Medical Cannabis FAQ

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Medical marijuana uses the marijuana plant or chemicals in it to treat diseases or conditions. It's basically the same product as recreational marijuana, but it's taken for medical purposes.

The marijuana plant contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one has a different effect on the body. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used in medicine. THC also produces the "high" people feel when they smoke marijuana or eat foods containing it.

Yes, The Canadian government legalized recreational cannabis on Oct. 17, 2018, after first being introduced as the Cannabis Act on April 13, 2017. Issued by Health Canada, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) outlines scenarios where marijuana is legal.

Smokeable marijuana, commonly known as “flower,” will be the primary product available. Generally speaking, adults can possess up to 30 grams of dried marijuana and may also grow a small number of plants at home, depending on the state or territory.

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.