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Cannabis FAQ

Fundamental of Cannabis Use

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about cannabis for experienced and first time users

What are the side effects of cannabis?

Cannabis can cause a wide variety of side effects other than the desired effect of being high.

Common side effects are:

  • dry mouth
  • throat irritation
  • nausea
  • dizziness

If any of the above side effects become overwhelming for you or someone you are with:

  • Move to a calming and safe space if possible
  • Sit or lay down in a comfortable position
  • Drink a cup of water or herbal tea

Uncommon but serious side effects can be:

  • seizures
  • skin hives
What is the legal age of consumption for cannabis?

The legal age of consumption differs from province to province and state to state.

In Canada, the legal age is 19 years of age in all regions except for Alberta and Québec, where it is 18 years of age.

Can I use cannabis while pregnant?
Health Canada does not recommend using cannabis while pregnant, are planning to be pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.

According to this study at the University of California, THC is detectable in breast milk up to 6 days after use.

Does cannabis use affect mental health?

According to Health Canada, people with a personal or family history of serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia, psychosis, depression, or bipolar disorder should not use cannabis or cannabis products.

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