Inside BayBud Cannabis, Barry’s Bay…
WHAT TYPES OF PRODUCTS ARE LEGALLY AVAILABLE?
You can purchase dried flower, cannabis oils and capsules, edibles and cannabis beverages, vape pens and cartridges, concentrates and topicals.
WHO SHOULDN’T BE USING CANNABIS?
Research suggests that people under the age of 25 and anyone with a history of schizophrenia or psychosis should not be using cannabis. Those with untreated drug abuse or dependency or those who are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding should also refrain from use.
IS THERE ANY WAY TO USE CANNABIS WITHOUT BEING IMPAIRED?
Yes, Cannabidiol (CBD) does not cause euphoria or impairment.
IS IT SAFE TO DRIVE AFTER CONSUMING CANNABIS?
Absolutely not. Operating a vehicle under the influence of any substance is illegal and dangerous.
WHAT ARE SOME SIDE EFFECTS OF CBD? OF THC?
Cannabis use can cause (but is not limited to) red eyes, dry mouth, increased hunger, some short-term memory loss and some cognitive impairment while under the influence.
The side effects of CBD and THC vary in that CBD causes no impairment.
WHO CAN BUY CANNABIS?
In Ontario, you must be 19 years of age or older to purchase cannabis.
WHAT FORM OF IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED FOR PURCHASE?
You must have valid government-issued identification that contains your picture, date of birth and expiration date.
HOW MUCH CANNABIS AM I ALLOWED TO PURCHASE?
Purchases cannot exceed 30 grams of dried flower (or equivalent) by one individual per visit.
HOW MUCH CANNABIS AM I ALLOWED TO POSSESS?
You are allowed to possess up to 30 grams of dried legal cannabis (or equivalent) in public.
WHERE CAN I CONSUME?
Please refer to the municipal bylaws in your city or jurisdiction to understand the public consumption rules in your area.
WHAT SHOULD FIRST-TIME CONSUMERS BE AWARE OF?
START LOW AND GO SLOW! The effects of smoking cannabis can start in seconds while ingesting edible products can have an onset period of 20-90 minutes. Do not consume additional servings of cannabis until you have waited for the cannabis that you have already consumed to take effect.
If this is your first time using cannabis (or your first time in a long time) it is recommended to establish a baseline. It is helpful to keep track of the recommended serving size, the amount consumed, time and effect of each product you try to help determine what works for you.
Be aware that mixing cannabis and alcohol or other drugs can increase the effects of each and should be avoided.
HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH TO TAKE?
START LOW AND GO SLOW! It is important to note that people react differently to cannabis products depending on numerous factors, including their overall health, composition, age and mental state. It is always advisable to start with the smallest recommended serving (usually 2.5mg) and wait the appropriate amount of time to determine effects on you.
WHAT STEPS DO I TAKE IF I DO NOT LIKE MY EXPERIENCE?
If for any reason your experience is unpleasant, take note of the amount and strain ingested. Stay well hydrated and try to relax until the feelings pass. There has been no recorded incident of fatality from cannabis overuse, however if you are experiencing anything that might be considered a medical emergency, seek professional medical attention immediately or call 911. Please remember that it is never a good idea to exceed the recommended serving.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF THE CANNABIS IS WORKING?
The onset and effects of consuming cannabis will be different for each individual and the type and amount of cannabis consumed. You can expect pleasant feelings of euphoria, and calming or energizing effects, depending on the products used.
WHAT IS CANNABIS?
Let’s start with what cannabis is not, it is not a drug. It is a plant. A drug is defined as a substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body. Therefore, THC can be considered a drug, but the overall cannabis plant cannot.
WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS?
Cannabinoids are compounds in the cannabis plant that interact with the endocannabinoid system in our bodies.
What are CANNABIS COMPOUNDS?
Researchers still don’t understand what all of the cannabinoids do, but they have identified two main ones — tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) — as well as several less common compounds.
Flowers, oils and capsules will display a ratio of 1:1, 2:1, etc., to show their respective CBD/THC content.
HOW IS CANNABIS CONSUMED?
Cannabis can be inhaled through smoking it, which has a faster onset effect. Five to ten minutes after smoking cannabis, users will start to feel the effects and they can last for four to six hours.
Cannabis can be heated during vapourizing, which reduces the risks involved with smoking the plant. Vapourizers cause the plant to be heated but not burnt, which means there is an absence of benzopyrene. When users vapourize, they will feel the effects within five to ten minutes and they can last for four to six hours.
When cannabis is ingested orally whether in capsule, oil, beverages or edibles it creates an increased potency effect for the user. When users ingest cannabis, it can take 30 to 60 minutes to feel the effects and they can last for six to eight hours.
SIDE EFFECTS OF THC
One important thing to note with THC is that it is not water soluble, it is stored in our body fat and slowly released. What this means, is that even if THC has metabolized and you no longer feel the effects of it, the presence of THC can stay in your body for days, weeks or even months depending on the person. However, cannabis presence does not necessarily imply impairment. This is one of the many reasons that comprehensive cannabis education is imperative for legalization, for citizens, parents and employers. There are some side effects of using THC products that users should be aware of, and they include:
DRY MOUTH | BLOODSHOT EYES | IMPROVED SLEEP INDUCTION
SIDE EFFECTS OF CBD
While CBD is non-euphoric and does not impair you, it can cause reactions in the body that users should be aware of:
ACUTE REDUCTION IN BLOOD PRESSURE | MUSCLE RELAXATION | DECREASE IN INFLAMMATION
Which PLANT SPECIES are used, AND their ASSOCIATED EFFECTS?
INDICA: This subspecies has a relaxing effect, making consumption ideal for evenings or periods of rest. However, effects will range dependent on the individual. Defining characteristics: Dense, darker buds produced on bushy, shorter plants.
SATIVA: This subspecies has an uplifting effect, making it an ideal daytime strain. Defining characteristics: Wispy, lighter, loose buds produced on tall, thin plants.
HYBRID: Hybrid strains contain a mix of Indica and Sativa qualities and can elicit a range of effects, which vary greatly dependent on user and strain qualities.