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Wed
30
Dec

The difference between CBD and THC and the health benefits of each

CBD and THC are the two most common chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. Although the plant contains more than 140 chemical compounds that are unique to cannabis, CBD and THC are most plentiful.

Their effects are responsible for the recreational and possible medicinal use of the cannabis plant, says Daniele Piomelli, PhD, director of the University of California Irvine's Center for the Study of Cannabis, and professor of anatomy and neurobiology, biological chemistry, and pharmacology.

Thu
24
Dec

Cannabis And Pain Management: Is Alternative Plant Medicine Becoming The New Norm?

As time goes on, alternative plant medicine, such as cannabis, are slowly changing the way pain management is viewed and executed.

Did you know that in 2019, chronic pain impacted one-third of the U.S. population? This number continues to rise, and so does the consumption of various substances to help manage and/or combat pain.

Currently, different NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), acetaminophen, and opioids are used the most often for the treatment of pain. However, there’s no guarantee that these drugs will be fully effective in eliminating pain nor is there a guarantee that these drugs won’t cause any adverse side effects.

Thu
24
Dec

Over One-Third of Canadians With Cancer Acknowledge Using Cannabis

Battling cancer is one of the toughest things a person can do. Recent research says many of those afflicted may uses cannabis to treat their symptoms.

As of right now, there is no definitive cure for cancer, and that is beyond unfortunate. Hopefully, treatments will soon be developed that consistently cure all forms of the disease.

Until that happens, suffering patients will need to treat their cancer via whatever means their doctor deems appropriate and effective.

Medical cannabis is one treatment more and more patients are turning to.

Wed
23
Dec

Can CBD Help You Quit Smoking Cigarettes?

Many non-contagious ailments cause millions of deaths worldwide. Unfortunately, tobacco addiction stands among the top triggers of such diseases. Each year, over seven million people die of tobacco-related complications. In the US alone, more than 40 million adults have a nicotine addiction. Worse yet, tobacco addiction therapies don’t seem to be efficient, for the most part.

Tue
22
Dec

Finding Pain Relief with CBD Isolate Gummies

Think about the days when you’re feeling blue.

The world is grey and rainy; there is another terrible piece of news on TV, you feel anxious, sad, your whole body is aching…

Plus, you have so much work to do.

Even your pet looks worried.

We all have those days.

And each one of us has to come up with a solution on how to make themselves feel better.

Some tend to eat their worries away.

Others go to the doctor to buy a handful of medications.

Still others choose natural products that are meant to take the pain away, such as CBD isolate gummies.

If you’re new to the topic, you probably would like to know how to use CBD isolate.

Tue
22
Dec

Study Finds One-Third Of Canadian Cancer Patients Use Cannabis

A researcher has found that one-third of Canadian cancer patients use marijuana, according to a study released earlier this month. A report on the research, “Cannabis use among Canadian adults with cancer (2007-2016): results from a national survey,” was published online by the journal Expert Reviews in Pharmacoeconomics & Outcome Research. 

Mon
21
Dec

Medical cannabis eases seizures in childhood epilepsy

Medicinal cannabis could offer patients significant relief from intractable epilepsy, but cost and access barriers remain, a review has found.

Cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs) can offer patients significant relief from intractable epilepsy, according to evidence from a small number of patients.

In a review of 10 cases of severe childhood-onset epilepsy, Imperial’s Prof. David Nutt and Rayyan Zafar looked at the impact of combined CBD and THC-based products on the frequency of epileptic seizures.

Fri
18
Dec

B.C. patients with opioid use disorder who tested positive for THC had reduced fentanyl exposure risk

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Ongoing opioid overdose crisis is driven largely by exposure to illicitly manufactured fentanyl.

FILE PHOTO: Vancouver police and doctors raise awareness about fentanyl during a press conference at VPD headquarters in Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 2, 2015. / PHOTO BY ARLEN REDEKOP /PNG

A study out of B.C. involving people undergoing opioid agonist therapy (OAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) found that cannabis use was associated with lower exposures to potentially deadly fentanyl.

Fri
18
Dec

A third of Canadians with cancer saying yes to cannabis: Alberta study

doctor consulting with patient

About of third of cancer patients taking part in a University of Alberta-affiliated study report using medical cannabis, a percentage that climbed about seven points between 2007 and 2016.

“Within this study cohort of Canadian adults with current cancer diagnosis, cannabis use is not uncommon,” conclude authors of the study published this month in Expert Reviews in Pharmacoeconomics & Outcome Research.

Thu
17
Dec

Smoking A Bowl of High-THC Flower Might Be Best For Combatting Pain

The average cannabis user living in states where marijuana is legal has the luxury of stepping inside his or her friendly neighborhood dispensary for access to a variety of pot products, like edible candies, pills, topicals, concentrates and even beverages. These processed variations of the cannabis plant are designed for those consumers who don’t necessarily want to smoke to achieve the desired effect. But when it comes to which method of consumption is best for patients suffering from chronic pain, a new study suggests that loading a bowl full of flower is still the most effective path to getting back to good.

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