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Wed
30
Oct

Could CBD treat dog cancer? Ontario vet college to study cannabis and canines

An Ontario university is set to undertake a three-year study in treating dog cancer with cannabis.

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College said in a news release Tuesday that the research could “help point the way to alternative pet therapies.” The study will focus on the efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis compound, in treating bladder cancer in canines, with particular focus on a common and “hard-to-treat” form known as urothelial carcinoma

Wed
30
Oct

Pot edibles will soon be legal to buy in Canada, but this woman will still make her own. Here's why.

Patsy Copus makes batches of pot-infused gummy bears or cannabis-coated chocolate strawberries every few weeks to help with her arthritis and other medical conditions.

Although cannabis edibles are expected to be sold legally in stores in December, the Windsor, Ont., resident said buying them will likely be a financial struggle.

Health Canada has capped the amount of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) allowed in food and drinks to 10 milligrams — a restriction Copus said wouldn't meet the needs of some users.

"So for a person who has to take more of a higher dosage, that would be so expensive for them. They couldn't even afford it," said Copus, explaining cost is one of the reasons she makes her own edibles.

Wed
30
Oct

Proposed B.C. Cancer cannabis trial beset by delays

B.C. Cancer is still awaiting approval for a national clinical trial that aims to find out if cannabis extracts offer symptom relief.

It’s been 10 months since B.C. Cancer announced the trial to explore whether cannabis properties reduce cancer-related symptoms including pain, sleep disturbance, anxiety and nausea. But regulatory and other issues have stalled it.

Recruiting of 150 patients in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Prince George, Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Kingston, and Toronto for the 48-day trial is expected to begin, “in the best-case scenario,” by the end of the year.

Tue
29
Oct

The truth is, lots of athletes turn to weed to calm their nerves while taking to the field

Anxiety is something every athlete, at every level, faces not only before competition, but sometimes just to get out the door.

Professional and amateurs alike suffer from nerves and, in the case of Percy Harvin, who played wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks and won a Super Bowl, this left him breathless before taking the field. Harvin told the Bleacher Report he had seven prescriptions to calm his anxiety. Marijuana was the only thing that worked.

Mon
28
Oct

Marijuana’s effect on sore, aching muscles

The cannabinoids in marijuana not only assist in blocking nerve pain, but they limit the side effects of typical prescription drugs. 

Whether it’s after a long workout or a moving injury, soreness and stiffness can complicate anyone’s life, but they don’t have to. With the rise of opioid addiction, is it possible that marijuana and CBD can alleviate some of the symptoms of sports and back injuries? 

Mon
28
Oct

Ontario moves to ban advertisements for vaping products in convenience stores

In an attempt to deter youth from vaping following growing health concerns, the Ontario government has decided to enforce a ban on the promotion of vapor products in convenience stores and gas stations.

The announcement was made Friday that the ban will officially take effect on January 1, 2020 and that ads for vape products will only be allowed in specialty shops where patrons must be at least 19 to enter.

“Restricting the promotion of vapour products will help prevent youth from being exposed and influenced by promotion in retail settings,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a news release.

The announcement comes after multiple consultations following research that states an increasing number of youth are using vape products.

Fri
25
Oct

7 incredible benefits of THC

Though best known for its elevating properties, THC is medicinal at its core. Even in small doses, THC has been shown time and again to alleviate the symptoms of many ailments.

More than 30 U.S. states now have some sort of broad medical marijuana law that permits adults, and sometimes children, to utilize the multipurpose cannabis plant. That means that despite its Schedule I standing, which allows for no medical usages, people have made up their own minds, used their own eyes, ears and hearts to make decisions about their health.

Fri
25
Oct

Tilray supports first human study evaluating cannabis to tackle side-effect caused by breast cancer treatment

A new study is testing for the first time the ability of cannabis to eliminate a major side-effect of breast cancer treatment.

The Nanaimo-based Tilray, Inc., said it has successfully imported medical cannabis into the U.S. for use in a clinical trial aimed at providing relief to people suffering from taxane-induced peripheral neuropathy.

TIPN, a condition that affects more than 67 per cent of women who go undergo chemotherapy, is a progressive condition that can cause pain and numbness in the hands and feet. It often forces doctors to stop the breast cancer treatment early, leading to less effective results. Although there is currently no effective treatment for the condition, use of cannabis has shown promise in tests on mice.

Tue
22
Oct

Arthritis sufferers lead the way for advancing cannabis as pain medicine

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By conservative estimates, at least 54 million American adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation, and many of them are turning to cannabis to treat their painful symptoms, inflammation, and mood swings. And it's working.

Fri
18
Oct

Patients ditch their traditional medication in favour of cannabis

New data suggests many patients are ditching traditional medication prescriptions such as pain killers and switching to medical cannabis instead.

Prescription drugs range from depressants and opioids to stimulants and are generally known to be highly addictive and capable of causing severe harm to the heart, brain, and liver with repeated use. Consequently, if patients abuse prescription drugs, it can ultimately prove to be life-threatening.

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