Will Legalization Effect Medical Cannabis?

As recreational cannabis becomes fully legalized this summer, many patients are trying to decipher what this means within the medical cannabis community, and ultimately, how it will affect them. Although we are still awaiting the final approval of the Cannabis…

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How to Store Your Dried Flower

Unlike other prescriptions, storing dried flower isn’t just about keeping it away from other people in your household (although that is incredibly critical). In addition to safety, the specific way cannabis is stored can greatly affect its quality. Without proper…

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How to Use Your Dried Flower

Despite the notable rise in popularity of oils and concentrates, dried flower is still what comes to mind for most when using cannabis. Dried flower is exactly what it sounds like—the flowers, or ‘buds’ of the cannabis plant. Buds are…

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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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