Cannabis and Mental Health

This week's post is a guest submission by Michelle Thiessen. Michelle is a Master's student in Clinical Psychology at the University of British Columbia, focusing on cannabis and mental health. She is also the Treasurer for Canadian Students for Sensible Drug…

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Cannabis Myths Debunked!

This article was originally published by Tonic Toronto. The online version can be accessed here.    For years, when I heard the words “cannabis”, “marijuana” or “weed”, I did what most people did and associated them with “getting high”, “feeling anxious”,and “that…

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Is Cannabis Harm Reduction?

This week's post is a special contribution from Dessy Pavlova, Vice Chair of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP).  Medical cannabis is often used to help break the cycle of chronic pain for various conditions, and its overall therapeutic…

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How To Talk To Your Doctor About Medical Cannabis

Is Medical Cannabis Right for You? Medical cannabis isn't for everyone. Certainly, there are some clear contraindications for cannabinoid based treatments, but cannabis is continuing to gain a lot of traction in the patient community. In many cases, cannabis is becoming the preferred treatment option,…

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What Will Happen To Medical Patients Once Cannabis Is Legalized?

The legalization Task Force is presently concerned with developing a system to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis for recreational or, what is also referred to as personal, use. Their advice will help inform the federal government as…

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What is Medical Cannabis and How Does it Work?

What is Medical Cannabis?  Medical cannabis is a term commonly used to refer to the cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana. Cannabis sativa is a plant with many medicinal properties that has been used for thousands of years. Cannabis is made…

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Cannabis In The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a complex form of cancer, with nearly 1.7 million cases diagnosed in 2012 . According to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, "in 2015, it is estimated that 25,000 women and 220 men in Canada will be diagnosed with…

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Cannabis For Women’s Health

The medical cannabis industry has created a unique space where women can explore their health needs in a whole new way. In addition to revolutionizing the way in which many patients and physicians choose to mange chronic and debilitating conditions,…

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The Importance of Putting Medical Marijuana Patients First

  Ever since the government made it clear that it plans to legalize marijuana there has been a boom in the legal and illegal cannabis industry. This boom has raised a lot of questions about what legalization will look like,…

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How Cannabis Can Help You Manage Your Arthritis

Arthritis patients use Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) dominant cannabis strains to help them improve their quality of life.  September is Arthritis Awareness Month The medical cannabis landscape in Canada is rapidly changing. As more and more doctors, researchers and patients…

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