Breaking Down the New ACMPR

Today, new medical marijuana rules came into effect for Canada, where the Access to Cannabis for Medical Marijuana Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) will replace the current MMPR. The ACMPR is Canada’s response to the Federal Court of Canada’s February 2016 decision in Allard v. Canada. This decision found that requiring individuals to get their marijuana only … Continued

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420 Weekly News Roundup

In case you missed anything, here’s your recap of weekly news in the medical marijuana industry for the week of August 15 – 21: How effective is cannabis for chronic pain relief? (Leafly) Cupping therapy came into the limelight last week, thanks to the Olympics. Here’s what it is.  

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Medical Marijuana and Fibromyalgia

On another edition of Medical Monday, we are looking at how medical cannabis can help with fibromyalgia. While the cause of fibromyalgia is widely debated, Dr. Ethan Russo, a prominent neurologist and pharmacologist who has dedicated much of his professional career studying cannabis and the endocannabinoid system, theorized that fibromyalgia could be related to Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD). The endocannabinoid system … Continued

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Ask 420: Is my medical marijuana quality-controlled?

Is my medical marijuana quality-controlled? Yes. Licensed Producers in Canada are required to follow the Technical Specifications for Testing Dried Marihuana for Medical Purposes, set out by Health Canada. This document outlines the conditions that must be met for medical marijuana in Canada. Health Canada also inspects Licensed Producers regularly to ensure they are meeting the … Continued

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Medical Marijuana and HIV/AIDS

HIV and AIDS are serious diseases with major side effects, and one in three HIV/AIDS patients turn to medical marijuana to ward off the symptoms and illnesses associated with this disease. What is HIV/AIDS?  HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a disease that compromises the immune system, by killing white blood cells. Because white blood cells … Continued

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