Everyone has questions about cannabis, and some are easier to answer than others.
What is the difference between Indica, Sativa and Hybrid plants?
Cannabis sativa is a member of the plant family Cannabaceae. The species name “sativa” is derived from a Latin word meaning “cultivated”. Although the scientific classification of cannabis is still debated, three types are often described: Sativa, Indica and Hybrid. Sativa type plants are often described as taller with narrower leaflets, while Indica type plants are shorter with wider leaflets. Hybrid type plants are the result of crossing Sativa and Indica types plants.
What are cannabinoids?
The chemical compounds in cannabis that react with the human body. Scientists have identified at least 110 forms of cannabinoids. THC and CBD are the most widely understood cannabinoids known today.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The Endocannabinoid System is a network of cannabinoid receptors in the human nervous system that controls chemical stasis in the human body.
What is THC?
THC is the acronym for the term tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the most well know cannabinoid and the chemical responsible for the psychoactive effects, or “high,” associated with cannabis.
What does CBD mean?
CBD (cannabidiol) is another cannabinoid. It’s a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant that does not produce a high or intoxication.
What are terpenes?
The term terpene is used to describe the fragrant and flavored compounds secreted from the trichomes of cannabis flowers. Terpenes occur in many places in the natural world, primarily in plant and tree species.
What about Colas, Flowers and Trichomes? What are these parts of the cannabis plant?
Colas are the prized flowers that grow at the top of cannabis plants. These large cone-shaped flowers make up many of the cannabis products sold on the market today.
The part of the cannabis plant that contains the highest concentration of trichome heads. Flower (or buds) are only produced by female plants and are the most valuable portion of all cannabis crops.
A Trichome is a small hair-like outgrowth from the epidermis of the cannabis plant; this glandular resinous structure is found in highest concentrations in the flowers and contains the highest concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes in the plant.
The sale of edibles containing cannabis or cannabis extracts is not currently legal. More news is expected in 2019 on when they may become legal. You can learn more about our current products here: dried flower, pre-rolls, capsules, oils.
Health & Safety
How do I know how much to have?
Cannabis affects everyone differently. Start with a small amount and wait to see how you feel.
Cannabis must be used responsibly so whether smoking, vaping, or consuming through any delivery system the general guideline is to start low and go slow.
While effects can be felt within minutes of smoking or vaporizing, ingested cannabis takes longer to reveal its full effects than inhaled cannabis. For our Aurora Caps, start with one and wait at least two to three hours to see how you feel before taking more. It will likely take 45-90 minutes for you to feel the effects of caps and the peak effects are often not achieved for up to two hours.
Can I consume alcohol before or after consuming cannabis?
Combining cannabis and alcohol is not recommended.
I know I can’t drive after consuming alcohol, but what about cannabis?
Cannabis impaired driving is dangerous and a criminal offence. Please refer to Health Canada for more information.
What is legal in my province?
Because rules vary by province and territory and by-laws may differ by municipality it's best to check with your local government.
You can also find more information on restrictions by province and territories here.
Can I travel with cannabis?
You can find more information on travelling with Cannabis here.
You should not cross the Canadian border with cannabis. When travelling within Canada with cannabis make sure you understand the laws in the province you will be visiting.