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How to get a Medical Marijuana Prescription from Apollo

If you’ve decided that you’re ready to try medicinal cannabis, we welcome you. We know that for some of you, it may have been a long road of pain and suffering to reach this point, and we are here with open arms to make your journey using cannabis based medicine, easy, educational and as comfortable […]

The Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana in Canada

For many Canadians, gaining legal access to safe, reliable medical marijuana is the golden ticket to a life worth living. However, with so much conflicting information in the news and online about marijuana dispensaries, coupled with the anticipated, alleged legalization of Cannabis on Canada day 2018, we wanted to shed some light on how medical […]

MMAR vs MMPR: Canadian Cannabis Regulation Simplified

When Health Canada announced in April, 2014 that they were replacing the MMAR with a new set of rules – the MMPR – to regulate the production and distribution of medical cannabis, many people were left asking “but how does this affect me?” To simplify the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, lets break it down […]

Cannabis Oil: What’s the Hype?

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court allowed patients using medical marijuana to legally alter their dried cannabis into oils. Before this point, it was considered unlawful as the previous regulations only allowed the vaporization of dried cannabis. Since the ruling, more waves have been made in the medical marijuana industry, and some insurance companies may […]

How Genetics Play a Role in Chronic Pain

The topic of chronic pain is a sensitive subject. Currently, 1 in 5 Canadians report suffering from chronic pain. Chronic pain costs the Canadian economy $50-$60 billion annually, and is the number one reason for seeking health care. Many cases are linked to traumatic experiences, such as a physical or occupational trauma, or psychological distress; […]

Apollo Makes Significant Waves in the Medical Marijuana Industry

Since the launch of the organization in 2013, Apollo Applied Research has distinguished ourselves as a leading clinic, providing innovative pain management approaches to patients through our Medical Cannabis treatment program. The study, which launched March 2015, has seen a dramatic involvement, with hundreds of patients on board to help shape the future of medical […]

Survey Suggests Marijuana Helps Best at Easing Fibromyalgia Pain

Recently, an online study with over 1,300 fibromyalgia patients was conducted by the National Pain Foundation and National Pain Report. In this study, patients were asked a series of questions related to their pain scores, quality of life, and opinions on a variety of FDA approved drugs for treating fibromyalgia. The three drugs – Cymbalta, […]

Managing Chronic Pain and Depression Through Proper Nutrition

It’s no surprise that when we eat well, we feel better about ourselves too. Our bodies require nutrients and vitamins in order to function to the best of its ability and make us feel and look our best. One of the many issues with chronic pain, is that sometimes, the effort required to make these […]

Cannabis Usage Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

In light of Stroke Month, let’s delve into cannabinoid research, and its effect on stroke prevention and treatment. Many studies have been done on the effects of cannabis use, and the link to stroke risk. As part of The Stroke Prevention in Young Adults Study, researchers from the University of Maryland assessed past marijuana users […]

Tips When Visiting a New Doctor

Seeing a new doctor in which you are not familiar with can be an intimidating and uncomfortable experience. Health is a personal issue, therefore addressing concerns with a stranger can make people feel more closed off, potentially leading to misdiagnosis or not fully getting the treatment that would work best. If you are visiting a […]