Does CBD Oil Expire?

Does CBD Oil Expire? In Short – Yes, but you’ve got a good amount of time. Have you ever gone to use your oil you forgot about in the cupboard months later and find it seemed a bit off? Whether it was the murky consistency, cloudy colour, or a different taste, CBD oils will eventually lose their freshness and potency.  The exact amount of time depends on the type of oil it is and how it’s been stored. It’s good to know that when we are discussing the cannabis oil eventually spoiling, it’s not the CBD itself but the base…

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How Does CBD Oil Work for Migraines?

How Does CBD Oil Work for Migraines?  Based on data from a 2010 study, an estimated 8.3% of Canadians reported being diagnosed with migraines. This equates to 2.7 million Canadians who have a migraine diagnosis, let alone those who do not seek professional help for the condition.  Migraines are intense headaches which may last anywhere from a few hours to several days. The condition can become debilitating and is often associated with nausea and vomiting.  Many migraine sufferers are turning to natural products, including cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD), to treat their condition. Traditional migraine treatments do not always work and…

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How Does CBD Work for Autism Spectrum Disorder?

How Does CBD Work for Autism Spectrum Disorder? Last year the Public Health Agency of Canada released a startling statistic in that 1 in 66 Canadian children, aged 5-17 has autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Boys are 4-5 times more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder than girls.  Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder Since autism presents differently in different people and can take different forms, the disorder autism has now been redefined on a spectrum and is now referred to autism spectrum disorder or ASD to reflect the diversity in challenges and strengths that people on the spectrum have.   According…

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How Does CBD Oil Work for Invisible Illnesses?

How Does CBD Oil Work for Invisible Illnesses? People with invisible illnesses may look “perfectly healthy” on the outside, but on the inside, they may be living with severe pain, discomfort, and the interruption of a productive and happy life due to their invisible illness. There is not one list in existence that lists all invisible illnesses, but the consensus is that invisible illness, or invisible disabilities are illnesses that are not immediately apparent. Simply, you cannot “tell” that someone has an invisible illness just by looking at them, but inside, they may be waging an internal war with their…

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Vaporizing Cannabis Versus Smoking Cannabis

Vaporizing Cannabis Versus Smoking Cannabis There are several options when it comes to consuming cannabis, including edibles, concentrates, vaporizing and smoking. Smoking is the most popular form of cannabis consumption although vaporizing, or vaping cannabis is gaining in popularity.  Forbes magazine reported that concentrate sales are expected to be equal to that of cannabis flower sales by 2022 and equal 8.4 billion dollars annually. Over half of all concentrate sales can be attributed to pre-filled vaping cartridges. It has become obvious that consumers are searching for more discreet, health conscious and error-free way to dose cannabis.  Health Canada and Apollo…

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How Does CBD Oil Work for Multiple Sclerosis?

How Does CBD Oil Work for Multiple Sclerosis? According to The MS Society of Canada, an estimated 77,000 Canadians live with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), with Canada having one of the highest rates of the disease.  MS is classified as an auto-immune disease, affecting the central nervous system and the brain’s ability to effectively communicate via signals to the rest of the body. The disease attacks myelin, the protective covering of the nerves, causing inflammation and often damaging the myelin. It is myelin that is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses through nerve fibres and when it is damaged, the…

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Is CBD Oil Legal in Canada?

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Recreational cannabis was legalized on October 17, 2018, under the Federal Government of Canada’s Cannabis Act, but there still remains quite a bit of confusion about what products are legal. CBD oil made from cannabis plants, and produced by Health Canada approved Licensed Producers are legal, both medicinally and recreationally.   CBD Oil can be purchased through a Licensed Producer (LP) for patients who have a medical prescription to consume cannabis. You may also be able to purchase CBD oil in legal recreational outlets such as the Ontario Cannabis store, or approved brick & mortar retailers, however, ( at the time…

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Does OHIP Cover Medical Marijuana?

