Based on client feedback, Canna Farms cultivates the following strains of cannabis on a regular basis: Pink Kush, Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies, Blue Widow, and Canna Bliss (High CBD). in addition to these popular house strains, we also release smaller batches of boutique strains in limited quantities for our clients to try. Please note that these boutique strains may sell out quickly, and may not be available all the time.
Canna Farms reports cannabinoid potencies on a fully-decarboxylated basis (taking into account the potential of the acidic cannabinoids to convert to their neutral forms). Please click here to learn more about what this means, and how to interpret a lab result.
Canna Farms has begun to perform terpene testing on select strains of cannabis. Terpenes are the essential oils found in cannabis, and are responsible for the different smells and tastes of various cannabis strains. Terpenes can also modulate the effects of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD via the "entourage effect". To help our clients with interpreting the terpene data, we have developed a simple way to visualize the relative levels of terpenes, making it easier to compare between strains.
Pink - Terpineol (pleasant odour, smells like lilac)
Brown - Terpinolene (woody aroma)
Orange - Myrcene (earthy, fruity clove-like odour, present in thyme, hops, lemongrass, and citrus)
Yellow - Limonene (smells like citrus fruits)
Black - Caryophyllene (smells like black pepper)
Green - Pinene (characteristic pine scent)
Purple - Linalool (floral scent, smells like lavender)
HIGH CBD and SHAKE
Canna Farms is pleased to announce our new line of fully-decarboxylated Cannabis Oils!
Based on client feedback and our own research, we are initially offering the following product our clients in 25 and 50 mL containers, outfitted with a child-proof eye-dropper for discrete, standardized dosing:
- CANNA OIL 20|0 - This is our THC infused oil with approximately 20 mg of THC in every mL
- CANNA OIL 2|10 - This is our CBD infused oil with approximately 10 mg of CBD and 2 mg THC in every mL
In the coming weeks and months we will be releasing other oil formulations with varying levels of THC and CBD, based on client feedback and our own research and development. Stay tuned!
What are Cannabis Oils?
Under the Section 56 Class Exemption, approved MMPR Licensed Producers (LPs) are now able to produce and sell cannabis infused oils. Cannabis oil contains cannabinoids, such as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), as well as other minor cannabinoids (CBC, CBG, and CBN), and aromatic compounds (terpenes), which are extracted from fresh or dried cannabis, and dissolved in a carrier oil.
Under the MMPR, cannabis oils must be liquid at room temperature, and contain no more than 30 milligrams of THC per millilitre of oil (~3.3% THC w/w) when sold in bulk form, and 10 milligrams of Total THC in capsule form (taking into account the potential to convert the acidic to neutral forms of THC). There are no potency limits placed on CBD or other cannabinoids. The cannabis oil must NOT contain any added flavours or scents, and any allergens in the carrier oil must be listed on the label.
Patients who want to try cannabinoid therapy but do not like the idea of smoking, vapourizing, or cooking with dried cannabis will benefit from our line of fully decarboxylated ("activated") cannabis oils, as they offer standardized, discrete dosing.
How does Canna Farms make its Cannabis Oils?
The active ingredients in cannabis may be extracted and separated in a number of ways, including water, CO2, alcohol, and organic solvents, such as butane. At Canna Farms, we like to keep things simple! We use a proprietary extraction process, which utilizes water and ice to obtain a pure, natural, concentrated whole-plant cannabis resin. This resin is rich in THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids and terpenes. This process does NOT use any harsh or dangerous solvents, which ensures safety for our clients as well as our staff.
After we collect the concentrated cannabis resin, our third-party analytical laboratory tests it for potency and purity. A known amount of cannabis resin is then taken and gently heated in a carrier oil to reach a desired cannabinoid potency. This heating allows for the cannabinoids to become fully decarboxylated, making the cannabis oil ready to use.
What is a Carrier Oil?
A carrier oil is used to dissolve the active ingredients in our cannabis resin to reach a consistent and standardized potency.
Based on client feedback, as well as our own R&D, we have chosen to use the following carrier oils: Hemp Seed Oil and Grape Seed Oil. Both oils have a very high content of polyunsaturated fats, and are rich in Omega 3-6 as well as Omega-9 essential fatty acids. Hemp Seed and Grape Seed Oil are NOT recognized as allergens by Health Canada (HC) or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA); however, some people may have sensitivities to these oils.
