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A Day In The Life of: Insomnia

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…