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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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Information That You Might Not Know About THC, at Your Fingertips

Everything you need to know about THC Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known THC, is one of over 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. THC is a cannabinoid that produces the “high” or intoxicating effect that most people associate with using cannabis. It is a psychoactive cannabinoid and can produce mind-altering effects in the consumer. The average cannabis strain is believed to have contained an average of less than 10% THC during the 1980s, whereas modern strains demonstrate an average THC percentage of 15%, with some strains testing as high as 30%. Cannabis has certainly evolved as people have continued to discover the…

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Heard About Terpenes? Here’s How They Can Benefit Your Treatment with Medical Cannabis

What are Terpenes? Terpenes are the oils that give cannabis its smell and flavor, but they may also have potential medicinal benefits. Cannabis plants can contain multiple terpenes—and the combination helps make each strain (or type) unique. This means cannabis plant breeders have many possible combinations and can grow a plant with specific characteristics, scents, and flavors in mind. The combination and ratio of cannabinoids & terpenes in each unique cannabis strain is part of the reason why cannabis can be such a personalized medication which may work for various conditions. You may have heard cannabis experts commenting on the…

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CBD Oil for Medical Purposes: The What, How and Why

What is CBD Oil? CBD oil is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that comes from the Cannabis plant. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is extracted from the cannabis plant and mixed with a carrier oil. both the industrial hemp and cannabis parts of the plant. CBD extracted from the cannabis plant is only sold by Health Canada approved licensed producers. Patients can purchase this CBD oil directly from the LP they register with, after being prescribed by a Healthcare Practitioner. How Does CBD Oil Work? CBD oil acts on the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is found in all mammals and contains…

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Wondering How an Opioid Is Different from Cannabis? Here’s a Rundown on Both

Cannabis: An Ancient Plant Used Throughout History Cannabis has been used to treat ailments since 4000 BC. Despite its abilities to offer relief for those in pain, this drug became demonized and criminalized beginning in the early 20th century. Conversely, in the 1990s, opioid prescriptions took off, leading to an epidemic of dependency and overdoses. Until this time, chronic pain was severely untreated. Cannabis has been proven to alleviate chronic pain without the health risks posed by opioids. Our team at Apollo Cannabis Clinic Toronto created the below infographic, “Cannabis Vs. Opioids,” to offer an in-depth comparison between these two drugs – and ultimately…

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Learn About the Different Strains of Cannabis & the Science Behind Them

Cannabis can be confusing to a novice user as there are hundreds of strains available on the recreational and medical market. Each strain contains a unique profile of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids which all act in unison to produce the effects a user experiences. It takes time to determine which strain and terpene profile works best for individualized needs as well as determine an appropriate dosage for each strain. There are three basic classes of cannabis: indica, sativa and hybrid. Each class produces distinct effects, although even these effects differ amongst different strains in the same class. It can take…

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Hemp CBD Oil vs. Cannabis CBD Oil: 6 Differences You Need To Know

You’ve probably seen hemp CBD oils sold online or even in a local convenience store. With CBD’s therapeutic benefits becoming more widely known, you may have wondered if there’s a difference between oils labelled as “hemp” and “cannabis.” Some people buy hemp CBD oil assuming it has the same therapeutic benefits. In reality, they are two separate products with different uses. In this post, we’ll highlight the 6 major differences between hemp CBD oil and cannabis CBD oil.

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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) can be attributed to an Israeli scientist named Raphael Mechoulam. This discovery came in 1964 when Mechoulam learned how to isolate delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for the first time. This led to the discovery that the Endocannabinoid System is present in all living things that have skeletal vertebrae. Mechoulam stated “by using a plant that has been around for thousands of years, we discovered a new physiological system of immense importance. We wouldn’t have been able to get there if we had not looked at the plant”. It wasn’t until 1990 that the first…

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Terpenes 101: Why They Are Important In Your Medical Cannabis Treatment

THC and CBD are two of the most well-known chemical compounds that make up cannabis and can provide medical benefits. But there’s also another therapeutic compound to know about: Terpenes. In this post, we’ll go over what terpenes are and why they matter in your treatment. What Are Terpenes? Terpenes are the oils that give cannabis its smell and flavor, but they can also have medicinal benefits. Cannabis plants can contain multiple terpenes—and the combination helps make each strain (or type) unique. This means plant breeders have many possible combinations and can grow a plant with specific characteristics in mind….

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THC & CBD: The Entourage Effect Explained Simply

One of the reasons why cannabis is such a great medicine is because treatment can be personalized for different conditions. Each strain of marijuana is made up of a different set of chemical compounds. The way these compounds interact with each other change how effective your medication is. Sometimes people ask for CBD-only medicine. In this post, we’ll explain why having a variety of cannabinoids present may treat your condition better. What is the Entourage Effect? The entourage effect refers to the way marijuana’s chemicals—called cannabinoids—interact when they’re present together. Terpenes, which are responsible for the smell, also are involved…

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