Q. Can I use cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding?
There is no known safe amount of cannabis to use during pregnancy or when breastfeeding. Cannabis use during pregnancy has been linked to low birth weight, and can harm a child’s brain during development. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not consume cannabis, as it could harm the fetus or baby.
Q. How often should I dose?
This is entirely dependent on your symptoms, the conditions you are trying to treat, and the product you are using. Cannabis affects everyone differently, please consult your health care practitioner for guidance on the frequency of your dosing.
Q. How long will cannabis stay in my system?
This always depends on how much you consume, how you consume it and your genetics, age, personality, gender and other personal biological factors. Effects can take up to 24 hours to fully dissipate, but THC can be detectable in the bloodstream for up to 7 days or more, depending on several factors, including frequency of use.
There are few reports of secondary intoxication (i.e. from second hand smoke or vape), but it also depends on a number of factors, including dose and ventilation of the space.
Q. What does “Start low and Go Slow” mean?
‘Start Low and Go Slow’ is a common advice from physicians specializing in cannabis and cannabinoid medicine. Patients should speak with their health care practitioner to determine the best method of consumption for them; under current Canadian law, patients have the right to choose how they consume their medical cannabis.
Q. Can I use cannabis with my other medications?
This depends entirely on the medication and the user. Always consult with your health care practitioner if you are taking other medications while taking medical cannabis.
Q. Is it possible to overdose on cannabis?
Consuming to much cannabis can result in significantly unpleasant effects, but they should be experienced temporarily. There is no documented case of death resulting from a toxic overdose of cannabis.
Q. What effects might I typically expect from cannabis strains with moderate THC levels?
Cannabis directly interacts with the brain and central nervous system. THC generally produces an intoxicating or impairing effect, even when very little is consumed. In moderate consumption, effects may include a sense of relaxation and peasant euphoria. THC can also cause unpleasant or harmful effects. Senses may be heightened. The effects vary from person to person and will further depend on strain, consumption method and personal factors like genetics, existing mental health conditions, current mood, age, personality and gender.