Grape Seed Oil
A light oil with a high smoke point; Perfect for baking
Density = 0.92 g/mL
Smoke Point = 216 °C (420 °F)
Oil Content = 69.6% Omega-6 fatty acids (Lineoleic), 15.8% Oleic Acid
COLD-PRESSED Hemp Seed Oil
Certified Organic, Vegan, and made from 100% Canadian Hemp
Density = 0.92 g/mL
Smoke Point = 167 °C (332 °F)
Oil Content = 58.7% Omega-3 and 18.5% Omega-6
What is an Equivalency Factor?
Under the MMPR, Health Care Practitioners (HCPs) are only able to authorize a dosage of dried cannabis (in grams per day for a specific period of time). To convert this dosage from dried cannabis (sold in grams) to cannabis oil (sold in millilitres), each Licensed Producer must propose an Equivalency Factor for their cannabis oil products.
Our goal at Canna Farms is two-fold: to make things simple for our clients, and to maximize the amount of cannabis oil our clients are able to purchase. Therefore, our line of cannabis oils will have Equivalency Factors Starting at 1 gram dried cannabis = 50 millilitres of cannabis oil (for low THC blends). For example, the the following Equivalency Factor applies to our CANNA OIL 20|0 product:
1 GRAM OF DRIED CANNABIS = 12.5 ML OF CANNABIS OIL
This means that one (1) 50 mL bottle of CANNA OIL 20|0 is equal to 4 grams of dried cannabis. Therefore, a client with a 1 gram/day prescription will be able to purchase a maximum of seven (7) of these bottles per 30-day window. Another product may have a higher or lower equivalency factor, determined by THC potency and bottle size. Equivalency Factors for different products will be listed on our online store.
Please refer to the table below to learn more about how much cannabis oil you can order from Canna Farms (based on our CANNA OIL 20|0 product):
Is the Equivalency Factor based on how much cannabis was used to make the cannabis oil?
No, not necessarily. As part of the licensing process, Health Canada requires that every Licensed Producer create a way to equate dried cannabis (prescribed in grams by Physicians) to cannabis oil (sold in milliliters). This makes it easier for Physicians to continue to prescribe cannabis in grams per day, and for us to be able to sell cannabis oils to our clients. Our goal was to propose a method of calculation to Health Canada that would maximize the amount of Cannabis Oil our clients were able to buy.
We actually have the highest equivalency factor in Canada at the moment (1 g = 12.5 mL for CANNA OIL 20|0). Other LPs have an equivalency factor of 1 g= 3-10 mL for products of similar potency and size. This means that their clients can order less oil, because it takes more away from their 30-day ordering window.
Let’s take a look at our recently released lot of CANNA OIL 20|0. It contains approximately 20 mg THC for every mL of oil (fully decarboxylated). So, in a 50 mL bottle, this amounts to approximately 1000 mg of THC (20 mg/mL x 50 mL = 1000 mg THC).
Now let’s compare to an “average” concentration of THC in some of the cannabis flowers that we use to make our oil (we’re using whole numbers to make it easy to follow). For the sake of argument, let's say that we use flowers with a potency of 10% THC (on a fully decarboxylated basis). This means that each gram of cannabis flowers contains 100 mg THC (1 gram = 1000 mg, 1000 mg x 0.1 = 100 mg). Theoretically we would have to use 10 grams of flowers to equal 1000 mg of THC (which is what we have in our 50 mL bottles). But this process is not 100% efficient (nothing ever is!). So we have to account for extraction efficiency during cannabis resin production, plus losses from decarboxylation, dilution, and packaging.
It actually turns out that we need to use at least 15-20 grams of flowers to make one bottle of cannabis oil.
How do I use Cannabis Oils?
Our Cannabis Oils are fully-decarboxylated and ready to use without the need for further heating or baking. You can use the dropper on the bottle to ingest a known amount of cannabis oil (on its own or mixed with food) or place a few drops under the tongue. Sublingual administration of cannabis oil provides the most immediate effect for the user. If you prefer to ingest the cannabis oil, always keep in mind, that 'like dissolves like.' Therefore, foods with a higher fat content will help to distribute the cannabis oil effectively and help the body to absorb the active ingredients. Great ways to ingest the oil would include mixing with a glass of milk, adding to a smoothie or milkshake, or mixing with your favourite food.
