12 Essential Tips for First-Time Buyers of Marijuana in Canada

With the legalization of recreational cannabis across Canada last October, users now have easy access to marijuana and its products. While rules and regulations governing the purchase, possession, use and cultivation of marijuana differ across states and territories, certain basic rules apply across the country.

If you’re an adult, you can now legally buy dried cannabis leaves, joints and oils in Canada from licensed private shops as well as government-run websites, provided you qualify the age limit set by your state. If you’re new to using cannabis for recreation, you’ll find the following tips and information useful.

  1. You have to be 18 or above to buy cannabis in Alberta and 19 or above in other provinces. Quebec may raise the minimum age to 21.
  2. Unlike when you buy alcohol, you cannot take children to a local cannabis store, regardless of their age. In addition, the use and cultivation of cannabis around children is strictly prohibited.
  3. According to federal law, you can possess up to 30 grams of dried marijuana, but check your state’s rules regarding the same.
  4. Buying a product with low levels of the intoxicating compound THC and high in CBD may be a good idea if you’re trying cannabis for the first time.
  5. Different strains of marijuana deliver different effects. If you’re looking for relaxation or pain relief, for instance, you’ll need a CBD-rich strain.
  6. Did you know that you’re free to place online orders of recreational marijuana from private sellers such as nudeextracts.com, regardless of where you live in Canada?
  7. Smelling a strain gives some idea of how it would feel once you consume it, but you may not find a sniff jar at all stores, so you may need to rely on the advice of the sales staff when choosing a product.
  8. Cannabis is available in a number of forms, such as edibles, capsules, oils, creams, tinctures, and so forth (although edibles are currently only available through authorized medical marijuana shops). Regardless of the delivery system you choose, remember to stick with low dosage and take it slow at first.
  9. If buying dried cannabis flowers for smoking or vaporizing, it’s better for new users to avoid the pipe and use a pre-rolled joint instead. A vaporizer will cost more than a bong or pipe, but it helps you avoid inhaling the cancer-causing smoke.
  10. It is now legal to grow up to four marijuana plants in your home all across Canada, with the exceptions of Manitoba and Quebec.
  11. For the first few times you consume marijuana, do it in the company of a friend or family member, so that there is help available if anything goes wrong. Also keep water handy, as cannabis can lead to a dry mouth.
  12. It is against the law to consume cannabis in or near schools, parks and playing grounds, inside cars or in public places. The safest place to do so is inside your home.

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