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A licensed cannabis boutique in Vancouver & the Okanagan

Activists since 2014, we redefine what it means to experience & grow through cannabis

A licensed cannabis boutique in Vancouver & the Okanagan

Activists since 2014, we redefine what it means to experience & grow through cannabis

Medical vs Recreational

WHAT IS “MEDICINAL” CANNABIS?

Prior to legalization, a large percentage of cannabis available in Canada was cultivated for medicinal purposes. Although many cannabis smokers also enjoyed the “recreational” aspect of cannabis (getting high), the vast majority of consumers were using cannabis to help alleviate one or more medical conditions and/or ailments.

It was the proven medicinal benefits of cannabis that later allowed for the legalization of recreational consumption. Cannabis strains high in cannabidiol (CBD) like the variety known as “Charlottes Web”, when extracted into oil instantaneously stopped seizures in young children, adults and pets. The use of CBD oil for children suffering from these seizures helped to shift stigmas and became one of the driving forces behind the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes. The opioid epidemic further drove the push to legalize cannabis for pain and opioid addiction.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON MEDICAL USES FOR CANNABIS?
  • Pain
  • Cancer
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Appetite loss
  • Eating disorders
  • Muscle spasms
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Mental health conditions
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple sclerosis
WHAT IS “RECREATIONAL” CANNABIS?

The main difference is in regulation, with a focus on access; “medical” cannabis is prescribed through a physician, while “recreational” cannabis can be purchased at public and private retail outlets. Another difference can be efficacy, certain medical strains are bred to specifically treat a condition(s) and is covered under some benefit plans, while recreational cannabis is not. It is important to note however, that the same Licensed Producers that cultivate and supply medicinal cannabis also cultivate and supply these same products for recreational consumption.

Our skilled Cannaseurs recognize that each cannabinoid or terpenoid interacts with our endocannabinoid system differently and uniquely. Your voyage with cannabis is sacred and distinctively yours. Does an indica or sativa variety support your intention better? Does your body react to a specific terpene profile better than another, and can this effect your journey? Yes, and the process of uncovering the perfect strain for you is what the Eggs Canna curated experience evokes. Call on us to discover what cannabinoid profile syncs perfectly with your body’s natural endocannabinoid system; We are here to seed your Cannabis connection.

IS RECREATIONAL CANNABIS FOR ME?

Those who create a regular, balanced relationship with cannabis, experience numerous benefits, as cannabis can showcase the creativity that is present in everything you do  – from the mundane to the  exciting, those who gravitate towards cannabis allow themselves to capture – and be captured by – the creativity that cannabis inspires.

Cannabis connects and drives your intention, and as such helps manifest your desired outcome; cannabis could be used to relax after a long day, or get pumped up for your long workout—this fluent ability to curate the experience you desire is why cannabis is “the seed of creation.”

Ways to Ingest Cannabis

EDIBLES vs TINCTURES

For those who may want to consume cannabis but aren’t into smoking, we get it. That’s why there’s edible products and tinctures, also called cannabis oils. Both of these products are similar in that there is a delayed reaction in feeling them. While both edibles and tinctures may contain a slight cannabis smell or taste, it’s far less than what dried cannabis provides, making them a great option for those who want to consume without the scent or taste.

EDIBLES vs TINCTURES vs SMOKING CANNABIS

There are many ways to consume cannabis products, and we’ve got you covered.

Smoking cannabis is the most commonly known way of consuming cannabis. This can be done using papers to roll a joint, using a pipe or bong, or a vaporizer. No matter the method, smoking cannabis is more of an instant, direct high compared to consuming cannabis via an edible product or tincture.

Tinctures (cannabis oils) are processed by the body differently compared to smoking, and will create a more gradual onset of effects that last longer than smoking or vaping cannabis. Similarly, edibles will also provide a longer lasting high but at a much more delayed rate than tinctures. Another benefit is that edibles and tinctures are easier to control your dosing compared to smoking cannabis.

