Cannabis Rules And Regulations In Ontario

Cannabis Rules And Regulations In Ontario

With the plantation of first saplings by Louis Hebert (1575-1627), Cannabis AKA marijuana/ pot, also known by about a ton of other slang and trade name, the European settlers were the first to commercially harvest hemp/ cannabis in a region which later found its identity in present day CANADA. Marijuana as a psychoactive intoxicant was a banned substance from 1923 till the medicinal use of cannabis again became legal in 2001. The consumption and sale of recreational cannabis became legal in the year 2018 after the passing of the federal act C-45 which is most popularly known as the CANNABIS ACT 2018. The legalization of cannabis was and even today widely supported by a swathe of adults despite the contrary beliefs against its legalization mainly because: 

  • It provides better access to patients for medicinal purposes and use of marijuana.
  • It has drastically reduced the opioid related over use and overdose of other drugs
  • Boost economy by providing new jobs in the industry and generate new sources of revenue and taxes.
  • Over all better quality of life with mental and physical – lifestyle benefits.
  • The government by legalizing weed has created a whole new economy and reduced stress on law enforcement agencies and sped up the criminal justice system by leaps and bounds. The CANNABIS ACT 2018 made Canada second in the world after Uruguay to legalize cannabis. The main aim of cannabis act is to accomplish the following goals:
  • Keep cannabis out of the reach of youth.
  • Keeping profit out of the pockets of criminals.
  • Protecting public health and safety by allowing adults access to legal cannabis.

As per The CANNABIS ACT 2018 and subject to provincial or territorial restrictions, adults who are 18 years of age or older are legally able to: 

  • Possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis, dried or equivalent in non-dried form in public, where one gram of dried cannabis is equal to;
  • 5 grams of fresh cannabis
  • 15 grams of edible product
  • 70 grams of liquid product
  • 0.25 grams of concentrates (solid or liquid)
  • 01 cannabis plant seed
  • Share up to 30 grams of legal marijuana with other adults.
  • Buy dried flower or fresh cannabis and weed / THC/ CBD/ Balanced oil from provincially licensed retailer and,
  • In provinces and territories without a regulated retail framework, individuals are able to purchase cannabis online from federally licensed producers. (as of October 17, 2019 cannabis edibles and concentrates are legal for sale).
  • Make cannabis products such as foods and drinks, at home as long as organic solvents are not used to create concentrated products.

Federal, provincial and territorial governments share responsibility for overseeing the system for regulating cannabis use in its territories, where provinces and territories are able to add their own measures such as: 

  • Increasing the minimum age in their jurisdiction but never lowering it
  • Lowering the possession limits per individual or person.
  • Restricting areas or zones where consumption is allowed or prohibited such as public places or vehicles etc.
  • Additional rules for home growing of cannabis without increasing its federal limit but by decreasing the number of plants beyond which the federal laws restrict

A tabular representation of the cannabis related offences and their punishments for the ease of understanding may be depicted as: 

S.NoOFFENCE TypePENALTIES Small Amount               Large Amounts
1.Possession over limitTicketsUpto 5 years in jail
2.Illegal sale and distributionTicketsUpto 14 years in jail
3.Production beyond personal cultivation limitsTicketsUpto 14 years in jail
4.Producing with organic solvents– Upto 14-year jail term – Up to 14 years’ jail term – Up to 14 years in jail – Up to 14 years in jail
5.Taking cannabis across Canadian borders
6.Giving or selling cannabis to minors ( under 18 years old)
7.Using youth to commit cannabis related offences

ONTARIO CANNABIS RULES AND REGULATIONS

The main highlights of the rules and regulations set by the provincial administration of Ontario with reference to the usage and consumption of cannabis with in its territories mandate that cannabis can only be consumed in:

  • Private residential dwellings including front porch, balcony, backyards.
  • Designated guest rooms in hotels, motels and inns.
  • Controlled areas in residential facilities, psychiatric facilities, veteran’s facilities, and residential hospices.
  • Boats and vehicles when used as temporary living spaces and not used for ferrying passengers. 

