We’ve all heard of it, most of us have tried it, and now that it’s legal we’re all going to have to accept it as part of the Canadian culture: Cannabis. Also known as marijuana, weed, pot, dope and a variety of other monikers, cannabis has had a storied past riddled with intrigue and incident. So what is cannabis?
Ruled as an illegal, controlled substance in the early 1900’s, cannabis has always been associated with criminal drug trafficking. It has undergone extreme speculation over the past century or more, but with Canada being the first G7 country to legalize marijuana federally, cannabis is now just a part of everyday life for many Canadians. “Reefer Madness” propaganda and negative stereotypes surrounding its use continues to follow cannabis around the globe. However, as its medical benefits are explored by the scientific community, more and more people are coming to realize this unique and incredible plant’s potential as a life-changing natural remedy.
For others not inclined to the medical benefits of cannabis, it can simply be an enjoyable hobby to consume. Smoking, vaping, taking oils, cbd topicals are all common ways to experience the effects of cannabis. Legalized cannabis edibles are on the horizon, opening up a whole new world of experiences for what is sure to be a large demographic.