SENIORS LOVE EDIBLES….HERE’S WHY!

It’s no secret that since cannabis legalization more and more seniors have shared their love of cannabis. Legalization has opened up more ways to consume as smoking isn’t always favorable, making edibles and tinctures a first choice for many seniors today! Moreso than that, it’s CBD that’s especially sought after – that relaxation without intoxication!

Cannabis, a Seed of Creation

WHAT IS A TERPENE? WHAT IS A CANNABINOID?

Marijuana contains more than 490 compounds, with Cannabinoids and Terpenes arguably being the most significant and well recognized. 

There are over 20,000 terpenes in existence and the cannabis plant has at least 100 of them across many plant varieties. You will recognize many if not all the terpene profiles in cannabis as they are no different then the profiles you find in your favourite fruit, vegetables and plants. For example, Limonene one of the most abundant terpenes found in cannabis gives it a citrus smell and taste—like lemons. Limonene has powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Limonene can also help to decrease stress and enhance mood. Strains high in Limonene include Sour Diesel and OG Kush as well as Super Lemon Haze.

Another terpene is Linalool; if you’ve ever used lavender for its relaxant effects, then you’re familiar with the terpene linalool. Linalool is widely known for the stress-relieving, anti-anxiety, and anti-depressant effects. Linalool can help to balance out the anxious side effect sometimes produced by THC and this makes it an ideal terpene for the treatment of anxiety. Linalool is present in strains like Special Kush, Amnesia Haze, and OG Shark. 

Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) a Cannabinoid stimulates cells in the brain to release dopamine, creating euphoria thus producing the “high” associated with recreational cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another Cannabinoid, but unlike THC it is a non-psychoactive compound—meaning it does not get you “high”, but still offers therapeutic effects. The relationship between the 400+ different cannabinoids and 100+ terpenes on our bodies when consuming cannabis is multifaceted and complex, our Cannaseurs understand this and are here to help you seed your perfect cannabis connection.

SO HOW DO CANNABINOID’S WORK?

Cannabinoids work in the brain—via a system called the endocannabinoid (EC) system. The EC system—named after the marijuana plant Cannabis sativa and its active ingredient delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—is a unique communications system in the brain and body that affects many important functions, including how a person feels, moves, and reacts. Cannabinoids interact with receptors, CB1 and CB2 in the EC system to regulate important body functions including pain response and sleep. The EC system however does not regulate or control vital functions that could cause death, so unlike opioids that interact with your brain and nervous systems and can cause death, cannabis does not control or interacts with these vital functions. There have not been any deaths attributed to cannabis consumption alone.

Different strains varieties have different effects, for example:

INDICA – Indica’s are typically associated with full-body effects, such as increasing deep relaxation, sedating, and calming the user, best used at night before bed or a movie.

    • Makes you feel heavy
    • Mainly affects your body
    • Are usually bread to contain higher levels of THC
    • Indica has a shorter plant cycle
    • Plant is usually dense and short

SATIVA – Sativa’s are typically associated with uplifting mood, fun and energetic, it is great to use at social gatherings or a night out.

 

  • Makes you feel euphoric
  • Mainly affects your mind
  • Contains more CBD
  • Sativa’s have a longer plant cycle 
  • Has a skinny and tall plant structure
  • Harder to cultivate then Indica’s—only an exceptional grower can produce a truly beautiful Sativa
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INDICA & SATIVA?

Although it’s become a very popular belief that the species of cannabis you consume indicates the effects you may get, this actually holds little to no truth. It’s actually each strain’s specific and unique mix of cannabinoids and terpenes that determine how you’ll feel.

The terms ‘Indica’ and ‘Sativa’ more refers to each species’ physical appearance while growing, the plant’s origins, and even growth patterns.