In a similar manner the legal age for consumption of cannabis in Ontario has been raised to 19 years which is higher than the federal mandate of 18 years.

The legally allowed quantity of any transaction in cannabis inside the province of Ontario is limited to a maximum quantity of 30 grams of dried cannabis or its equivalent in other forms as has been defined in the federal charter of equivalence.

The legal purchase outlets for cannabis are strictly controlled by Alcohol and Gaming commission of Ontario (AGCO) as well as Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). If you are above 19 years of age, you can legally purchase cannabis online or from any retail cannabis store around your vicinity. On this note we recommend you to visit your nearest we store outlet. As a patron and cannabis/ Marijuana/ weed connoisseur the we store is a must visit for all cannabis/ Marijuana/ weed enthusiasts. 

The We Store, a locally owned and operated marijuana dispensary, providing the largest and well curated selection of CBD, THC, Craft strains, traditional strains, Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, Pre-rolls, 510 cartridges, PAX cartridges, disposable vapes, vapes, lotions, oils, capsules, concentrates like shatter, rosin, resin, hash, hash rosin, keif, gummies, baked goods, cookies, chocolates, drinks aka CBD/THC/ Cannabis infused beverages rec., products which are of the highest quality and go through strict quality testing by the OCS and Health Canada.

A summary of the rules for consumption of cannabis in Ontario are best depicted as: 

Places where consumption of cannabis is restricted:

  1. Indoor common areas in condos, apartment buildings, university/ college premises, enclosed public and work places, non-designated guest rooms in hotels, motels, and inns.
  2. At school, school grounds and all public areas within 20 meters of school or children’s playgrounds. Even in places of child care even if children are not present.
  3. Within 9 meters from entrance or exit of hospitals, or health care facilities, or their outdoor grounds, and non-controlled areas in long term care homes, etc.
  4. One can’t consume cannabis or its products in a vehicle or boat that is being driven or will be driven after consumption.
  5. Any outdoor grounds of specified Ontario government office buildings, or any sheltered outdoor area waith a roof where public or employees frequent, or are invited to (example bus shelters, et-al).
  6. On grounds of community recreational areas and within 20 meters from them, including reserved seating areas at outdoor sports and entertainment locations.

CBD and Drug Testing

CBD and Drug Testing

“A simple answer to the above question is YES – a pure strain of CBD doesn’t show up in drug tests”, but and here comes the problem which is: “almost all CBD products are laced with THC or have trace amounts of THC in them and thus none of the CBD users pass drug test.”

         Research has found that CBD doesn’t react to the immunoassay’s i.e. the antibodies that are used to detect drugs. The results of these tests depend on two factors viz. the purity of the CBD product used, & the types of antibodies used in testing the CBD products for immunoassay. 

         Generally, it takes about 5 to 30 minutes for CBD to start working after consumption and its effects last for next 3 to 4 hours, after which users usually stop feeling any effects because the CBD concentration in the blood drops and another 3 to 4 hours are needed by the body to expel any trace amounts of CBD left after its effects are nullified. The half-life of CBD is 2 to 5 days in human body (male and female both).

         Typically, companies test their employees to identify if anything they use can impair their judgement and performance while at work and hence tests are usually undertaken for presence of THC and not CBD because of the psychoactive nature of THC. The important points to note are: –

  1. Pure CBD doesn’t show up in any cannabis related drug tests.
  2. Oils generally contain a small percentage of THC in them and thus must be avoided 2-5 days prior to any drug test.
  3. Consuming any concentration of CBD above 1000 mg per day results in a false positive.
  4. One must always use CBD from reputable manufacturers who ensure that the amount of CBD and THC specified on the label matches the contents.
S.No.Type of drug testType of cannabinoid tested forTypical detection time for normal usage[i]
1.Breath analyzer testTHC2-5 hours after consumption
2.Blood testGeneral cannabis consumption Typically THC4 hours- normal use1 to 2 days – occasional heavy useUpto 25 days- daily heavy use 
3.Urine testOnly THC1 day
4.Hair testCannabinoids (THC)Up to 90 days

         Thus, to summarize the overall contents it is easier to conform that different provinces have different laws related to the recreational use of cannabis which draw their strengths and basic characters from the federal CANNABIS ACT of 2018, from which the state and province of Ontario has its own rules regarding the safe use, sale and consumption of cannabis as has been described in brief above. 

