Study: cannabis use decreases opioid dependency

A landmark study released by HelloMD and the University of Berkeley, shows that medical cannabis is not only a preferred treatment option for chronic pain, but also reduces patient dependency on opioids. “The latest publication from the National Academy of Sciences clearly refuted the ‘gateway drug’ theory that using marijuana can lead to opioid addiction, instead finding evidence … Continued

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Canada now has 50 Licensed Producers

After a new cannabis producer was approved by Health Canada last week, Canada now has 50 Licensed Producers. Licensed Producers are the only cannabis producers and distributors who can legally grow and sell cannabis to consumers in Canada, and they can only sell to people with a medical prescription for marijuana. Last week, Sundial Growers, … Continued

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Ask 420: How does cannabis legalization compare to tobacco?

Q: How does cannabis legalization in Canada compare to tobacco legislation? A: The two acts (Tobacco Act and the proposed Cannabis Act) in Canada differ in many areas, but they are similar in their focus on restricting youth access, enhancing awareness and advertising restrictions. The proposed Cannabis Act contains promotion and packaging prohibitions similar to those … Continued

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420 Recipe: Creamy Pot Pasta

Every week we show you how to make edibles from your medical cannabis. This week, a recipe for pot-infused creamy pasta. Ingredients:  1/2 cup cannabis cream 1/4 cup olive oil 1 red onion 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 pound assorted mushrooms 1/4 cup white wine 1 tablespoon beef stock Pasta of your choice Parmesan cheese … Continued

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The importance of a medical cannabis journal

When using medical cannabis, especially if you’re a new user, it’s important to track your progress, which is where a medical cannabis journal comes in handy. There’s a number of reasons you’ll want a cannabis journal: tracking results, dosage, strains, etc. Here’s a few tips for starting and keeping a cannabis journal: Find somewhere to … Continued

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Ask 420: What is Cannabis Oil?

Q: What is cannabis oil?  A: Cannabis oil is extracted from marijuana plants, and contains numerous cannabinoids. Cannabis oil is incredibly concentrated and thus has different results. When starting out with cannabis oil, it’s best to start slow and learn how your body interacts with cannabis oil and how long it takes to come into … Continued

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Ask 420: What is microdosing?

You may have heard a lot about “microdosing” lately, as the media is latching onto this concept that’s making waves around the world. Microdosing has long been linked to psychedelic drugs like LSD, but microdosing is increasingly being embraced by cannabis users, especially for medicinal purposes. What microdosing is, is simply taking small amounts of … Continued

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