Cannabis lab testing plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety, quality, consistency and potency of cannabis products. Here are some key reasons why cannabis is lab tested:

  • Accurate Potency and Dosage
    • Cannabinoid Content Testing
      Testing ensures accurate labeling of the cannabinoid content, such as CBD and THC levels. It helps you to make informed decisions about dosage.
    • Terpene Profiling

Terpenes are aromatic compounds in cannabis that contribute to its flavor and aroma. Testing identifies and quantifies terpenes, providing information about the product’s sensory characteristics and potential therapeutic effects.

  • Safety and Consumer Health
    • Pesticide Residue Testing
      Cannabis plants can be treated with pesticides during cultivation. Lab testing helps identify and quantify any pesticide residues to ensure that the final product is safe for consumption.
    • Microbial Contamination Testing
      Cannabis can harbor harmful microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. Lab testing ensures that the product is free from harmful levels of contaminants, especially for individuals with weakened immune systems.
    • Heavy Metal Testing

Cannabis plants can absorb heavy metals from the soil, which can be harmful if present in high concentrations. Lab testing helps detect and quantify levels of heavy metals, ensuring that products meet safety standards.

  • Product Consistency
    • Batch-to-Batch Consistency
      Lab testing is essential for maintaining consistency across different batches of cannabis products. This is crucial for both consumer satisfaction and meeting regulatory standards.

Overall, cannabis lab testing is a critical step in the cannabis production process, helping to ensure that consumers have access to safe quality cannabis products. 

Canna Remedies offers quality, lab-tested cannabis products. Lab test results are available for every product and can be requested at time of purchase.



Whether you are a seasoned consumer or new to the game it can happen – that moment you realize you consumed too much. THC overconsumption is not uncommon, especially with the growing popularity of high-potency cannabis strains. There is no shame in it. There is also no need to panic. 

Just keep in mind you can’t blaze yourself to death, but your body could be miserable if you consume without caution. Let’s look at the most common symptoms of an uncomfortable high and learn  how to manage them. Remember, if symptoms become unmanageable at home, seek medical care. 

  • Munchies
      • Why it happens:  THC increases appetite by activating CB1 receptors in the stomach and brain. In the stomach, it increases your levels of ghrelin, or the hunger hormone, thus increasing your appetite. In the brain, it activates proopiomelanocortin neurons (POMCs) secondary pathway which is tied to appetite stimulation. 
      • Ways to Prevent: Strains higher in CBD help temper the effects of THC and could help you keep the late-night munchies at bay. Strains higher in THCV also can reduce the chance of munchies, as THCV has the ability to block the reward sensation in the brain that triggers overeating. 
      • Ways to Manage: Control the foods you eat by placing healthier snacks around so you choose them first. Distract yourself by listening to music, going for a walk, or doing another form of exercise you enjoy. Drink plenty of water to fill up your stomach and keep your body hydrated.
  • Short Term Memory Loss 
      • Why it happens: THC changes the way the hippocampus processes information, which can affect the ability to form new memories. This change in information processing can also lead to poor judgment
      • Ways to Prevent: Don’t over consume, Use cannabis strains higher in Pinene and CBD for their neuroprotective benefit
  • Slow Reaction Time
      • Why it happens: Changes in the cerebellum and basal ganglia cause alteration in  balance, coordination, and reflex response. This can affect the ability to drive.
      • Ways to Prevent: Don’t over consume. “Low & Slow” 
  • Dry Mouth
      • Why it happens: Inhaling smoke of any kind dries out the nasal passages which are connected to the eyes causing the surface of the eyes to dry out
      • Ways to Prevent: Hydrate, use cannabis forms other than smoking
      • Ways to Manage: Try Artificial Saliva, available over the counter from most pharmacies.
  • Dry Eyes
      • Why it happens: Cannabis molecules bind to the CB1 & CB2 receptors in the eye and saliva glands which then causes a decrease in saliva and tear production.
      • Ways to Manage: Use Artificial Tears or Saliva
  • Red Eyes
      • Why it happens: Cannabis causes an expansion of blood vessels and the increase of blood flow to the eye, causing the red-eye effect. 
      • Ways to Manage: Use of OTC eye drops containing tetryzoline can help, as can chocolate, sodium, or caffeine.
  • Paranoia/Anxiety
      • Why it happens: When the brain absorbs far more THC than usual, this causes an overstimulation of the amygdala causing fear and anxiety. The chances of anxiety or paranoia are more likely when we are concerned, think negatively about ourselves, or have disturbing shifts in our perception. 
      • Ways to Prevent: Consume less at a time, use cannabis strains with a higher CBD content
      • Ways to Manage: Create a relaxing environment, alternate nostril breathing, consume a mixture of orange juice and pepper.
  • Hallucinations/Psychosis
      • Why it happens: Hallucinations, delusions, and a loss of the sense of personal identity can occur in people who have ingested large doses of marijuana. Risk factors include use at a young age, frequency of use, potency, genetics (AKT1, family history)
      • Ways to Prevent: Consume less THC, try ratio products with higher CBD, go low and slow.
  • Lightheadedness/Dizziness
      • Why it happens: While cannabis can initially increase heart rate and blood pressure, thoughts are the vasodilatory effects.
      • Ways to Prevent: Eat before you consume, consume less THC, change consumption method, go low and slow, consume while seated. 
  • Headaches
      • Why it happens: Rebound headaches from cannabis can be caused by dehydration and overuse. Cannabis can cause the mucous membrane to become dry and increase the thickness of the mucous. 
      • Ways to Prevent: hydrate, titrate dose – “low & slow”, take a tolerance break
  • Increased Heart Rate
      • Why it happens: Cannabis has complex effects on the cardiovascular system – increasing heart rate, dilating blood vessels, and making the heart pump harder. Smoking cannabis causes an immediate increase in heart rate and expansion of the blood vessels. (20-50 beats per minute)
      • Ways to Prevent: Use non-smokable forms
  • Drowsiness
      • Why it happens: THC communicates with the cannabinoid receptors to increase adenosine which is involved in the sleep/wake cycle and can cause a feeling of sleepiness. Myrcene, a terpene found in cannabis, can add to the sedative effect while also enhancing the sedative effect from THC. 
      • Ways to Prevent: Indica strains are more drowsing, so look for cannabis sativa or hybrid strains or choose a strain with a CBD ratio to inhibit some of the mind effects.
  • Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
    • A rare condition occurring in daily long-term users of marijuana that leads to repeated and severe bouts of vomiting, the cause is still unknown. 
      • Ways to Prevent: Take tolerance breaks, use cannabis responsibly
      • Way to Manage: Hot shower/bath, Capsaicin cream applied to the sternum


