New Research on Cannabidiol for Epileptic Children

New research from the New England Journal of Medicine, outlines more evidence to support the effectiveness of cannabis to reduce seizures in epileptic children with Dravet syndrome. Epilepsy is a neurological disease that causes various forms of seizures, ranging from undetectable to full-body convulsions. There are six main types of seizures associated with Epilepsy: clonic, … Continued

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Study: Canadians are replacing prescription drugs with cannabis

A new landmark study by researchers Philippe Lucas and Zach Walsh (in conjunction with Tilray), found that an impressive number of Canadians are replacing their drug prescriptions with medical cannabis. Their research shows that 63 per cent of respondents reported to be using medical cannabis in place of prescription medications. To be more specific, here’s … Continued

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The fastest-growing demographic for medical marijuana? Seniors

The fastest-growing user base of medical marijuana, are adults in their 70s, 80s and 90s. Many seniors are trying cannabis for the first time, after having failed luck with pharmaceuticals for things like chronic pain, insomnia, depression and anxiety. There is much misconception that medical cannabis causes euphoric effects, but products like CBD oils do … Continued

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The Benefits of Vaporizing Over Smoking

When it comes to ingesting marijuana, the classic image that comes to mind is someone smoking a joint. This is not the ideal method for many, because of health concerns, the stigma, etc. Vaporizing is actually the the most recommended method for ingesting marijuana as it removes the harmful effects of smoke, since cannabis is inhaled via … Continued

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Parkinson’s and Medical Marijuana

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and if you weren’t aware before, marijuana is a treatment option with impressive benefits for patients with Parkinson’s. What is Parkinson’s? Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease. Movement is normally controlled by dopamine, a chemical that carries signals between the nerves in the brain. But when cells that produce dopamine die, Parkinson’s … Continued

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Medical Marijuana and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

April is IBS Awareness Month, an initiative to bring attention to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). What is IBS? IBS is a disorder that affects the colon, where abdominal pain is present, along with a range of symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation or perhaps alternating episodes of both. How can medical marijuana help? Medical cannabis has … Continued

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Medical Marijuana and Post-Concussion Syndrome

What is post-concussion syndrome? Post-concussion syndrome is a disorder that can occur after someone suffers a concussion. Patients with this disorder can exhibit various symptoms such as headaches and dizziness, which can last for weeks or even months following the concussion. How can medical marijuana help?  Medical marijuana can be used to effectively treat many symptoms associated … Continued

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