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3 key questions answered about cannabis and chemotherapy


With cannabis accessibility on the rise, it’s more important than ever that consumers and patients also gain access to objective, evidenced-based information on cannabis use and health concerns.

Although there is limited data to support the use of cannabis as a first-line treatment in cancer-related symptoms, many patients are consuming it to relieve the anxiety, pain, nausea and insomnia that often come with a cancer diagnosis and subsequent chemotherapy treatment.

In a 2021 study, 42% of breast cancer patients reported using cannabis for symptom relief. Seventy-eight (78%) percent were using it to help with pain, 70% were using it for sleep, 57% were seeking help with anxiety, and 46% were using it for nausea and vomiting.


Healthtech company Veriheal releases gender-focused medical cannabis preference report

Veriheal’s Anonymous National Survey Data Show Which Cannabis Product Categories Are Most Sought, Coupled With Patient Quality of Life Goals

Healthcare technology company Veriheal today announced findings from its annual Medical Cannabis Preference Report, a segmented survey of registered medical cannabis patients that illuminates which types of cannabis products are preferred by men and women and what product offerings patients most hope to see available in dispensaries.


What local seniors should know about cannabis

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GTA dispensary, House of Cannabis is committed to breaking down stigma for new users to try cannabis products

Did you know, seniors are the fastest growing demographic of cannabis consumers in Canada?

Shocking right? How many times have you tried to convince your parents or grandparents that cannabis products might actually be able to benefit them or potentially improve their daily quality of life, only to be shut down?

Luckily, these old stigmas and unrealistic ideas of what cannabis products are, or how they impact a person who uses them are starting to break down. House of Cannabis is committed to breaking down these stigmas even further, and providing quality cannabis education to everyone, even seniors.


Is marijuana a depressant?

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Is weed a depressant? How to classify cannabis.

Are you looking for answers to the question, "is marijuana a depressant?" If you have ever felt sleepy or sedated after using cannabis, you might have wondered, “is weed a depressant?” This article answers the questions “what is a depressant?”, “is weed a depressant?”, and “is cannabis a CNS depressant?” We will also discuss whether weed is an upper or a downer, and why this is such a common question. If you want to know if marijuana is a depressant, read on!


Report urges researchers to study cannabis and mental health in black communities


When Khadisha Thornhill asked her doctor in early 2018 for a medical cannabis prescription to deal with the emergence of a serious shoulder injury, it did not go well.

“He kiboshed the idea and made me feel like I was asking for a back alley deal,” recalls the co-founder of Afro Cannada Budsistas, who had previously only consumed cannabis socially while in college.


Black Mental Health Day -- Addressing cannabis and mental health research gaps for Black communities in Canada


This Black Mental Health Day, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) highlights a need for greater knowledge of cannabis use and mental health for Black communities in Canada. To discuss cannabis use and mental health in Black communities is to discuss systemic racism and related structural issues in Canadian society.


Toronto study suggests brain stimulation may reduce cannabis use in people with schizophrenia by up to 60 per cent

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Preliminary findings hint that treatment “is safe and potentially efficacious for treating cannabis use disorder in schizophrenia.”

Canadian researchers exploring what impact brain stimulation may have on people with schizophrenia — who, as a group, have a high rate of cannabis use disorder (CUD) — found the approach is associated with reduced marijuana use and might prove a treatment for CUD.


30 minutes of weight training can reduce your risk of these diseases

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A new study shows that muscle-building exercises can offer protection from a variety of serious illnesses.

We often discuss the impact of cardio and how it can help you lead a longer and healthier life, not to mention lose weight. But a new study shows that muscle-building exercises have their own set of benefits, including preventing and reducing odds of developing and dying from a variety of conditions.

The study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, showed that muscle-building activities are linked with 10% to 20% less risk of dying from a chronic illness, providing protection from serious conditions like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and more.


Study finds a spike in youth emergency visits for cannabis in years even before it was legalized

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Cannabis-related hospital emergency visits for children and youth increased five-fold in Ontario between 2003 and 2017, according to a new study led by the CHEO Research Institute.


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