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Are Cannabis-Based Products an Effective Treatment Option For Children’s Epilepsy?

Are cannabis-based products an effective treatment option for children’s epilepsy? Research suggests encouraging signs, but not yet a comprehensive, long-term solution By Padideh Hassanpour Published: 7:11 pm, 26 January 2020 under Science Tags: Cannabis, epilepsy, Health, medicine, pediatric, Science The CBD oil purchased by consumers may differ than the product used in clinical trials. DINA DONG/THE VARSITY

Article by Padideh Hassanpour, The Varsity In 1922, Canadian author and women’s rights activist Emily Murphy published The Black Candle, a nakedly racist and sour declaration on drugs that would shape the country’s discourse and legizlation on marijuana. She contributed to the historical racialization of the substance as a foreign, Mexican threat that threatened the white race. The following year, Prime Minister William ...

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McMaster Discovers Cannabis Compound May Be Weapon in Fighting Superbugs

HEALTH McMaster discovers cannabis compound may be weapon in fighting superbugs Scientists tested CBG on MRSA-infected mice and found it matched the efficiency of a widely used antibiotic. By Emma Spears FILE: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Scanning electron micrograph of a human neutrophil ingesting MRSA. Handout/ NIAID FILE: Biofilm of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Rod-shaped and spherical bacteria. Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Klebsiella, Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA. 3D illustration Getty Images/iStockphoto

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op A team of Ontario researchers have discovered that a cannabis-derived compound may be effective in killing drug-resistant bacteria. Microbiologists from Hamilton, Ont.’s McMaster University explored the potential antibiotic properties of five cannabis-derived compounds. They discovered that CBG (cannabigerol) — the lesser-known sibling of more popular cannabinoids such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) — was capable ...

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Cannabis Compound Could Cure Common Superbug

INTERNATIONAL NEWS 3 HOURS AGO Cannabis Compound could Cure Common Superbug by EMILY LEDGER

Article by Emily Ledger, The Cannabis Exchange A cannabinoid made by the Cannabis plant has been found to have potential in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to researchers from McMaster University in Ontario. Cannabis compound, cannabigerol (CBG), was found to be effective in killing one of the most common hospital ‘superbugs’. The researchers tested five different Cannabis compounds for possible antibiotic ...

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New Film Reveals Dark Side to Canada’s Cannabis Research History

CULTURE New film reveals dark side to Canada's cannabis research history For three months, 20 women were held in isolation in a downtown Toronto hospital in 1972. Ten of them had to smoke weed the whole time By Elianna Lev The Marijuana Conspiracy screens at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 18 and 19, 2020. Photo: Pot Luck Films

Article by Elianna Lev, Growth Op In 1972, 20 women were placed in two groups in isolation in a downtown hospital. Ten of the participants were instructed to smoke cannabis every night over the course of 98 days, with increasing THC potency over time. The other 10 study participants remained sober. All were given tasks to focus on during the ...

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Solvents in Canada’s Legal Cannabis Extracts

SOLVENTS IN CANADA’S LEGAL CANNABIS EXTRACTS TRAVIS CESARONE JANUARY 14, 2020 BLOG CANNABIS 101 CANNABIS CANADA CANNABIS NEWS CULTURE CULTURE FEATURED MARIJUANA NEWS SCIENCE SCIENCE Whistler Technologies

Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network Ever since the legalization of cannabis in Canada, a list of permitted solvents has been provided to producers. The maximum residual limits for 36 solvents allowed in extracts have not changed, unlike the 96 pesticides restricted for cannabis cultivation, which has seen a recent shift. Each solvent has an allowance of 5000 ppm in cannabis extracts in Canada. At ...

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What it’s Like To Be a Kid Who Medicates With Cannabis

Health What it’s like to be a kid who medicates with cannabis Meg Hartley Coltyn Turner, Crohn’s disease

Article by Meg Hartley, Leafly It’s awful that there are sick children in this world, that someone so young could already be tied to grown-up matters like mandatory daily medicine. Unfortunately, it’s a very real situation for many families, and its complications are made considerably more so when that medicine is federally illegal. But, due to the extensive nature of ...

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THCP – Newly Discovered Highly Potent Phytocannabinoid

THCP – NEWLY DISCOVERED AND HIGHLY POTENT PHYTOCANNABINOID TRAVIS CESARONEJANUARY 6, 2020 BLOG CANNABIS 101 CANNABIS CANADA CANNABIS NEWS CBD NEWS CULTURE CULTURE FEATURED MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION MARIJUANA NEWS SCIENCE SCIENCE THC NEWS

Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network We have discovered so much about cannabis over the years, but it’s vast, intricate, pharmacological map is missing many major regions. CBD dominant varieties have exploded in demand, yet the cannabinoid is still only partially understood, and there is still CBG and CBN just around the market’s corner. Now, brand new forms of THC and CBD, THCp and CBDp, respectively, have been discovered; ...

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Chronic Use or a Cannabinoid Deficiency – Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome or THC in Reverse

CHRONIC USE OR A CANNABINOID DEFICIENCY – CANNABIS HYPEREMESIS SYNDROME OR THC IN REVERSE TRAVIS CESARONEDECEMBER 31, 2019 BLOGCANNABIS 101CANNABIS CANADACANNABIS NEWSCBD NEWS CULTURE CULTURE FEATURED HEALTH HEALTH MARIJUANA NEWS THC NEWS

Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network We recently proposed a theory explaining how a condition that induces intense pain and profuse vomiting after chronic use of cannabis, known as Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS), might function. Typically stories fluctuate in the realm of Refer Madness when they describe it as a “symptom” of THC itself. Many seem to think cannabinoids are the cause, a link since chronic ...

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Students Binge Drink Less When Cannabis is Legal: Study

CANNABIS Students binge drink less when cannabis is legal: study BY PATRICK CAIN GLOBAL NEWS WATCH ABOVE: Cannabis is safer for long-term consumption than alcohol — expert

Article by Patrick Cain, Global News Students are less likely to drink heavily in U.S. states that have legalized cannabis than in those that haven’t, a study shows. “The biggest takeaway from our paper is that problem binge drinking in college students who are 21 and over, changes after the implementation of recreational marijuana use,” says Zoe Alley, a Ph.D student at ...

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Migraines and Our Need For Cannabinoids

MIGRAINES AND OUR NEED FOR CANNABINOIDS TRAVIS CESARONEDECEMBER 22, 2019 BLOGCANNABIS 101CANNABIS CANADACANNABIS NEWSCBD NEWSCULTURECULTUREFEATUREDHEALTHHEALTHMARIJUANA NEWSSCIENCESCIENCETHC NEWS

Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network We recently explored different ways that diet can cause and prevent migraines. A debilitating neurological condition resulting in unbearable pounding headaches that come with a variety of personalities. Some can be accompanied by aura or symptoms such as nausea. Stats Canada claimed 8.3% of Canadians experience migraines, with females suffering three times more often than males. America ...

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