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5 Ways CBD Can Help You Battle Cold Season

Like vitamins, CBD can be used to prevent colds from occurring, or at least decrease their odds.

Winter makes for a tough group of months. Despite the beauty of it, not everyone is a fan of shorter days, lots of time spent indoors and increased odds of developing colds. Luckily, there’s some research out there that suggests that CBD might help you when it comes to the common cold, so at least there’s that.

Mon
20
Jan

First probable vaping-related illness reported in Newfoundland and Labrador

Health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador have reported the province’s first probable case of a lung illness related to vaping.

The province’s chief medical officer confirmed Friday that a person became ill in late 2019 after using a cannabis product, which was not available for testing.

The person was hospitalized but has since recovered.

The province did not release further details, citing privacy concerns.

Federal health officials say there have been 16 confirmed or probable cases of vaping-associated lung illnesses reported across Canada, not including the Newfoundland and Labrador case.

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Calgary cannabis chocolatier swamped with orders

While other segments of the cannabis industry have fallen on turbulent times, Calgary chocolatier Brad Churchill is putting out the help-wanted sign.

Earlier this month, Health Canada granted his firm, Choklat, what’s likely the country’s only cannabis processing licence held by a stand-alone food maker.

“The floodgates have opened. I’m looking at the (order) numbers and I’m just floored,” said Churchill, who’s been making conventional chocolates at his northeast plant for the past 12 years.

“There are four cannabis companies lining up for the production of millions of chocolates — one company alone wants two million chocolate bars.”

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Jan

Winnipeg’s cannabis-related emergency calls almost doubled in 2019

The City of Winnipeg is reporting cannabis-related emergency calls almost doubled last year compared with those in 2018 — although it has yet to define the cause.

This year, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) has received and responded to two patients in distress who said they had consumed cannabis-infused edibles, according to city officials.

In 2019, the WFPS reported receiving a total of 42 calls in which the caller reported having consumed cannabis-infused edibles. That almost doubled the number in 2018, when the WFPS reported receiving 23 edibles-related calls.

Fri
17
Jan

New film reveals dark side to Canada's cannabis research history

In 1972, 20 women were placed in two groups in isolation in a downtown hospital. Ten of the participants were instructed to smoke cannabis every night over the course of 98 days, with increasing THC potency over time. The other 10 study participants remained sober. All were given tasks to focus on during the day — like making braided macrame belts and wall hangings —while researchers observed their behaviour. The goal of the Ontario government-funded study, dubbed Project Venus, was to find out if cannabis affected productivity. 

Fri
17
Jan

Can CBD Help You Sleep? Here's What The Research Tells Us

How tired are you right now? If you're like many Americans, your answer probably leans more toward the sleep-deprived side.

Fri
17
Jan

3 Reasons Why Cannabis Is A Powerful Superfood

Numerous researchers and physicians have labeled cannabis a superfood, worthy of incorporation into your diet in some way or another. Here’s why.

Did you know that we’re supposed to get 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables every day? This equates to roughly two cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables. Although this is the recommended amount of fruit and veggies we should eat according to the USDA (United States Dietary Association), most of the American population doesn’t come close to meeting these guidelines.

Fri
17
Jan

Ontario Cannabis Store runs out of edibles just hours after online sales began

The Ontario Cannabis Store was entirely sold out of its new edible products about five hours after they went on sale online Thursday morning.

OCS said that at 8:59 a.m. it had roughly 3,000 customers in its "digital lobby" waiting for the new products to become available online.

"In less than half an hour, we were sold out of the soft chew category and other edible products were becoming very limited," OCS communications director Daffyd Roderick told CBC News in an email.

All edibles were sold out by around 2 p.m.

"We now have no edibles available, but still have reasonable stock of vape cartridges and batteries," Roderick said.

Thu
16
Jan

Canadians are still woefully uneducated about cannabis

s the first G7 country to legalize cannabis, Canada is becoming a point of reference for the global cannabis industry on production, distribution and retail models. The rest of the world is watching closely. However, far more educating about cannabis needs to be done. Consumers still don’t know enough about cannabis, the laws that govern it, and how to use it safely. Cannabis education is urgently needed, and is critical to the growth of the industry here and abroad.

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Cannabis can disrupt anxiety superhighway in the brain of mice, researchers find

Researchers may be closing in on exactly why cannabis is so good at countering anxiety.

A new study, published in the journal Neuron, explains that there is an anxiety generating superhighway in the brain that connects the amygdala, the brain’s emotional centre, with the prefrontal cortex, where decision making and impulse control are managed.

The more stressful the situation a person finds themselves in, the more firmly these two areas of the brain connect, quickly elevating anxiety.

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