THC vs CBD

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, THC for short and Cannabidiol, CBD for short, are both cannabinoids found in the
cannabis plant. There are many differences between these two cannabinoids, with the biggest being that THC is
psychoactive (meaning you will get high) whereas CBD is non-psychoactive (meaning you will not get high).
Both CBD and THC have many benefits and are effective for unwinding and relaxing after a long hard mental or
physical day.

IS THC FOR ME?

Similar to many substances, THC can have side effects and may not be for everyone. While it might make you feel warm and fuzzy, sometimes the high can be overwhelming. It’s important to keep in mind when choosing your cannabis product how much THC is present. If THC and the high it provides sounds like what you’re looking for, start low and take it slow! But If you’re after the benefits of cannabis without the high portion, THC isn’t for you.

HOW DO YOU COUNTERACT THC?

If you feel like you’ve consumed too much THC, whether it be via edibles, tinctures, or smokables, don’t worry – CBD to your rescue! CBD is best known for being the answer to reduce the effects of THC; it interacts with your body’s CB1 and CB2 receptors to do this along with it’s other non-psychoactive benefits.

IS CBD ALL THAT IT’S PROMISED TO BE?

Cannabidiol, AKA CBD, has become an increasingly popular product since cannabis legalization. It provides perks of cannabis but will not get you high; CBD is known for being relaxing without intoxicating. It has no effects of causing dependency, and is considered safe to take for a variety of purposes. There are multiple ways to consume CBD – visit your nearest Eggs Canna store and ask our Cannasseurs about them all!

Frequently Asked Questions

I HAVE NEVER SMOKED BEFORE, WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?

Everyone has a different tolerance and desire for effects when it comes to Cannabis, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all.’ Our Cannaseurs are eager to help curate the best experience for you. Cannaseurs will evaluate the type of mood or effect you desire, the strength that would be best for your level of experience and the type of consumption best suited for you, this could be dry flower, edibles or tinctures. As there are many varying factors, we are eager to help you discover your unique journey with the sacred cannabis plant. 

HOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR DOSE?

Cannabis has a sort of ‘sweet spot’ where each person’s individual dose is achieved, which will differ for everyone no matter your method of consumption. Because of this, it’s important to understand the amount of THC in the product you’ll be consuming, and more than that, “start low and go slow.” This means whether you’re smoking a joint or eating an edible, start with a small amount and wait and see how it affects you.

HOW DO YOU STORE YOUR CANNABIS?

We always recommend storing your dried cannabis in a dark, dry, and cool place. Edibles, tinctures, and even capsules can be stored in the refrigerator, while the freezer should only be used for edible storage if you desire to prolong freshness for an extended period of time.

Always keep your cannabis products in a secure location in your home away from children and animals.

HOW DO YOU BECOME A CANNASEUR?

Are you a gatekeeper of care & knowledge for the sacred seed of creation? Join our Cannaseur team! Head on over to our Careers page and see our currently available job listings. If you see something that just might be perfect for you, send us your resume!

WHAT ARE THE LEGAL PURCHASING AND POSSESION LIMITS?

In British Columbia, the legal minimum age to purchase cannabis products is 19. You are allowed to possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or product equivalent, in public. Keep in mind the possession limit differs from in-store purchasing limits!

Although you can possess up to 30 grams legally of dried cannabis, what about possession limits for other products?

One (1) gram of dried cannabis is equivalent to:

5 grams of fresh cannabis
15 grams of edible product
70 grams of liquid product (such as tinctures)
0.25 grams of concentrates (liquid OR solid)
1 cannabis seed

WHAT IS THE PRODUCT RETURN POLICY?

By law, cannabis refunds may only occur if there is a government recall on the product.

TREE OF KNOWLEDGEContributing cannaseurs explore hot topics in cannabis

Reframing the cannabis connection one blog at a time

TREE OF KNOWLEDGEContributing cannaseurs explore hot topics in cannabis

Reframing the cannabis connection one blog at a time