8 Tips to Protect Yourself
1. Be Aware of Drug Interactions
Cannabis may interact with several medications and can cause drowsiness. Therefore, be sure to discuss with your healthcare professional about any medications and herbal products that you are currently taking.
2. Choose Vaporizing Over Smoking
If youíve determined that inhalation is right for you, always use a vaporizer to minimize exposure to harmful compounds and minimize risks of long-term use.
3. Know Where it Comes From
Always use Cannabis from a licensed producer to avoid contaminants such as molds, residues, pesticides, and carcinogenic solvents.
4. Discuss Your Progress
Once youíve discovered the right product and dose for you, and your symptoms improve, be sure to speak with your healthcare professional about your next steps. Discuss your options in reducing or discontinuing previous medications by replacing them with Cannabis for the same symptom or condition. If your condition has worsened since starting taking Cannabis, you should stop and notify your authorizing healthcare professional.
5. Do Not Mix Cannabis and Alcohol
Do not consume Cannabis and alcohol at the same time. When combined, their effects may magnify each otherís, causing discomfort and inebriation.
6. Do Not Drive
If you are ever in doubt as to your impairment level, you should not drive or operate machinery.*
7. Store Your Products Responsibly
Be sure to store your Cannabis products where they cannot be accessed by children or pets. Also, make sure to label and securely store any food products containing Cannabis.
8. Know the Law in Regards to Travelling With Cannabis.
It is only legal to travel with medical Cannabis within Canada. For more information, click here.
*Note: These recommendations are generalized information provided to educate consumers with respect to impaired driving. However, consumers metabolize Cannabis at varying rates, and factors such as newness to Cannabis or mixing with alcohol will impact effects. These recommendations are guidelines only, and there is no certainty that following these recommendations will ensure that you pass roadside tests or are not impaired. At all times, if you are in doubt as to your impairment level, you should not drive or operate machinery.