Cannabis is a complex plant that contains several components. The main chemicals are THC (psychoactive) and CBD (calming). Cannabis can be stimulating, hallucinogenic, or cause drowsiness. It can be used for its psychoactive properties but also may be used for medical reasons (e.g., pain). 


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Inhaled cannabis is heated and the smoke is inhaled into the lungs. This can be through a joint, pipe, bong, or a vape device. It can have various effects ranging from stimulation, to drowsiness. 

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Edible cannabis contains cannabinoids that you eat or drink. Edible cannabis takes longer to have an effect compared to inhaled cannabis, but it also lasts much longer in your body.


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Inhaling cannabis concentrates is commonly known as dabbing. Cannabis concentrates (‘dabs’) range from oils to waxes and resins. They produce a stronger high than dried cannabis.


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Synthetic cannabinoids are created in a lab to mimic the effects of natural cannabis. Compared to natural cannabis, they tend to be stronger and longer lasting, and more dangerous. 


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External Resources

This article provides provincial legislation and regulations concerning legal cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

You can view it here. 

This document created by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health offers valuable insights into safer approaches to cannabis consumption. 

You can view the document here

This is a toolkit created by the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and looks into the stigma associated with Cannabis Consumption. 

You can view the toolkit here. 

This provides information on how to have an open conversation with youth, surrounding the recreational use of Cannabis.  

You can view this document here. 

This video created by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addicition looks into vaping and cannabis use among youth, and how to best support youth who may be engaging with these substances. 

You can view the video here. 

A resource for informed cannabis consumption, developed by cannabis researchers and students at Humber College in Toronto, ON. Check out their website here