both types, allowing for a broader range of effects. The specific effects of a hybrid strain depend on the genetics and the balance of Indica and Sativa in the hybrid.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a cannabinoid found in the Cannabis plant known for its diverse range of uses. It doesn't produce the psychoactive “high” associated with THC.
CBD has garnered attention for its various properties.
It's important to note that the effects of cannabis can vary widely depending on the individual, the specific strain, and how it's consumed. Additionally, the classification of cannabis strains into sativa, hybrid, and indica is somewhat simplified and may not fully represent the diversity of effects found in different strains.
Cannabinoids and what they mean
There are over 100 different cannabinoids that have been identified in the Cannabis plant. However, not all are in significant quantities, and many are in trace amounts. The most well-known and studied cannabinoids include:
- THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the most well-known and psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis. It's responsible for the “high” or euphoric effects associated with its use
- CBD (Cannabidiol) is another prominent cannabinoid that doesn't produce the psychoactive effects of THC.
- CBG (Cannabigerol) Is often called the “mother of all cannabinoids” because it is the precursor to other cannabinoids. It has various potential uses
- CBC (Cannabichromene) Is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid
- CBN (Cannabinol) Is a breakdown product of THC, often found in aged cannabis. It is believed to have mild sedative effects
- THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) is a minor cannabinoid known for its purported appetite-curbing and energy-boosting properties.
Researchers continue to explore the potential effects of these and other cannabinoids. Check out our blog Cannabinoids and How They Work
There are several methods for consuming cannabis, each with its own onset time, duration, and potential effects. some common ways to consume cannabis include:
- Smoking: Smoking cannabis flowers in the form of joints, blunts, bongs or pipes is one of the most traditional and direct methods. the effects are typically felt within minutes and can last a few hours
- Vaporization: Vaporizing cannabis involves heating it to release cannabinoids without combustion. It's considered a healthier alternative to smoking and offers a quick onset of effects.
- Edibles: Cannabis-infused edibles, such as gummies, baked goods, or beverages, provide a discrete and long-lasting experience. However, the onset can take 30 minutes to 2 hours, and the effects can last 4-6 hours.
- Beverages: Cannabis-infused beverages offer a refreshing way to consume cannabinoids, and they come in various flavours and potencies
- Oils: Oils are liquid cannabis extracts using an oil carrier, such as coconut oil, that can be taken sublingually (under the tongue)
- Topicals: Cannabis-infused creams, lotions, balms, and bath bombs are designed to be applied directly to the skin. They are typically used for localized relief and don't produce psychoactive effects
- Dabbing: Dabbing involves inhaling vaporized cannabis concentrates (wax, shatter) using a specialized device. It provides a potent and rapid onset of effects
- Capsules: These are pre-measured doses of cannabis in a capsule form, providing a precise and controlled method of consumption
- Sublingual Strips: Thin dissolvable strips that are placed under the tongue for a fast-acting experience
- Suppositories: These Are intended for rectal or vaginal use and are often used for medical purposes to deliver cannabinoids without the psychoactive effects associated with other methods.
It's important to choose a consumption method that aligns with your preferences, tolerance, and desired effects and to be aware of the legal regulations regarding cannabis. additionally, start with a low dose, especially when trying a new method, to gauge its effects on your body
Terpenes are aromatic organic compounds found in various plants, including cannabis. In the context of cannabis, terpenes not only contribute to the aroma and taste of the plant but also have the potential to interact with cannabinoids like THC and CBD, influencing the overall effects of a particular cannabis strain. The phenomenon is often called the “Entourage Effect,” where the combination of terpenes and cannabinoids may produce a unique and enhanced set of effects. Some common terpenes found in cannabis and their associated scents and potential effects include Myrcene, Limonene, Pinene, Linalool, and Caryophyllene. These are just a few examples, and many other terpenes are found in cannabis, each with its unique profile and potential effects. Combining specific terpenes and cannabinoids can create diverse experiences associated with different cannabis strains. Check out our blog, Cannabis Terpenes explained