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Too Many Bureaucratic Hurdles For Cannabis Research

Too many bureaucratic hurdles for cannabis research Why researchers are studying cannabis for promising antiseizure medication OPINION Nov 03, 2018 by Mohammad-Reza Ghovanloo Hamilton Spectator We’ve lost many years of potentially important research on the use of cannabis as medicine because of polarized views of the “weed” among researchers, policy-makers and the general public, writes Mohammad-Reza Ghovanloo. - UrosPoteko , Getty Images/iStockphoto

Article by Mohammad-Reza Ghovanloo, Hamilton Spectator We’ve lost many years of potentially important research on the use of cannabis as medicine because of polarized views of the “weed” among researchers, policy-makers and the general public. On one side, there are those who see cannabis as a dangerous psychoactive drug that should be prohibited. On the other, there are those who view ...

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Dalhousie Student Researching Cannabis Use Across Menstrual Cycle Hopes To Build ‘Educational Tool For Women’

Dalhousie student researching cannabis use across menstrual cycle hopes to build ‘educational tool for women’ By MITCHELL KEDROSKYFor StarMetro Halifax Kayla Joyce, a 23-year-old master’s student at Dalhousie University, is studying women’s cannabis use in relation to menstrual cycles. (MITCHELL KEDROSKY / FOR STARMETRO)

Article by Mitchell Kedrosky, StarMetro Halifax In the wake of cannabis legalization, more Canadian women might be looking for answers about using the drug and its relationship to their health. Kayla Joyce, 23, is currently engaged in psychiatric research in the second year of her master’s degree at Dalhousie University. For her thesis, she is examining patterns of cannabis use ...

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WATCH: 10 Ailments Cannabis Can Help With According to Science

WATCH: 10 ailments cannabis can help with according to science Smoking weed might be able to help you with some of these illnesses and maladies....

Article by Postmedia News via Toronto Sun With cannabis legalization just around the corner, some health sufferers are looking forward to some legal pain relief. That’s right, smoking cannabis won’t just give you a buzz, it can also help with a number of medical conditions thanks to the two main compounds found in cannabis – THC and CBD. Chronic pain can ...

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Ontario Medical Association President Dr. Nadia Alam Apologizes After Calling Cannabis a ‘Gateway Drug’

Ontario Medical Association President Dr. Nadia Alam Apologizes After Calling Cannabis a ‘Gateway Drug’ Dr. Nadia Alam, seen in 2015, apologized Saturday on Twitter, saying: “I misspoke. Recreational cannabis is NOT a gateway drug. I thank my colleagues for correcting me.” (RICHARD J. BRENNAN / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO)

Article by The Canadian Press via Toronto Star The president of the Ontario Medical Association is taking back her comments saying recreational cannabis is a “gateway drug” to harder substances. Dr. Nadia Alam says she “misspoke” during an interview on CBC Radio last week, in which she also said recreational cannabis can cause anxiety and withdrawal symptoms for people who become addicted. ...

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Almost 2 Million Ontario Drivers Have Driven Under the Influence of Cannabis: CAA

Almost 2 million Ontario drivers have driven under the influence of cannabis: CAA Jessica Vomiero By Jessica Vomiero National Online Journalist Global News A cannabis plant approaching maturity is photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Article by Jessica Vomiero, Global News Almost two-million Ontarians have driven under the influence of cannabis at some point, and over 700,000 have done so over the past three months, according to new study conducted by Ipsos. Furthermore, the study which was commissioned by CAA, found those who’ve driven while impaired by cannabis were more likely to have driven while impaired ...

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Edmonton Cannabis Grower Teams With University of Alberta to Turn Waste Into Energy

Edmonton pot grower teams with University of Alberta to turn waste into energy By KEVIN MAIMANNStarMetro Edmonton Atlas Growers announced the Cannabis Waste Project partnership Wednesday, which will develop strategies for the on-site treatment and handling of cannabis waste that could convert it into electricity. (TIJANA MARTIN / CANADIAN PRESS FILE)

Article by Kevin Maimann, StarMetro Edmonton An Edmonton-based cannabis company is partnering with the University of Alberta to make the green stuff even greener. Atlas Growers announced the Cannabis Waste Project partnership Wednesday, which will develop strategies for the on-site treatment and handling of cannabis waste that could convert it into electricity. The project will also explore solutions to responsible water management ...

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Cannabis Could Help Opioid Users Stay on Methadone Treatment: Study

Marijuana could help opioid users stay on methadone treatment: study Users in Vancouver who consumed cannabis daily were 21 per cent more likely to stick with drug replacement therapy By: Solomon Israel The study analyzed 20 years of data involving people who use opioid drugs in Vancouver. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck) A man walks past a mural by street artist Smokey D. about the fentanyl and opioid overdose crisis, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday December 22, 2016. Illicit drugs have always been a problem in port cities, but experts say the emergence of highly potent synthetic opioids that are fuelling British Columbia's overdose crisis are slipping through borders in new ways, presenting challenges for law enforcement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Article by Solomon Israel, The Leaf News Cannabis could play an important role in helping opioid drug users keep up with replacement treatments like methadone, suggests new Canadian research published today in the prestigious scientific journal Addiction. Researchers from the B.C. Centre on Substance Use and the University of British Columbia retrospectively analyzed a sample of 820 people who used opioid drugs in Vancouver from ...

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Health Unit in Sudbury Stresses Risk of Cannabis; Won’t Say It’s ‘Bad’

Health unit in Sudbury stresses risk of marijuana; won't say it's 'bad' On Oct. 17, the federal government, through Bill C-45, will legalize recreational marijuana use in Canada. Harold Carmichael The Sudbury StarHarold Carmichael The Sudbury Star Anik Proulx, a manager in the health promotion division at Public Health Sudbury and Districts. HAROLD CARMICHAEL/SUDBURY STAR

Article by Harold Carmichael, The Sudbury Star Public Health Sudbury & District is getting inquiries from businesses and organizations about the legalization of cannabis on Oct. 17, as it also gets the message out to youth about the risks of using the drug. “Many institutions have already reached out to us for assistance and for help in policy development,” said ...

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U.S. Approves Marijuana Extract Imports From Canada For Research

CBDRx Hemp Farm Longmont U.S. approves marijuana extract imports from Canada for research Lab technician Mario Ferrara transfers a mixture of extracted hemp CBD and coconut oil to capsules at Longmont's CBDRx organic hemp farm on Thursday. CBDRx is the first and only USDA certified organic hemp farm in the country. Kira Horvath / Staff Photographer / November 19, 2015

Article by Associated Press via Denver Post In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research announced Tuesday the Drug ...

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Why Overdose is the Wrong Word When it Comes to Cannabis

Why overdose is the wrong word when it comes to cannabis Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn You may get sick, paranoid or even pass out but no recorded deaths are attributed to such use Dave Dormer · CBC News Dr. Eddy Lang, an emergency room physician calls the term overdose "crude" when referring to patients who end up in hospital after ingesting too much cannabis. (Submitted by Dr. Eddy Lang)

Article by Dave Dormer, CBC News Whether or not you can overdose on cannabis depends on two things: how you ingest it and how you define the word, “overdose.” For most people talking about illicit drugs, an overdose means someone died or had to be resuscitated. Basically, this is what we’ve seen with the growing opioid crisis: take too much and you die. ...

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