Papes is commited to promoting and educating users about consuming cannabis safely and responsibly.Safety information
Although cannabis is generally physically safe even at higher doses, it can be overwhelming, especially for first time users. Start with small doses: maybe a couple of puffs, a small piece of your edible, or a small bowl. Cannabis can quickly turn from fun to overwhelming, so be careful!
Different methods of ingestion (joint, edible, bong, oil, etc.) take different amounts of time to affect you. Always wait before re-dosing, especially if you’re more on the “newbie” end of the spectrum.
You can always smoke more, but you can’t remove cannabis from your system, so you’re better off waiting!
For users below the age of 25, cannabis consumption should be limited as studies have shown that the brain is still developing, and cannabis consumption may have adverse effects on brain development.
Users with a family history of mental illness should avoid consuming cannabis.
Pregnant and breastfeeding woman should avoid consuming cannabis.
Second smoke affects people around you, so avoid smoking around children, animals, and people with sensitivities.
Do not smoke and drive
Cannabis affects your motor-skills and decision making abilities, so smoking after/while driving can be dangerous to you and everybody else on the road!
Although studies have shown that cannabis does not cause physical dependence, some users may still develop a psychological dependence (everybody is different, do not judge!). Limiting cannabis use and using cannabis as a reward, or an enhancer of already great experience can help curb addiction.
If you believe you might have a problem with cannabis, head to camh.ca for resources.
The regulation on where one can smoke in public varies from province to province.
The different regulations are as follows:
Alberta: You can smoke cannabis only where tobacco is permitted.
British Columbia: You can smoke cannabis where tobacco is permitted, for the most part. Smoking and vaping cannabis is prohibited in playgrounds, schools, and other public areas used by kids.
Manitoba: You are not allowed to smoke cannabis in public.
New Brunswick: You are not allowed to smoke cannabis in public.
Newfoundland & Labrador: You are not allowed to smoke cannabis in public.
Northwest Territories: You can smoke cannabis on trails, highways, streets, roads and in parks when they are not in use for public events.
Nova Scotia: You can smoke cannabis anywhere tobacco is permitted.
Nunavut: You can smoke cannabis where tobacco is permitted, for the most part. Smoking cannabis is prohibited in vehicles, school grounds, hospital or health centre grounds, and playgrounds.
Ontario: You can smoke cannabis anywhere tobacco is permitted, with the exception of vehicles.
Prince Edward Island: You are not allowed to smoke cannabis in public.
Quebec: You can smoke cannabis anywhere tobacco is permitted.
Saskatchewan: You are not allowed to smoke cannabis in public.
Yukon: You are not allowed to smoke cannabis in public.