Since cannabis became legal in Canada last year, many Canadians have expressed interest in integrating cannabis into their lives. If you’re new to using cannabis, here are some tips to consider before making your first purchase:
- Opt for high-CBD strains. CBD is the calming phytocannabinoid in cannabis; THC is the famous phytocannabinoid known for getting you “high”. If it’s your first time trying cannabis, choose a strain that’s high in CBD and low in THC; that way, the “high” you experience won’t be as intense or uncomfortable. Learn more about CBD, THC and cannabis strains here.
- You don’t have to smoke cannabis if you don’t want to. If you don’t want to smoke or vape cannabis, that’s okay. Cannabis can be consumed through various delivery methods, such as sublingual oils, capsules and sprays. These can be purchased through your legal dispensary.
- Only purchase from a legal dispensary. Avoid “street” cannabis. Licensed producers who must adhere to stringent conditions to ensure the safety of their cannabis products. When you buy unregulated cannabis from illegal dispensaries, you don’t know if the cannabis contains mold or is laced with other drugs.
- Contact a medical cannabis specialist if you want to use cannabis to treat your condition. There is countless research behind the medicinal effects of cannabis. In particular cannabis has been shown to help treat anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic pain and arthritis. But you cannot use any type of cannabis strain to treat any condition; in fact, one strain may be more or less effective than others for treating your condition. In order to find out which strain is best for you, we highly recommend getting a prescription for medical cannabis. Visit this link to see if you’re eligible for a cannabis prescription.
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