Questions & Answers

We know that the world of recreational and medical cannabis use can be overwhelming and a little confusing, especially for those new to it, which is why we have included an extensive cannabis questions and answers page here.
Take a look below to find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get about cannabis products, strains, accessories, the legality of the cannabis industry in Canada, and more. And if you don’t find the answer you need, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Can I Consume Cannabis in Public?

Generally, vaping and smoking cannabis are permitted for adults in public places where tobacco is also allowed. However, there are some exceptions. These include

  • Property of a health board or emergency department, except in designated smoking areas
  • Public buildings and workplaces, which can include public spaces in apartment buildings and dormitories
  • Within 6 metres of the air intakes and windows of any buildings listed above
  • At bus stops, train stations, or any other form of passenger loading and unloading space
  • Within 6 metres of a bus stop
  • At any of the following, including decks and associated seating areas:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Skate parks
  • Swimming pools
  • Spray pools
  • In regional or municipal parks except in areas where smoking is permitted
  • In provincial parks unless in a designated area
  • On public patios, like those in restaurants

How Much Cannabis Can I Possess Legally at One Time in Canada?

At any one time, an adult in Canada may possess a maximum of 30 grams of dried cannabis. This is equal to about 1 ounce. For reference, 1 gram of dried cannabis is equal to

  • 5 grams of fresh cannabis
  • 15 grams of edible product
  • 70 grams of a liquid cannabis product
  • 25 grams of solid or liquid concentrates
  • 1 cannabis plant seed

How Old Do I Need to Be to Possess and Use Cannabis in Canada?

The legal age for the use and possession of cannabis in Canada differs by province or territory. In Ontario, you must be 19 years or older to use, possess, buy or grow recreational cannabis. This means to start using cannabis from Qunubu, you must be at least 19 years of age.

What are The Rules on Cannabis Use and Driving in Canada?

The rules for driving under the influence of cannabis are the same as those for driving under the influence of alcohol. Driving under the influence of cannabis-containing THC can be incredibly dangerous. As such, it is recommended that you wait at least 6 hours after use before driving or operating any heavy machinery to reverse any adverse effects. In addition, it is important to remember that while the effects of cannabis may wear off, it can stay in your system for some time after use. This means you could still test positive for cannabis in your system if you are stopped.

Are You Allowed to Buy Weed Online in Canada?

While there may be some variations in rules depending on the province or territory you live in, you can legally buy government-approved weed online in Canada from a reputable cannabis producer under the Cannabis Act. Browse the entire Qunubu inventory online here and find out more about our delivery methods here.

What Kinds of Cannabis Products Can I Buy?

Since the legalization of cannabis in Canada, there has been a list of cannabis products that can legally be sold on the cannabis market. These include the following.

Fresh and dried cannabis flower buds

Cannabis oils

Cannabis capsules

Seeds and plants for the cultivation of cannabis

Pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes

Accessories for rolling and grinding cannabis, like papers, etc.


Cannabis extracts

Cannabis topicals

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis, also known as marijuana and weed (among many, many other names), is a plant-based drug. It can be smoked and vaped, along with other methods of consumption. Cannabis can refer to three different plants: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. All three have psychoactive properties and are associated with their calming and relaxing effects. They are also used in some healthcare settings due to their ability to help relieve chronic pain and other issues.

Cannabis is legal in only some parts of the world. Indeed, while it is legal for recreational use in Canada, it is not in most parts of the United States.

What is a Cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are plant compounds found in the cannabis plant. There are many cannabinoids, with more than 60 of them formally identified. While there are tons of cannabinoids, only a few of them are well understood by us. The most commonly used cannabinoids are THC and CBD.

What is THC?

THC is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. It provides what is known as the ‘high’ of cannabis use. Some strains of cannabis have much less THC and are used for different purposes. In addition, CBD products tend to have little to no THC content.

What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is another cannabinoid. It is psychoactive but has no intoxicating or euphoric properties, so it doesn’t lead to a ‘high’. This cannabinoid has grown in popularity recently, even in countries where cannabis use is still illegal.

CBD can be used for both ingestion and topically and may have various potential benefits, including addressing anxiety and promoting overall well-being. This cannabinoid is a good choice for people who don’t want to feel high but still want the benefits of cannabis.

