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WTF are THC and CBD?

These two super common abbreviations stand for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), two of cannabis’ main active compounds. The first is the psychoactive part of the plant and the other is not. It’s THC that produces those ‘high’ effects – sometimes stimulating, sometimes calming – while CBD eases anxiety and promotes relaxation without any psychoactive effects.

 

Sativa and Indica, and Hybrids oh my

A greener road to the Wizard of Oz. Strains are usually categorized with one of three terms: Indica, Sativa or Hybrid. To generalize: Indicas produce heavier highs with more sedative effects, and Sativas are noted for generating uplifting feelings that lead to creativity and socialization. Hybrids, which represent the vast majority of strains on the market, come from a cross breeding between the groups.

 

How to navigate cannabis in our stores

Cannabis is a sticky subject and it can get wonderfully complicated in a heartbeat. So, for those who like to keep things simple, we’ve put together a ‘choose your own adventure’ style decision-tree. It’s roughly based on levels of THC versus CBD, factoring in high-energy giving elements like Sativa strains and low-energy like Indica. Consider it a slider bar for energy or intent. So slide on and bon voyage. 🚀
 

Where can I see the menu?

You can access our menu of cannabis products at Leafly.ca. Due to tight advertising restrictions, we’re unable to display this information on our website.  🤷

 

Do I need a prescription to buy cannabis?

No, you don’t need a prescription to purchase any of our products. In fact, as a “Recreational” store, we’re restricted from giving any medical advice.

 

What kind of ID do I need to show?

As per provincial law, all customers must display two pieces of valid ID and be of legal drinking age to enter our age-gated stores. Make sure you have one government-issued “primary ID,” such as a driver's license or passport, and one “secondary ID” that displays your name and signature or picture, like a credit or debit card.

 

What’s with the packaging?

We feel you on this one… Packaging and product come direct from the provincial distribution branch and we can’t mess with the materials or methods they use, so our hands are largely tied on the issue. The goal of all consumer-packaging regulations is to protect the consumer, and with cannabis being a controlled substance, there’s a specific focus on promoting responsible use and protecting minors. All packaging is recyclable, however, and can be dropped off at any Hobo store or other Terracycle program participants.

 

Can I buy Hobo cannabis products online?

Nope. Not as of now.

 

What is your return policy?

In the case of defective product, customers may request store managers to contact the provincial distribution branch with details. The branch will either approve/reject the request for a refund within 2-3 business days. Accessories can be returned if new/unused with receipt.

 

Why did you pick the name Hobo?

Language is important to us, as is dialogue. The term “hobo” dates back to the mid 20th century, when wanderers would stow away on freight trains to travel the continent, leaving symbols on window sills, door frames and walls as a way to communicate with their brethren. Our team fell in love with the word and the sense of wanderlust and journey it carries.

 

Do you sell edibles or topicals?

Not yet… Health Canada does not currently allow for the sale of edible or topical cannabis products. With new legislation on the horizon, it’s expected that a limited selection of edibles and topicals will appear gradually in stores or online no earlier than mid-December 2019.

 

Move: Sativa varietals with plenty of THC and less CBD for a hit of energy that'll make you wanna move.
Lift: Sativa leaning varietals with more THC than CBD for an energized lift to creative or social affairs.
Balance: Hybrid varietals with an even'ish ratio of THC and CBD for seeking balance and harmony.

Calm: Mostly or all CBD with little to no THC to help reach a subtly relaxing or restorative place.
Rest: Indica varietals with plenty of THC and less CBD to gear down for some serious rest and relaxation.