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Frequently Asked Questions: Taking medical cannabis

Taking medical cannabis

What causes the effects of cannabis?

The cannabis plant contains chemicals called cannabinoids, including THC and CBD.

Is cannabis as addictive as other painkillers like opioids?

Opioids are responsible for >13 hospitalizations a day. Cannabis is an effective alternative for pain relief that has been shown to reduce opioid use and dependence.

Can I travel with cannabis?

You can’t travel outside of the country with cannabis.

What if I’m sensitive to THC?

CBD can offset the effects of THC in addition to having beneficial effects of its own. So if you are sensitive to THC, choose products higher in CBD.

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What are the possible side effects?

Each person reacts to cannabis differently. You can manage side effects by adjusting your dose and strain of cannabis to find what amount and balance of THC to CBD works best for you.

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Mailing Address

Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.

6941 Kennedy Road, Unit 100

Mississauga, Ontario

L5T 2R6