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Wed
07
Jul

New Study Shows Specific Cannabis Compounds Kill Cancer

We talk about cannabis being good for lots of medical issues, like spastic disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, wasting away disorders, anxiety, microbial diseases, sleep disorders, blood pressure and blood sugar regulation, and so on. One of the more interesting points of research is with cancer, with a recent study coming out to show that specific cannabis compounds can kill cancer cells.

Tue
06
Jul

Why is the Olympics more difficult with marijuana than professional sports?

Though pro leagues are slowly adjusting to the reality that marijuana is not a performance-enhancing drug, it remains squarely on the banned list for Olympic sports.

That reality will force American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson to miss the Olympics this month.

Mon
05
Jul

Canada Leads the Way on Cannabis And Mental Health in the Workplace

Since 2018, Cannabis has become a legal psychoactive substance in Canada. Since then we've seen progressive reforms. So progressive that some workplaces now permit the use of cannabis during office hours.

Seeing cannabis and the workplace in the same sentence might seem weird. However, it's the truth. Not all cannabis strains make the consumer couch-locked. Some induce a productive streak in the worker. It is commendable that some workplaces have decided to take advantage of this fact.

Some corporations may soon allow the consumption of a strain of pot during office hours, but this can only be done if the strain has been proven to have very little effect on reducing productivity levels.

Mon
05
Jul

This retired Canadian Olympian wants cannabis taken off the Games' banned substances list

The ban on Olympic athletes using cannabis is outdated and needs to change, says retired Canadian Olympic hurdler Perdita Felicien.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday that American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson has accepted a 30-day suspension after testing positive for THC, the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana. As a result, her Olympic trials results have been erased, and she won't be allowed to compete in her signature 100-metre dash at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

 

Fri
02
Jul

Opinion: Health experts say cannabis link to suicide not cut and dried

People who use marijuana are more likely to have suicidal thoughts. That’s the latest round of anti-pot propaganda coming from a couple of bodies of research published over the last two months.

It’s enough to scare parents worried about their kids getting wrapped up in the novelty of weed and then being carted off to a very dark place. However, health professionals say the link between the consumption of cannabis and increased suicidal behaviour is not that cut and dried.

Fri
02
Jul

Hot pepper cream helped ease cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

More study is needed, but a new U.S. review indicates topical capsaicin helped to provide relief for individuals with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) who visited both paediatric and adult emergency departments (EDs).

Characterized by recurrent nausea, vomiting and severe abdominal pain, CHS symptoms “are frequently unresponsive to standard antiemetic therapy,” notes the study published online in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Thu
01
Jul

9 Science-Backed Benefits Of CBD Oil

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis sativa plant. When applied topically or consumed through smoke inhalation or edible consumption, CBD interacts with neuroreceptors in your endocannabinoid system, which sends signals between your cells to help regulate your movement, mood, homeostasis and immune system.

CBD is often extracted from the cannabis sativa plant in oil form and mixed with an inert carrier oil like hemp seed oil for consumption. In recent years, CBD oil has skyrocketed in popularity thanks to its purported calming effects. It can now be found in a range of products from simple oil tinctures to CBD-infused potato chips.

CBD research is growing, too. Here are nine ways studies suggest CBD oil could benefit your health.

Thu
01
Jul

Clinical Trial Suggests Cannabinoids Effective at Treating Insomnia

Insomnia is a major problem across the globe.

In fact, it is estimated that as many as 60% of people on earth suffer from a sleeping disorder.

The lack of sufficient sleep can be caused by many factors. Insomnia comes in two forms. 

The first is “primary insomnia in which the sleep disorder is not related to another condition.

Secondary insomnia occurs when a person’s inability to sleep is due to one or more other conditions such as asthma, heartburn, or cancer.

Tue
29
Jun

Should Your Cat or Dog Use Medical Marijuana?

The industry for medical cannabis for pets is magically blossoming. The number of dogs and/or cats parents looking into the use of cannabis for their pets is growing each day.

Each day, at least one parent walks into a dispensary to enquire about the perfect CBD products for their pets, while a significant number of these parents are actively researching the testing policies, right ingredients, and consumer stories related to the use of medical cannabis for dogs and cats.

Tue
29
Jun

Seven in 10 gynecologic cancer patients report medical cannabis helped ease their symptoms

A small U.S. study involving 45 gynecologic cancer patients prescribed medical marijuana (MM) for symptom management found 71 per cent self-reported improvement in at least one symptom.

Investigators considered patients prescribed MM from May 2016 to February 2019 and reviewed the formulation prescribed, usage patterns, length of use, symptom relief and side effects. Patients were given MM for less than a month to 25.4 months, notes the study published on June 24 in Gynecologic Oncology Report.

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