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Medical Cannabis FAQ

Our most common FAQs, here for you to learn more about medical cannabis.

General Questions

Cannabis is the shortened scientific name for the Cannabis Sativa plant. Often referred to as Marijuana, cannabis contains more than 140 cannabinoids which are chemicals that affect our brains, mental state and physical movement.

The two most abundant cannabinoids found in cannabis are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects associated with cannabis consummation while CBD is not psychoactive meaning it will not alter your state of mind when consumed.

Cannabis comes in various cured and consumable forms such; dried flowers or “buds” (Marijuana), pressed resin from the cannabis flowers or leaves (Hash), as well as concentrated cannabis extracts (Shatter, Budder, Live Resin, etc).

Cannabis is legal in Canada for both recreational and medicinal purposes.

Medicinal use of cannabis was legalized nationwide on 30 July 2001 under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.

Recreational use of cannabis was legalized nationwide on 17 October 2018. The Federal Cannabis Act formally legalized the cultivation, possession, acquisition and consumption of cannabis and its by-products.

Rules regarding the minimum age to purchase and consume legal cannabis differs between each Canadian province:

  • Alberta: 18
  • British Columbia: 19
  • Manitoba: 19
  • New Brunswick: 19
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 19
  • Northwest Territories: 19
  • Nova Scotia: 19
  • Nunavut: 19
  • Ontario: 19
  • Prince Edward Island: 19
  • Quebec: 18
  • Saskatchewan: 19
  • Yukon: 19

You are legally allowed to possess 30 grams of cannabis in public. Rules surrounding home storage limits vary from province to province.

  • Alberta: None
  • British Columbia: 1,000 Grams
  • Manitoba: None
  • New Brunswick: None
  • Newfound and Labrador: None
  • Northwest Territories: 30 Grams
  • Nova Scotia: None
  • Nunavut: 150 Grams
  • Ontario: None
  • Prince Edward Island: None
  • Quebec: 150 Grams
  • Saskatchewan: None
  • Yukon: None

The most common and safest place to legally consume cannabis in Canada is inside your own home. Regulations vary greatly between provinces so we suggest that you research your city or town’s municipal laws surrounding cannabis consumption when in public.

Standard smoking laws still apply to cannabis such as no smoking within 3 meters of any public door, open window or air intake.

Unfortunately no. We are unable to our products ship outside of Canada.

Please direct all questions and comments to our customer service email address: info@naturespharmacy.ch. We will respond to inquiries within 24 hours, most times sooner!

Product Questions

At Nature’s Pharmacy, we offer several different cannabis products from several brands from all over Canada. Some of our most popular offerings are Cannabis Concentrates, Marijuana Edibles, Dried Cannabis or Flower, Hash, Topicals, CBD Oil for Pets, and Vape Pens.

Store your cannabis in a glass jar or ceramic container with an airtight seal in a cool dark place to keep your cannabis fresh. Remember to keep your cannabis separate from other products and accessories for the best results.

Proper cannabis storage will keep your valuable products fresh for as long as you require.

Our cannabis concentrates can be stored securely for several months if stored properly. Avoid exposing your concentrates to light, heat, and moisture. These conditions will break your product down over time and lower the overall quality of your concentrates immensely.

For short term storage, we recommend placing your concentrates into an airtight silicone container. Place your container in a cool and dark place, and avoid opening and closing the container as much as possible.

For long term storage, we recommend placing your concentrates onto a piece of parchment paper. You would then wrap your concentrates within the parchment paper and then place the wrapped concentrates into a plastic bag or an airtight container. Don’t forget to store everything in a cool and dark place.

There are many ways to consume cannabis such as smoking, vaping, edibles, tinctures, topicals, and dabbing. These are the most common methods available not the only methods available. We encourage you to do your own research on which method will work best for you.

Look for Sativa, there are hundreds of marijuana strains capable of providing you with an energy boost that helps get you through the day. Unlike coffee and sugar which provide you with short-term energy followed by the jitters, certain weed strains last for hours and help you stay productive and focused. According to Safety and Health Magazine, almost 40% of American workers sleep less than seven hours a night. Did you know that a person who sleeps 4-5 hours a day is roughly as alert as someone with a blood alcohol level of 0.08? One study, in fact, found that 16% of employees fell asleep while driving and 27% slept on the job.

Look for indica dominant flower and concentrates, edibles are great as well. Insomnia is the worst, but luckily cannabis is shown to be an effective and safe sleep aid for many people. It can slow racing thoughts, dissolve pain, relax muscles, and deliver its own sleepy chemicals to help you fall and stay asleep. However, as many have testified, finding the right strain is key.

Once they take effect, edibles can last anywhere between 4 and 12 hours. They’re a lot of factors that can affect the duration and potency of the high such your dosage, tolerance, metabolism, and gender.

It will take between 30 and 120 minutes before you start to feel the effects of an edible after consumption.

Dabs are individual doses of cannabis concentrates such as Budder, HTFSE, Live Resin, and Shatter that is consumed via a water pipe or dab rig.

Dabbing involves heating up a nail made of either titanium or quartz with an over the counter butane craft torch. Once fully heated the dab is placed into the nail and then inhaled through the water pipe attached to the nail also known as a dab rig.

Account Questions

Register your account with Nature’s Pharmacy by navigating to the Account link on our website and clicking the Register link.

Please provide us with your full name, email address, and a picture of your ID so that we can quickly verify your information and approve your account.

Please navigate to our Forgot Password page and enter the email address you signed up with into the form and click reset my password.

Instructions on how to reset your password will then be emailed to the address entered.

Order Questions

Browse our catalogue of products and add your preferred items to your shopping cart. Once ready navigate to the shopping cart and checkout.

After your order has been placed you will be emailed instructions on how to securely pay for your products.

We offer a flat rate for every order under $250 of $17. Free shipping is available on orders of $250 or more.

All payments will be accepted 1-2 business days after being sent over.

Please make sure to pay attention to the payment instructions emailed to you after your order has been placed.

Your order will ship out either the same day as the payment was received or on the following business day.

Depending on your location your order will take as little as one business day or as long as five business days to reach you.

All orders are shipped with Canada Post.

Medical Questions

Lab testing is the only way to know the cannabinoid makeup and terpenes included in the cannabis product you’re consuming. These two values are important to consider when selecting the right cannabis for yourself.



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