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7 Surprising Health Benefits Of Medical Cannabis For Children

Acceptance in the use of cannabis for medical purposes has bounded major development in recent years. Also known as medical marijuana, medical cannabis has recently made headlines after Canada and more than half of the United States have declared it safe for use in alleviating specific medical conditions. Its primary component, cannabidiol or CBD, has proven to help in the treatment of cancer patients and those who have epilepsy. Medical cannabis contains many cannabinoids. The two that are most commonly known are tetrahydrocannabinol or THC and cannabidiol or CBD. Both these compounds are extracted from the plant and given to…

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Treating Alcoholism with Medical Marijuana

Alcoholism is a pressing condition that has afflicted millions of people around the world and has caused the deaths of nearly 88,000 people every year, not to mention the nearly 10,000 deaths related to traffic accidents due to driving under the influence(1). Alcoholism, otherwise known as Alcohol Use Disorder, is associated with a number of symptoms, including drinking more than intended, inability to quit despite wanting to do so, and cravings. There are medications used to treat alcoholism, such as naltrexone, disulfiram, and topiramate, but around 9% who have been diagnosed with alcoholism receive pharmaceutical interventions. To help them reduce…

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The Vaping Debate Continues – Flower vs. Concentrates

Even amidst the “vape crisis” that has recently gripped the United States and Canada, Canadian cannabis consumers are continuing to turn to vaporization devices to deliver their medicine. For many consumers, vaping has been thought of as a more health-conscious way to consume cannabis and take advantage of the wide-ranging terpene profiles different strains have to offer. Many medical cannabis consumers opt to vape their medicine to reduce the risk of lung and airway irritation, while receiving maximum benefit from their medication without the risk of being exposed to harmful carcinogens. Vaporizing cannabis involves heating the material to a high…

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Are Cannabis Oil and Hemp CBD Oil the Same?

The simple answer to this question is no, cannabis oil and hemp CBD oil are not the same and understanding the differences between the two can be difficult. When performing a google search for “cannabis oil” the results almost always come back with hemp CBD product pages, but this only represents one aspect of cannabis oil as an umbrella term. The biggest difference between the two products is the concentration of CBD and THC in the molecular make-up of the oil. One type of oil will produce a “high” and the other will not, although the applications for use tend…

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15 Health Benefits of Cannabis Oil

After the legalization of recreational cannabis in 2018, cannabis oil became available in legal stores across the country. However, the recreational supply of cannabis oil seemed unable to keep up with demand, and shortages were reported in all provinces.  Medical cannabis users certainly have the advantage as they can purchase cannabis oils directly from Licensed Producers (LPs) and have better access to their medicine.  An Alternative to Smoking Cannabis oil offers an alternative to traditional cannabis consumption methods and does not produce harmful by products such as smoking cannabis does. Cannabis oil is generally taken orally, or used as a…

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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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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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