If you’re considering trying medical marijuana, you may be wondering if it’s covered by OHIP. In this post, we’ll discuss if medical cannabis is covered by provincial health insurance programs or private insurance. We’ll also go over alternative options to save money on your medication. Does OHIP Cover Medical Marijuana? The short answer: Medical marijuana appointments with a qualified doctor are covered by OHIP. However, the medical marijuana you are prescribed—and cannabis-related devices such as vaporizers—are not covered by OHIP. Medical cannabis doesn’t have a DIN (drug identification number) yet. For this reason, it isn’t covered by OHIP and other…

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Take a Deep Breath: Let’s Educate Ourselves on the Workings of a Vaporizer

What’s a Vaporizer / What is ‘Vaping’ A vaporizer is a device that allows you to inhale cannabis vapor Vaporizing is a smokeless, efficient form of inhalation; the process of heating up dried cannabis to a temperature below its combustion point of 392°F. Using a vaporizer requires finely grinding up dried cannabis flower, which is then heated to the point where the desired cannabinoids (typically found in the resin of the flower), are released without igniting/destroying the material. Vaporization Health Canada and Apollo Applied Research Inc. recommend that medical cannabis be administered by vaporization. Research has shown that vaporization can…

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Information That You Might Not Know About THC, at Your Fingertips

Everything you need to know about THC Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known THC, is one of over 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. THC is a cannabinoid that produces the “high” or intoxicating effect that most people associate with using cannabis. It is a psychoactive cannabinoid and can produce mind-altering effects in the consumer. The average cannabis strain is believed to have contained an average of less than 10% THC during the 1980s, whereas modern strains demonstrate an average THC percentage of 15%, with some strains testing as high as 30%. Cannabis has certainly evolved as people have continued to discover the…

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Heard About Terpenes? Here’s How They Can Benefit Your Treatment with Medical Cannabis

What are Terpenes? Terpenes are the oils that give cannabis its smell and flavor, but they may also have potential medicinal benefits. Cannabis plants can contain multiple terpenes—and the combination helps make each strain (or type) unique. This means cannabis plant breeders have many possible combinations and can grow a plant with specific characteristics, scents, and flavors in mind. The combination and ratio of cannabinoids & terpenes in each unique cannabis strain is part of the reason why cannabis can be such a personalized medication which may work for various conditions. You may have heard cannabis experts commenting on the…

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Medical vs. Recreational Cannabis: Are You Aware of These Key Differentiators?

Medical vs. Recreational Cannabis in Canada Under The Cannabis Act, both medical and recreational cannabis is now legal in Canada and millions of Canadians are taking advantage of this new freedom within the country. This new emergence of legal cannabis has some Canadians wondering what the difference is between medical and recreational cannabis, making it a popular topic of conversation within and external to the cannabis community. Worth noting, when examining the question of the differences between medical and recreational cannabis, it is important to acknowledge that consumption, and the intended effects of use, comes down to the intent and…

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Take a Quick Look at How Health Insurance Coverage Works for Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis and Insurance More than 17 years after cannabis was first legalized in Canada for medical use, some insurers are just beginning to cover the cost of the medication. Most coverage includes just a handful of conditions that qualify and does not cover the cost of medical cannabis for most users. Many Licensed Producers (LPs) offer benefits to low-income individuals such as compassionate pricing and free vaporizers, but this does not cover the entire cost of the medication. One of the biggest benefits for medical cannabis consumers is the ability to write off cannabis medication when it comes to…

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ACMPR PERSONAL PRODUCTION LICENSE

Are you Interested in Growing Your own Medical Cannabis? Apollo can Help! Apollo helps patients apply for a personal production license with Health Canada, so you are legally allowed to grow a certain amount of cannabis plants for your own personal medical use. In order to legally grow medical cannabis in Canada, you must: Be over the age of 18 Have no prior cannabis convictions Be prescribed medical cannabis by a physician Fill out and submit an application to Health Canada, along with the original medical document ( prescription ) Apollo helps patients every step of the way to ensure you are successful in…

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Gain a Clear Understanding of Our Online Consultation and Prescription Procedures

Medical Cannabis is Personalized Medicine. After consulting with one of our physicians, Apollo will help you build a personalized treatment plan where one of our patient educators will assist you with dose, strain, and product selection, best for your needs specifically. Apollo Makes it Simple to Help You Get Access to Medical Cannabis to Give You The Relief You Deserve. Our goal at Apollo Cannabis Clinics, is to help patients in need gain access to reliable and high quality medical cannabis through Health Canada approved Licensed Producers. Cannabis is emerging as an effective tool to help treat many medical conditions. Book…

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Your Hand Guide to Choosing & Ordering from a Licensed Medical Cannabis Producer

