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Fri
28
Aug

Cannabis offers a path away from opioids, B.C. studies find

Four years ago, Scarlett Nelson was sent into a panic when she learned she was pregnant. But the unexpected news gave her the motivation to stop injecting meth and heroin before her baby was born.

So Nelson turned to the support that helped her stay in recovery for more than a year before she started using again — cannabis.

“I was at my rock bottom. My getting pregnant was kind of a god-save,” said Nelson, her now-four-year-old daughter shouting gleefully in the background. “And cannabis helped make that possible.”

It took the edge off her withdrawal symptoms, helped her focus through her ADHD and sleep at night as she dealt with the stress of her pregnancy and leaving an abusive relationship.

Wed
26
Aug

What a new study has to say about heart health and cannabis

As cannabis continues to become legal all over the United States, more and more research is coming to light about its effect on the human body. Known to raise blood pressure, while creating a mellow “high” that can relieve some forms of anxiety, cannabis has been wildly discussed because of how it affects the heart.

Tue
25
Aug

New to medical marijuana? Curious? Here’s what experts say you should know.

Getting medical marijuana has never been easier in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Telemedicine, online ordering, and home delivery — innovations spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic — have streamlined the process and encouraged more people than ever to explore whether cannabis might be a good health choice for them.

Tue
25
Aug

3 Ways CBD Can Help Seniors

CBD provides benefits for people of all ages. When used by seniors, it can improve their quality of life in key ways.

CBD is used by people of all ages, but seniors are a demographic that can really benefit from the daily use of the compound. Aside from providing relief from pain and anxiety, the use of CBD is a good way of treating forms of chronic pain and stress, while also helping people get better sleep. The compound is also a good way of decreasing the use of different medications, which can become troublesome after years of recurring use.

Tue
25
Aug

Canadian student athletes will no longer be tested for cannabis

Canadian student-athletes who consume cannabis can finally breathe a sigh of relief. 

Mon
24
Aug

5 Ways Medical Marijuana Can Help You Deal With Chronic Pain

For those struggling with chronic pain, medical cannabis is often touted as a safer alternative to prescription pain medications. Here are 5 ways marijuana can help ease the suffering.

Pain management is the most common reason doctor’s are prescribing medical marijuana. Treating chronic pain can be complicated and for some, marijuana provides an effective alternative that comes with lower risks than more conventional treatment methods.

Fri
21
Aug

CBD Oil For Anxiety & Depression: Pros & Cons

As research continues on the benefits of CBD oil, more people are starting to realize there’s more good than bad in it. Here’s how the benefits and drawbacks shake out.

There’s always something to worry about, like bills, food, and your health. Whatever the case, anxiety is common, and so is depression. Fortunately, there are a lot of solutions for both.

Some people rely on medications and therapy to overcome anxiety and depression. Others turn to coping mechanisms like yoga and meditation.

Lately, the search for anxiety and depression treatment has been shifting towards more natural medications. In particular, CBD oil.

Fri
21
Aug

Cannabis could be a useful form of harm reduction for addicted youth, B.C. study reveals

Cannabis could be a useful harm reduction strategy for young people struggling with addiction, according to new research out of B.C.

Two newly published studies from researchers with the BC Centre on Substance Use and the University of British Columbia examined cannabis use behaviours among young people and other people who use drugs in downtown Vancouver.

Together, these studies suggest that cannabis could be effective both as harm reduction as well as a substitute for illicit opioid use.

The findings come as B.C. is seeing its worst stretch in history for fatal overdoses, due to a increasingly toxic drug supply and social contact restrictions amid COVID-19 driving many to use alone.

Thu
20
Aug

What Veterinarians Really Think About CBD For Pets

CBD offers a bunch of potential benefits for our pets' ailments, so why aren’t more veterinarians writing prescriptions?

According to Dr. Andrea Carlson at Southlake Animal Hospital, "Your traditional vet may not recommend CBD for several reasons. These include:

  1. Not being aware of the benefits.

  2. Fear of recommending CBD because it was previously listed as illegal.

  3. The veterinarian may have used a product that was not full-spectrum and it may not have worked [many broad-spectrum products are available, but full-spectrum is the one you need].

  4. The lack of available research.

  5. Veterinarians learn about conventional pharmaceutical medicine at vet school, not holistic medicine, like CBD.

Thu
20
Aug

Global cannabis testing market to grow 13.4% through 2025

Increasing demand for safety and high-quality medical products has added impetus to cannabis testing services and will contribute to the growth of the global cannabis testing market, which is set to grow by 13.4% by 2025.

According to a Global Market Insights, Inc., report, the growing prevalence for these tests by cultivators and manufacturers will bolster the industry trends. The Bureau of Cannabis Control, as of March 2018, had issued about 26 temporary licenses to testing laboratories in California.

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