While you can cook with our cannabis oils, it is important to remember that we've done the hard work for you, and the oils are already decarboxylated. Further heating may cause degradation of the active cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD. Additionally, improper mixing of cannabis oil during cooking may result in under- or over-dosing, which can lead to undesirable effects (particularly with cannabis oils high in THC). Remember to keep the cooking/baking temperature below the carrier oil's smoke point, to preserve the integrity of the oil.
Cannabis oils are also quite potent, so use a little at a time, especially if you do not have much experience in ingesting cannabis. Whenever you ingest cannabis oils, just remember to "START LOW AND GO SLOW".
Which Cannabis Oil is right for me?
Initially, Canna Farms will be offering cannabis oils in three different varieties: (1) High in THC, (2) High in CBD, and (3) Equal Parts (1:1) THC:CBD. We recommend talking to your Health Care Practitioner (HCP) about which oil is right for you. If you need any further clarification or information, one of our client service experts will be happy to help you.
What are the effects of ingesting Cannabis Oil, as compared to smoking or vaporizing Dried Cannabis?
When cannabis is smoked or vapourized, effects are generally immediate (0-15 minute onset) and short-lived (1-3 hours). This method of consumption may be preferable for clients with more acute conditions or disorders.
On the other hand, ingestion of cannabis oil can take up to 2 hours (or longer) for onset of effects. The effects themselves may last for up to 10 hours, depending on the potency and amount (volume) of cannabis oil taken, and the mechanism of delivery (drops placed under the tongue vs. ingested with food). Clients with chronic disorders may prefer this method of consumption.
Why are your Cannabis Oils low in potency, when compared with other cannabis extracts or concentrates?
Many people may be concerned that our cannabis oils are low in THC, as compared with other cannabis extracts or concentrates (such as hash, shatter, or BHO). The most important thing to keep in mind is that it is not the potency (% or mg/mL THC) that is important, but rather the total dose in mg THC (amount of cannabis extract in mg × potency of cannabis extract % or mg/mL).
The main thing to remember is that cannabis oil is made for ingestion rather than inhalation. Despite the fact that some cannabis extracts made for smoking/vapourizing can contain more than 50% THC by weight (versus 2-3% THC in our cannabis oils), the amount (grams or millilitres) of cannabis oil used by patients is much greater than their inhaled counterparts. Therefore a typical dose of THC (in mg) is quite comparable.
For example, 1 mL of our Canna Oil 20|0 contains 20 mg of THC. The State of Colorado now limits the amount of THC in edibles to 10 mg per piece, so 1 mL of this oil would be equivalent to two (2) edibles. Similarly, a 0.5 gram "joint" of 10% THC contains 50 mg of THC, but more than half of this THC is lost during the combustion process, resulting in a dose of 20-25 mg THC.
If you are inexperienced with Cannabis oils or tinctures, we suggest starting with a dose of 0-5 mg of THC, and waiting for at least 120 minutes (2 hours) before ingesting more. Sometimes it can take that long for the oil to take effect. Remember, everyone reacts differently to cannabis (especially when ingested), so it is important to always START LOW AND GO SLOW.
Can I use Cannabis Oil as a topical?
Although our Cannabis Oils are made for ingestion, some clients may opt to use them as topicals (applied externally to the skin). Talk to your HCP about which method is best for you.
Can I vaporize Cannabis Oils?
No, our Cannabis Oils are not intended for inhalation, only ingestion. Clients may try using the oils topically, under the advice of their HCP.
How do I store my Cannabis Oil?
Product freshness is highly dependant on storage conditions such as temperature, and exposure to oxygen and light. To prevent degradation of the cannabinoids over time (and to prevent the carrier oil itself from becoming rancid), Cannabis Oils should be stored in a cool, dark, and dry place (a fridge or freezer is perfect for this purpose). Depending on the carrier oil used, the cannabis oil may become slightly solid or cloudy. To regain its clarity and consistency, simply place the bottle in a glass of warm water and allow the contents of the bottle to warm.
As with any narcotic, always remember to close the child-resistant cap properly, and keep out of reach of children or pets.
if you have any further questions about our cannabis oils, please do not hesitate to contact one of our client service experts for more information.
