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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…

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Medical Cannabis For Multiple Myeloma

Marijuana for Multiple Myeloma

Although it has been legal in Canada for nearly two decades, the use of medical cannabis still remains a hot topic of discussion in the medical world. Despite this, many people have used cannabis to treat all kinds of health conditions, even more, serious ones like cancer. From our medical marijuana doctors in BC to Ontario, doctors are finding cannabis may be beneficial in treating various symptoms. One type of cancer that seems to be more vulnerable to cannabis is multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood.  Multiple Myeloma: An Overview Multiple myeloma is rare cancer that targets the plasma…

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CBD Hemp Oil For Ankylosing Spondylitis

CBD Oil for AS

Arthritis is a prevalent chronic health problem in Canada, with around 6 million Canadians currently suffering from this condition. It’s been estimated that by 2040, 24 percent of Canada’s population will have arthritis. It doesn’t target a specific age group, but your chances of getting the disease increases as you grow older. There are over 100 known types of arthritis today. All of them cause joint inflammation and stiffness which can lead to permanent damage if left untreated for too long. What makes this disease highly problematic is that once you have it, it stays with you for the rest…

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How Does Health Insurance Coverage Work 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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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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