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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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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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420 Weekly News Roundup

In case you missed anything, here’s your weekly roundup of medical marijuana industry news for January 2 – 8: Legal marijuana is growing faster than the dot-com boom http://ow.ly/VfdE307E7Is  How does medical marijuana help Alzheimers? http://ow.ly/aveQ307EoAA  Three things everyone should know about cannabis and exercise http://ow.ly/hRjV307GR5i  420 recipe: cannabis almond milk http://ow.ly/2Clc307GSlE  Ask 420: How long … Continued

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2016 Canada Cannabis Year in Review

This year was a monumental one for marijuana in Canada, and as we bid 2016 farewell this weekend, here’s a look back at the biggest cannabis stories in our country this year. Aurora launched same-day delivery in Calgary: the Licensed Producer launched same-day delivery services to those in Calgary and surrounding area for medical marijuana. … Continued

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420 Weekly Marijuana News Roundup

In case you missed anything last week, here’s a recap of medical marijuana industry news for the week of September 19 to 25: Legalizing pot will have ‘up-front costs,’ task force head warns (CBC) For Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week last week, how marijuana helps (420 Clinic) Hempfest is coming to Calgary (Calgary Herald) Cannabis being … Continued

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Featured Licensed Producer: Broken Coast

In a new feature on our blog, we’ll be profiling the Licensed Producers in Canada, so you can get a feel for your options and what they all specialize in. This week, is Broken Coast. We grow hydroponically in a custom-built facility, featuring lab-grade paneling, HEPA air filtration, and hygienic surfaces. Plants are grown in small batches in … Continued

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