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Winnipeg pushes medical cannabis grow-ops out of residential neighbourhoods


Legal grow-ops to be licensed and moved into manufacturing or industrial areas

The City of Winnipeg is closing a pair of loopholes that allow medical cannabis grow-ops to sprout up in homes in quiet residential neighbourhoods.

City council's property committee voted unanimously Tuesday to approve bylaw changes that will require Health Canada-approved medical cannabis production facilities to operate within industrial or manufacturing areas.

In a parallel move next week, council's protection committee will consider a report that will require medical cannabis growing operations to be licensed and inspected by the city and pay fines for violating those licences.


Can you get high from THC stored in your body fat?

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THC stored in fat cells gradually diffuse into the bloods. Regardless, the rate of diffusion increases under circumstances that promote fat utilization, such as exercising and fasting.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) accumulates in fat tissue and can stay there for months. Although this can serve as a barrier to those who face frequent testing, athletes may take delight in the results of exuding THC from the fat in their bodies.


First product based on research that discovered cannabinoid acids may prevent COVID-19 is here

The van Breemen Company, which seeks to deliver plant-based and natural wellness products to the consumer marketplace, has launched its first hemp-based wellness product, the Original Wellness Formula. (Benzinga)

The news comes on the heels of the company launch by Dr. Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State's Global Hemp Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute yet more famously for discovering that certain cannabinoid acids in hemp can prevent and treat coronavirus infection. 


Second-hand bong smoke may pose risks to bystanders in same room

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Short-term exposure may cause health effects such as eye, nose, throat and lung irritation, coughing, sneezing, runny nose and shortness of breath

Some people continue to maintain that second-hand cannabis smoke (SHCS) poses no risk, but a new study out of the U.S. begs to differ.

Researchers found home cannabis bong (water pipe) smoking increased the levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) compared to conditions before smoking began by 100- to 1,000-fold for most test sessions.

New York State’s Department of Health reports that particles in the PM2.5 size range “are able to travel deeply into the respiratory tract, reaching the lungs.”


Is there a link between COVID-19 vaccines and hearing problems?

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The World Health Organization is looking into claims of hearing loss after people receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s what we know.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is looking into hearing issues as a sequel of COVID-19 vaccines. The organization announced they’d be looking into the issue in a recent newsletter posted on its website.

According to the newsletter, the organization has learned of a variety of hearing issues that people all over the world have reported following their COVID-19 shots. These issues include tinnitus, hearing loss, or sudden changes in people’s hearing habits.


Focus on eyes: Marijuana can help with glaucoma but it's still not a recommended remedy

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Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness.

The visual loss in glaucoma is the result of damage to the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain so we can see light, colors and objects.

Untreated glaucoma with uncontrolled eye pressure can cause the death of cells in the optic nerve, diminished peripheral vision and eventually blindness.

As of February 2022, a total of 37 states, the District of Columba, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands have legalized marijuana for medical uses, including treatment of glaucoma.

There is a lot of information regarding the health benefits of marijuana online and in the social media.

It is difficulty to sort out the truth from fiction.


This company has unlocked medical cannabis' mechanism of action in children with autism spectrum disorder

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Cannformatics, an early-stage biotechnology startup, has identified 22 new potential lipid-based Cannabis-Responsive biomarkers in the saliva of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The Biomarkers


Less than 11% of Canadian nephrologists prescribe cannabis for CKD management

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A small percentage of Canadian nephrologists reported prescribing cannabis for chronic kidney disease management, according to data published in Kidney Medicine.

Further, nephrologists reported that the legalization of medical cannabis in 2018 did not have a great impact on their practice or prescriptions.

“Given the paucity of evidence regarding the safety or efficacy of cannabis in CKD, understanding current attitudes and practicing patterns of nephrologists is critical,” Kevin Gitau, MD, from the division of general internal medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto at the University of Toronto in Canada, and colleagues wrote.


What is the cannabis-mushroom combo that kills 90% of colon cancer cells?

woman with cancer

Israeli study shows a combination of cannabis and mushrooms can kill a majority of colon cancer cells.

According to statistics, there are going to be over 106,000 new cases of colon cancer that going to be diagnosed this year alone.

Cases of colon cancer have been increasing steadily in the United States since the 1990’s especially among young adults, as this disease usually afflicts the elderly. Generally speaking, the survival rate for colon cancer survivors is just 64% but if it’s diagnosed in a localized stage, the prognosis increases significantly to 91%.

There is a dire need to develop more advanced medical solutions to address the growing colon cancer cases in order to save lives.


Schizophrenia Society of Cad mental health, an online suite of digital resources


The Schizophrenia Society of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of Cannabis and Mental Health, a comprehensive online suite of digital resources exploring a range of issues surrounding the mental health impacts of cannabis, at the individual, community and societal level. This platform includes a free 90 minute course for youth, and created by youth, as well as a mentor guide with activities for educators, peer support workers, parents and youth allies.

This youth-led project was created in collaboration with Cannabis and Psychosis: Exploring the Link, the Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange (YouthREX), and the Mental Health Commission of Canada, with funding from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program.


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