Right off the bat everyone has to understand that the current cannabis regulations have SO far to go before we can operate like you want us to. For those advocating change the improvements are taking far too long, but on the plus side, they are changing. Our advocacy work is far from over and together we can continue to change the regulations and make the world a better place.
You’re open and selling cannabis again?
FUCKYEAH! In 2015 99 North Cannabis opened our doors and with the support of the community we helped change the laws in our town, province and country. Something we will be forever proud of. It was magical and showed what can be done. In that spirit as the original local store in the Corridor and one of the few Mom and Pop shops in the country we will continue to advocate to make the world a better place.
Cannabis regulations are constantly under review, how can I help?
Regulators are happily standing by to take your short and sweet feedback on what changes can be made to allow adults to make adult decisions.
Federal and Provincial regulations are different but if you’re unsure about your specific concern’s jurisdiction there is no harm including everyone in the conversation.
Federal: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-337-7705
Provincial: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Do you have to be 19+ to enter?
Yup. 19+ and ID ready at the door. Please note: no minors even when accompanied by parents. But wait you say… didn’t you ask Squamish Council to reverse that decision and they agreed stating “When you think about it, accompanied by an adult makes more sense” and “Liquor store allows kids with parents” Why yes, yes, we did. Unfortunately, we could not convince the province to let adults parent their children… yet. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to show support for this change.
As for the rest of you – look under 30? You will be asked for government issued ID. This is a crazy serious part of the legislation so be kind to staff who are only making sure we stay open. Also, pandemic masks are not making this easier so be kind, and go team.
What should I use for sleep, pain or the countless other medical conditions Health Canada lists as qualifications for medical cannabis use?
“Oh, I’m not a Doctor” Current regulations are very clear that 99 North Cannabis is a recreational store and therefore forbidden to make medical recommendations of any kind. To be fair, our staff are amazing and diverse but there is not a doctor in the bunch. What we can say is what we like and what works for us. If you do have medical questions please discuss the ACMPR program with your practitioner.
CBD for pets?
“Oh I’m not a pet Doctor”. While we are inundated with people saying CBD has helped their pets, we are not able to make recommendations on pet medical issues. Again, we have lots of phenomenal people on staff but no veterinarians.
How much CBD oil/cannabis/edibles should I take
There is only one person who can answer that… ((spoiler alert)) It’s you. Your metabolism/what you ate/how much you ate/your tolerance… so many variables and only one way to ever tell. Because of that the smart way is to START SLOW and build up.
“You can always add more, you can not add less.”
When figuring out your tolerance it is important that you have the time to experiment and not make any plans for the rest of the day. Smoking goes through the lungs and the effects are generally felt within the first few minutes. Edibles are trickier since it is processed through your liver making the effects unknown for up to an hour. This leads to the classic mistake of impatiently eating more at the 45-minute mark only to find out in a few minutes the effects of the first dose.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Glad you asked. In store we accept Debit, Google play, Apple pay, Visa & MasterCard. For online orders we accept Visa and MasterCard.
What is CBD and THC?
CBD and THC are two of the many cannabinoids found in cannabis.
Since we have established “Oh I’m not a Doctor”, let us cut and paste from the Health Canada website. “CBD is not intoxicating and may reduce some of the effects of THC; however, it does have an effect on the brain”. “THC is responsible for the way your brain and body respond to cannabis, including the high and intoxication. THC has some therapeutic effects but it also has harmful effects. Harmful effects may be greater when the strength of THC is higher.”
Also cool to note is that there are many, many more cannabinoids that are being researched as to their effect when separated and when combined with other cannabinoids. This is very exciting.
What is Sativa, Indica, Hybrid?
Discussing cannabis has been forbidden for so long that our language and knowledge around it has been understandably limited. Not long ago it was a challenge to convince people that different strains had different effects on different people. “Bag of weed’s a bag of weed”. But somewhere along the way someone attributed Indica to in-da-couch and that was that. Sativa became synonymous with energetic and hybrid was left to be the middle ground. Again, no science and these effects are not universal at all, so what I’m saying is don’t worry about these labels. Finding what you like will be a personal process of exploration. As for the next step in our collective knowledge: terpene and cannabinoid profiles. The rapid evolution of our understanding of this science makes this an incredibly fascinating time to be alive.
What is the best tool ie. pipe/vape/paper/dab/bucket/knives… and there was probably another one created as you read this..
This is entirely up to you. Thankfully we have seasoned professionals on staff to run you through all the options, of which there are many.
Do you take requests?
Everyday is accessory day so if you want something, we can order it in pretty quick.
Cannabis inventory is restricted by the provincial government to one day a week but let us know what you like and we will do our best to keep it on the shelves.
How much can I buy at once?
Ok, take a deep breath because here is another regulation that upsets responsible adults when we have to tell them they are limited to 30 grams or 30 grams equivalent. The more you know about how this works the more frustrated you will become when buying drinks, seeds, concentrates and edibles… anyway, let’s hope that this arbitrary regulation changes before I even have to put it on the website. Feel free to email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to show support for this change. In the mean time don’t worry to much, our point of sale system does the calculation automatically and the staff will let you know if you come close to the limit.
Can I return a product/ what’s the sales policy?
All sales are final.
Are any products covered by warranty?
Accessories with electronic components usually have some sort of warranty and is handled by the manufacturer directly. Just drop them a line by email or website to determine the next steps.
There are no warranties for glass products.