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Fri
14
Feb

What You Should Know About Cholesterol, Marijuana, And CBD

Heart health is directly tied to overall health and aging. Here’s how CBD and marijuana could impact it.

Fri
14
Feb

Smoking cannabis may not be healthier than tobacco, according to new research from McMaster

There may be a host of ways to consume cannabis, from edibles to vape pens. But for two thirds of Canadians, smoking is still the most popular. Joints, pipes and bongs are so firmly entrenched in the culture of cannabis that it’s unlikely we’ll see a significant decline, even as more forms of cannabis are legally introduced.

But what is it doing to people’s lungs?

There’s a widely held belief that a joint isn’t as harmful as a cigarette because it’s more “natural.” Many people think tobacco and cigarettes as being laced with chemicals and really, how could smoking a dried flower be as bad as that?

Thu
13
Feb

Will Using Marijuana Reduce My Lung Capacity?

While smoking cannabis isn’t entirely without health risks, observable adverse effects are far milder than those associated with tobacco use.

Any athlete — any person — knows that cigarettes and lung health don’t mix. The days when tobacco ads depicted famous athletes puffing on cigarettes are long gone, rightfully replaced by public health campaigns and strict limitations on tobacco advertising.

It’s great that we’ve become more conscious of tobacco’s health risks, but this has also led to some misunderstandings and false assumptions about how the lungs and respiratory system are affected by marijuana.

Thu
13
Feb

CBD for Seniors: How to Navigate Your Way

One in seven Americans say they use CBD (cannabidiol) products, according to a Gallup Poll.  While the majority of CBD consumers are under the age of 64, seniors are also starting to discover CBD—albeit slowly. Nearly half of the seniors polled (49 percent) were not even aware of CBD's existence. As a result, many seniors find the whole topic of CBD confusing. 

Thu
13
Feb

How Safe and Effective Are CBD Treats for Dogs?

The CBD rush is leaving marks everywhere – even in the world of our pets.

Our furry friends have recently experienced some of this cannabinoid’s benefits in the form of tasty dog treats. However, pet parents still have questions and concerns.

Things get even more complicated if we consider that veterinarians are prohibited by law to prescribe or recommend CBD, making it impossible to have an honest conversation with them.

Meanwhile, the market is expanding, dog treats are at our fingertips, along with plenty of online information and misinformation.

Here’s our guide through the jungle.

Wed
12
Feb

Study finds marijuana responsible for creating false memories

New research reveals smoking marijuana may lead to false memories in addition to the well-known weed-induced forgetfulness.

The study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that people who smoke pot were twice as likely to experience false memories.

Researchers looked at two groups of people, one under the influence of cannabis and the other who were given a placebo, as they were placed in a virtual reality simulator.

Asked to perform memory tasks, participants who smoked real weed fell victim to these false memories more often than their sober counterparts in the virtual reality environment.

Wed
12
Feb

Why Patients Should Always Start With Microdosing Medical Marijuana

Regardless of the patient’s age or medical background, the best approach is always to start with a small dose, which can be increased if and when necessary.

Finding the right dose of a new medication can be tricky. Too little, and you won’t get the relief you’re looking for. Too much, and you can experience undesirable side effects that outweigh the advantages of taking the medication in the first place. The same is true of medical cannabis, which, like any medication, requires careful, slow advancement to find the right amount for each patient.

Wed
12
Feb

Why the Coronavirus Is Bad News for Pot Stocks

Last year was a wake-up call for marijuana stock investors. For years, pot stocks had ascended to the heavens on promises of strong demand, rapid growth, and an expected quick push into the profit column. This vision looked especially feasible given Canada's legalization of recreational weed, support for legalization among the public throughout the United States, and the tens of billions of dollars in sales conducted annually on the black market.

Wed
12
Feb

Youth cannabis use may contribute to adult sleep disturbances: study

Have trouble sleeping as an adult? Your extra-curricular activities in middle school and high school may have something to do with it.

Using cannabis at a young age might have long-term effects on sleep, according to a new study published in the academic journal, Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

The study’s results indicate one of the developmental outcomes of early-onset cannabis use can be insomnia, as well as other sleep disturbances.

Wed
12
Feb

Sask. doctor fined $15,000 for improperly prescribing pot

A Humboldt doctor has been ordered to pay nearly $24,000 after prescribing cannabis to nearly 1,000 patients over six weeks in 2017 while working in Saskatoon.

Dr. Mishack Zwane admitted to charges of unprofessional conduct laid by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan. The college alleged Zwane did not comply with college bylaws around the prescription of cannabis nor did he appropriately bill the province’s medical plan for his assessments of patients.

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