Things to Consider When Choosing an ACMPR Licensed Producer: Licensed Producers currently represent the only legal avenue to access and purchase medical cannabis in Canada. But oftentimes new patients get a prescription for medical cannabis and then aren’t sure of what to do next. Here are some things to consider when evaluating licensed producers: Product Selection When choosing a Licensed Producer (LP) the most important factor to consider is: do they have the products and strains right for you. Some LP’s specialize in dried cannabis, where other excel at producing oils and capsules. An Apollo patient educator will help you…

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CBD Oil for Medical Purposes: The What, How and Why

What is CBD Oil? CBD oil is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that comes from the Cannabis plant. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is extracted from the cannabis plant and mixed with a carrier oil. both the industrial hemp and cannabis parts of the plant. CBD extracted from the cannabis plant is only sold by Health Canada approved licensed producers. Patients can purchase this CBD oil directly from the LP they register with, after being prescribed by a Healthcare Practitioner. How Does CBD Oil Work? CBD oil acts on the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is found in all mammals and contains…

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Wondering How an Opioid Is Different from Cannabis? Here’s a Rundown on Both

Cannabis: An Ancient Plant Used Throughout History Cannabis has been used to treat ailments since 4000 BC. Despite its abilities to offer relief for those in pain, this drug became demonized and criminalized beginning in the early 20th century. Conversely, in the 1990s, opioid prescriptions took off, leading to an epidemic of dependency and overdoses. Until this time, chronic pain was severely untreated. Cannabis has been proven to alleviate chronic pain without the health risks posed by opioids. Our team at Apollo Cannabis Clinic Toronto created the below infographic, “Cannabis Vs. Opioids,” to offer an in-depth comparison between these two drugs – and ultimately…

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Looking to Be Educated About Cannabis? Our Experts Break It Down for You.

Each Patient at Apollo is Unique, Just Like Each Cannabis Strain. At Apollo, our Physicians and Patient Educators are here to help you navigate the medical cannabis world. We realize not everyone reacts the same way using medical cannabis as treatment, and we are here to help you through that process. We provide you with as much, or as little support as needed. Some of the topics our Patient Educators will help you understand better can be found below: CBD and THC CBD and THC are the two most common chemical compounds found within the cannabis plant. These compounds can…

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Learn About the Different Strains of Cannabis & the Science Behind Them

Cannabis can be confusing to a novice user as there are hundreds of strains available on the recreational and medical market. Each strain contains a unique profile of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids which all act in unison to produce the effects a user experiences. It takes time to determine which strain and terpene profile works best for individualized needs as well as determine an appropriate dosage for each strain. There are three basic classes of cannabis: indica, sativa and hybrid. Each class produces distinct effects, although even these effects differ amongst different strains in the same class. It can take…

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ACMPR vs MMPR vs MMAR: Canadian Cannabis Regulation Simplified

When Health Canada announced on August 24, 2016 that they were replacing the MMPR ( Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations ), with a new set of rules – the ACMPR, many patients were left asking :”but how does this affect me?” To simplify the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation, let’s break it down piece by piece. What is the ACMPR? The ACMPR is an acronym for the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation. The ACMPR is a result of the Allard v Canada case that ruled the former regulations, the MMPR infringed on Canadian patient’s right…

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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 even be on board with actually covering cannabis oil, due to its ability to be concentrated into consecutive doses in the form of pills, therefore leading to doses being more regulated and consistent. With all the hype currently going around about cannabis oils, you may…

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Cannabis and Legalization: 5 Reasons to Have a Prescription vs Self-medicating

Medical Cannabis has been legal since 2001, and since October 17th, 2018, recreational cannabis is now available for Canadians. Even with recreational cannabis being legalized, there are still numerous benefits to being prescribed medical cannabis through a healthcare practitioner, as opposed to self-medicating with recreationally purchased cannabis. In this post, we outline 5 reasons why you’ll still want a medical marijuana prescription, and the care and support that comes along with being a medical cannabis patient through a cannabis clinic. Medical vs. Recreational Marijuana Medical marijuana is marijuana that is prescribed by a doctor to treat specific health conditions and…

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Can Cannabis Cure Cancer?

Prevalence & Description of Cancer Cancer is the leading cause of death among Canadians. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, nearly 1 in 2 Canadians are expected to experience cancer in their lifetime, with 1 in 4 Canadians expected to die from the disease. In 2017, it was estimated that 206,200 cases of cancer would be diagnosed, with this prevalence expected to increase by 80% by 2030 than the prevalence recorded in 2005. Cancer is a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body, with this cell proliferation being what causes cancer to…

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Is Medical Cannabis Legal for Children?

