What is Marijuana?
Marijuana is a shredded, green-brown mix of dried flowers, stems, and leaves from the plant Cannabis sativa. A stronger form of marijuana, called hashish (hash), looks like brown or black cakes or balls. read more
The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). When someone smokes marijuana, THC goes from the lungs into the bloodstream. From there, it ends up in the brain and other organs. read more
Effects According to Age
When marijuana use begins in the teen years, it can have a significant impact on brain development, including decreased brain activity, fewer neural fibers in certain areas and a smaller than average hippocampus, which controls learning and memory functions. read more
Present Growing Laws
As of Aug 24 2016, patients approved for medical marijuana will be able to register with Health Canada to grow a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes. read more
What made marijuana Illegal?
Currently, marijuana is to be used for medical purposes only. Therefore, anyone caught with marijuana are subject to criminal penalties. Possessing and selling cannabis for non-medical purposes is still illegal everywhere in Canada. read more