Here are our frequently asked questions

What makes cannabis medicinal?

Cannabis provides many with unrivaled relief from a vast array of ailments. The cannabis plant produces cannabinoids- active components that imitate compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids. They act as a mediator in the communication between cells, promoting a balance between bodily functions encouraging a healthy internal environment.

Cannabinoids bind to receptor sites found throughout our brain (known as CB-1) and body (CB-2). Different cannabinoids produce different effects, and as a result many different types of relief can be achieved depending on the cannabinoid profile of a cannabis product.

Because cannabis offers such a large range of clinical options, we are passionate about establishing communication with our clients and providing whole-body treatment, customised to the user.

Are Cannabis and Hemp the same thing?

Although cannabis and hemp are from the same species, they have very diverse applications. Hemp can be used for many industrial uses, including as a viable eco-friendly option for clothing or fabric, insulation, plastic, paper, construction materials, and much more. Cannabis is widely used for medicinal and psychotropic purposes.

Cannabis plants are rich in cannabinoids, usually containing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) levels that range between 10-25%.

Hemp, on the other hand, usually contains less that 1% THC and therefore produces little in regards to medicinal or psychotropic effect. 

What is THC?

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or “THC”, is the most predominant of the many active compounds found in cannabis and is largely responsible for its psychotropic effects.  It has many medical benefits that include analgesic properties effective for pain relief, as a sleep aid, as an anti-spasmodic and in eliminating nausea.  THC is especially effective in managing PTSD, symptoms of withdrawal, depression and the treatment and prevention of Alzheimers and Dementia.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol , or “CBD”, is another major active component of cannabis that displays exciting medicinal results.  It is non-psychotropic, meaning it has no “high” characteristic and in fact can counteract the psychotropic effect associated with THC.  CBD boasts anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, anti-depressant, anticonvulsant, and neuroprotection properties.  It aids in lowering high blood sugar levels and stimulates the immune system.  Since receptors that interact with CBD are found throughout the body, medical applications of CBD extend to a wide-range of conditions and symptoms. This includes treatment of arthritic pain, gastrointestinal conditions, high blood pressure, mood-disorders and fatigue.

What is the difference between Indica and Sativa?

Cannabis is a member of the Cannabaceae family of plants. Although Indica and Sativa strains are from the same genus, they are known to have distinctly different effects and morphologies- and as a result, different classifications are effective for different conditions.

Indica cannabis plants are widely believed to have originated from the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, and generally maintain a shorter and bushier leaf structure. They generally provide a more sedative, full-bodied relaxation; effective for pain, insomnia, spasms, and neuropathic conditions.

Sativa plants on the other hand, thrive in warmer climates with origins landing closer to the equator. Their properties can be used to treat fatigue, depression, ADHD/ADD, mood disorders, and others.  We pride ourselves in carrying over 40 varieties on cannabis that express a wide variety of effects and benefits.

What kind of products do you carry?

In addition to our large variety of flower we carry topical creams and salves, sprays, a plethora of infused-edibles, drinkables, bath & beauty products, capsules, a large array of cannabis concentrates, tinctures and suppositories.  We feature THC and CBD independent based products as well as combination products for specific and desired ratios in treatments.

Can my underage child or baby accompany me?

Until further municipal bylaws are set in place regarding cannabis medicine, we apply other existing bylaws from other cannabis-favourable areas across BC.  Unfortunately, for this reason we do not allow anyone under 19, even children or babies accompanied by an adult.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Do you allow pets?

Although we do carry CBD products for pets, we are a pet-free location due to sanitary reasons and potential allergy hazards. We allow only on-duty service animals, please.

How can I become a member?

First visits to the clinic include intake paperwork that helps us establish communication about your specific cannabis needs and requirements; this includes your basic information, what you’re aiming to medicate, current medications, and an overview of your previous history with cannabis or other long-term medication use.

All applicants are expected to fill out the application in earnest, review, sign to and adhere to the clinics’ policies and Code of Conduct. We require valid government-issued photo ID from all applicants, 19+.

Do memberships cost anything? Do they expire?

No and no! Membership at Hemp and Wellness is free and it never expires.

Membership to our clinic also grants you access to any of our affiliated clinics thru out Canada.