Cannabis use for medical purposes is gaining popularity in Canada as it can be used to treat a wide range of physical ailments and symptoms. Medical cannabis use extends to children and has been shown to help treat or manage symptoms of seizures, epilepsy, ADD, ADHD, autism and childhood cancers. As children are not just “tiny adults” all medical cannabis use in children should be supervised by a licensed medical professional. Under the Cannabis Act, medical cannabis use does not have an age restriction as with recreational cannabis use. Children are eligible to receive a medical cannabis recommendation that is…

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How Medical Cannabis Can Help Pain Manangement

The term cannabis is used to refer to the cannabis sativa plant. Though it originated in Asia, the plant is now grown globally, including in Canada. Cannabis products can come in many forms, including fresh/dried herbal material, oil, chemically concentrated extracts, edibles, and more. There are two well-researched cannabinoids out of the vast amount within the cannabis plant. These are THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). THC is the chemical element that leads to the “high” reaction to cannabis, as it is responsible for the way your brain and body responds to the plant. THC does have therapeutic effects, though the higher…

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Are You Eligible For Medical Marijuana?

Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) has been in effect since August 24th, 2016. The ACMPR details the result of a Federal Court ruling that allows Canadians to access medical marijuana. However, medical marijuana is not available to just anyone. Eligibility depends on many factors. Are you eligible for medical marijuana? If you suffer from chronic pain and have tried traditional medications and therapies but to no avail, you could be eligible for medical marijuana. Many people who receive a prescription for medicinal cannabis are suffering from chronic pain symptoms that have been present for more…

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THC VS CBD: Which One is Better For Me

 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Can help treat pain, PTSD, depression, nausea, sleep related issues and much more. Depending on its percentage strength, THC strains can cause psychoactive effects.  Cannabidiol (CBD) is non-intoxicating. It can help to reduce inflammation, reduce anxiety, relieve pain & can even treat seizures & more. An Apollo patient educator will use our wealth of knowledge to help you select strains and products with the right levels of the compounds THC & CBD. Each Patient at Apollo is Unique, Just Like Each Cannabis Strain. At Apollo, our Physicians and Patient Educators are here to help you navigate the medical cannabis world….

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Hemp CBD Oil vs. Cannabis CBD Oil: 6 Differences You Need To Know

You’ve probably seen hemp CBD oils sold online or even in a local convenience store. With CBD’s therapeutic benefits becoming more widely known, you may have wondered if there’s a difference between oils labelled as “hemp” and “cannabis.” Some people buy hemp CBD oil assuming it has the same therapeutic benefits. In reality, they are two separate products with different uses. In this post, we’ll highlight the 6 major differences between hemp CBD oil and cannabis CBD oil.

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How Medical Marijuana Can Treat Anxiety

Anxiety disorders, which are characterized by excessive feelings of apprehension, worry and even fear, are among the most common mental health disorders in both Canada and the rest of the world. One of the most recent Canadian Community Health Surveys from Statistics Canada shows that more than 12% of Canadians have reported that they have been diagnosed with either an anxiety or mood disorder – the equivalent of 3.7 million people. It can be assumed that this number is likely even higher given the number of people who do not seek treatment, About Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are often chronic…

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Cannabis and Exercise

Exercise, Apollo Cannabis Clinic, Medical Cannabis

Cannabis and exercise can be each used in their own ways to manage common everyday symptoms such as stress anxiety, pain, inflammation from arthritis and relaxing the mind and uplifting mood. Cannabis and exercise are also a powerful combination for those wanting to reach their fitness goals and maintain a healthy overall lifestyle. When used in conjunction, cannabis and exercise may have a more powerful effect. Disclaimer: Please consult your physician before combining medical cannabis & exercise  Many people with past injuries or arthritis turn to cannabis during exercise to help them manage pain and inflammation. Cannabis may allow an…

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Cannabis

PTSD, Medical Cannabis, Apollo Cannabis Clinics

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects seven to eight percent of the population at some point in their lives and Canada has one of the highest incidence rates at 9.2%. Women are also twice as likely to be affected by the disorder and it can develop at any age. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is often associated with soldiers who have served in combat and involves a physiological reaction to a witnessed or experienced threat. For instance, a soldier may develop PTSD after witnessing his friend killed in combat or being involved in an IED explosion. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may produce flashbacks, intense thoughts…

