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Using Cannabis Responsibly

Our mission is to help everyone make the most out of life’s journey, from arrival to departure. We’re here to help guide you through using cannabis safely and effectively. Follow this guide for a roadmap to responsible cannabis use!

Cannabis & Dosing Education

Learn about cannabis and proper dosing education.

What is Cannabis

Cannabis refers to a group of flowering plants in the Cannabaceae family. This group includes three plants with psychoactive properties known as Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis.

What are the components of cannabis?

Cannabis contains components called cannabinoids, which are chemical compounds secreted by the cannabis flower. These cannabinoids mimic compounds naturally found in human bodies called endocannabinoids. When cannabis is consumed, cannabinoids bind to different receptors throughout the human body and create a range of effects, benefits and relief. Cannabinoids must be activated by decarboxylation or heating, which can occur through smoking, vaping or cooking cannabis.

How does cannabis work? What are cannabinoids?

While there are over 60 known types of cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, many more are thought to exist. The stars of the show are THC (Δ9–tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), both of which are most commonly known and found in the cannabis plant.

THCA:(Δ9–tetrahydrocannabinol) One of the only cannabinoids that can get you high. THC binds with CB-1 receptors to create the psychoactive effects we know as feeling “high,” such as euphoria, laughter, hunger, and sleep.

CBDA: (cannabidiol) The cannabinoid that’s captivated the curious to the connoisseur. CBD tends to bind with CB-2 receptors and does not produce intoxicating effects but can have physiological effects like increasing relaxation, relieving stress and improving appetite.

What are common terms used for cannabis?

Common slang terms for cannabis include weed, pot, marijuana, grass, dope, ganja, herb, and chronic.

How do I read/understand dosing information on cannabis packaging?

Dosing information of cannabis products will often be listed as a total dosage and a single dose in miligrams or percentage of THC. These dosages will often be listed side by side on cannabis packaging. To convert percentages to miligrams, mulitply the percentage as a decimal by 1000. Always compare 1 gram as equal to 1000mg of raw weight.

What is considered one standard dose of cannabis?

A common single standard dose of THC is 5mg. A single dose will never be over 10mg but it can range anywhere between 2-10mg.

How do I find the right dose for different cannabis forms?

Finding the right dose is dependent on the individual’s preferences, body weight/composition, method of consumption, and tolerance. For safe consumption, always start with a microdose (2-5mg THC) and wait the suggested time for effects to onset before consuming more. Different forms of cannabis are metabolized differently and can result in a differing effects and/or time of onset.

For flower/prerolls: Start with one inhale and wait 10-15 minutes before consuming more.

For edibles/tinctures: Begin with a 2.5-5mg dose and wait 30 minutes before consuming more. Increase dose every 2 hours if necessary/desired.

For vapes: Take a short 3-5 second inhale and wait 10-15 minutes before consuming more.

What should I know about the THC content in different cannabis products?

THC content may vary in flower, edibles, concentrates and other cannabis products. Always consult the label for accurate dosage information and/or test results before consuming. A general range of THC content in cannabis products includes:

  • Flower: 10-30% THC
  • Edibles: 5-20mg per serving; 100-200mg per package
  • Concentrates & extracts: 40-95% THC

Are there any legal considerations or restrictions I should be aware of when using cannabis?

Yes, legal considerations around cannabis use vary widely depending on your location. While some states and countries have legalized cannabis for medical and/or recreational use, it remains illegal in many places. Even in areas where it is legal, there may be restrictions regarding where you can smoke cannabis, how much you can possess, and the THC content of legal products. It’s important to be aware of the laws in your area to ensure you’re using cannabis legally and responsibly.

Youth Education & Prevention

How to keep children safe from cannabis.

What are the age requirements for purchasing cannabis?

To purchase both medical and recreational cannabis from Airfield Supply Co, you must be 21+ with a valid I.D. (driver’s license and/or passport). We use a verification scanner and conduct fake I.D. recognition training with our security team to ensure that our age requirements are implemented accurately.

