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Wed
02
Dec

How CBD And THC Affect Your Driving, According To Landmark Study

Consuming cannabis before getting behind the wheel is never a good idea, but just how much influence does it have on our driving?

A study published on Tuesday suggests that low doses of CBD don’t have an influence on people’s capabilities to drive. It also found that while THC is capable of impairing drivers, the effects wear off within a period of four hours.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the first to analyze the impact CBD has on driving, while also providing more information as to how THC affects us behind the wheel.

Wed
02
Dec

Indigenous group explores past and present with study of cannabis as First Nations medicine

For far too long, researchers have used marginalized populations as the subjects of their work. Henrietta Lacks is among the most well-known examples. She was a young African American mother of five, whose cancer cells were immortalized in service to science, without the benefit of her knowledge or consent.

Unfortunately, this abuse of power is far from an isolated incident. In Canada, our own shame includes medical experiments conducted on the vulnerable children who attended residential schools.

Tue
01
Dec

Cannabis As Harm Reduction? Study Shows Patients Who Use It Drink Less Alcohol

Would you smoke cannabis if it meant you might consume less alcohol, tobacco, or prescription drugs? A recent study examining a group of patients adds more convincing evidence to the idea that marijuana is an “exit” drug rather than a gateway drug.

Fri
27
Nov

Loyalist inks another partnership for its cannabis research lab

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(image: Outside of the Bay of Quinte Skills Centre at Loyalist College. Photo: David Foot / Quinte News)

Loyalist College has inked another partnership that will help students in its Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis.

The college has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bioenterprise, which helps to connect, innovate and grow small and medium-sized businesses in Canada’s agri-tech and food industry.

Students will work with Biotech clients with product development, extraction and analytical testing, to ensure that their cannabis-based food and beverage products are safe and effective.

Fri
27
Nov

WeedMD Expands Starseed Medicinal Access to Atlantic Canada Alongside Leading Cannabis Physician and Advocate Dr. Julie Hildebrand

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TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2020 — WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V:WMD) (OTCQX:WDDMF) (FSE:4WE) (“WeedMD” or the “Company”), a federally licensed producer and distributor of medical-grade cannabis, is pleased to announce it has expanded its North Star Wellness Virtual Patient Care Program and access to its Starseed Medicinal products to Atlantic Canada under the purview of New Brunswick-based physician, Dr. Julie Hildebrand.

Fri
27
Nov

Good News For Cann Group’s Mildura Goals

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Australia’s Cann Group Limited (ASX:CAN) announced on Wednesday the Office of Drug Control (ODC) has varied the licences necessary to enable activity at its Mildura medical cannabis facility.

Originally to be a huge single stage project, Cann Group is developing its new medicinal cannabis production facilities near Mildura in Victoria in stages, and even that has been subject to further review. According to the recent AGM presentation, Stage 1a is proposed to include capacity to produce 12,500kgs of dry flower a year. Existing Cann Group facilities currently provide 1,200kg annual production capacity. The expected timeline at this point for the Mildura expansion is:

Fri
27
Nov

Unique Cannabis Equipment Repurposed into Game Changing Tech to Fight COVID?

decontamination pod to help fight Covid

(image: Delta 9 Cannabis Inc.)

A Canadian cannabis Company is rolling out a new take on its growing technology that may help the fight to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 350,000 Canadians and killed more than 11,000. Worldwide, those numbers have surged to 60.6 million cases and more than 1.4 million deaths.

Winnipeg-based Delta 9 Cannabis Inc.(TSX: DN, OTCQX: VRNDF, Forum) has developed and validated new proprietary decontamination equipment, called the “Decontamination Pod”, which can be used to decontaminate medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other equipment.

Fri
27
Nov

Novel cannabis plant extracts could protect against COVID-19

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(image: Study: In search of preventive strategies: novel high-CBD Cannabis sativa extracts modulate ACE2 expression in COVID-19 gateway tissues. Image Credit: Dmytro Tyshchenko / Shutterstock)

Researchers in Canada have conducted a study suggesting that novel Cannabis sativa extracts may decrease levels of the host cell receptor that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) uses to gain viral entry to target tissues.

SARS-CoV-2 is the agent responsible for the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that continues to sweep the globe threatening public health and the worldwide economy.

Thu
26
Nov

Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Marijuana: A Multi-Faceted Approach

More than two million people worldwide currently have a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In the U.S. alone, an estimated 1 million people live with the neurological disease. Often misunderstood, MS affects the body in myriad ways, starting with the sclerotic nerves. Many who experience the debilitating effects of MS struggle with pain, loss of motion and dramatic lifestyle changes that can affect life-long happiness. 

Thu
26
Nov

More women switch out pharmaceuticals for medical cannabis

When it comes to how Americans treat their various health conditions, more of them are now looking to medical marijuana in states where it is legal. The fear of opioid addiction, deadly overdose and other downfalls of prescription drugs has, in ways, inspired a quest for safer remedies.

However, it is women who are leading the charge, according to a recent study in the Journal of Women’s Health.

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