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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.  What is CBD Oil? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a derivative compound extracted from cannabis plants. It does not contain THC which leads to the altered state of mind or the ‘high’. Therefore, CBD does not have psychoactive elements. It also comes in an oil format that is edible and can be…


Cannabis & 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…


Cannabis Oil for Pain Relief

In cannabis education there are two main types of knowledge we rely on: empirical knowledge and clinical knowledge. Clinical knowledge involves a cognitive understanding of known clinical rules and principles which have a foundation in medical literature, that may include medical studies, peer-reviewed research papers and other scientific based literature.  On the other hand, empirical knowledge involves the observation of behaviours, patterns and outcomes for an individual or group over an extended period of time and is completely subjective in nature. This blog will explore both the empirical knowledge we have about cannabis for pain relief, as well as the…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…