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Welcome Canadian Veteran:
Michael “Blazer” Blais

Greetings from Niagara Falls, Ontario. My name is Michael Blais. My father’s heritage was French, but I was born and raised in an Anglophone Niagara Falls prior to the conception of official bilingualism. Pronounced in English, my last name is Blaze, as in fire. Perhaps it might not surprise you that I was tagged with the nickname of Blazer at an early age.  The “Blazer” references to cannabis are not obscure! Blazing one with Blazer… snicker. I was introduced to cannabis as a teenager working at a museum in Niagara Falls during the “groovy” seventies. I was a monster, my…


A Day in the Life of: A Manager at Apollo

Author: Sourena Saneei, Clinic Manager  “The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea…will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.” – Earl Nightingale My day starts when I first arrive at the clinic with a brief huddle with the Reception, Triage and Patient Care Specialist teams to recap the previous day’s experiences and to discuss our approach for the upcoming day. This quick chat allows us all to ensure, as a team, that our patients will be met with a seamless experience from start to finish.  Well, I’ll be honest, my…


A Day in the Life of: Insomnia & Cannabis

Author: Mark  Sleep. My best friend and enemy at the same time. Around 16 years old, I developed a habit of staying up late where I could do what I wanted without interruption, whether it was making music, playing video games, or reading books. Once University came around, I would purposefully look to schedule all of my classes in the afternoon, knowing I had become a nighthawk. I had worked my way through school, and found a job that worked with my schedule at a hotel doing banquets. The shifts were from 5pm to around 3am, and I decided to…


How Can Medical Cannabis Help with Mutliple Myeloma?

Marijuana for Multiple Myeloma

Although it has been legal in Canada for nearly two decades, the use of medical cannabis still remains a hot topic of discussion in the medical world. Despite this, many people have used cannabis to treat all kinds of health conditions, even more, serious ones like cancer. From our medical marijuana doctors in BC to Ontario, doctors are finding cannabis may be beneficial in treating various symptoms. One type of cancer that seems to be more vulnerable to cannabis is multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood.  Multiple Myeloma: An Overview Multiple myeloma is rare cancer that targets the plasma…


How Can Medical Cannabis Help OCD?

Cannabis for OCD

There is research that’s being done to show how the endocannabinoid system (ECS) can play an important role in affecting our fear, anxiety, and repetitive behaviours. The question now becomes; does it have any effect on obsessive-compulsive disorder? Could cannabis-based products be the solution many people with OCD are looking for? This article hopes to explore the relationship between weed and OCD. These types of questions are frequently asked at Apollo and others in Medical Cannabis Toronto. An article that was published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, scientists from the Weil Cornell Medical College and Columbia University examined the possibility…