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Is Cannabis Right for Me?

When consumed responsibly, dried cannabis can be an effective and safe natural remedy, and a positive part of a healthy lifestyle.

Recent research indicates that cannabis can provide relief of symptoms from a variety of ailments. Registered patients can access further information regarding the strains we offer on the individual product description pages.

Cannabis is not for everyone. Many physical or psychological conditions increase the risk of adverse effects.

Cannabis should not be used in the following cases:

  • If you have allergies to any cannabinoids or to smoking
  • If you have a history of mental disorder such as schizophrenia or depression
  • If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant
  • If you are nursing

Tilray recommends that you consult your health care practitioner before consuming cannabis and maintain regular checkups throughout your treatment. Responsible use is an important part of any treatment plan.

Have someone supervise you the first time you use cannabis. Start by using small quantities, and stop if you begin to feel confused or agitated.

Cannabis remains in your system for several weeks after you stop using it. During this time, tests that screen for cannabis may be positive.

Find more information on responsible use here.

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How to be a Responsible Patient

As with any other prescription medicine, it’s important to take appropriate precautions when using and possessing cannabis.

Here are some basic guidelines for safe cannabis use:

Your Cannabis is Medicine

Treat your cannabis as you treat other medications. Similar to many other medications, cannabis has different effects on different people. Don’t share it with friends, family members or children. Your medication is for you and you only.

Choose the Right Strain

At Tilray, we understand the importance of finding the strain that will work best as a part of your treatment plan. Tilray is here to help by providing a resource centre that can guide you in finding the strain most appropriate for your symptoms.

Properly Store Your Cannabis

In order to get the best results from your cannabis, save it in an airtight container. It’s best kept out of direct light.

Choose the Best Consumption Method

Cannabis can be smoked, vaporized or ingested for medicinal purposes. Effects and dosage may vary depending on the method used. Some forms of ingestion can lead to unwanted side effects in some individuals. Tilray recommends you consult with your health care practitioner to determine the best dose and method of use for you. If you have questions about how to speak to your doctor, please feel free to contact our staff at contact@tilray.ca.

Don’t Use Too Much

Talk to your health care practitioner to make sure you’re using an appropriate dosage that works for you. It’s important not to overuse your medication. Follow your health care practitioner’s recommendations carefully to ensure you’re not using more than you need.

Keep Your Medication Away from Children and Pets

Medical cannabis can be harmful to children and pets. Please be mindful of how you use it and where you store it. Keep it out of reach of children and pets at all times. Find more information on responsible cannabis use here.

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Seeking Help for Addiction

Research indicates that cannabis is less addictive than many medications, and less addictive than caffeine, tobacco and alcohol. However, long-term abuse of cannabis can lead to dependence, particularly among young cannabis users or people suffering from mental health conditions. A person who exhibits compulsive drug-seeking behavior along with detrimental effects to health or social functioning should consult a caregiver or addiction treatment resource. Information from Health Canada is available here.

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Is medical cannabis safe?

When consumed responsibly, medical cannabis can be an effective and safe natural remedy for some patients. However, dried medical cannabis is not for everyone. You may have a physical or psychological condition that increases the risk of adverse effects. Tilray recommends that you consult with your health care practitioner before consuming and maintain regular checkups throughout your treatment. For studies and stories that focus on the medical aspects of medical cannabis, visit the Tilray blog.

Tilray raises the bar for quality and responsible production. We rigorously test our products to ensure they are free of pesticides and other contaminants. Every step of production, from growing to packaging to distribution, is strictly controlled for freshness and quality you can trust. You can learn more on our About Us page.

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