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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) can be attributed to an Israeli scientist named Raphael Mechoulam. This discovery came in 1964 when Mechoulam learned how to isolate delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for the first time. This led to the discovery that the Endocannabinoid System is present in all living things that have skeletal vertebrae. Mechoulam stated “by using a plant that has been around for thousands of years, we discovered a new physiological system of immense importance. We wouldn’t have been able to get there if we had not looked at the plant”. It wasn’t until 1990 that the first…

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Vaporizing vs. Smoking

The two most popular methods for cannabis consumption are smoking and vaporizing, although there are many other options for consumption including edibles oils, capsules, and decarboxylated flowers taken orally. Vaporizing is rapidly gaining popularity as it does not burn cannabis and therefore does not produce as many harmful by-products. Vaporizing is also more discreet than smoking cannabis. Some describe the smell of vaporized cannabis as ‘burnt popcorn’.  Many medical cannabis users are turning to vaporizing as it is considered a healthier alternative to smoking and is the most doctor recommended method for consuming dried cannabis. What is Vaporizing? Vaporizing, or…

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Can Medical Cannabis Treat Epilepsy and Seizures?

Cannabis Cbd Oil, Medical Cannabis, Epilepsy

You may have heard controversial stories in the news about parents giving their epileptic children marijuana to stop their seizures. In one case, a 5-year-old with Dravet syndrome was suffering from 300 seizures a week. Although traditional medications were unable to help, a high-CBD cannabis oil reduced her seizures to just 2-3 a month. In this post, we’ll explore the evidence that cannabis can help patients suffering from various forms of epilepsy.

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How to Use Dry Medical Cannabis

How to Use Dry Medical Cannabis If you’re a first time medical cannabis patient and have decided to order dried medical cannabis, you may be unsure of next steps. Apollo is here to help and we have broken down some important info you What you will need: You will need your grinder, two pieces of blank paper, a scale and your vaporizer. Grind all the Medical Cannabis from one bottle Before grinding any marijuana remember to remove the spatula from the grinder (it is usually in the very bottom level of the grinder). Using one piece of paper, empty one…

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Terpenes 101: Why They Are Important In Your Medical Cannabis Treatment

THC and CBD are two of the most well-known chemical compounds that make up cannabis and can provide medical benefits. But there’s also another therapeutic compound to know about: Terpenes. In this post, we’ll go over what terpenes are and why they matter in your treatment. What Are Terpenes? Terpenes are the oils that give cannabis its smell and flavor, but they can also have medicinal benefits. Cannabis plants can contain multiple terpenes—and the combination helps make each strain (or type) unique. This means plant breeders have many possible combinations and can grow a plant with specific characteristics in mind….

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Can Medical Cannabis Finally Stop Your Neuropathic Pain?

Stabbing, burning and prickling—these are the unpleasant sensations you may feel if you suffer from neuropathic pain. There are several causes of nerve pain, but it often results from an injury or illness. Although the sensations may come and go, they’re often chronic and severe. Unfortunately, neuropathic pain affects about two million Canadians. For some patients, neuropathic pain can’t be fully cured and they must instead work to manage the sensations. Luckily, many people with severe nerve pain finally find relief through medical cannabis. We’ll detail how treatment with medical marijuana works in this post. Does Medical Cannabis Work for Neuropathic Pain? Numerous studies have shown…

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THC & CBD: The Entourage Effect Explained Simply

One of the reasons why cannabis is such a great medicine is because treatment can be personalized for different conditions. Each strain of marijuana is made up of a different set of chemical compounds. The way these compounds interact with each other change how effective your medication is. Sometimes people ask for CBD-only medicine. In this post, we’ll explain why having a variety of cannabinoids present may treat your condition better. What is the Entourage Effect? The entourage effect refers to the way marijuana’s chemicals—called cannabinoids—interact when they’re present together. Terpenes, which are responsible for the smell, also are involved…

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Can Cannabis Be Used To Treat Depression? Here’s The Truth

Feeling helpless, hopeless and losing interest in activities are just a few markers of depression. Whether you’ve just started feeling depressed or have tried treatments with no success, you may not have considered another alternative medication: Marijuana. In this post, we’ll discuss how and which types of cannabis can decrease depressive symptoms. If you want to learn how you may be able to treat your depression using medical marijuana.

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Medical Marijuana For Migraines: Can It Stop The Pain?

