Cannabis is now legal in Canada for adult consumption. This, however, has opened a door an even larger benefit. Learn more in this article.
A hundred years ago, there were very few places in the world that were not kind to nature’s herb. It wasn’t until the early 1900s that places began to criminalize cannabis, a plant that had been utilized in cultures globally for a plethora of medical conditions. For almost the past century there has been a […]
Is cannabis medicine? While the broad consensus these days is a resounding yes, chances are that 50 years ago this question would have been met with some mixture of outrage, indignation, and dismissal. Since the advent of cannabis prohibition in North America, almost any suggestion of or allusion to cannabis’ tremendous medicinal value would be […]
Could the end of Canada’s medical cannabis program be near? If it were left up to a few doctors in Canada, it would come to an end this fall as the country ushers in a legal retail adult consumption market. According to the Canadian Medical Association Vice-President of Medical Professionalism, many doctors in Canada are […]
Why it’s important not to demonize THC in the quest to legitimize cannabis as a medicine. The fight to legitimize medical cannabis has been an uphill battle fraught with pushback from billion-dollar pharmaceutical corporations, persecution, stigma, political controversy, and outright propaganda. For individuals using the plant to cope, this environment has been a waking […]
For advocates of cannabis medicines, FDA support is a holy grail of sorts. And it was achieved in part yesterday when the FDA put their stamp of approval on a highly regulated, meticulously formulated cannabis pharmaceutical. If this is news to you, you’re probably not the parent of a child with severe epilepsy—Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet […]
In regards to cannabis, the ensemble effect refers to the combination of cannabinoids & terpenoids to produce different effects than they have on their own.
Medical experts favour highly-regulated, highly-repeatable therapeutic options when it comes to cannabis, which is something producers have been struggling with for a while. Canopy Health Innovations, the partly-owned biopharmaceutical research and development arm of Canopy Growth Corporation just announced that it had filed eight provisional US patents for the delivery and application of cannabis and […]
Until recently, we didn’t quite know what cannabinoids were, and now talk of these cannabis-derived chemical compounds is everywhere. Scientists knew about cannabinoids and that some are made by the body (endocannabinoids) and others by plants (phytocannabinoids), but it wasn’t until 1988 that the first cannabinoid receptor was discovered. Now we know that humans rely […]
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease that is found in those with a history of repetitive brain trauma. This is very prominent in football players and military veterans. With a constant rise in patients with the condition, doctors are beginning to research the prevalence and incidence of CTE. One team at the […]