Beware: The Canadian government has legalised the addition of cannabis in some food stuff sold.
Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada, giving adults the right to buy, carry and share up to 30 grams, or slightly over an ounce, of dried cannabis at one time — enough weed to roll roughly 60 joints. But where you can use it and how it is sold varies by province and territory. And don’t even think of trying to bring a joint back across the border.
Before buying any tidbit, candies etc, please check if there are these letters THC, TetraHydroCannabinol or cannabis in short.
Don’t buy for your kids or take home with you to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia or Philippines. Ignorance is no excuse for such drug possession; you can be persecuted.
Especially the Japanese brand of Kif Kat which contains drug content Malaysians may not be aware of . Some would buy home as gifts.
Malaysian may not notice THC stands for cannabis (forbidden drug) or who could not read Japanese chocolate package labels .
What is THC?
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects. It acts much like the cannabinoid chemicals made naturally by the body, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Cannabinoid receptors are concentrated in certain areas of the brain associated with thinking, memory, pleasure, coordination and time perception. THC attaches to these receptors and activates them and affects a person’s memory, pleasure, movements, thinking, concentration, coordination, and sensory and time perception, according to NIDA.
THC is one of many compounds found in the resin secreted by glands of the marijuana plant. More of these glands are found around the reproductive organs of the plant than on any other area of the plant. Other compounds unique to marijuana, called cannabinoids, are present in this resin. One cannabinoid, CBD is nonpsychoactive, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and actually blocks the high associated with THC.
Effects on the body
THC stimulates cells in the brain to release dopamine, creating euphoria, according to NIDA. It also interferes with how information is processed in the hippocampus, which is part of the brain responsible for forming new memories.
THC can induce hallucinations, change thinking and cause delusions. On average, the effects last about two hours, and kick in 10 to 30 minutes after ingestion.
The effects of marijuana make it a popular drug. In fact, it is considered one of the most commonly used illicit drugs in the world. But these effects also concern mental health advocates.