Avoid harm by always purchasing cannabis from licensed retailers.

What are California's cannabis packaging regulations?

As of January 1, 2020, California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) regulations require all cannabis packaging to be resealable, tamper-evident and child resistant. Airfield only stocks products that have been reviewed for state compliance and ensure safe access.

How do I keep cannabis stored safely from children?

We recommend keeping cannabis products in their original child-proof packaging and locked in a cabinet, drawer or safe that is out of reach of both children and animals.

Avoid using cannabis products around children. If you are using cannabis, make sure an adult is present who can help look after your child in case of emergencies. If you think there is a chance your child may have consumed cannabis, call California Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222.

Can I use cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding?

In order to prevent any unwanted health effects or harm, we recommend not using cannabis if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant soon, or breastfeeding. THC can reach a baby through your bloodstream, placenta, breast milk, and second-hand smoke. As THC is stored in fat cells, it is present in breast milk.

If you use medicinal cannabis, talk to your doctor about alternative treatment options that are safe during pregnancy.

How do I talk to my child about cannabis?

When your child/teenager is at the age where they may be exposed to cannabis use, it is appropriate to discuss your stance on cannabis and the associated risks. Talk to your child/teen about the risks associated with both the physical and psychoactive effects of cannabis. Examples of adverse effects from cannabis use can include altered motor control, memory, mood, and temporarily decreased blood pressure.

It is best to explain the danger of driving with cannabis impairment, purchasing unregulated cannabis, and mixing cannabis with other substances such as alcohol. As the human brain is still developing until the age of 25, underage cannabis use can adversely affect children and teenagers.

Responsible Cannabis Use

How to keep children safe from cannabis.

How do I consume cannabis responsibly?

Make sure you are in a safe, comfortable space when consuming cannabis. Be aware that your reaction or response to cannabis is often determined by the method of consumption, how much you consume and your previous experience(s) with cannabis.

Do not operate heavy machinery, including vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles or scooters, after consuming cannabis as THC can impair judgement and motor skills.

Be aware of your employer’s cannabis policies in the case of drug testing.

What is a microdose of cannabis?

Start with a low dose and focus on moderation when using cannabis. A “microdose” is defined as a very small amount of a drug used to test or benefit from its physiological action while minimizing undesirable side effects. A common microdose of cannabis is around 2-5mg THC.

What are the risks associated with cannabis and other substances?

Be aware of any adverse effects that could occur when mixing cannabis with other prescribed drugs and medications. Cannabis can elevate cardiac oxygen consumption while reducing blood flow which patients taking blood pressure medication should be aware of. Mixing sedatives with cannabis is not deadly but should be avoided to prevent additive effects.

Can you overdose on cannabis?

No, you cannot overdose on cannabis but you can experience unpleasant, intense effects such as paranoia, racing thoughts and anxiety. In order to counteract these unwanted effects, do not panic, try to relax by calming your breathing, and drink some water. Taking CBD to reduce a THC high works by blocking cannabinoid receptors in the brain and preventing THC from activating them. You can also crunch and smell black peppercorns, which contain an organic compound that can reduce intense effects caused by THC.

What is the impact of long-term cannabis use on physical and mental health?

Long-term cannabis use can have various effects on both physical and mental health. Some research suggests that regular use can impair lung function (if smoked), affect brain development in young people, and increase the risk of mental health disorders such as anxiety and psychosis, especially in those with a family history of these conditions. Prolonged use can also lead to cannabis use disorder, a form of dependence. However, it’s important to note that these risks are generally higher with heavy or chronic use, and many people use cannabis safely and responsibly without experiencing these problems. 

What are some non-psychoactive uses of cannabis?

If you are not comfortable with the psychoactive effects of cannabis, you can still enjoy certain benefits from cannabis with non-psychoactive effects. CBD and CBG are two common cannabinoids that offer anti-inflammatory, antioxidative and pain-relieving qualities without any intoxicating effects. We offer a range of different products in edible, tincture, and topical forms that do not cause psychoactive effects but can assist in relieving tension and inflammation.