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Mon
29
Jul

Canadian researchers unlock pain relief secrets of cannabis

Researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario have uncovered how cannabis creates pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more effective than Aspirin at reducing inflammation.

The researchers used a combination of biochemistry and genomics to unearth the secrets behind marijuana’s success as a medicine. They said their discovery unlocks the potential to create a natural pain treatment method that offers potent relief and does not come with the risk of addiction associated with traditional painkillers.

Fri
26
Jul

UFC teams with Aurora Cannabis on CBD study in fighters

Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes will serve as test subjects to find out if the cannabis compound CBD can treat the aches and pains that come hand in hand with their violent sport.

Thu
25
Jul

As cannabis market booms, pet owners indulge dogs, cats with CBD-infused ‘treats’

Polly Webb’s pit bull-terrier may be named after one of the fiercer “Game of Thrones” characters, but Drogo proves more of a scaredy cat than a war lord.

“My dog, he’s terrified of thunderstorms,” Webb, a writer and editor from Northeast Baltimore’s Govans neighborhood, said. “Usually, when he’s shaking and afraid, he won’t eat anything.”

To soothe Drogo’s anxieties, she gave him a carob “brownie” infused with CBD (cannabidiol) from Mount Vernon’s The Dog Chef pet store and food shop. She’s one of several local pet owners who consider CBD a viable alternative medicine that alleviates their companions’ aches, pains, and stresses.

Thu
25
Jul

Local pharmacist pushing for more emphasis on access to medical marijuana

With recreational marijuana dominating public conversation since legalization last October, and even before that, issues with access to medicinal cannabis for Canadians have fallen to the wayside.

That’s according to Dr. Rahim Dhalla, an Ottawa pharmacist who decided to open a pharmacy in Westboro last year that, on top of your standard medications, also offered education and health information surrounding medicinal cannabis and other related products.

Dhalla’s father, a lifelong pharmacist himself, was diagnosed with cancer and saw benefits from cannabidiol (CBD) oils during his treatment, which Dhalla said was the inspiration for the pharmacy.

Tue
23
Jul

Everything you need to know about marijuana legalization 2.0

Last year, Wall Street and investors witnessed history being made many times over. In the U.S., we observed additional states legalize medical marijuana, pushing the total number of states to have given the green light to cannabis in some capacity to 33, and saw the Food and Drug Administration approve the very first cannabis-derived drug. Meanwhile, Canada became the first industrialized country in the world to approve the sale of recreational weed in October.

But there's plenty of history yet to be made, with the next game-changing cannabis launch due later this year in Canada. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to marijuana legalization 2.0.

Tue
23
Jul

New medical cannabis facility taking root in Espanola

A medical cannabis company is building a 32,000 square foot cultivation facility in Espanola, Ont.

Jeff Scharf, President and CEO of GaiaCann Inc., began building a greenhouse to grow lettuce, but pivoted to cannabis after being approached by individuals in the sector.  

"Our goal is to create pharmaceutical grade cannabis products," he said. 

The facility is at the south end of Espanola, next to a small solar panel farm which Scharf also owns. 

He expects the facility will be ready for operation in January 2020 and will cost upward of $20 million to complete. Work crews have just finished the walls, roof and upper level flooring. He says the electric and ventilation systems are next. 

The building's large, white roof slants southward.

Mon
22
Jul

Could hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) be the answer to the anxiety epidemic?

If you’ve been stressed lately, you’re not alone.

More Americans are stressed out than ever before. From tighter incomes to increased work pressures to a more divided political landscape to, of course, anguish over social media popularity, the pressure has become more than many of us can bear calmly.

Anxiety, it seems, has become a national epidemic.

In June of 2017, the New York Times featured a front-page article headlined “An Anxious Nation,” declaring that we have entered a troubling new “Age of Anxiety.”

A year later, in August of 2018, the Washington Post repeated the claim, noting that a whopping 79% of Americans are frequently stressed.

And it’s only getting worse.

Mon
22
Jul

THC slushies, pirate radio and the cannabis-driven boom in a Mohawk community

Driving down Highway 401 in southern Ontario, with the FM dial tuned to 87.9, the 1990s-era rap music fades into an ad, offering a free joint with every purchase over $20 between midnight and 4:20 a.m. at the Pot Shoppe.

A second ad then promotes a "car show for Jeeps" in the parking lot of the Pot Shoppe every Tuesday night.

"Don't forget, we have free coffee for the driver and our famous Pot Shoppe slushies at half-price for the passenger," the ad says. "THC-infused slushies — just a little more brain freeze."

Fri
19
Jul

Medicinal cannabis & three related stocks: MDC, BDA & CPH

In 2016, Australia legalised cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes under the Narcotic Drugs Amendment Act 2016. The amendment provided relief to the cannabis sector and enabled the prospective producers to apply for the necessary licenses to grow the crop legally. In January 2018, the government made another breakthrough by uplifting the barriers to export cannabis in the overseas markets.

Fri
19
Jul

Canada’s medical cannabis leader now bigger & better

The TSX Venture Exchange’s 2019 top performing Company of the year has just been given the green light for enough additional growing space to move it to sit among the giants of the industry, in terms of growing space.

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