Medical Cannabis News

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Fri
24
May

Canada pledges $24 million for research on marijuana and health

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recently announced that it would be pledging nearly $24.5 million to support marijuana research in the country. Reportedly, the funds will help support twenty-six projects throughout Canada “that cover topics such as the use of cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) oil for the treatment of anxiety and pain.”

Furthermore, the CIHR said that the funding “will also support research teams that will explore the therapeutic potential of marijuana in areas such as chronic pain, cancer and neurodevelopment.”

The two primary reasons for Canada’s investment in cannabis research are:

Fri
24
May

How to recycle cannabis packaging in Canada

When legal cannabis debuted in Canada last year, some users were shocked by the amount of packaging required to deliver mere grams of Kush. Naturally, where this packaging ends up after being delivered—be that to a retail location, provincial retailer or customer—became a bit of a head-scratcher for many people.

Fri
24
May

Federally licensed cannabis producers get in the game with CBD research

It’s no secret cannabis can be used as a treatment for a number of psychical and psychological conditions. The plant has been used for thousands of years throughout various cultures to manage ailments like joint pain, muscle inflammation, and insomnia. It’s hardly a surprise, then, that a number of athletes have turned to weed for post-game and -training relief.

As perceptions shift, research spikes, and legalization gains traction throughout a number of regions across North America, several professional athletic associations are also changing their tune. Where once a number of these regulatory organizations relegated weed to the "banned substances" list, now they are investing in cannabis research for player wellness.

Thu
23
May

Why medical marijuana patients can’t access their prescriptions at pharmacies

When marijuana became legal across Canada last October, it became a little easier for recreational users to access cannabis.

First, you could buy it online and as of April 1st, you could purchase it legally at a handful of brick and mortar stores.

But for years, the 330,000 Canadians with medicinal cannabis prescriptions have been tied to their mailboxes, ordering online and waiting for the delivery.

They can’t get their prescriptions filled at a pharmacy, and instead have to rely on non-medical professionals to help them ascertain if there are potential adverse reactions to other medications they’re taking.

Thu
23
May

Canopy Growth to acquire U.K. skin-care company This Works

Canopy Growth Corp. has signed a deal to buy skin-care company This Works for $73.8 million in cash.

The Ontario-based cannabis company says This Works will be part of its entry into the natural wellness industry and boost its international presence.

Based in London, This Works offers a range of natural skin-care and sleep products. CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana, is increasingly being used in a variety of products that tout health benefits.

Canopy Growth says it will help This Works with the development of a new line of skin care and sleep solution products infused with CBD.

This Works chief executive Anna Persaud is expected to remain at the helm of operations after the acquisition.

Wed
22
May

Aurora Cannabis to research CBD with mixed martial arts outfit UFC, Canopy names new CFO

Aurora Cannabis Inc. shares rose Tuesday, after the Canadian company said it has entered a multiyear, multimillion-dollar agreement with mixed martial arts organization UFC to research the effect of hemp-derived CBD products on athlete recovery and wellness.

The companies have agreed to conduct the research at UFC’s Las Vegas institute, setting up clinical studies to evaluate CBD, a nonintoxicating ingredient in cannabis and hemp, as a treatment for pain management, inflammation, injury/exercise recovery and mental well being. Aurora sharesACB, +2.00% ACB, -0.77%  rose 3%.

Fri
17
May

Two sides of the story about cannabis genetics

Cannabis genetics is something that’s been heavily worked and experimented on in the past three decades. It is very rare that we get to see something like herbal genetics being perfected in illegal greenhouses, and yet here we are.

The growers perfected their plants’ genetics by handpicking only the best, strongest and most potent phenotypes and crossed them with their peers. That is how we got extremely potent strains such as OG Kush and many others.

Fri
17
May

Keep cannabis away from kids, Montreal hospital urges after increase in intoxication cases

The Montreal Children's Hospital is reminding parents to keep their edibles locked up and away from kids following an increase in the number of cannabis intoxication cases.

Between 1990 and 2016, it was relatively rare for doctors at the hospital to treat children under the age of seven who had ingested cannabis — one case, on average, every three years.

But since 2016, when talk of the legalization of marijuana ramped up, nine children under the age of seven have been treated after consuming the drug.

Fri
17
May

How do cannabis and alcohol mix? Studies show it can get dangerous

As we all know, part of the festivities may include certain substances, two of them likely cannabis and alcohol.

On a night out at a bar, chances are high that at some point somebody will whip out a joint.

According to Public Health Ontario, combined use of cannabis and alcohol is the most common form of poly-substance use.

But what exactly happens when the two substances are combined?

Read on for an in-depth look at how cannabis and alcohol mix together and the risks to be aware of.

Fri
17
May

Trulieve acquiring The Corner Medical dispensary

Primarily known for operating dispensaries in Florida, Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) today announced plans to expand into Connecticut by acquiring an existing storefront. 

Trulieve just entered an agreement to snap up 100% of Bristol-based medical cannabis dispensary The Healing Corner, which has operated in the city since 2014.  

Medical marijuana usage was officially legalized in Connecticut back in 2012. While various bills have been proposed to legalize recreational usage in both 2018 and early 2019, none of them have yet gathered enough support to be passed and hit the governor’s desk. 

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