Is There a Risk for Medical Cannabis Overdose?

Is There a Risk for Medical Cannabis Overdose?

Medical cannabis is legal in Canada, but there are multiple misconceptions surrounding its use. Until recently, there have been a few studies centered on the effects of cannabinoids. Lack of general knowledge and this useful drug’s prior status as an illegal substance...
CBD for Chronic Pain

CBD for Chronic Pain

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid compound found in cannabis. Unlike the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t produce any psychoactive effects, which is the “high” that cannabis typically produces. This compound has been found to contain several...
Facts to Know about Marijuana Legalization

Facts to Know about Marijuana Legalization

AAs the federal government is set to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Canada by July 2018 (medical cannabis use is already accepted to alleviate health problems), many of us may not fully understand the aspects of cannabis legalization, otherwise known as...
Can Cannabis Help Cure HIV?

Can Cannabis Help Cure HIV?

While a cure for HIV and AIDS has not yet been developed, cannabis may provide temporary relief of symptoms (e.g. nausea, neuropathic pain, and depression). Although research on cannabis is limited, some studies claim that it can have positive effects on your health....
Who Is Eligible?

Who Is Eligible?

Under Health Canada’s ACMPR program, tens of thousands Canadians are legal to possess and use medical marijuana. When used as as part of a health care strategy Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes (CTP) is an effective and safe alternative to other pharmaceuticals....
What Happens to the Body when Using Cannabis

What Happens to the Body when Using Cannabis

Marijuana. Cannabis. Weed. Pot. No matter the term you use, it is a misunderstood drug that has benefits when properly prescribed and used. Ancient peoples throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa used cannabis to improve health and treat disease. If your...
How Medical Marijuana Helps Cancer Patients

How Medical Marijuana Helps Cancer Patients

Recent studies indicate that medical marijuana could be a cure for cancer. According to some researchers, medical cannabis inhibits the growth and spread of cancer cells and tumours. The research is not conclusive, but what we do know is that medical marijuana...
Medical Cannabis as Treatment for Anxiety

Medical Cannabis as Treatment for Anxiety

According to research, at least three million Canadians suffer from anxiety or mood disorders. This impacts their daily activities and makes it hard for them to work or study. To cope with anxiety, some change their sleeping habits or try relaxation techniques, but...
Cannabis Benefits

Cannabis Benefits

Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes regulations, marijuana is available for patients who would benefit from cannabis treatment. Marijuana has been proven to be effective in relieving chronic pain, nausea from chemotherapy, and alleviating anxiety. The...