         CBD as a derivative of marijuana is one of the very few compounds derived from cannabis which has all the wellbeing related benefits of cannabis excluding the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD (aka CANNABIDIOL) in its pure state easily passes the drug test without any complications. Any CBD oil which contains trace/ minor amounts of THC will show a positive result on drug testing and any person using a mixture of THC and CBD will fail a drug test.

                  For the beat quality and standard of cannabis products please visit your nearest we store outlet or a visit to THE WE STORE website is a must for all your bong related needs and queries. With a community and value driven approach The We store is the best pot dispensary with an array of high quality Cannabis products and accessories near you (please visit to find us stand true.).


[i] The values indicated in the table are approximate and must not be considered as absolute values of time. Always consult your physician for exact values and detection times.

CBD for Pets

CBD for Pets

Cannabis has always been a staple in the apothecary bundles for ages and has benefited people and their best furry friends alike, be it warriors consuming weed/ cannabis/ marijuana for relaxation or feeding hemp to war/racehorses for better recovery.  Over the course of time, with its wellness and psychedelic properties cannabis has been a staple. In the past decade due to the advent of pet wellness trends and the availability of different over the counter supplements, cannabinoids have somewhat lost their popularity, but thanks to legalization of cannabis and subsequent research initiatives, use of CBD for pets is gaining traction.

As with any new trend there has been a lot of misinformation or rather exaggeration of accurate information on what to use and what to avoid when it comes to our beloved furry friends. We always want to do what is best for our pup’s or kittens but before that let us all understand what works and what doesn’t when it comes to pets.

There has been a drastic increase in the number of pet poisoning cases since the legalization marijuana mainly because of the lack of knowledge about which part or what extract of marijuana must be fed to the pets (cats and dogs alike) and what must be avoided (especially dogs). Dogs generally suffer from marijuana toxicosis by eating any part of the actual plant (including leaves, stem, flower, seeds or bud), from smoke inhalation above and beyond their tolerance capability, consuming hash oil, or even by ingesting too much cannabis mixed palatable baked goods. 

One must always realize that pets have higher sensitivity against the psychedelic effects of THC as compared to humans and much more responsive and welcoming to the soothing effects of CBD. Dogs have more cannabinoid receptors in their brains and thus the effects are more drastic and dramatic in case of THC which easily results in TOXICOSIS in pets.

A basic relation between pet wellness and CBD can be aptly described by a quote as:

“pets are our link to paradise, and the we store recommends CBD for them”

 CBD or cannabidiol as a compound is found in cannabis and hemp of which purest form of CBD is extracted from HEMP and not marijuana which interacts with the receptors in the brain to maintain balance in the body and keep it in a normal healthy state. As per anecdotal evidences from various dog owners which suggest that CBD helps alleviate pain and control seizures in dogs. Some dog owners also swear to the cardiac benefits, appetite stimulation, anti-nausea effects, anti-anxiety impact etc., but such benefits lack any conclusive data to this end. The potential wellness effects of CBD on dogs may be summarized as:

  • Improves appetite and digestive health
  • Promotes heart health
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Helps against arthritis and joint pain
  • Helps nervous system
  • Helps with epilepsy
  • Helps against phobias (fireworks, thunderstorms etc)
  • Alleviates skin problems

To sum up in the words of pet owns and their testimonials, what CBD oil feels like is 

  • The absence of anxiousness
  • The absence of stress
  • The absence of nerves
  • The absence of irritability
  • The absence of sleeplessness
  • The absence of restlessness
  • The absence of fogginess
  • The absence of pain
  • The absence of blah- blah-blah

“there is no real identifiable point that things happen with CBD, there is just the absence of after your pet takes it”

With such a scope of benefits and advantages the question which begs the answer is the dosing protocol and the recommended dosage for your furry companion to reap full benefits and aid in their wellness and the product which must be used for proper dosing.