Puff, puff, pass is more than just a movie or song lyric. It’s the unwritten code of most smoke circles, ensuring you are being respectful to your fellow smokers and giving every participant a chance to get high and enjoy the group smoke session.

Cannabis etiquette is fairly important when social smoking. It’s not only as a sign of respect, but it’s also about making sure people feel safe and comfortable when consuming. So, to make sure smoking in a social setting is enjoyable for all, here are a few pointers for your next smoke sesh:

  • Ask Before You Consume.
    Not everyone may be comfortable with or interested in participating so ask before you consume. Be mindful of others around you who may not want to smell or inhale the smoke. If someone doesn’t want to smoke, respect their decision and don’t pressure them into it. 
  • Respect House Rules.
    Some hosts may have designated smoking areas or preferences regarding where cannabis can be consumed, so make sure to check with the host before lighting up. 
  • Roller’s Rights.
    It’s customary that the one rolling the joint or packing a pipe be the first one to light it up and take the initial toke. Doing this shows respect.
  • Sharing is Caring.
    Sharing your weed with friends is standard weed etiquette. However, don’t be greedy. If you are always smoking your friend’s weed, offer to throw them some cash for using their stash. 
  • Puff. Puff. Pass.
    Don’t be a bogart. Only take one or two hits then pass it along. Anything more and you will be called out for hogging the weed and slowing down the rotation.
  • Pass the Dutchie to the Left Hand Side.
    It’s tradition and proper weed etiquette to pass the joint or pipe in a clockwise direction or to the left. And if you’re just not feeling it at that time, continue to pass the joint or bong around. Don’t hold onto something that is burning. It’s wasteful.  
  • Ash Before You Pass.
    Before passing the joint to the next person, make sure to ash it to avoid any loose bits falling onto their lap or clothes.
  • Nobody Likes a Soggy Smoker.
    Be intentional when smoking and avoid touching your lips or tongue to the joint or pipe. Keep your lips pursed, and don’t let your inner lips or tongue make contact and don’t stick your tongue down the bowl of a bong—that’s just nasty! It’s also good practice to clean the bong before passing it. Just a courtesy wipe of the mouthpiece, and you’re good to pass. 
  • Ask Before You Toss.
    When you’re sharing a cannabis vape or a bowl of weed, it’s important to be aware of what everyone else wants. Do not get rid of something before asking everyone if they’d like the rest of it, it’s considered rude. 
  • Keep it Clean.
    Keep your ash and roaches from lying around, and make it a habit to dispose of them properly. If you’re going to share it with friends, do the right thing and make sure they’re not getting high off moldy water. Give anything you plan to share with others a good scrub before you head out. 
  • Keep Your Germs to Yourself.
    Avoid sharing with others if you feel under the weather or have a cold. 
  • Practice Responsible Dosing.
    If you’re consuming cannabis edibles or concentrates, be mindful of the dosage. Clearly communicate the potency to others and avoid overconsumption, especially if you’re not familiar with the product.


