Here are some of the more common questions that we get by novices and experienced cannabis enthusiasts alike. If your question is not answered below we'd be happy to help! Email us at questions@friendlystranger.com 

What is hemp?

Hemp is the name given to cannabis plants with near 0% THC. This type of cannabis is very useful for making non-psychoactive products like paper, fabric, topicals, and food.

Where does cannabis come from?

Cannabis was first cultivated in China and later India and the Middle East. European exploration introduced it to the Western hemisphere beginning in the 16th century. Cannabis is now cultivated worldwide both legally and not.

How will cannabis make me feel?

The effects of cannabis vary depending on multiple factors. 

Positive effects can include stress relief, anxiety reduction, increased creativity and an increased appetite. 

Negative effects can include an inability to concentrate, memory problems, anxiety, panic or paranoia, disorganized thoughts, dizziness or hallucinations, reduced reaction time, sleepiness

You can avoid feeling the negative effects of cannabis by avoiding over-consumption. 

Is cannabis dangerous?

No one has ever died of a cannabis overdose, but enjoying cannabis responsibly is still important. Avoid over-consumption, never drive while impaired by cannabis, and keep cannabis inaccessible to children.

Are there any long-term effects?

Adults who enjoy cannabis responsibly are not likely to notice any harmful long-term effects. However, some studies have suggested there may be long-term effects associated with prolonged use of cannabis.

These long-term effects may include (but are not limited to):

  • risks to brain development if consumption begins before age 25
  • an increased risk to mental health for long-term heavy consumers
  • possible lung damage and infections associated with deep inhalation
  • coughing and throat irritation from inhaling cannabis
  • risk of harm to concentration, decision making ability, intelligence and memory

Is cannabis addictive?

Cannabis is not physically addictive in the way that caffeine and tobacco are. People who use cannabis regularly can develop a psychological dependence. Withdrawal symptoms associated with excessive cannabis use include anxiety, irritability, upset stomach, loss of appetite, sweating, and disturbed sleep. Health Canada estimates a 9% addiction rate.


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