Doing your homework is a good thing.

It’s on each of us to use cannabis responsibly. You have to know the law, and you have to know your limits too. As an adult, you can enjoy cannabis and be responsible.

Keep cannabis away from youth.

It’s against the law for those under 19 to use, buy or have cannabis for recreational purposes. If you’re 19+ and have cannabis at home, it’s your personal responsibility to keep it in a safe place, away from minors (and pets too).

Know your limits.

Whether or not you’ll be using cannabis for the first time, get to know your limits. Cannabis affects everyone differently. A good rule of thumb is to start with a low dosage and go slow. When our Cannabis NB stores open on October 17, you can consult our in-store Guides who can help you with questions like, “How are methods of consumption different?” and “What do the different THC and CBD levels mean?”

Cannabis and alcohol don’t mix.

Cannabis and alcohol don’t mix. Period. There are significant impairment and health risks.

THC levels.

When you are welcomed into a Cannabis NB store, you'll see THC notifications on all cannabis products. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is one of the many active compounds found in cannabis. It’s the psychoactive component - it’s responsible for your feeling high. Don’t worry - there are cannabis strains with very low THC content. The other widely known active compound found in cannabis is CBD, or cannabidiol. CBD is better known for its therapeutic applications.

Ways to consume.

In today's world, there are 5 main ways to consume cannabis: smokingThis is what 99% of people associate cannabis culture with. Smoking is defined as heating the dried flower in a pipe, bong or joint. It is by far the most common way people consume cannabis. Smoking usually provides an initial onset of effects that peak within 30 minutes and diminish after 1-3 hours. Of course, we suggest you consult a medical professional if you are concerned about impacts of smoking on your health., vapingFor those looking for a smokeless way of heating cannabis oil or dried flower, using a hand-held or table-top vaporizer is a great alternative. Vaping preserves the products flavours more than smoking, and allows the consumer to adjust the temperature depending on their occasion or setting. It typically provides an initial onset of effects that people experience within 30 minutes and diminish after 2-3 hours., ingesting (edibles)Many consumers are now switching to food-based products like drinks, candies, and baked goods that are infused with cannabis extracts. The onset of effects varies depending on your metabolism (anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours) and they start to diminish after 4-6 hours. We recommend starting low and going slow with edibles in particular., applying (topicals)Topicals are the lotions, balms or patches that have been enriched with cannabis and are applied to the skin. Effects are felt within 15 minutes to 2 hours and can last up to 12 hours. These are typically higher in CBD as they are predominantly used for things like pain relief. and dabbingA relatively new phenomenon that continues to evolve, dabbing is essentially heating a small amount of concentrate on the head of a titanium nail with a blowtorch, causing combustion. There are many variations of cannabis concentrates used, and an equal number of dabbing tools that are used. Dabbing usually provides an initial onset of effects after inhalation that diminish after 1-3 hours.. Which one you prefer depends on a variety of factors including personal preference, your setting, your occasion, desired effects and more. Find out more about Consumption Basics here.