The closer we get to legalization, the more people are talking about trying cannabis for the first time or using cannabis more frequently. Based on a National Cannabis Survey released by Stats Can in April 2018, those thinking of trying cannabis for the first time or increasing their consumption was approx. 21%. But the number seems to fluctuate, some studies indicate up to 30% of the population may try cannabis post-legalization. No matter what the final number is, there is a lot of potential for people to experiment with cannabis in the coming months and a little bit of knowledge can go a long way to making that experiment a success.
Where to start
Given the length of prohibition, it’s understandable that many people don’t really know much about cannabis other than the fact that it gets you high. A lot has changed when it comes to the science of cannabis, especially since medical marijuana was approved for use in Canada in 2001. In fact, those new to cannabis will find it’s very similar to wine or craft beer—you need to learn what you like and refine your tastes to optimize the experience.
Megan Henderson – The GrowthOp – June 5, 2018.