What is THC?
THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is a compound (phytocannabinoid) found in cannabis plants. THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the high sensation. It can be consumed by smoking cannabis. It’s also available in oils, edibles, tinctures, capsules, and more.
What is CBD?
CBD is a chemical found in marijuana. CBD doesn't contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana that produces a high. The usual CBD formulation is oil, but CBD is also sold as an extract, a vaporized liquid and an oil-based capsule. Food, drinks and beauty products are among the many CBD-infused products available online.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants, though many people commonly associate them with cannabis because cannabis plants contain high concentrations of them. These aromatic compounds create the characteristic scent of many plants, such as cannabis, pine, and lavender, as well as fresh orange peel.
What type of legal cannabis products are available?
Today there are a variety of legal cannabis products available for purchase, including:
- Loose Flower (Different Strains of Cannabis)
- Oils/Tinctures (Sprays/Dropper)
- Edibles (Chocolate/Gummies/Cookies/Beverages)
- Topicals (Creams/Lotions/Roll On)
- Concentrates (Wax/Shatter/Hash/Crumbles)
What is the legal age to buy cannabis?
You must be 19 years of age or older to buy and possess cannabis in Ontario.
What are edibles?
Edible cannabis products refer to food products that have been infused with cannabis extracts. They provide consumers with a smoke-free, discreet way to consume cannabis. Cannabis edibles were legalized in Canada as of October 17, 2019 but must contain no added alcohol or nicotine.
What are cannabis topicals?
Cannabis topicals refer to products that have been infused with cannabis extracts that are applied to the skin, hair, or nails. As of October 17, 2019, extracts and topicals are legal in Canada.
How much cannabis can I purchase?
Public possession of marijuana regulates that you are allowed to have up to 30 grams (about one ounce) of dried marijuana on you at any time. Please keep in mind other forms of Cannabis (edibles, beverages, concentrates) are allocated a gram weight towards your 30 gram total.