USING Cannabis

Know Your Medicine

The Slater Center is one of the leaders in the industry when it comes to developing quality and safety standards to ensure the finest medical grade cannabis.

All of our plants and products undergo rigorous inspection and testing using state-of-the-art equipment and technology to ensure quality, safety, purity and potency. 

Our medicine is also clearly labelled as to the percentage of THC and CBD so you know the potency and anticipated effects.

How do I know which cannabis medicine to use?

Trust the experts at the Slater Center to help you pick the cannabis medicine that is best for you. Some strains offer more therapeutic benefits for certain medical conditions than others. They also come in various purities and potencies.

Let our friendly and knowledgeable Patient Advisors help you choose the best match for you based on your needs and personal preferences.

How do I use / consume medical cannabis?

Cannabis can be purchased in many forms, with different options for consumption. Our experienced Patient Advisors can help you choose the product and form that’s best for you and your needs. Here’s a general overview:

Inhalation

Inhaling cannabis by smoking or vaporizing produces the fastest effects. The active ingredients from the product pass through your lungs and directly into your bloodstream, so the effects are usually felt within minutes and last for two to three hours.

Ingestion

Edibles and pills allow the cannabis to be metabolized by the liver. Effects are usually felt within a few hours and can last up to 12 hours, depending on the composition of the medicine and how it is metabolized in your body.

Topical

Creams or lotions deliver active ingredients through the skin and into the bloodstream. The effects can be felt in an hour or less and generally last for several hours.

Tinctures

Products administered under the tongue provide quick effects because they are delivered through the mucous membrane of your mouth directly into your blood stream. Effects are often felt within minutes and can last several hours.

Methods of Consumption – Pros and Cons

Methods of Consumption
Pros and Cons

Smoking

PROS

Provides immediate effect/relief. Devices are easy to obtain, clean and use. Little to no maintenance         

    CONS

    Not recommended for patients with respiratory ailments. Distinct, strong odor.

    Vaporizing

    PROS

    Effects felt immediately. Easy dosing with some devices. Can be compact, discreet. Little aroma, no burning smell. Vapor is cooler than smoke and easier to consume with less waste.       

      CONS

      Some vaporizers can be expensive and require maintenance (Cartridge vaporizers require little/no maintenance)

      Edibles

      PROS

      Long-lasting effects. Good for people with lung/ respiratory issues. Discreet. Quick and easy to consume.

        CONS

        Delayed effects.

        Capsules

        PROS

        Long-lasting effects. Good for people with lung/ respiratory issues. Easy dosing. Discreet – no taste/smell. Quick and easy to consume.

          CONS

          Delayed effects.

          Tinctures

          PROS

          Long-lasting effects (immediate when absorbed under tongue). Good for people with lung/respiratory issues. Easy dosing. Discreet – no taste/smell. Quick and easy to consume.

            CONS

            Delayed effects when swallowed; can diminish euphoric effects.

            Topicals

            PROS

            Long-lasting with little to no psychoactive effect. Easy application. Discreet. Best for muscle pain, joint pain, stiffness and psoriasis. No noticeable psychoactive effects.

            CONS

            Skin must be clean, dry and intact. Not recommended for patients with sensitive skin, open wounds or sores.

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