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Fri
27
Mar

Cannabis and anorexia: Here’s what you need to know

Aside from the euphoria, probably the most common effect of cannabis is — to avoid using a medical term — munchies. The substance has shown good results in treating patients suffering from wasting diseases, such as AIDS, by reducing nausea and increasing appetite. It has promising potential treating Anorexia Nervosa, one of the most common and dangerous eating disorders, but it isn’t a cure and the science isn’t complete

Fri
27
Mar

New study shows that CBD improves efficacy of antibiotics

A new study has shown that the cannabis cannabinoid CBD helps to fight resistant bacteria by improving the efficacy of antibiotics.

Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark have published a new study in the journal Scientific Reports that shows how CBD can act as a ‘helper compound’ to improve the efficacy of antibiotics.

Thu
26
Mar

CBD May Help Reduce the Symptoms of Endometriosis

Unless you’ve been living at the bottom of a rock, you’ve likely heard about CBD, the cannabis extract that medical experts now recommend for a broad spectrum of conditions. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the many compounds that are derived from the cannabis plant. 

There are several health conditions that cannabidiol is touted to treat, including;

  1. Pain and inflammation,
  2. Anxiety-related disorders, such as chronic anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder,
  3. Multiple sclerosis,
  4. Alzheimer’s disease, etc.

Among the many health benefits of CBD is its potential to treat endometriosis.

Thu
26
Mar

How To Use CBD For Pain (And Why You Should Start)

In order for cannabis and its hundreds of constituents to contribute to mainstream healthcare in a quantifiable way, it needs research-backed legitimacy. And that’s why, right now, we’re in the middle of a research boom. Scientists, doctors, and researchers are looking into why CBD (in particular, due to its non-psychoactive properties) makes an amazing, accessible treatment option. And especially in the area of pain.

Wed
25
Mar

Here’s What You Should Know About CBD And Heart Health

Some aspects of CBD make it worth investigating when it comes to heart disease prevention, like the compound’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant features.

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?

Wed
25
Mar

How to Best Use CBD During the Coronavirus Outbreak

As the world slows down and many people go on lockdown, using CBD oil can be a beneficial tool to promote balance and wellness in you, your family members, and even your pet.

It’s clear that we as a human community have not experienced anything quite like what we are facing today. While there have been mass epidemics in the past, the newest coronavirus (COVID-19) has us all collectively taking a pause and learning new ways to take care of ourselves.

During this period of social distancing, self-care is more important than ever. While staying connected through phone calls, social media, and apps like Facetime can prove to be very helpful for mental well being, we want to share a few ways CBD oil can promote health and wellness during these particularly tough times.

Wed
25
Mar

The Revolutionary Research on Cannabinoid Treatment for Acute Pain

A new meta-analysis on cannabis shows that cannabinoids are helpful to relieve acute pain in patients in comparison with placebo cases. Although the use of cannabis has been associated with undesirable effects but no such adversity was reported while testing a safe usage of cannabinoids for treating patients in acute pain, says the new study.

The complete findings of this study are published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research as “Cannabinoids in the Management of Acute Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”.

Tue
24
Mar

Can Your Genetics Determine If Cannabis Will Improve Your Gut Health?

Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and celiac disease are becoming commonplace in the population. Both of these conditions affect the gut, where it is estimated around 70 percent of the immune system resides. What’s worse is that the symptoms of IBS and celiac disease affect every aspect of a person’s life. Researchers are starting to link cannabis to relief from the symptoms associated with IBS and celiac disease.

What is IBS?

IBS is a chronic condition marked by abdominal issues, such as pain, nausea, gas, bloating, cramps, and abnormal bowel movements like chronic diarrhea and constipation. 

Tue
24
Mar

Here’s Why Canadians Are Choosing Edibles Over Smoking Marijuana

Among first-time health and wellness users, edibles are the second most popular form of consumption — along with vapes — only after concentrates.

There are many ways to consume cannabis. Some like smoking dried flower they can roll in a joint or purchasing pre-rolled joints, while others prefer consuming edibles, whether sweet (donuts) or savory (meatloaf). Still, others prefer their cannabis through vapes, topicals, tinctures, or extracts. Are some forms of cannabis healthier than others?   

Tue
24
Mar

Pot shops to remain open during Ontario shutdown: Sources

Licensed cannabis stores will remain open in Ontario during a provincial emergency shutdown of non-essential businesses designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, according to two sources directly familiar with the matter. 

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Monday that all non-essential businesses in the province will be required to shut down effective Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. for a period of at least 14 days. A list of businesses that will remain open will be released Tuesday, the government said in a release. 

Both sources, who declined to be named since the decision hasn't been made official, confirmed that cannabis retailers made the cut and will be deemed essential when the province releases its list of businesses that can remain open during the 14-day shutdown. 

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