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There’s a stigma surrounding cannabis and its usage but we’re here to set the record straight! Do you know all the different strains and their medical benefits? Get in the know before the Cannabis panel next week so you’re informed on the topic. Have a question? Submit it here for a chance to win 2 free ski tickets to any RCR Resort (Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberley, Nakiska)!



This variety is an “upper”, aiding in staving off depression and fatigue while also stimulating appetite and reducing pain and nausea. Since sativa has an uplifting effect, it pairs well with physical activity and social gatherings. If too much sativa is consumed, it can have a similar effect to drinking too much caffeine. Sativa is generally for daytime use.


Used more frequently for medicinal purposes than Sativa, Indica plants have calm, relaxing properties that sedate and block pain. It can increase appetite like Sativa, and increases dopamine as well. Since this variety can cloud the brain, Indica is used mostly at night time.


Marijuana contains over 113 different chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. The two most well-known cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).*


THC is known to get you “high”. THC is responsible for the euphoric, mind-altering effects of the cannabis plant. Common uses for THC include:

  • Euphoria and relaxation
  • Sleep and drowsiness
  • Appetite stimulant
  • Painkiller
  • Anti-nausea
  • Muscle relaxant


CBD is valued for its non-psychoactive medical benefits. Common uses for CBD include:

  • Anti-anxiety
  • Neuroprotective
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Anti-psychotic
  • Anti-tumoral
  • Painkiller
  • Anti-inflammatory