CBD oils provide an added benefit in the ease of dosing and a much refined range of products classification for customer satisfaction. The We Store a locally owned and operated marijuana dispensary, provides the largest and well curated selection of CBD, THC, Craft strains, traditional strains, Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, Pre-rolls, 510 cartridges, PAX cartridges, disposable vapes, vapes, lotions, oils, capsules, concentrates like shatter, rosin, resin, hash, hash rosin, keif, gummies, baked goods, cookies, chocolates, drinks aka CBD/THC/ Cannabis infused beverages rec., products which are of the highest quality and go through strict quality testing by the OCS and Health Canada.

A general rule of thumb for dosing CBD for pets which must be followed is: 

Dog sizeWeight rangeMinimum dosageDosing protocolMaximum dosage
Small2-15 lbs1.00 MgAdd0.50 mg every 3 days till an improvement is visible15 Mg per day 
Max 2 doses per day
Medium-small15-30 lbs1.00MgAdd 1.00 Mg every 3 days till visible improvements are visible20 Mg per day
Max 2 doses per day 
Medium-large30-60 lbs2.00MgAdd 1.00 Mg every 3 days till visible improvements are visible30 Mg per day
Max 2 doses per day 
Large60- 150 lbs3.00MgAdd 1.00 Mg every 3 days till visible improvements are visibleTill signs of relief are not observed. Max 2 doses per day 

* always consult your vet-nary doctor for dosages and use to ensure overall wellness and better results.

* any information on this page must not be used to dose or introduce THC/CBD in your pets lifestyle without consultation with a licensed veterinarian.

A simple formula for better deduction of dosage for your pet which works effectively in most of the cases is: 

  “0.25mgCBD X 1lb of body weight = regular dose” ie,

For a dog/ cat or any pet weighing 8-pound weight the optimum dosage would be: 0.25 X 8 = 2.00 Mg CBD

A quick reference to how common CBD concentrations work out are:

  • 150 mg CBD oil contains 10mg/ml of CBD or 0.25 mg of CBD per drop
  • 300 mg CBD oil contains 20mg/ml of CBD or 0.50 mg of CBD per drop
  • 600 mg CBD oil contains 40mg/ml of CBD or 1.00 mg of CBD per drop

Of the many factors determining the CBD dosages for pets is type of product used and the brands used. These products come in mainly 4 forms: 

  • CBD and Hemp oil
  • Capsules
  • Topical rubs
  • Treats (edibles)
  • CBD and Hemp oils: These are the best options available and offer highest bioavailability, i.e. least amount of CBD oil is needed for maximum desired effects.
  • Capsules/ soft chews: With a fixed concentration per pill and an ease of feeding makes them another most desirable product, it also helps when dogs don’t like the distinct product of oils. 
  • Topical Rubs: For point specific or area specific operations these are the best products which also aid in joint pain mitigation and overall wellness
  • Treats: These offset the typical medicinal tastes in CBD oils and Capsules, come with a fixed CBD dosage, but are slow acting as edibles have to pass through the digestive tracts of dogs into the blood stream and hence have slower onsets

In summary CBD leaves plenty of room for experimentation with different dosages and multiple products. After all, cannabidiol (CBD) is nontoxic and there are no major side effects of using it on your pets. But, in case you went overboard or your pet has consumed excessive quantities of treats the things to expect are: 

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Low blood pressure

Other than these symptoms if you avoid heroic dosages on your pets there is nothing to be worried about and cannabidiol can be taken regularly without the risk of building tolerance or severe side effects as compared to other pharmaceutical alternatives.

For a better and fuller experience, a visit to your nearest We-Store dispensary is highly recommended. With a plethora of pet friendly products and an array of pet treats and certified Budtenders, the we stores are a dream come true for weed/ Cannabis/ Marijuana connoisseurs and their pets alike. 

Resin Vs. Rosin: A beginners guide to what, why and how

Resin Vs Rosin

With a wide variety of products floating around the market, the two most confusing cannabis products which are the most potent and often misunderstood because of their names are RESIN and ROSIN. Both, resin and rosin are produced from the sap of marijuana/cannabis plant and are loaded with terpenes where ROSIN usually varies in color from light and opaque golden to a creamy tan to a vivid yellow with consistency varying between sappy to buttery crumbs, while RESIN is stickier, sappy, luscious can be a bit ashy with a color ranging from amber golden tone, to greenish tint to tar like appearance.

