We Answer the Most-Searched Questions About Cannabis

July 19, 2022

by Adam

All of your burning cannabis questions answered. We scoured the internet for the most-searched questions on Google about cannabis and all things weed.

Most Googled Questions About Smoking Cannabis

Does the effect increase if I hold it for longer?

No, the cannabinoids are absorbed into the body within the first few seconds of inhaling, so there is no need to hold longer for a better high.

A woman smoking and holding in cannabis smoke

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If you’re seeking the best high, seek the highest-quality cannabis.

Can you overdose on cannabis?

No, it's a myth. There have been no recorded cases of someone dying from consuming too much cannabis. That being said, you can get uncomfortable and potentially panicky if you consume too much weed.

If you’re new to cannabis, we recommend starting with a low dose and increasing slowly until you reach your desired effect. Be sure to wait an appropriate amount of time before increasing the dose. Edibles take longer to take effect, so wait a minimum of an hour.

How can I lower the cannabis high?

At times, users may consume too much cannabis and feel as though they’re more intoxicated than they’d like to be. The feeling of being too high is more common when consuming edibles because it takes longer for the cannabinoids to be absorbed into a person’s system. We recommend starting low and going slow to avoid this experience.

A man really high on top of a mountain with mountains in the distance

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If you do find yourself getting higher than you’d like, there are a few things that might help:

  • Drink a glass of water or juice (ideally citrus)
  • Eat citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit, etc.)
  • Eat something spicy
  • Consume CBD oil

Remember, you cannot overdose on cannabis, and the feeling will pass. Put on some relaxing music, close your eyes, and do your best to relax.

Questions About Cannabis Science

Is cannabis addictive?

Cannabis is not physically addictive, but it’s more complicated than that. Cannabis does not contain components that make it physically addictive, meaning discontinuing use will not lead to withdrawal symptoms. However, a person could become psychologically addicted, where breaking the regular habit of consuming cannabis may become challenging.

Are there any benefits to cannabis usage?

Cannabis offers many therapeutic benefits.

Two FDA-approved drugs, dronabinol and nabilone contain a synthetic version of a substance found in cannabis. These are used for patients with severe epilepsy to treat nausea and boost appetite among patients undergoing chemotherapy or those with AIDS. It also helps many people with symptoms of anxiety, sleep disorders, depression, and even PTSD.

What is the difference between Indica and Sativa when it comes to cannabis?

Indica and Sativa strains of cannabis provide the user with a different type of high. Indica strains are typically associated with a relaxing high that calms the mind and body. Sativa strains provide a more energizing high that makes the user feel more motivated and energetic.

Read more about the difference between indica and sativa.

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

CBD and THC are the two most widely known cannabinoids in cannabis. However, the plant contains many other cannabinoids that all work together to create the entourage effect along with terpenes.

Learn more about terpenes.

Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, is the cannabinoid that creates the high experience people associate with cannabis. It's the psychoactive substance.

Cannabidiol, CBD, in contrast, is non-psychoactive. While CBD doesn’t have intoxicating effects like THC, that doesn't mean it doesn’t have therapeutic properties. CBD is used alone to treat several different health conditions.

Learn more about the difference between CBD and THC.

Does CBD get you high?

No. As mentioned in the previous question, CBD is non-intoxicating.

Can the effect of cannabis differ with strains?

Yes, the amount of CBD and THC and the terpenes in each strain will affect how they make you feel. For example, high-THC strains can cause more of a high. But if they are low in CBD, this high may bring some anxiety along for the ride. High-CBD, low-THC strains, such as Charlotte’s Web, can benefit your health but don’t cause any noticeable high. Indica versus Sativa can also impact the type of high you will experience.

Find your favourite strain in our online dispensary.

Questions About Cannabis Consumption

How do you consume cannabis?

The traditional method of consuming cannabis is smoking, which now includes joints, vapes, bongs, and dabs. Learn the difference between vaping and smoking.

The second most common way to consume cannabis is through edibles.

Following the legalization of cannabis in Canada, several other cannabis consumption methods have become more readily available, such as concentrates (like CBD oil) and topicals.

Read more: The Big 4 Cannabis Consumption Methods.

Determining the best method of consumption is mainly based on personal preference; however, you may also want to consider your desired results. For example, those seeking relief from joint or muscle pain may lean toward topicals that can be applied directly to the site of pain.

Can I eat cannabis raw?

Technically speaking, yes, you can eat cannabis raw, and it won’t be harmful, but it won’t get you high.

Koala sleeping in a tree after eating raw leaves

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Cannabinoid acids within the plant’s resin glands contain an extra carboxyl molecule that renders them inert in terms of psychoactivity. These molecules are removed during the heating process known as decarboxylation.

If you’d like to make your own cannabis edibles from your favourite weed flower, you will need to decarboxylate the cannabis first.

Learn how to make cannabutter to make your favourite edibles at home, such as weed brownies.

Can I get high before exercising?

If you plan to consume cannabis before your workout, consider selecting an energizing strain that will support your training. You can, but we recommend being cautious and choosing your strain wisely. Also, make sure not to use too much to impair you during your workout and don’t work out alone in case you get too high.

If you’re seeking relief from pain and inflammation associated with regular exercise, consider topicals and/or CBD-focused products so they don’t negatively impact your workout.

Use responsibly.

Learn about using cannabis for pain management and how to use cannabis topicals.

Most-Searched Questions About Buying Cannabis

Where can I find a medical marijuana physician?

Cannabis is legal for recreational use in Canada, so it isn’t necessary to find a physician to support medical marijuana use. Canadians can purchase cannabis from federally licensed sellers or register with Health Canada to produce a limited amount of cannabis for their personal use.

Why is cannabis illegal in some places?

Thankfully, cannabis is legal in Canada. However, cannabis remains illegal in many other countries. In the US, the federal government still refuses to remove cannabis from the list of Schedule 1 drugs. We aren’t exactly sure why the federal government refuses to remove marijuana from this list. Some say the government is unsure of how to regulate it nationally.

Read where cannabis is legal.

Can I purchase cannabis online?

Yes, you can purchase cannabis online in Canada and at our online dispensary.

Have other questions about cannabis? Let us know in the comments and we'll do the research!

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