How do I store my CBD oil?

The most optimal place to store your CBD oil and other CBD products is in an area that is cool, dark and dry such as a pantry, cabinet, or even the refrigerator. It is important to keep your CBD oil away from direct light,  heat exposure, or air. Ensure that your tincture is properly closed before storing.

Can I cook with CBD oil?

Yes. CBD is lipid-soluble, making it extremely easy to add to a variety of recipes when it is infused with a fat or oil-based ingredient such as butter or coconut oil. The cannabinoid can easily be added to savoury dishes such as dressings, sauces, and marinades. It can also be infused into sweet desserts like brownies, cakes, and even drinks such as coffee and cocktails.

Do all cannabis products make you “high”?

No. Only cannabis products that contain THC will produce an intoxicating effect or feeling of “high”. However, ALTAIO only sells products that exclusively contain CBD, which has no intoxicating or mind-altering effects.

Who is legally allowed to use cannabis?

Canadian cannabis laws vary by Province. In Ontario, the legal age to buy, consume and grow recreational cannabis is 19. The maximum amount that can be carried in public is 30 grams of dried cannabis. Buying edibles is currently still illegal, although there is the option of creating your own food and drinks at home. Ontario residents are legally permitted to grow up to four plants per household. The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) is currently the only place where cannabis products may be legally purchased, although this is subject to change in April 2019.

Can CBD affect the performance of other medications I’m taking?

Yes, although it depends on the medication you are taking. For example, CBD may delay the break-down of blood-thinning medication, causing it to linger in the body for longer than is recommended. This can cause the drug to not work properly and may complicate your medical condition. However, CBD has also been found to improve the way certain drugs act, perhaps allowing the dosage of the prescription drug to be lowered. Not all drug interactions are bad, but you should consult with your health practitioner beforehand.