The cannabis industry was created by a social grassroots movement and that movement continues. There are many avenues for cannabis advocacy from legalization to reparations to innovation. Below is a short list of local and national cannabis advocacy organizations. Join the call to action!


  • Last Prisoner Project
    • The Last Prisoner Project was founded in 2019 out of the belief that no one should remain incarcerated or suffer the collateral consequences of offenses that are now legal.
  • Marijuana Policy Project
    • MPP’s mission is to change federal law to allow states to determine their own cannabis policies without federal interference, to allow the medical use of cannabis in all 50 states and U.S. territories, and to legalize cannabis for adults.
  • M4MM
    • Minorities for Medical Marijuana is committed to cultivating a culturally inclusive environment and providing information, referrals, advocacy, coordination and education regarding cannabis legislation, events, activities, initiatives and discussions. 
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
    • NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.
  • Students for Sensible Drug Policy
    • Students for Sensible Drug Policy is a grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact of drug misuse on our communities, but who also know that the “War on Drugs” is failing our generation and our society. 
  • Veterans Cannabis Project 
    • Veterans Cannabis Project is dedicated to improving U.S. military veterans’ quality of life through the opportunity of cannabis. 
  • Women Grow
    • Women Grow serves as a catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry as the end of marijuana prohibition occurs on a global scale.


  • Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey (CMMNJ)
    • CMMNJ works to bring about safe and legal access to medical marijuana for New Jersey patients who are under the care of licensed physicians and nurse practitioners.
  • Sativa Cross
    • Sativa Cross advocates for cannabis patient’s rights and is devoted to providing safe and affordable access to medical cannabis.


As cannabis continues to gain acceptance and recognition worldwide, enthusiasts are embracing a range of unofficial holidays and occasions to celebrate the vibrant and diverse culture surrounding the plant. From the iconic 4/20 to the lesser-known International Budtenders Day, each occasion brings a unique flavor to the cannabis community.


April 20th, or 4/20, stands as a global celebration of cannabis culture. Originating from a group of California teenagers in the 1970s, the date has evolved into an international phenomenon where enthusiasts come together to celebrate and advocate for the plant’s legalization. Parks, cannabis-friendly venues, and online platforms buzz with activities, events, and a shared sense of camaraderie on this day.

7/10 Oil Day

For those who appreciate the concentrated side of cannabis, July 10th, or 710, is a special day dedicated to marijuana oils and extracts. While the origins of 710 remain uncertain, the date is chosen for a clever reason — when you flip “OIL” upside down, it becomes 710. On this day, concentrate enthusiasts gather to celebrate various forms of cannabis extracts, including oils, dabs, and shatter. It’s a day marked by innovation, education, and appreciation for the diverse range of products emerging in the cannabis market.

Green Wednesday – The Day Before Thanksgiving

While not as widely recognized as its counterparts, Green Wednesday has been gaining popularity as a cannabis-centric shopping day. Falling on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, it serves as a precursor to the holiday season, offering discounts and promotions similar to Black Friday. Cannabis enthusiasts take advantage of this day to stock up on their favorite products and share the joy of the plant with friends and family.

June 18th — Jack Herer’s Birthday

June 18th holds significance in the cannabis community as it marks the birthday of Jack Herer, a legendary cannabis activist and author of “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.” Herer’s work has been instrumental in advocating for the legalization of cannabis, and his legacy lives on through strains named after him. Cannabis enthusiasts use this day to honor his contributions to the movement and continue the fight for cannabis rights.

August 8th — CBD Day

On August 8th, CBD Day takes center stage, focusing on the non-psychoactive compound cannabidiol (CBD). As awareness of CBD’s potential health benefits grows, this day serves as a platform to educate the public about the therapeutic properties of this cannabinoid. Events range from educational seminars to product launches, highlighting the role CBD plays in promoting wellness.

October 10 - International Budtenders Day

Budtenders, the knowledgeable individuals behind the counter at marijuana dispensary counters, play a crucial role in guiding consumers to the right cannabis products. International Budtenders Day celebrates these frontline cannabis experts. It’s a time to recognize their expertise, passion, and commitment to helping consumers navigate the often intricate world of cannabis products. Consider visiting your local cannabis dispensary on this day and expressing gratitude to these knowledgeable individuals who play a vital role in the cannabis industry.

