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Cannabis for Kids? Almost Half of Canadian Pediatricians Didn’t Know They Could Prescribe: Survey

Cannabis for Kids? Almost Half of Canadian Pediatricians Didn’t Know They Could Prescribe: Survey WATCH ABOVE: Is weed good or bad for you? Everything we know about the health effects of cannabis

Article by Jane Gerster, Global News Dr. Michael Rieder wants it made clear that cannabis is not a side-effect free, cure-all. The London, Ont., pediatrician has had many children referred to him by doctors who know Rieder wrote the Canadian Paediatric Society’s position statement on cannabis use and aren’t sure whether to prescribe. The conversations, Rieder says, are rather interesting. “The families ...

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Half of Pediatricians Surveyed Say Their Young Patients Have Used Cannabis

Half of pediatricians surveyed say their young patients have used cannabis BY CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI, THE CANADIAN PRESS About half of pediatric doctors surveyed about cannabis say they've encountered a young patient who had used marijuana for a medical reason. Principal investigator Richard Belanger, of the Department of Paediatrics at Centre mere-enfant Soleil, is seen in an undated handout photo. Belanger says he's surprised by the number of young cannabis users and says it points to the need for more information for doctors and patients. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Veronique Cote, *MANDATORY CREDIT

Article by Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press About half of pediatric doctors surveyed about cannabis say they’ve encountered a young patient who had used marijuana for a medical reason. The questionnaire for the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program found 419 of 835 respondents had a patient who had used either authorized or unauthorized cannabis for some sort of medical relief. The ...

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How Cannabis Can Be A Valuable Tool In the Opioid Crisis

Health & Safety How Cannabis Can Be A Valuable Tool In the Opioid Crisis By Lauren Wilson

Article by Lauren Wilson, Lift News With the steady rise of opioid use, misuse and addiction in North America, deaths caused by opioid overdose have reached epidemic proportions. Over-prescription coupled with the highly addictive nature of opium-derived drugs has led to a very troubling and steady increase in overdose deaths. These drugs include painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, along with ...

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Study Shows 22% of Canadians are Current Cannabis Users

Study Shows 22% of Canadians are Current Cannabis Users BY SUSIE PETERSON

Article by Susie Peterson, The Marijuana Observer With recreational cannabis sales expected to begin in Canada on October 17th, 2018, investors and industry stakeholders alike are wondering just how big the market could get. To provide us with answers, Vividata integrated results from their Survey of the Canadian Consumer with the first Canadian Cannabis Study to offer unparallelled insights into the upcoming Canadian retail cannabis market. Canadian Marijuana Market ...

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The Harms of Marijuana

The Harms of Marijuana. We've talked in the past about the positives of Marijuana use. What are the harms? From pregnancy effects to impaired driving to memory and concentration, Aaron will tell you how pot might hurt you.

Video by Healthcare Triage We’ve talked in the past about the positives of Marijuana use. What are the harms? From pregnancy effects to impaired driving to memory and concentration, Aaron will tell you how pot might hurt you. Read the full article here.

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Medicinal Cannabis Use Can Help Mitigate Symptoms of PTSD, Study Says

Medicinal cannabis use can help mitigate symptoms of PTSD, study says JESSICA LEEDER ATLANTIC REPORTER HALIFAX

Article by Jessica Leeder, Globe and Mail People who have post-traumatic stress disorder but do not medicate with cannabis are far more likely to suffer from severe depression and have suicidal thoughts than those who use marijuana, new national research says. Based on cross-country data from Statistics Canada, the observational study by researchers at the British Columbia Centre for Substance ...

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Is Cannabis Better for Chronic Pain Than Opioids?

Part 3, Is Cannabis Better for Chronic Pain Than Opioids?

Article by Jeremy Kossen, Leafly Chronic pain can be an incredibly debilitating condition. For many who live with it on a daily or near daily basis, the condition can be so oppressive, it affects other parts of their lives, impacting their mood, health, and overall well-being. Unfortunately, many treatment options are only nominally effective. Worse, commonly prescribed drugs like opioids ...

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What is CBD? The ‘Miracle’ Cannabis Compound That Doesn’t Get You High

What is CBD? The 'miracle' cannabis compound that doesn't get you high. ‘Many users believe CBD helps them relax ... and some believe regular doses help stave off Alzheimer’s and heart disease.’ Illustration: George Wylesol. The cannabis-derived chemical is non-psychoactive, and – while federally illegal – has been hailed as a cure for disease

Article by Alex Halperin, The Guardian In early May, a federal court declined to protect cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical produced by the cannabis plant, from federal law enforcement, despite widespread belief in its medical value. The ruling was contrary to existing evidence, which suggests the chemical is safe and could have multiple important uses as medicine. Many cannabis advocates consider it a miracle ...

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BBC: Hemp Fibres ‘Better Than Graphene’ For High-Performance Energy Storage Devices

Hemp fibres 'better than graphene' By James Morgan Science reporter, BBC News, San Francisco. The waste fibres from hemp crops can be transformed into high-performance energy storage devices, scientists say. copyright THINKSTOCK

Article by James Morgan, BBC News The waste fibres from hemp crops can be transformed into high-performance energy storage devices, scientists say. They “cooked” cannabis bark into carbon nanosheets and built supercapacitors “on a par with or better than graphene” – the industry gold standard. Electric cars and power tools could harness this hemp technology, the US researchers say. They presented ...

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Cannabis Used to Grow Wild in Europe but Went Extinct Before First Farmers Arrived, Research Finds

NewsScience Cannabis used to grow wild in Europe but went extinct before first farmers arrived, research finds Scientists now believe plant was commonplace on continent in prehistoric period Tom Barnes. Cannabis is likely to have once grown wild across Europe Reuters

Article by Tom Barnes, The Independent The growth of wild cannabis was rife in Europe during the Stone Age, but the plant disappeared from the continent before the first farmers had a chance to cultivate it, according to new research. Scientists have previously struggled to determine where the plant grew, as its similarity to the related common hop meant usual methods of studying pollen ...

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