What is CBN?

CBN, or cannabinol, is another cannabinoid and is referred to as a milder form of THC (though it is not the same thing). CBN and CBD have a lot in common, and though CBN isn’t as popular as CBD yet, it is gaining traction in the cannabis world.

CBN is not as well-studied as either CBD or THC and there is little research on its impact on brain development. However, there are some potential benefits to its use. This may include sedative properties for people who struggle to sleep, pain relief, and neuroprotective properties. It is important to note, however, that most of these studies have not been performed on humans and research is still ongoing as to the potential uses and benefits of CBN. It is unclear whether CBN increases the risk of neurological issues.

What is Indica?

When you start looking at cannabis products, you will find that there are many different strains. Each strain can have different effects on people. Strains that are labelled Indica tend to have a more sedative effect. This means they can be used for relaxation and unwinding. Commonly, people feel relaxed, euphoric, happy, and sleepy when using this strain of cannabis.

What is Sativa?

Another type of cannabis, strains that are categorized as Sativa are thought to have more energizing and uplifting cerebral effects. They are a good choice to pair with physical activity, social gatherings, and a creative project. Typically, Sativa strains are used during the day for productivity and focus. Common effects include feeling happy, uplifted, euphoric, and energized.

What is Hybrid?

Hybrid strains are just as they are labelled–a hybrid between Indica and Sativa. These strains tend to be the most popular and have a high market share because of the balance between the two. You can feel happy, euphoric, uplifted, energetic, and relaxed–it all depends on which hybrid you consume and which ‘parent’ strain it has.

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic oils that give each cannabis strain its distinctive flavour. Once you know which strain you want to choose based on its effects, you can then look into the terpenes. Terpenes can tell you what effect the product can have. Below, we have summarized the most popular terpenes listed in order from the most calming to the most energizing.

  • Myrcene, or “herbal’ – relaxing
  • Pinene, or “pine” – stress relief
  • Caryophyllene, or “peppery” – anti-inflammatory
  • Limonene, or “citrus” – elevated mood
  • Terpinolene, or “fruity” – uplifting

Tell Me More About the Topical Application Cannabis Products

The topical application of cannabis products is often used for medical purposes, and as such, you will rarely have psychoactive effects. Even still, we always recommend using a very small amount when you first start using topical cannabis products.

Cannabis isolate topical products contain the purest form of cannabis that you can get. They come as either THC or CBD isolates and provide you with pure molecules and nothing else. These products can be consumed in a number of ways, including cooking, dabbing, infusing, vaporization, and more.

People with skin conditions tend to benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD when it is applied directly to the skin.

Cannabis distillate products are the same thing as raw or crude cannabis oil extracts. They contain a range of cannabinoids in one product. They are sometimes known as broad-spectrum oils.

The chemical compounds within this kind of product can be separated through a process called fractional distillation. It separates the cannabinoids and terpenes by boiling point.

What are Vape Pens?

Vape pens and cartridges tend to contain cannabis concentrate. The cannabis cartridge is added to the vape pen and the device heats up the concentrate and turns it into a vapour which is then inhaled.

These are high-potency and we do not recommend them for first-time users. If you choose to vaporize cannabis concentrate, you should start very low with 1 or 2 small inhales. Leave for at least 30 minutes before you take another inhale. Avoid rapid consecutive use of your vaporizer.

What are Edibles?

Edibles are products that contain cannabis that can be consumed. This includes products like brownies as well as beverages that have been infused with cannabis extracts or concentrates. They contain THC and CBD.

The main difference between edibles and other cannabis products is how the active ingredients are processed by the body. When cannabis is inhaled, you can feel the effects very quickly, but with edibles, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours for the THC to be absorbed and make its way to your brain.

As there is a delay in the onset of the effects of cannabis, there is the potential for overconsumption of edibles. You should always start with a very small amount of edible product, especially if you’re trying a new product, and wait at least 2 hours to see how it affects your body.

Never consume cannabis and alcohol at the same time, even in the form of edibles. Doing so can lead to extreme intoxication, dizziness, nausea, and even slower reaction times. It can also increase vulnerable people’s risk of experiencing psychotic symptoms.

What are Cannabis Beverages?

