Facts about vaping cannabis

Limited studies show that cannabis can reduce nausea in those receiving chemotherapy treatment for cancer and help relieve pain. However, just because non-medical cannabis is legal, doesn’t mean there aren’t health risks associated with it. It's important to think about how to decrease the risks, and how using cannabis can affect your day-to-day life, well-being, and long-term health.

Reducing risks when you choose to vape cannabis

The Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health don't recommend vaping cannabis but they have come up with a few things to do to reduce the harm of vaping cannabis extract:

  • Obtain your cannabis extract from legal sources
  • Limit the amount and frequency of use of cannabis extract
  • Always read the label so you understand the strength of the extract
  • Avoid inhaling deeply and breath-holding
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and using other substances when vaping weed