Where to Find THC-Infused Edibles and the Canadian Laws Regulating Their Sale and Consumption.
Canadian regulations put in place under the Cannabis Act as well as by Health Canada limit how cannabis-infused edibles can be sold in-store across the country. The main important regulation of THC-infused edibles is the limit of 10mg of THC for a package of edible products, done so in part for the purpose of the gradual effect edibles have on the mind in comparison to the immediate effects of smoking.
Other important rules set out by Health Canada include:
Where to get cannabis-infused edibles.
Cannabis-infused edibles are slowly becoming available within legal pot stores across Canada. Brick and mortar storefronts must first claim the intent to sell edibles to Health Canada, which pursuantly places a 60 day waiting period. Edibles are not currently not yet available online in Ontario.
Currently, First Nations dispensaries are some of the only locations that are legally selling THC-infused edibles.
Purchasing cannabis, including THC-infused edibles from First Nations dispensaries over private provincial stores, such as the Ontario Cannabis Store.
First Nations are the relevant, sovereign authority on their own lands. Thusly, cannabis laws put in place by the Federal government do not affect the self-regulated First Nation communities. Most Canadians already know this to some scope, especially in regard to the previously spoken ability to purchase cannabis products, including edibles, from First Nation dispensaries even before the Cannabis Act came into effect.
It’s important, however, to recognize that purchasing cannabis products from First Nation communities is legal.
Here’s why it’s worth the trip to communities such as Alderville for your cannabis-infused edibles:
Click here to view our sweet edible cannabis-infused edible products, including our popular high-test THC-infused chocolate bars. Our products are delicious and discreet, meaning you can take them anywhere and enjoy them for whatever purpose you require without watchful eyes, etc.
Visit Toking Teepee for the best recipes and friendliest customer service. We know our customers and we know cannabis.
Home of native Canadian Alderville cannabis bud farmer and where to find $100 per OZ bud near the green mile in Alderville Ontario tucked away in the heart of First Nation territory. At the Toking Teepee you will find descent quality bud grown organically and hand trimmed that some compare in quality to indoor grown marijuana.
The bud sold for $100 per OZ is typically 20 percent THC or higher.
The Toking Teepee isn’t your typical cannabis dispensary experience as you are buying direct from grower. If you are picking up some cannabis products here please phone or text in advance. Here are some of the advantages you will enjoy as a cannabis buyer that you won’t get at most cannabis dispensaries:
Every marijuana bud is hand trimmed leaving the surface the crystals intact.
While the Toking Teepee cannabis web site remains under construction you may contact us any time to purchase cannabis bud or other related products. David 289-251-1576
We are the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehonwe, and Lenape Peoples – the Indigenous Peoples located within the artificial borders of Ontario.
As the sovereign Nations of Turtle Island, we possess inherent rights to self-determination.
Our right to self-determination means we have jurisdiction (the right, power and authority) to administer and operate our own political, legal, economic, social and cultural systems.
The recognition of our Nationhood through Treaty making is why the successor state of Canada must work with our Nations on the basis of a government-to-government relationship.
Treaties were made between Nations, establishing how Treaty partners will co-exist, therefore, granting rights and permissions to the settlers and their colonial governments, on areas such as land and resources.
The Spirit and Intent of the made Treaties must be honoured, respected and implemented (practiced) by all Treaty people.
The land is the founding source of our identity and culture. Great responsibilities to protect and preserve the land have been bestowed upon us by the Creator, and are captured in each Nations Laws. Through Treaty our Nations agreed to share the land, therefore, our free, prior and informed consent is required before any development or decisions are made which may impact our inherent and Treaty rights to land.
As sovereign Nations we have never surrendered our rights or title in right of the Crown or the successor state of Canada but, have maintained and solidified their inherency through the Treaty making process.
Prior to contact with the European settlers, our Nations and Peoples – the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehonwe, and Lenape – have thrived since time immemorial in what is now known as the province of Ontario on Turtle Island (North America). These Peoples make up 14 Nations: the Mushkegowuk (Cree), Mohawk, Tuscarora, Seneca, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga (the Haudenosaunee – Onkwehonwe Peoples), Delaware, Mississauga, Chippewa, Pottawotami, Algonquin, Odawa, and Anishinabe (the Anishinaabek Peoples).Our Nations possess distinct laws and governance systems, language, culture, territories, economic systems, a defined Peoples (citizenship), history and social structures. This is why we are not “Aboriginal” – a term constructed by the Canadian government which does not recognize the distinct rights of First Nations nor the distinct identities of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples.
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The Benefits of Eating and Cooking THC-Infused Edibles, And Any Negative Impacts Of Eating Cannabis Edibles.
Ingesting cannabis as a medicinal product has been popular for thousands of years, and there are many known health benefits to consuming both THC and CBD. Cannabis has been used to treat anxiety, stress, depression and other mental health diseases and conditions. Physically, a cannabis treatment, including edibles, has slowed down the progression of cancer, to aid in easing chronic pain, help in weight loss or poor-appetite, and digestion disorders.