Cannabis beverages, as the name suggests, are beverages infused with cannabis. Like edibles, the rate of absorption into the bloodstream and the brain is much slower, so the effect may take from 30 minutes to 4 hours to be noticeable. In addition, the effects can last much longer–up to 12 hours.

What is Resin?

Live resin is a type of cannabis extract–sometimes known as a concentrate. It is produced by flash-freezing freshly harvested cannabis plants and mixing them with a hydrocarbon solvent like butane or propane. Resins have very high concentrations of terpenes and cannabinoids and can be vaped, added to dried flowers or smoked in a joint. They can also be dabbed but this is not recommended for first-time users.

What is Rosin?

Rosin is a much newer form of cannabis concentrate that is produced using heat and pressure. The term rosin refers to the product and the process of making it. Like resin, rosin can be added to dried flowers and smoked in a joint. It can also be capped in extract-specific vaporizers or with an extract attachment. Rosin can be dabbed using a dab rig, but this is not suitable for new users.

What is Shatter?

Another type of cannabis extract, shatter is a solvent-based cannabis extract that is golden in colour, glass-like, and highly concentrated. Shatter is a form of butane hash oil or BHO. It comes in many consistency, including whipped and wax-like. Other names for shatter include budder, wax, crumble, and pull-and-snap.

Shatter is made by processing the cannabis plant with butane to extract the cannabinoids along with the terpene-rich trichomes from the bud. The solvent is then evaporated with low heat to remove excess oils, leaving behind a translucent material that is left to cool into a hard sheet.

This style of cannabis extract can offer a smoke-free option to inhaling dried flowers and helps to avoid any potential risks of smoking. However, everyone’s body responds differently to shatter and care should be taken when first using it. Effects of shatter can be felt immediately if it is smoked and will last up to 6 hours.

What is Kief?

Keif is a cannabis extract that is produced by mechanically separating the trichomes from the dried cannabis flower. It can be smoked, vaped, or used in edible cannabis products. This extract is a dull green made up of the sticky crystal-like substance at the head of the trichomes. Kief may also be further processed into hash or rosin.

Kief has a high level of cannabinoids and can be smoked or vaped. It is recommended that you start with a low dose of kief if you are new to using it.

What are Oils and Capsules?

If you’re looking for a smoke-free cannabis product, then oils and capsules are your best choice. The extract of the cannabis plant is mixed with a neutral oil and packaged in a dropper or in capsules. Oils are best taken sublingually–meaning under your tongue.

As with other cannabis products, there are no specific dosage limits and people should start with a low dosage before increasing slowly. Everyone’s body will respond differently to oils and capsules, as with any cannabis product. It’s all about finding what works for you.

Is Cannabis Safe?

Cannabis is considered safe, but there are some side effects and potential long-term risks. If you are considering using cannabis for a medical purpose, always speak with a doctor to ensure it is safe for you to do so.

There is no amount of cannabis that is considered safe for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, so cannabis consumption should be avoided during this time.

Consuming too much cannabis can have unpleasant side effects, but they are only temporary. There is currently no documented case of death resulting from a toxic overdose of cannabis.

How Will My Order be Delivered?

At Qunubu, we offer online retail space and will deliver your order directly to you. We provide delivery services across North York and the GTA. Our weed delivery service is open to anyone who is 19 years or older.

We package all of our weed deliveries in discreet and smell-proof packaging. Our delivery service offers same-day and scheduled deliveries and is free on orders that are over $60 and within 10km of our store.

Order times Monday to Saturday are between 10 am and 10 pm. On Sundays, we deliver between 10 am and 6 pm. Any orders placed after the delivery window will be delivered the next day and they all must be pre-paid. (We do not accept AMEX).

Once an order is placed, we will deliver within a two-hour window. Please ensure you have your credit card and ID ready for the driver.

What Should I Know Before Buying from Qunubu?

Before shopping with Qunubu Cannabis, you should consider a few things, including what you want from cannabis products, how you want to feel, and how you would like to consume them. There are many different strains and styles of cannabis to choose from. Remember that our team is always on hand to answer questions about cannabis and give you advice and recommend products, so if you’re feeling a little lost, we’ll be around to help out. Contact us today for more information.