To better enjoy plant products, be it a fruit or veggie or any other plant product like cannabis resin etc. one must always be aware of the what, why and how of the pedigree of the products and its potency (in case of cannabis extracts) for a longer lasting and better wellness related use and utilization in the system.

The We store pledges to bring the all the newest and the best products and services for its customers, the newest addition to this is the Rosin Press available at select We Stores for the customers to press their Cannabis into Rosin free of charge, with assistance of an in-store expert. The We Store also offers the widest variety of live resin, rosin, wax , crumble, shatter and all other concentrates.

To sum it up it would be safer to call resin as more of a hash than oil & solvents used for its extraction the effects of which are up for debate. Consequently, the different types of resins can easily be classified on the basis of method of extraction used into:

Rosin as the name refers is the beauty of cannabis resin without all the hustle and bustle of solvents or additives. Some avid users compare the ROSIN to the rose like purity of cannabis resin, and in turn signify that “ROSIN is nothing but the purest form of RESIN in its nascent form, free of any solvents.” 

The extraction of rosin is pretty simple in that just pre heat the marijuana flower or kief and press it using pressure to extract full melt hash oil ready for consumption. The simultaneous heat and pressure forces out

the terpenes and cannabinoids in the trichome glands of the plant to produce a golden colored sap.

The various benefits of ROSIN are:

  1. Rosin is solvent-less and relatively easy to make.
  2. Higher THC than other concentrates like shatter or diamond etc.
  3. Cleaner alternative for cannabis consumers to enjoy their concentrates.
  4. It is easily extracted from frozen or fresh flowers that have never been cured or dried.
  5. The cannabinoids in rosin are activated and has better THC profile due to heating of flower or kief prior to extraction.

On the up side the process of extraction of rosin unlike resin is pretty easy and began as a DIY in the early years. The process of extracting ROSIN begins by simultaneously applying Heat and Pressure on Flower / Sift/ Hash in to filter bags which is then placed between two metal plates. These plates are now heated and pressed together with tons of force, after which the resin separate’s and is collected on the parchment paper.

The different types of rosin press available are:

  • Pneumatic press using compressed air and is the least labor intensive
  • Hydraulic press which requires an operator to manage the equipment
  • Manual press, entirely user operated and is the most labor intensive.

The different types of rosin available depends on the type of cannabis product used for extraction. This may be classified into: 

  • Flower Rosin: Prepared from dried and cured fresh marijuana flower. If uncured flower is used a soup like consistency produces an unusable batch.
  • Sift Rosin: Produced from sift dry hash, is comparatively more potent than flower rosin, is less time consuming and requires less equipment to produce.
  • Hash Rosin: The gold standard for solvent less extraction, HASH is used as the starting material. Since hash is free from any impurities, the rosin extracted is pure and highly potent. This type of rosin is made from bubble hash or ice wax or ice water hash.
  • Live Rosin: The connoisseur grade Rosin is the ultimate concentrate created using fresh-frozen cannabis, treated through bubble extraction AKA ice water hash extraction to press the juices out of the flower. The result offers unparalleled aromas and experience.

For a better, profound and rich experience and to fully understand the effects of resin as compared to rosin or vice-versa a visit to your local we-store dispensary will definitely amuse any pot-a-holic and enlighten your senses to new heights which were never traversed before.

The We Store a locally owned and operated marijuana dispensary, provides the largest and well curated selection of CBD, THC, Craft strains, traditional strains, Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, Pre-rolls, 510 cartridges, PAX cartridges, disposable vapes, vapes, lotions, oils, capsules, concentrates like shatter, rosin, resin, hash, hash rosin, kief, gummies, baked goods, cookies, chocolates, drinks aka CBD/THC/ Cannabis infused beverages rec., products which are of the highest quality and go through strict quality testing by the OCS and Health Canada.