REGISTER WITH CANNA FARMS
PHONE: 1.855.882.0988 FAX: 1.855.244.9158 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP 1: Fill out your Registration Application and Medical Document
1. The first form to complete is the Registration Application (PDF OR ONLINE FORM). This application acts as your agreement to work with Canna Farms Ltd. as your Licensed Producer (LP) for medical marijuana. Please complete the applicable form in full. Once complete, it may be submitted via email, fax or mail. Details regarding how to submit the completed document are located on Page 2 of the application.
If you DO NOT have a permanent home address, or IF your Health Care Practitioner (HCP) has agreed to receive the medical marijuana on your behalf, please click here for your Registration Application. This applies to those applicants who live in a Group Home/Shelter/Institution/Hotel, etc.
* If you are an EXISTING Canna Farms client, and you wish to change your contact details, a Registration Amendment (PDF OR ONLINE FORM) is required. The form must be completed in full and signed to be accepted. It may be submitted via email, fax or mail.
2. The second form required is the Medical Document, to be completed by your Health Care Practitioner (HCP). This Medical Document will indicate the required dosage of medical cannabis for you. If your doctor prefers to complete their own form, that is great, provided their form has all of same information as required on our document.
Please note: In accordance with the MMPR, only ORIGINAL MEDICAL DOCUMENTS will be processed. Please send us the forms by mail to the address noted on the document. If your Health Care Practitioner wishes to submit the forms via Secure Fax, they will need to have an agreement in place with Canna Farms to do so. If you or your Health Care Practitioner have questions, please feel free to contact our office directly.
STEP 2: Submit the Required Paperwork
The Canna Farms Registration Application can be submitted via email, fax or mail. Full details on where to submit are located on Page 2 of the application.
Medical Documents must be submitted in ORIGINAL form. Please send them to:
Canna Farms Ltd.
PO Box 1419
Hope, B.C., V0X 1L0
*If you wish to send documents to us via courier, please send through Canada Post*
Once we receive all of your documentation, we proceed with the MMPR required validation. This involves us contacting your Health Care Practitioner to confirm the details of your Medical Document. Once this validation is received, your registration will be complete and your information will be confidentially filed.
You will receive a Registration Approval Letter and a unique client user ID number once registration is complete. Please keep this client user ID number handy, as it will be required to place your orders. Access to the online store is granted to those who provide an email address with their application. If an email address is not provided, orders will only be possible over the phone.
STEP 3: Activate your Online Account
Once your registration is complete you will receive an activation email that invites you to create a password for our online store. If an email address was not provided with the registration application, orders will only be possible over the phone. Your unique client user ID number will be required when you place your order.
For any support regarding the registration process, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us via email at email@example.com, over the phone at 1-855-882-0988, or fax at 1-855-244-9158. Our regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm PST.
Canna Farms is a Health Canada Licensed Producer of high-quality cannabis products under the MMPR.
Canna Farms was the first LP in British Columbia to receive a MMPR license, and since then our dedicated and talented team has been working hard to provide our patients with exceptional cannabis products at an affordable price.
We pride ourselves in offering a large selection of strains of high quality, artisan, and hand-trimmed cannabis flowers with varying levels of THC and CBD. We also offer cannabis oils with varying levels of THC and CBD to clients who prefer ingesting rather than inhaling their medicine.
Our team has decades of combined experience in cannabis cultivation, scientific research, customer service, and building design. Inspired by the stunning mountainous scenery that surrounds our facility, we grow our plants organically, using glacial-fed groundwater, without any pesticides or foliar sprays.
Our comprehensive Quality Assurance and Control program ensures that all of our products are rigorously tested by an independent, third-party laboratory for cannabinoid potency and a variety of microbial & chemical contaminants including mold, bacteria, and heavy metals.
Canna Farms is 100% Canadian and family-owned and operated, and we source all of our supplies and raw materials from local businesses. Unlike many of our competitors, Canna Farms embraces the rich cannabis culture and cultivation history that Canada and British Columbia are known for. We use traditional strain names, so that our patients are able to easily transition to the MMPR program, and know exactly what they are ordering.
We are passionate, client-focused, and pride ourselves in delivering unparalleled customer service. We are constantly improving our cultivation methods, and always looking for feedback from our patients.
Contact our customer service team to learn more about how you can become a patient with Canna Farms. We are always accepting new patients, and our production schedule ensures a steady supply of new strains.
We offer discrete overnight fixed Shipping across Canada, 5 Free Grams on Registration, and 10 free grams when you renew your prescription! Plus, if you place an order for your month's full prescription, you get 10% off!
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