November 6th — Legalization Day

November 6th is a monumental day for cannabis enthusiasts as it’s the date when Washington and Colorado both became the first states to pass recreational cannabis laws. Whether on a state or national level, this day signifies a step toward ending the stigma surrounding cannabis. Celebrations include public events, educational seminars, and a collective sense of accomplishment as communities witness the positive impact of cannabis legalization on both the economy and public health. It’s a day to acknowledge and celebrate the strides made in the name of cannabis advocacy.



Although uncommon, cannabis can trigger an allergic reaction just as any other plant or pollen can. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI), a person can develop an allergy or allergic sensitization to marijuana after exposure to the plant by: 

  • Inhaling pollen in the air
  • Smoking marijuana
  • Touching marijuana
  • Eating marijuana

The symptoms of a marijuana allergy are usually benign and similar to seasonal allergy symptoms (dry cough, congestion, itchy eyes, nausea, red, itchy, or watery eyes, a runny nose, sneezing, sore or itchy throat) or contact dermatitis symptoms (blisters, dry skin, hives, itchiness, red, inflamed skin). These allergy symptoms occur within the first few hours after ingestions. Even less common, marijuana can cause anaphylaxis which can be life-threatening and occurs within seconds or minutes of exposure to an allergen.

To stop symptoms from getting worse, a person should immediately stop touching or ingesting their cannabis.



Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (D9-THC) is a well-known cannabinoid in cannabis, but recently, there’s been a lot of talk about Delta-8.

So what’s all the deal with Delta-8?

Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, or Delta-8, is structurally similar to D9-THC, but it’s not the same. Cannabis products usually show THC percentages for D9-THC since it’s more common, but Delta-8 is present in smaller amounts. 

Delta-8 can be chemically produced from CBD in hemp, allowing it to be sold online, in CBD stores, and even gas stations, unlike D9-THC from marijuana, which remains federally illegal.

Delta-8’s legality is a hot topic. Some states have banned it, while others are working on regulations. In New Jersey, there are currently no restrictions on Delta-8, but lawmakers introduced a bill in May 2023 to ban its sale as hemp.

Why is there so much hype about Delta 8?

Delta-8 gained popularity because it’s more accessible and has milder psychoactive effects. This is due to a weaker attachment to the CB1 receptor. The milder intoxicating effect makes it attractive for those new to cannabis. It’s also a popular option for people who do not have access to D9-THC products.

While Delta-8 products may be more accessible, they are unregulated, raising concerns about quality, residual chemicals, and heavy metal contamination. Until industry standards are established, it’s crucial to buy from reputable sources with GMP certification and lab testing for each harvest.

Canna Remedies dispensary offers state-approved, lab-tested D9-THC cannabis products. Lab results are available for every product and can be requested. If you are curious about the benefits and effects of our cannabis, check out our Ewing dispensary menu or visit our Canna Coaches at our Help Desk.



Lately, it seems like CBD, Cannabidiol, or so- called “CBD-infusions” are being placed in everything from youth serums to smoothies. Celebrities are jumping on the CBD bandwagon and swearing by CBD oil to keep their stress, anxiety, and pain under control. But what is CBD?  Is it cannabis, is it hemp? And does it actually work?

CBD, which stands for Cannabidiol, is one of most critical cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant, and is the second naturally occurring primary cannabinoid behind THC. It exists both in hemp and cannabis, and while cannabinoids are present within several plants in nature, cannabis is the only plant known to contain actual CBD.

THC, which stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the primary cannabinoid that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant. THC is a chemical secreted by the glands of the cannabis plant, and occurs mostly in the reproductive organs, and in the female plant, in the resin glands of the bud and flowers.

While both THC and CBD interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body and brain, their psychological and physical effects can differ dramatically: see image below



Safe and Responsible Consumption provided on the Commission website, www.nj.gov/cannabis 

The law allows adults 21 years and older to be in possession of 1 ounce total of cannabis and cannabis products.

Do not operate large machinery including automobiles while under the influence of cannabis. Driving under the influence of marijuana in New Jersey, or DUI marijuana, is a violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, and may result in a mandatory license suspension, fines and surcharges, and potential jail time – among other consequences. 

Cannabis containers must be sealed shut in your car. 

Do not share your cannabis with anyone under 21 years old. 

In NJ, general cannabis use cannot be a determining factor for hiring or firing someone. However, employers do have the right to maintain a drug and alcohol-free work environment.  In-house or contracted Drug Recognition Experts may perform random drug tests for intoxication at work and may test anyone who appears to be impaired on the job, or who has been in a workplace accident.



Municipalities determine the hours of operation, the number and kinds of licensed businesses operating within their borders.

Cannabis containers must be sealed shut in your car.

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