If you’re someone who suffers from migraines, you know that its effects can be debilitating and difficult to treat. A migraine is a throbbing headache that is often coupled with other symptoms such as nausea and vision loss. While most of us have experienced some form of a headache, migraines can become so severe that a person is unable to work. Fortunately, if your migraines have been stubborn to traditional treatments, you have another option: Medical cannabis. In this post, we’ll explain how medical marijuana can be used for migraines—both to prevent it and treat the pain it causes.

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Medical Marijuana Doctors vs. Self-Medicating: Is There A Difference?

Even when marijuana is legalized, it still may be beneficial for you to seek treatment from a medical marijuana doctor. This post outlines three major reasons why getting a medical marijuana doctor could be in your best interest. What Is Self-Medicating? The term “self-medicating” is used to describe someone who takes a medication—without a prescription or medical advice—to relieve symptoms of a physical or psychological condition. People don’t always know that they are self-medicating. For example, using cannabis after work to help with stress may actually be a way to self-medicate for anxiety. If you’re already using marijuana to self-medicate,…

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Are Dispensaries Legal?

With cannabis dispensaries popping up across Canada and frequent raids featured in the news, you may be wondering if these stores are legal. You’ve probably heard that dispensaries operate within the “grey area” of current Canadian law. But what does that mean? Is it true? In this post, we’ll explain in simple terms the legal issues surrounding dispensaries. Are Dispensaries Legal? In short, dispensaries are not legal in Canada. Currently, to legally sell marijuana, a company must meet the following requirements.

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Medical Marijuana For Arthritis: Does It Work?

Arthritis—characterized by joint pain, swelling and stiffness—is a very common disease with over 100 different types. When someone is diagnosed with arthritis, their treatment will be focused on pain management. Unfortunately, some of the medication doctors prescribe can have serious side effects. Whether you have osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), cannabis may help you control your discomfort and inflammation with fewer side effects. In fact, about two-thirds of Canadians who use medical marijuana do so to treat their arthritis symptoms, according to the Arthritis Society.

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What is CBD Oil?

What is CBD Oil? If you’ve heard of CBD oil, it’s probably because you read an article about a parent giving it to a child who suffers from seizures. Although you may be skeptical about children consuming cannabis products, CBD oil is safe and effective for various conditions—adults and children alike. CBD (Cannabidiol) oil is a potent cannabis extract that has a variety of medical uses. The cannabinoid CBD is the second most commonly present compound in marijuana out of over 113. Many cannabis oils contain the psychoactive chemical THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). However, because CBD oils typically contain little amounts or…

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Is Cannabis an Alternative to Opioids?

As doctors struggle to contain the opioid crisis in Canada, a new study on chronic pain suggests that medicinal cannabis may offer alternative relief. Funded by Toronto-based Apollo Applied Research, it tracked the experiences of more than 300 chronic pain patients over a period of three years. More than one- third of participants had been prescribed a regimen of opioids, such as oxycodone and fentanyl, which come with a high risk of addiction and potentially fatal overdose. Dosages and delivery mechanisms varied for each patient, but surveys of participants in Apollo’s study — observational in nature rather than experimental —…

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Curious about Medical Cannabis? Addressing 3 Common Medical Cannabis Myths.

Medical Cannabis has been a legal medical treatment option for Canadians since 2001, and both studies and anecdotal evidence indicate that Medical Cannabis can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as chronic pain. If you have been suffering from persisting pain such as nerve pain, back pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia and have had limited success with traditional medications, you may want to consider Medical Cannabis. For many people who suffer from both daily and intermittent pain, quality of life can be greatly impacted by their symptoms. Medical Cannabis is an alternative or supplementary treatment option…

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4 Herbs That Improve Your Health And Happiness

Many people tend to underestimate the almost magical-like powers of various herbs on both your health and happiness levels. When people aren’t feeling well, whether physically or mentally, they tend to consult their doctor first and foremost. While traditional medicine certainly has its place, it does not always produce the kind of results you want. Traditional medicine is also known to produce a wide variety of side effects and can cause additional problems. This is not to say that traditional medicine should be avoided; on the contrary, traditional medicine is highly important and you should always consult your doctor first….

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Meditation And Other Habits To Improve Sleep

Roughly ⅓ of Canadians suffer from poor sleep. They either have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at least some of the time. The problem is that poor sleep—sleep that is not long enough and sleep that is poor quality—is linked to many health problems, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, injuries, depression, reduced well-being, and all-cause mortality. Did you know that improving your sleep can be as beneficial for your happiness levels as winning the lottery? Research has proven it. When it comes to how much people should be sleeping every night, it is recommended that adults between…

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