So, you are ready for smoking weed the first time. Maybe you’re with a group of friends who will teach you the ropes…or maybe you’re alone and want to give it a go. Check out these 8 educational cannabis videos! All of them are short and easy to follow but, more than anything, they will put you on the right track, setting you up for stoner success! 

End your worries

Any new experience can be nerve-racking but when it comes to weed, there is no need to worry; the purpose of these videos is to put you at ease. 

Can You Overdose on Marijuana? By Howcast

Sit down with a doctor and find out how cannabis works in the brain and why cannabis cannot kill you. 

Cannabis for Beginners – What do I do if I get too high? By Civilized with Derek Riedle

While you cannot overdose fatally, some people do accidentally take too much cannabis. This is a very quick video about that, with a plan that is easy to follow. Keep this bookmarked and handy your first time smoking weed; that way, you can relax and focus on enjoying your first cannabis experience.

Brass tactics

Ok. So, you are ready to go and get stoned your first time. There are a few things that you still need to figure out, such as how and what you will use. Watch these videos to help get you thinking about what you are looking for and figure out some of the details.

Marijuana strain-guide for beginners by The Oregonian

This is a great video on the effects of different kinds of cannabis and gives some examples of strains.

How to Pick and Smoke a Weed Pipe by Lifehacker

If you cannot roll a joint or access pre-rolled joints, this video goes through the different devices used for smoking cannabis.

Cannabis for Beginners – How much cannabis should I use? By Civilized with Derek Riedle

A great video on cannabis dosing, watch this clip to get a quick breakdown on how much to take and how to approach it. It covers both smoking weed, as well as eating it and the time it can take to feel an effect. On top of that, it’s less than a minute long.

For perspective

The laws surrounding cannabis have always been based on stigma, more so than fact. Thankfully, this is beginning to change but it will only continue if we hold our lawmakers to the task. 

It’s important for everyone to be aware of where we are legally and how we came to be at this place. That way, you can make informed decisions when it comes to where you make your purchases. Not to mention, who you vote for.

Highs and lows of Canada legalizing recreational cannabis by Global News

A video produced by Global News, this clip provides an unbiased look at the state of cannabis legalization, a year after it took effect. Unfortunately, there have no favourable developments in the six months that have followed. This is a good video outlining the situation for both the grey and legal market, and how the consumer is financially affected.

Toronto Dispensary Protest – Project Claudia by The Cannabis Life Network

In May of 2016, Despite public outcry and a lack of sufficient cannabis access, Toronto police raided over 40 cannabis dispensaries, dubbing the investigation ‘Project Claudia’. This video documents the public response.

Province’s Community Safety Unit raid Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club by Chek News

On the other side of the country, despite a lack of medical cannabis access, the Province of BC has continued to raid cannabis compassion clubs. This is a short video from a Victoria News station that reported on a raid and the effect it had on the surrounding community. As it stands, compassion clubs are still under threat and medical patients continue to be collateral damage.

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