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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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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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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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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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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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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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4 Important Facts About Marijuana Edibles

Cannabis edibles are cannabis-infused products that you can eat or drink. Virtually any food can be infused with cannabis, from baked goods like brownies and cookies to hard candies to hot and cold beverages. As such, edibles offer a delicious way to consume marijuana in comparison to that of smoking. In fact, edibles are becoming the most popular method of consuming marijuana. Of course, it’s not hard to see why! Cannabis edibles are typically made by infusing cannabis with cooking oil or butter, making canna-oil or canna-butter. These can then be used to make a variety of edible foods. With…

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Know Your Rights: Medical Marijuana In The Workplace

On July 1st, 2018, recreational cannabis will be legalized in Canada. When medical cannabis is prescribed to a patient, it is considered in the same class as any other prescription drug. If you were given antibiotics for an ear infection, you would take them as directed. If you were given medication to control your blood pressure, you would also only take it as prescribed. The same goes for medical cannabis. However, when you are on antibiotics or blood pressure medication, you do not have to disclose this information to your employer. You are required to disclose prescribed cannabis use.

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