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Wed
15
Apr

Can Marijuana Improve Sleep For Chronic Insomnia Patients?

Researchers found that a proprietary CBD-THC blend was able to help chronic insomnia patients fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.

Mon
13
Apr

Anxiety and COVID-19: Can CBD Help?

Times are difficult. People are under a lot of stress, and no one can say with any certainty how long this pandemic is going to last.

Even if you’re not generally anxious, you have every right to be a little freaked out in a situation like this.

One of the most studied effects of CBD is its ability to act as an anxiolytic, which means that it can be used to battle anxiety.

What’s also important in relation to the coronavirus is that CBD isn’t a psychotropic compound, and it doesn’t alter a person’s mental state, like for instance THC.

Thu
09
Apr

Here’s what you should know about CBD and heart health

CBD studies have demonstrated positive evidence when it comes to treating and preventing a range of illnesses, including degenerative diseases, cancer and metabolic disorders. But what about preventing heart disease and promoting heart health?

Thu
09
Apr

The Cannabis Industry Mourns Loss Of CBD Advocate Charlotte Figi

The cannabis industry is in mourning the death of Charlotte Figi.

The 13-year-old was born in Colorado Spring, Colorado. From a young age, Charlotte became an inspiring face of hope for cannabis treatment due to her diagnosis of Dravet Syndrome, which is a rare and severe form of intractable epilepsy. She grew to be one of the world's most forefront advocates for the advancement of CBD and cannabis medical treatment in her lifetime. 

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.

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