The cultivation, acquisition, possession, and consumption of cannabis and its by-products are legalized for recreational and medicinal purposes in Canada. This is after the passing of the Federal Cannabis Act in 2018. Canada has now become the second country to permit its use in a controlled manner. Ordering Cannabis Online in Canada began in January 2019 and there has been a steady growth in numbers over the years.
The convenience of digital transactions has seen a quantum jump in acceptance. Online purchasing has become an easy mode of procuring items from groceries to clothing to other essentials and even durables.
The growth of online purchasers of cannabis is attributed to the ease of acquiring the products from the comfort of your home. Add to it the greater security of payments, and the discreet cover it offers to the buyers in comparison to buying from a brick-and-mortar store.
Buying online from a registered, reputed, and trusted dispensary is always a better option than buying from a seedy unknown, unreliable source. Combined with the reliability there is an assurance of quality that every buyer seeks.
Even though it is legalized, Cannabis possession and consumption do have certain restrictions and legal bindings in Canada. One has to be over 19 years of age to buy the product, this could vary from 18 to 21 years, as the local laws vary from province to province. Its consumption or use in public places is not allowed. There is a limit of 30 gms per purchase that is fixed for each transaction. Each packet has to have a specific label with enumerated details.
Cannabis in edible form has been gaining acceptance because of the variety of combinations it offers. A mix of cannabis with an ingredient that is liked by the buyer soon becomes his pet combination.
Edible cannabis is also seen as a better option than smoked or vaped cannabis as the process of ingestion does not cause harmful or long-lasting and delimiting respiratory issues that smoking does.
Edibles are also an enjoyable alternative for people who are sensitive to smoke and also do not wish to exhibit the telltale signs of smell that smoked weed gives out.
Edible cannabis is cannabis-infused into food products and comes in several forms and could be in baked goods like cookies, waffles, biscuits, and, brownies. Candies and other sweets like chewing gum, gummies, chocolates, lozenges, hard candy, fruit bars, and even marshmallows or truffles. Beverages like iced tea, coffee, soda, energy drinks, or even other products like butter, which may be homemade or prepared commercially.
Even though edible cannabis takes a little longer than smoked cannabis to give the user a ‘high’, it has been noticed to give a longer phase of satisfaction and relief to the user. The reason why it takes longer to give a high is that the process of digestion takes longer for the contents to reach the bloodstream and the brain in comparison to the smoked or vaped versions.
Caution and responsible consumption of edible cannabis is expected from the user. Each human body is built differently and has different tolerance levels.
It is advised by experts that one should read the label and understand the amount of THC and CHD that the product contains. They also advise that someone who is new to cannabis or has not used cannabis edibles before, should not intake more than 2.5mg of THC at a time and should wait for the effect and understand how the body is reacting to it before taking more.