Species: C. indica, C. sativa, C. ruderalis
Contrary to popular belief, the species of cannabis you consume doesn’t indicate the varying effects you can expect to experience.
That’s right, indica doesn’t chill you out, nor does sativa energize you. Regardless of species, it’s a strain’s unique mix of cannabinoids and terpenes that gets you in the groove. In fact, most modern-day strains of cannabis are crossbreeds (a mix of species), with very few linking back to their pure lineage.
Taxonomy terms such as indica or sativa are best used to categorize the varying climates, appearances, origins and growth patterns of each variety. The combination of cannabinoids and terpenes present, regardless of species, is the best predictor of consumption effects.
Molecular yet mighty, cannabinoids are chemical compounds that stimulate the CB1 receptor in the brain, resulting in a spectrum of benefits and effects. Here, we’ll focus on the most common: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).
Choosing a strain that’s THC-dominant will give you the intoxicating “high” that’s commonly paraded in pop culture. The psychoactive effect is balanced and damped by the level of CBD in the strain.
Choosing a strain that’s CBD-dominant will give you a grounded “body” experience. This cannabinoid is non-psychoactive, making it desirable to those with THC sensitivities.
Choosing a strain with a balance of THC and CBD will harmonize the overall effects of each cannabinoid. CBD cushions the CB1 adaptor in the brain, softening the psychoactive effects of THC.
Under the Cannabis Act, these products will be available for purchase in 2018:
After purchasing legal cannabis products, you can consume them by:
Once the Cannabis Act has been in force for one year, these additional products will be available for purchase:
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The Canadian government predicts that recreational cannabis will hit shelves by the end of summer 2018. On June 7, 2018, the Senate will hold a third reading vote on the Cannabis Act, where the law will likely pass and receive Royal Assent. Then, the provinces and territories will take 8 to 12 weeks to ensure an orderly transition to the new legal framework.
You'll be allowed to possess up to 30 grams of dried legal cannabis or equivalent in public.
Under federal law, you'll be allowed to cultivate up to 4 plants in your own residence, equaling 4 plants total per household. Some provinces may restrict whether or how you may grow at home. If you rent or live in a condo, you may also be subject to restrictions imposed by your landlord or condo by-laws.
Laws vary by province and municipality. Here's a handy guide to help you understand cannabis consumption laws by region, but be sure to check your city or town's government website for specific bylaws.
Again, laws vary by province. Depending on your region, you'll be able to buy cannabis digitally through a government website or private online stores. Check out this blog post to find out how you can purchase cannabis in your province.