Here at CannTrust, we often receive questions from new patients who are undergoing Cannabis Therapy for the first time. This is why we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions that our customer care team receive daily.

If you are interested in becoming a CannTrust patient and accessing cannabis therapy, then please visit our Patient Information page where you can find a step by step guide.

1. Can I travel with my medication?

You are allowed to travel anywhere within Canada with your medication. Domestic flights require you to produce your medical documentation and may require police verification. It is best to speak to the airline directly about their policies.

2. Can I transfer the product into another container and carry my license?

Yes. Current Health Canada Regulations allow patients to transport their medication in any container as long as they can produce a valid possession card or a registration document.

The current law regarding demonstration of authority to possess states the following:

“An individual who, in accordance with these Regulations, possesses or produces fresh or dried marihuana, cannabis oil or marihuana plants or seeds or a product referred to in paragraph 4(1)(b) or (c) must, on demand, demonstrate to a police officer that the possession or production is authorized.”

3. What is the difference between Sativa and Indica?

Sativa and indica are taxonomical classifications of the plant genus Cannabis sativa and should only be used to help describe growth patterns, and climatic regions of origin. It is a common mistake to attribute the effects of a given strain to its status as a sativa dominant, indica dominant or hybrid strain.

4. What if I find my medication is too strong?

It is important to remember that if you find the psychoactive effects of your strain are overwhelming, you may consider switching your strain to one with a lower Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) level. Likewise, should you find that you are not getting the energizing psychoactive effect that the symptoms you are seeking to treat require, you may consider switching to a strain higher in THC.

5. What is the difference between THC and CBD?

There are many different ingredients found in cannabis. Among the most notable are the cannabinoids, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). The well known psychoactive effects of THC are primarily mediated by the activation of cannabinoid receptor CB1, located mainly in the central nervous system. This process is responsible for the commonly experienced effects of cannabis, such as euphoria and sedation

Peer reviewed studies suggest that CBD can mediate the psychoactive effects of THC. To read a recent study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry on the ability of cannabidiol to protect against the adverse psychological effects of THC, click here

CannTrust Products such as CT-CBD #1 contain 18% CBD with less than 1% THC.

For information about CannTrust’s medical cannabis strains and cannabis therapy, click here or call our Customer Care Team at 1-855-RX4-CANN (794-2266) from Monday-Friday, 8am-9pm (Eastern Standard Time). Alternately, you can email info@canntrust.ca  or visit our website www.canntrust.ca