Other benefits from consuming edibles or using oral sprays and oils are the lack of inhalation that can lead to coughing, sore throat, and difficulty catching your breath – especially for those who already have lung conditions such as asthma and emphysema. Smoking joints, often without a filter, or pipes and holding the smoke within your lungs for long periods of time can seriously affect those with lung issues. Edibles erase these side effects. Joints, like cigarettes, can be full of toxins, including ammonia and hydrogen cyanide that can negatively affect smokers.
There have also been some links between smoking weed and cancer as well as brain function. Maybe our doctors weren’t lying when they said smoking cannabis killed brain cells. Studies done so far don’t see any links between the consumption of edibles and cancer/brain function, however, due to their recent legalization, not very many studies have been done to understand the long-term effects of consuming cannabis-infused edibles.
The benefits of cooking with cannabis
Cooking with cannabis has become increasingly popular, with websites and recipe books popping up every month that are fully dedicated to cooking/baking with cannabis. Most people may think of gummies or brownies when they think of THC-infused edibles, but in fact, even stews, teas, and vegetables are being created with cannabis – and not solely as a method of getting high.
Cannabis leaves, even before the heating and decarboxylation that takes place to create THC, are naturally high in vitamins, minerals, and fibre. In comparison to another leafy plant we often associate with being full of health benefits, kale, cannabis offers everything kale does in terms of vitamins and does so much more. It is considered a complete protein for all-around health. Have you thought about juicing cannabis leaves? You could and possibly should consider the other benefits that cannabis can provide other than a simple, yet enjoyable high.
The negative impacts of edibles.
As with any drugs, there can be undesired effects from consuming THC-infused edibles.
The effects of edibles, once consumed, can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours to fully kick in. Just like alcohol, each person reacts to THC and cannabis differently. It is important to understand your own reactions to THC-infused edibles before pushing your comfort levels.
Also, it can be difficult to determine the proper dosage required to achieve your desired high. Many people consume an edible, and after not noticing any immediate results, continue to eat more. After a certain amount of time, all that consumptions suddenly kicks in and can lead to stronger highs than expected and side effects, including nausea, fatigue, etc. Overconsumption can also lead to rare cases of cannabis-induced psychosis, which are delusions, paranoia, and hallucinations among other side effects.
Although consuming a moderate dose of THC-infused edibles by themselves seem to have no long-lasting effects in most people, mixing edibles with alcohol, anti-depressants, narcotics, and other drugs can create adverse reactions.
Accidental consumption of cannabis-infused edibles by children have lead to many emergencies across Canada. The Canadian Pediatric Society reported a “significant number of young children” having been treated for the consumption of edibles in the first months after legalization alone – some of which were not accidental.
THC-infused edibles are growing in popularity across Canada and are flying off shelves at First Nation dispensaries, especially at Toking Teepee. We’ve got mouth watering tasty edibles at Toking Teepee to satisfy any sweet tooth and any potency level. Take a look at our THC infused edible sweets and give us a call.
The History, Present, and Future of Cannabis-Infused Edibles in Canada
One of the many forms in which cannabis can be ingested, edibles are a more discreet and delicious way of getting your THC high without the need of papers or pipes. For many who can’t handle the effects smoking has on their lungs, as well as the taste it can leave in your mouth, edibles are a convenient alternative. THC infused edibles are more potent and last for longer periods of time. They can come in many forms, however the most popular are gummies, chocolates, and baked goods (we’re a fan of our full-spectrum THC infused chocolate bars).
The history of cannabis-infused edibles.
There’s an interesting and delicious story behind the invention of edibles and how we’ve come to enjoy them today. They weren’t first created as “special brownies” in our grandmother’s kitchens and stored in Tupperware containers in the freezer for our parents to sneak and enjoy. Dating back even further than the 10th century India, where Bhang (an infusion of weed and other ingredients) was developed as a sleep-aid. Where in India or in Europe where its beginnings were more humble and medicinal, it wasn’t until around the 20th century that cannabis and edibles were used for more recreational reasons in North America.
The present position of THC-infused edibles in Canada.
On October 17, 2018, cannabis for recreational reasons, under the Federal Cannabis Act, finally became legal across Canada. A year later, this past fall, THC-infused edibles and topical products also joined their cannabis partners on the legal market. Products are expected to hit shelves in early 2020, depending on when stores apply for the 60-90 day grace period. The market for cannabis is moving fast and edibles are becoming the hottest item on the shelf.
Currently, First Nation THC-infused edibles are the only purchasable edibles available to Canadians. You can view Toking Teepee’s stock, including THC-infused chocolate-covered caramels here.
What we can expect for the popularity of edibles in comparison to other cannabis products.
11% of Canadian have already admitted to eating edibles previous to it becoming legal in October of 2019. In addition, a study done by Deloitte has predicted that at least 60% of all cannabis purchases will be in edible form once the transition to market is complete. THC-infused edibles will add almost $3 billion dollars a year into the Canadian economy, proving that people are moving away from inhaled and combustible marijuana.
Why pass around a germ-infested joint or chug around a bong full of dirty weed water when you can bring home delicious THC-infused chocolate edibles to share with friends? We have a delicious selection of THC-infused edibles with more stock to come.