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Tue
07
Apr

New Scientific Review Shows Gaps in Our Understanding of Cannabis and Psychosis

For decades on end, scientists have been trying to figure out the seemingly insurmountable puzzle that is the relationship between cannabis and psychosis. 

Even to this day, though the landscape is less confounded, it’s virtually impossible to draw a decisive conclusion regarding the causal (cause-effect) relationship between the two.

A lot of the confusion has to do with a limited number of methodologically sound studies that were conducted in the ‘80s, ‘90s, and early ‘00s. Most of these studies, in one way or another, concluded that cannabis can either increase the likelihood of developing a psychotic disorder (among vulnerable individuals) or even cause it. 

Mon
06
Apr

The Complex Relationship Between Marijuana and Immune System

Whether it’s the common cold or stomach flu, coping with infections can leave you hanging by a thread. Immunity crashes can sometimes last for days and can leave lasting consequences as a result. However, there are those that would argue that when smoking marijuana, immune system functions simply flourish. 

Here, we’ll discuss that argument in more detail by reviewing all the available literature on the relationship between cannabis and the immune system. 

We’ll also approach the subject by posing questions, such as: how does weed affect your body, and how to increase white blood cells by smoking pot. 

Mon
06
Apr

Pot shops want delivery or curbside pick-up options

The Ontario government’s decision to shut down cannabis stores in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic will only send customers back to the black market where they’ll buy unregulated products, says one prominent retailer.

Cameron Brown, spokesman for the The Hunny Pot, says his company has two stores open already and four under construction. The company’s location in downtown Toronto was one of the first to open in April 2019 and has been doing brisk enough business that more stores are on the way.

He said after Premier Doug Ford announced pot shops would be closed due to COVID, his store in Toronto and another location in Burlington were swamped.

Fri
03
Apr

Physicians-In-Training Need Better Education Regarding Medical Cannabis

Cannabis is medicine. That claim is backed up by an ever-increasing number of studies and the personal experiences of countless patients.

When patients go to appointments to see doctors, they expect to learn more about effective medicines and treatment strategies, including potential treatments involving cannabis.

Thu
02
Apr

From Job Loss To Obesity: Can Marijuana Help?

Could marijuana offer support in ways we don’t even recognize yet? Here are some examples of how marijuana can assist with common lifestyle challenges.

Thu
02
Apr

How To Find The CBD Dosage That’s Best For You

Here are some some basic principles and best practices to help you ascertain effectively the correct CBD dose that works for you. 

CBD can affect each individual differently, with some people finding a bit of relief with a 5mg microdose (or even less) while others need 50mg of CBD in order to feel any discernible effects. So how can you ascertain how much CBD you need to consume? 

While some companies have produced kits that can test one’s endocannabinod system, testing is not readily available to the general public or covered by insurance. This means that your doctor cannot measure the amount of endocannabinoids present in your body like they can test for, say, deficiencies in Vitamin C or assess your cholesterol levels.

Thu
02
Apr

Can Cannabis Treat Asthma?

Apart from the stressful time of Covid-19 going around, these are also the times of changing seasons. Most often when seasons are changing, those having problems with allergies, are suffering even more. Covid-19 is a virus that attacks the respiratory system. So, if you are a person who already has weak lungs, you really don’t want to worry about asthma attacks too. But does the idea of using marijuana to treat your lungs make sense? Smoking cannabis is normally the way people go, and when you suffer from a respiratory condition, it feels unlikely to add smoking marijuana to your treatment. Doctors are convinced though, that even smoking marijuana could benefit your lungs.

Define Asthma

Wed
01
Apr

Oral health and weed: Could marijuana prevent cavities?

Wed
01
Apr

Best Marijuana Strains for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

When reading about medical marijuana, you’ll often see multiple sclerosis described as one of the many serious diseases for which weed can be helpful.

But even people who are somewhat familiar with the heartbreakingly debilitating effects that MS can have may skip right past that section. After all, how many people have multiple sclerosis, anyway?

Actually, a lot more than you’d think. Nearly half a million Americans, and five times that number worldwide, suffer from this cruel, unpredictable and incurable autoimmune disease that attacks the nervous system.

Wed
01
Apr

How do you bring supplies to remote communities in the midst of COVID-19? With cannabis-delivery drones, of course

The Pontiac Group is used to adapting quickly.

The First Nations owned and operated socio-economic development firm, which fosters on-reserve business opportunities, navigated the first community benefits agreement signed between a cannabis company and a First Nations community in Canada in 2015, three years ahead of federal legalization.

More recently, they’ve been pushing Health Canada to evolve the regulations around cannabis delivery while advocating for the use of drones to make deliveries to remote locations. But now, as the COVID-19 pandemic grips the world, they’ve altered their course — at least temporarily.

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