Info For First Time Users

Is this your first time ingesting medical marijuana?
We’ve all been there. Here are some quick tips to get you started:

  • Start small. Whether you are smoking, vaping or ingesting, it’s important to see how the product affects you. 5 mg is usually a good starting point.
  • Take your time. Depending on the product, it can take more than an hour to feel the full effect of the medical marijuana. If it’s your first time, don’t plan on going anywhere for a couple of hours. Don’t take another dose just because you are not feeling the effects.
  • Feeling uncomfortable? Try relaxing. The effects will wear off with time. You can also try getting fresh air, eating a healthy meal, laying down or taking a cold bath. Overconsumption is rare, but can be managed with these measures.


  • Achieved through smoking or vaporization.
  • Fast acting – effects felt within 5-10 minutes.
  • Start with a few hits and wait for effects to hit.
  • Effects will typically last 2-3 hours.
  • First Timer? Try 5 mg.

  • Achieved through ingesting a food or beverage infused with marijuana.
  • Slow acting – can take 30 minutes – 2 hours to take effect.
  • Ingest a small amount and then wait another hour.
  • Effects last 4-6 hours. Will feel stronger than inhalation.
  • First Timer? Try 5 mg.

  • Achieved by placing cannabis product under tongue or in mouth.
  • Fast acting – effects felt within 15-60 minutes. Items placed under tongue absorb more quickly.
  • Start with a small amount.
  • Effects will typically last 4-6 hours.
  • First Timer? Try 5 mg.

  • Achieved by applying product locally to the skin.
  • Fast acting – will feel local effect almost immediately.
  • Will not produce psychoactive effects. Apply only to affected area.
  • Helps with pain, inflammation, reduces scarring.
  • Also has positive effects on psoriasis and eczema.