There are safer ways to explore cannabis

But many people are just curious to try it again, and wish to do it safely. To reduce the risks, it’s recommended you start very slowly. Vaping exposes you to a lot fewer chemicals per puff than smoking — be it in a joint, spliff or pipe — but look for a strain with the lowest percentage of THC, the chemical in cannabis that can make you high. On the streets, the average strain contains 30 per cent THC, which is several times higher than what you may have smoked 30 years ago. Aim for a much lower dose. And try to buy from a licensed producer rather than off the street.

When first starting out, make sure you’re with a trusted friend for the entire experience — which might be much longer than you’re expecting. Start with a low amount and see what happens but don’t just keep increasing the

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