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Frequently Asked Questions

Please read our FAQ. Send us a message if you have any further questions!

How do edibles work?

The difference between smoking cannabis and eating lies in the mechanism in which the cannabinoids are processed.  When you eat cannabis, the THC must make its way through your digestive system to be processed by the liver.  The effects of a cannabis edible can be noticed anywhere from 15 minutes up to 2 hours due to the individual’s metabolism and digestive processes’.  Effects will also vary in strength depending on whether or not the edible was taken on an empty stomach or not.

What are THC and CBD?

THC is the abbreviation of Tetrahydrocannabinol, and it is the most commonly discussed cannabinoid that is responsible for the psychoactive ‘high’ from cannabis. THC can be responsible for  anxiety relief, general euphoria, relaxation, pain relief and a slew of other effects that can differ based on its dose, and relation to other cannabinoids depending on strain type of cannabis.

CBD is the abbreviation for Cannabidiol, and is non-psychoactive when taken as an isolated compound. It is most commonly used as an anti-anxiety aid, mild pain relief, and a powerful anti-inflammatory.  It has also show promise in combating the effects of THC.

Why Distillate?

THC distillate is a cannabis concentrate removing all other cannabinoids to reach a potency of roughly 90% THC.  At Farm and Florist, we use THC distillate to provide a light, smooth and consistent dose of THC all while keeping the flavour of our product true to its original ingredient. Odorless and tasteless, you can use Farm and Florist edibles without ever tasting cannabis.

Low and Slow!

At Farm and Florist, we recommend starting with our recommended dose of 10mg for your first serving.  If it is your first time ever having an edible, it is completely normal to half our standard serving size for a dose of 5mg.  If you do not feel the effects within two hours, we do recommend waiting an additional 2 hours before you try to up the dose. For first time users, we suggest waiting a full 24 hours and try your new dose the following day.

Remember that there is no rush in finding your perfect dose of cannabis. We suggest taking your time to find your comfortable range, as we all know that over consumption can be an uncomfortable experience.

Too much THC?

So the edible kicked in and you’re starting to feel uncomfortable, what now? The first thing to remember is that you will be okay.  We suggest starting with some deep breathing, and follow that up with plenty of water.  A cold shower can help, though we recommend avoiding bath tubs.  If you still feel uncomfortable, a dose of CBD has been shown to reduce the potency of THC.  For first time users, we recommend consuming cannabis edibles in the comfort of your own home.  At this point, turn on a movie, climb under the covers and be prepared for a long nap.

What should I do?

The most highly suggested activity for cannabis edibles is to be in the comfort of your own home, ready to slump down into a deep and comfortable couch with your favorite TV show ready to binge on Netflix. Though depending on experience, cannabis edibles can be a great addition to an adventurous hike, or even a long, steady-state cardio session commonly practiced by ultra-marathon runners.

Cooking with cannabis oils

Our oils are readily available for consumption with THC already activated.  Though if you wish to add oils to your favorite dish, they are safe for cooking. We do recommend avoiding high heat on a frying pan which can burn off the availability of THC.

Frying:
We recommend avoiding applying oils directly to high heat on a frying pan as this can burn off the availability of THC.

Baking:
We recommend baking any goods with our coconut oil, as the THC will be protected by the fat within the oil during baking. THC degrades at a temperature in excess of 390 degrees F, though it begins this process before reaching this point. Baking at higher temperatures is generally acceptable as the internal temperature of the food will not reach high enough heat.

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