Medical Cannabis News

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Fri
15
Oct

Canadian researchers say cannabis labelling would benefit from a more scientific approach

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A cannabis product label may clearly state indica or sativa, but a new scientific paper with a Canadian connection suggests the results may be more muddled, with the labels being “poor predictors of a sample’s genetics and chemistry.”

That may mean buyer beware for those specifically wanting sedating or uplifting effects . A purchaser may be expecting certain distinct aromas or psychoactive effects — based on the indica or sativa tag — but that’s not necessarily what they’re going to get.

Fri
15
Oct

We Don’t Talk Enough About Cannabis And Its Effect On Senior Sex

senior couple

Cannabis and its effect on sex is a topic that is often discussed. But cannabis and its effect on the sex lives of seniors doesn’t get nearly as much coverage, but it should.

The range of which cannabis can affect someone’s sex life is wide, from simply helping people feel more turned on, to opening the mind to deeper intimacy and promoting mindfulness. When applied to seniors, cannabis can provide an even larger influence, offering relaxation and increased libido, while also treating symptoms that naturally appear as people grow older and their bodies start to change.

Wed
06
Oct

Eight-year-old rushed to hospital after consuming cannabis edibles

cannabis bud and gummy bears

An eight-year-old Woodstock child ate a large quantity of cannabis gummies over the weekend. The child was rushed to hospital and was in stable condition. Woodstock police wanted to remind people who consume cannabis, particularly edibles such as gummies or other sweets, to be mindful of safe storage away from children. Police encourage adults to safely store any alcohol and cannabis products out of reach or behind locked doors to ensure children do not consume them by mistake.

Tue
05
Oct

The best CBD for cats

cat being given CBD oil

It’s not always easy to tell when your feline is stressed, but cats can be as anxiety-prone as people. Additionally, many aging cats start to experience joint pain and overall discomfort caused by conditions such as arthritis.

CBD products can offer a plethora of benefits to your furry friend. If you're looking for a great CBD product to soothe your cat, Cornbread CBD Oil for Pets works excellently for calming anxious behaviors. What to know before you buy CBD for cats

Tue
05
Oct

False advertising that leads to illness

man looking ill

 Alain Vadeboncoeur had been fighting for more than a year to have advertisements using his photo without consent removed. But the fraudulent ads recently reached a new high: a septuagenarian was intoxicated after consuming cannabis jujubes. She was convinced that the “candies” were approved and recommended by the renowned Quebecois doctor.

The woman bought the bear-shaped gummies containing CBD, a compound naturally found in cannabis, after seeing an internet ad earlier this month. The website claimed that the colourful treats relieved chronic pain. Alain Vadeboncoeur’s name and photo were linked to the misleading advertising.

Tue
05
Oct

Unregulated cannabis not as potent as advertised, study finds

cannabis bud

Unlicensed cannabis is not as strong as you may think it is. 

That's according to a recently published study by the New Brunswick Research and Productivity Council.

Researchers comparing samples of illicit and legal cannabis products found that the claims of potency for illicit products were significantly less accurate.  

The RPC's chief officer of science Diane Botelho said the study was taken on to find out whether there was any legitimacy to claims made about cannabis products on the illicit market being 'better'. 

"Our scientists have been curious for a number of years now as to whether or not illicit cannabis products were equivalent to legal cannabis products with respect to health and safety as well as potency claims," said Botelho. 

Mon
04
Oct

Cannabis may up higher risk of developing poor mental health

marijuana plant

Those with a recorded history of cannabis use in general practice records are at a much higher risk of developing mental ill-health problems such as anxiety or depression as well as severe mental illnesses, new research shows.

The findings indicated that following the first recorded use of cannabis, patients were three times more likely to develop common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.

Fri
01
Oct

15 Medical Cannabis Health Benefits: Breaking Down the Science

marijuana plant

Research relating to the medicinal benefits of marijuana is still ongoing, but studies are impressive. In fact, an estimated two million Americans are currently using medical cannabis, to alleviate some of the most common mental and physical ailments, and the numbers are rising. Many cannabis consumers refer to the cannabis plant as a medicinal elixir and swear that it treats mild to serious illnesses such as relieving pain and fighting cancer.

Fri
01
Oct

Labstat International Inc. Expands Their Canadian Cannabis Testing Capabilities

lab technician holding test tubes

Canada's leading independent third-party cannabis, nicotine, NHP, and soon-to-be food product testing company, Labstat International Inc., today announced the further expansion of their comprehensive cannabis testing capabilities, becoming the first laboratory to offer full-breadth regulatory testing, Canada-wide.

Thu
30
Sep

The perceptions and beliefs of cannabis use among Canadian genitourinary cancer patients

marijuana plant

INTRODUCTION: The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada in 2018 has led to many patients being curious about the benefits of taking cannabis in conjunction with their cancer treatment. We investigated the perceptions among genitourinary cancer (GUC) patients regarding cannabis use as part of their care plans.

METHODS: A survey was created to explore current cannabis use behaviors, reasons for cannabis use, and the beliefs of cannabis usefulness towards cancer-related care, including cancer treatment, among GUC patients. The survey was distributed across Canada online via RedCAP through social media platforms, email, and patient advocacy groups. The survey was active from August to December 2020.

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