Frequently asked questions

Cannabis Education

What is Cannabis?

The Cannabis plant originates from Central Asia / Indian Subcontinent and Central and South America. The Cannabis plant possess over 400 know compounds and is used for both medical and recreational purposes.

What are Cannabinoids?

Compounds found in the Cannabis plant that interact with the endocannabinoid system in the human body are known as cannabinoids. The most common and best understood cannabinoids are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).

What are some of the effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?

THC is the most prominent and understood cannabinoid. Once THC is consumed, it will typically provide users with a psychoactive and euphoric feeling.

What are some of the effects of Cannabidiol (CBD)?

CBD is the second most prominent and understood cannabinoid and is often associated with a mood-boosting and relaxing effect. CBD has many potential health benefits and anti-inflammatory properties.

What is the difference between marijuana and hemp?

Marijuana and hemp are both considered Cannabis plants. Marijuana plants are Cannabis plants that contain higher concentrations of THC while hemp plants contain less than 0.3 percent THC.

What is the difference between Indica and Sativa?

Indica is a category of Cannabis that originates from the Hindu Kush mountains of India and is believed to have a relaxing effect when consumed. Indica plants are typically shorter in stature with wide fan leaves. Indicas have a growth cycle between 8-12 weeks. Sativa strains originated in Central and South American and are believed to have an energizing effect once consumed. Sativa plants are tall and slim, with long narrow fan leaves. Sativas have a growth cycle between 10-16 weeks. Although licensed producers and the industry broadly utilize the Indica and Sativa classifications, due to generations of cross-breeding, arguably, all strains are now considered hybrids with Indica and Sativa weightings.

Green Rock Cannabis

Where are your stores located?

Green Rock Cannabis has 5 convenient locations open 7 days a week across Alberta in St. Albert, Edmonton, Sylvan Lake, & Lethbridge. We offer order online and pick-up in store services, gifting services, expert staff and premium products at all our locations. You can find out more about our locations, hours of operation or contact information here.

What types of events do you host?

Green Rock Cannabis loves providing a safe place to educate and answer questions. Some of our events include Cooking with Cannabis with Chef Daniel, Terpene Talks, Community Influencers and Advocates, Cleaning 101, and many great in-store Pop-Ups from our Licensed Producers. See what's coming in your location here.

What products do you carry?

Green Rock Cannabis carries all your Cannabis needs in our retail dispensary and online store. With premium products like edibles, topicals, concentrates, dry flower, joints, vapes, pipes, bongs and grinders. Don't see what you're looking for, ask us and we will help you find the right product! Checkout our online retail store or visit us at your local dispensary!

What Brands do you carry?

We strive to bring you only the best brands and have broken our selection into 4 brand categories: Local: Brands that are grown within 300km of Green Rock Cannabis Organic: Organically grown Cannabis brands that are "Pro-Cert" certified Green: Brands that are focused on eco-friendly practices. Sun or outdoor grown products Best of the best: Some of the best brands, hand selected by our expert team and consumers in your local community.