Cannabis General Info
What is cannabis?
Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. It grows flowers that are consumed for medicinal and recreational purposes.
What does cannabis look like?
Cannabis is a plant known for its characteristic 7-node leaves. At the base of the leaf exists the nodes responsible for flower growth. A fully mature female plant has flowers that grow next to and up along the main stem of each individual chute. This gives the main chute a thicker, condensed and bushy appearance. The flowers and the leaves can mature into various hues of green, yellow, orange, red, purple, and pink. Once harvested, the plant is cut down, the leaves are trimmed off, and only the flower remains to be dried, cured, and consumed. The flower size depends on the growth conditions but on average will be 2-4” inches with a similar width variation.
What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol is a cannabinoid that exists in Cannabis. It is the main psychoactive compound that is responsible for the “high” feeling experienced after consumption.
What is the active ingredient in cannabis?
THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol is the primary compound found in Cannabis.
How long does a cannabis high last?
AS PER HEALTH CANADA REGULATIONS: INHALATION DURATION CAN LAST UP TO 6 HOURS. INGESTION DURATION CAN LAST UP TO 12 HOURS.
How do you get rid of cannabis high?
Time is the only true way to get rid of a cannabis high. Find a quiet place, have a glass of water, lay down, try watching a funny or comforting movie, and wait.
How does cannabis get you high?
The main active compound, THC, binds to CB1 receptors in the brain’s reward system, cannabis produces feelings of euphoria and intoxication.
Are weed, pot, and hemp, the same thing?
Weed, Pot, and Hemp all derived from the species Cannabis Sativa. Weed and pot are simply just different names referring to the cannabis plant, primarily the female plant for its dried, consumable flower. Hemp is a separate cultivar of the Cannabis Sativa plant which produces less than 0.3% THC. It is primarily used for industrial textile purposes.
Is there nicotine in cannabis?
No, this would be in violation of the Health Canada Regulations regarding the mixing of regulated intoxicants.