Using Cannabis to Manage Fibromyalgia

Patients use Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) dominant cannabis strains to help them manage symptoms of Fibromyalgia.    Fibromyalgia is a condition in which chronic widespread pain is the primary complaint. It is most often diagnosed in women and has a high prevalence…

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Suffering from Migraines and Chronic Headaches? Medical Cannabis Can Help!

Chronic headaches, migraines and tension headaches are all painful conditions which can have debilitating effects on patients’ lives. An estimated 50% of the world’s population suffers from headache disorders, with over 2.7 million migraine sufferers reported in Canada. If you suffer from one of these chronic…

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Trouble Sleeping? Why Patients in Canada May Look to Medical Marijuana

Patients use Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) dominant cannabis strains to help them improve their quality and duration of sleep.  Cannabis and Sleep: A Promising Sedative Sleep has a significant impact on health. Good quality sleep helps the brain battle inflammation…

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ACMPR: Greater Access to Medical Cannabis for Canadian Patients?

Changes to the Medical Cannabis Landscape in Canada With so many changes ahead on both the medical and recreational cannabis landscapes, the issues of patient access and patient care are at the forefront. August 24, 2016 marks the day that the new…

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The Many Ways Cannabis Helps Cancer Patients

Symptoms of cancer are wide-spread and often specific to the area in which the tumour has developed. Approximately 50-95% of all cancer patients experience pain at some point in their illness. For many, this pain remains uncontrolled and many more experience…

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Introducing the GrowWise Health Team

At GrowWise Health, we provide complimentary personalized education to help patients and healthcare providers make informed choices about their medical cannabis treatment. Our Patient Educators combine healthcare knowledge and cannabis expertise to help patients achieve optimal results and improve their…

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Multiple Studies Show Cannabis Can Promote Weight Loss, Stress Management, and Healthy Living

We often think of cannabis as lending itself to what is commonly perceived as the “stoner” lifestyle—that is, a bag of chips, and some down time on the couch. But, as research becomes more comprehensive, the knowledge surrounding medical uses…

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Cannabis and Opioids: Friends or Foes?

Despite recent shifts in research and public opinion, opioids continue to be widely prescribed to patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain conditions. Although opioids are known to be helpful for managing chronic pain symptoms, they are often accompanied by side effects when used…

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How Cannabis Can Help Promote Mental Health

One of the more highly stigmatized uses of cannabis is for the management of mental health conditions. Mental health is already a highly stigmatized topic in our society. Add another stigmatized issue, marijuana, and voila: yet another barrier patients must…

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DIY Canna-oil: Use Your Favourite Strains To Make Your Own Cannabis Oil!

  With advances in legislation and improved access for patients, there are many ways to use your medical cannabis to manage your symptoms and condition. In addition to vaporizing, patients are also using cannabis oils which can be ingested directly…

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