Frequently Asked Questions

Cannabis 101

  • What kinds of cannabis products are available?

    The list of cannabis products that are available is near limitless; flower, topicals, concentrates, extracts and edibles can all be created with the use of cannabis into a variety of forms subjective to the individual preference of the user. Whether you have dried flowers, pressed hash, tinctures, oils, waxes, or creams, there are a number of effective methods available:

    Capsules
    Beauty/Body Care
    Topical Creams/Oils
    Flower
    Hash
    Tinctures
    Oils/Tears
    Rosin
    Shatter
    Resin
    Kief
    Edibles- brownies, gummies, candies, chocolate bars, cookies, caramels, etc.

  • Are the effects different on everyone?

    The consistency within cannabis is consistent in terms of different strain potency and basic effects. However, it is subjective to the user in terms of their own tolerance with cannabis, the form of intake, and their own chemical interactions with cannabis as a whole. Cannabis, just as any other medication, is extremely subjective to the sensitivity of the user’s cannabinoid receptors in their body.

  • Will I get high if I use cannabis products?

    Some cannabis varieties produce THC, while others produce CBD; a non-psychoactive component of the cannabinoid structure. CBD is a key ingredient in cannabis and unlike THC, does not cause a “high” and has a wide range of medicinal benefits. CBD is offered in capsule form, flower with high CBD content, oils/tinctures, and edibles. In addition, CANMEDi also offers a variety of topicals with very little to no THC that can be applied to eczema, dry skin, burns and scars and is effective in treating the symptoms of arthritis. CBD acts as an antiemetic, anticonvulsant, antipsychotic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumoral, and antidepressant.

  • Is cannabis medicine?

    The formal definition of medicine is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. That being said, cannabis has scientifically been proven within multiple studies and research experiments to be an active ingredient in symptomatic relief, treatment and in some circumstances, a cure to specific ailments and conditions ranging from insomnia, reducing the size of tumors, decreasing frequency of seizures, migraines, depression, anxiety, PTSD, muscle spasms, eczema, psoriasis and muscle pain.

  • Who uses cannabis?

    Medical patients and recreational users above the age of 19 have the choice to use cannabis for various ailments as an organic alternative form of medication. Cannabis is used for a plethora of medical ailments from reducing seizures and treating the symptoms of Crohn’s to reducing nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, improving appetite in people with HIV/ AIDS, and treating chronic pain and muscle spasms.

  • Where is cannabis grown?

    Cannabis has been cultivated longer than any other plant and is believed to have first emerged in Central Asia along the region’s riverbanks. In recent years, cannabis has been grown within controlled indoor environments with high intensity lighting using hydroponic equipment and constant maintenance, or outdoor controlled environments requiring ample sun, water, well drained soil and reasonable maintenance.

  • What is cannabis? 

    Cannabis is derived from the cannabis plant, indigenous to central Asia. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids. Different varieties of cannabis express different chemistries, which in turn produce a varying range of medicinal effects including psychoactive and non-psychoactive potencies.
    Cannabis can be administered by smoking, vaporization, within food, or orally as an extract.

General

  • How is Eden involved with the community?

    Eden is about giving back to the community what has been lost; compassion towards the lower class and nonjudgmental views on drug abuse and addiction.

    Forms of support include:
    Low cost products
    Support programs
    Harm reduction
    Caregiver Options
    ‘The Opiate Substitution Program’ – which is developing a collaborative assessment with UBC researchers – provides cannabis capsules at little to no cost to help get people off the streets to help fight addiction along with monitoring their progress.

  • What should I know when buying cannabis?

    The first thing you should know when buying cannabis is what ailment you are looking to treat, from there you can decipher the strength, the strain, the dosage and the form of medication that best suits you, your lifestyle and your specific condition.

  • Is my information shared with anyone?

    All information is stored in maximum-security data centers in multiple locations, protected against unauthorized retrieval with 256-bit SSL file encryption, and protected by armed security personnel, meaning your information is kept locked away and private.

Membership

  • How do I become a member at Eden?

    To obtain full status membership with Eden, you are require to provide one of the following to any Eden location.

    – A practitioner’s note with your name, DOB, ailment or injury and doctor’s information.
    – Personal MMAR/ACMPR
    – MMPR form, medicine label or card.

    Each location also hosts an in-house practitioner at varying hours, who is eligible to provide you with a practitioners note. Please call to verify the hours of the in hours practitioner.

    * Please take note that it may take up to 48 hours to confirm your documents. Upon confirmation, your client status with Eden will be updated.

Science

  • What are terpenes?

    Terpenes are organic compounds found in a variety of plants, and contribute to their flavor, scent and color. These substances are the building blocks for essential oils and plant raisins, and are often used in food additives, perfumery and aromatherapy. Some are even thought to have medicinal properties, and to help in fighting bacteria, fungus and environmental stress.

    Plants like rosemary, mint or basil have a strong terpene profile, and this is why they’re referred to as aromatic plants. Cannabis at its turn contains a wide range of terpenes (over 200) that are thought to interact synergistically with the cannabinoids in the plant, and to enhance its health effects.

  • Lab Testing: What is it and why does it matter?

    The Canadian cannabis industry is rapidly expanding in terms of research, science, interest and demand. CANMEDi takes pride in providing transparent quality and accuracy with the use of lab testing for all products. We conduct testing to provide invaluable information to our clients including cannabinoid potency, terpene levels, microbial analysis and residual solvent detection.
    As a reputable name brand, we pride ourselves on working with professional laboratories who’s focus is on the importance of eliminating any chance of microbiological or chemical contaminations from spoilage and inaccurate labelling. We stand by the products we carry and are dedicated to the health of our clients and the growth of this industry by using proper cannabis quality assurance and analytical testing.

  • What can cannabis treat?

    As a plant medicine, cannabis can be eaten, smoked, vaporized, and applied as a topical cream or oil/tincture under the tongue. There are more than 700 chemical constituents produced within the cannabis plant that interact with cannabinoid receptors found throughout our bodies. Therefore, cannabis can treat ailments externally and internally without restricting its distribution of relief to any specific part, other than the body as a whole. Cannabis has scientifically been proven to treat Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety disorders, arthritis, cancer, depression, insomnia, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, glaucoma, Hep C, HIV, AIDS, migraines, severe nausea, PTSD and Schizophrenia, in addition to subsiding further effects of these conditions such as pain, inflammation, and stress.