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Harvard Study Suggests Cannabis is Effective Treatment Option For Managing Chronic Pain

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Open more share options Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Wellness News Medical Health Harvard study suggests cannabis is effective treatment option for managing chronic pain “The results generally suggest increased THC exposure was related to pain-related improvement, while increased CBD exposure was related to improved mood.” Author of the article: Sam Riches FILE: A piece of marijuana's bud is seen on June 20, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. / PHOTO BY ALBERTO ORTEGA/GETTY IMAGES Article content A Harvard study recently published in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology suggests that cannabis can be an effective treatment option for chronic pain sufferers.

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op A Harvard study recently published in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology suggests that cannabis can be an effective treatment option for chronic pain sufferers. The findings arrive after recent statements from the International Association for the Study of Pain and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists that saw neither organization back the use ...

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Can Terpenes, Alcohols, and THC Acid Turn Into Cannabinoid Esters?

CAN TERPENES, ALCOHOLS, AND THC ACID TURN INTO CANNABINOID ESTERS? TRAVIS CESARONEAPRIL 16, 2021 CANNABIS 101CANNABIS NEWSEDUCATIONFEATUREDMARIJUANA NEWSSCIENCETECHNOLOGYTHC NEWS0 COMMENTS0 VIEWS THC-O-acetate is a form (ester) of THC that is 300 percent stronger than regular THC. (1) Acetic acid – the compound in tabletop vinegar – can combine with THC to form this acetate ester.

Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network THC-O-acetate is a form (ester) of THC that is 300 percent stronger than regular THC. (1) Acetic acid – the compound in tabletop vinegar – can combine with THC to form this acetate ester. Does a similar chemical reaction occur if we used a cannabinoid acid and terpene alcohol, instead of acetic acid and active ...

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Vaping Should Not Be Used To Help Youth Quit Smoking, Canadian Paediatric Society Warns

HEALTH | News Vaping should not be used to help youth quit smoking, Canadian Paediatric Society warns Ben Cousins Ben Cousins CTVNews.ca Writer A woman is seen vaping in this stock image. (Pexels)

Article by Ben Cousins, CTV New Doctors should not suggest vaping to help youth and adolescents quit smoking, according to new guidance from Canadian pediatricians. The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) recommended on Wednesday that vaping “should not be used as a smoking cessation or harm reduction strategy” in youth, saying that doctors should instead “assess their patient’s motivation to reduce ...

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Most Weed Smokers Don’t Think Use is Impairing Their Vision

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Open more share options Breadcrumb Trail Links World News News Legalization Most weed smokers don’t think use is impairing their vision Perception does not match reality, with most study subjects reporting weed use has no, or only a slight, effect on vision. Author of the article: Angela Stelmakowich Findings indicate smoking cannabis alters key visual functions, such as visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, three-dimensional vision, the ability to focus and glare sensitivity. / PHOTO BY ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op Awareness campaigns are needed to inform cannabis smokers that using weed can affect their vision to such a degree that it might negatively influence their ability to carry out everyday tasks, new research out of Spain suggests. A group of investigators from the University of Granada’s Department of Optics found that smoking weed appears ...

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Ontario Doctors Still Lack Knowledge When It Comes To Medical Cannabis: McMaster Study

A man holds a young cannabis plant seedling inside a growing facility in Canada. CANNABIS AND YOU Ontario doctors still lack knowledge when it comes to medical pot: McMaster study Fallon Hewitt By Fallon Hewitt Spectator Reporter A recent study carried out by McMaster University shows that Ontario physicians are still reluctant to authorize medical cannabis even two decades after it was legalized in Canada.

Article by Fallon Hewitt, Hamilton Spectator A recent study carried out by McMaster University shows that Ontario physicians are still reluctant to authorize medical cannabis even two decades after it was legalized in Canada. And the reasons behind that reluctance range from concerns about damaging after-effects to a general lack of “proper guidance,” said Jason Busse, associate director of the Michael ...

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Is Too Much Weed Packaging Hurting Canada’s Cannabis Industry?

HOME HIGHLIGHTS Is too much pot packaging hurting Canada's cannabis industry? (VIDEO) "From an industry perspective, it's an added cost." about 20 hours ago By: Thor Diakow This October marks three years since the Cannabis Act (otherwise known as Bill C-45) was implemented in Canada, effectively legalizing recreational marijuana in the country.

Article by Thor Diakow, Coast Reporter This October marks three years since the Cannabis Act (otherwise known as Bill C-45) was implemented in Canada, effectively legalizing recreational marijuana in the country. Pot policymakers and industry experts continue to refine the complex market. One of the recurring issues is packaging, specifically for dried cannabis flowers. David Brown is a former senior policy advisor ...

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Canadian Researchers Find Habitual Cannabis Use When Young Could Be Linked To Heart Disease Later On

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Open more share options Breadcrumb Trail Links News Medical Legalization Health Canadian researchers find habitual cannabis use when young could be linked to heart disease later on Researchers identified subtle, but potentially important, changes in heart and artery function, which could prove a warning sign before more overt signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease are present. Author of the article: Angela Stelmakowich Investigators explored the associations of cardiovascular structure and function with cannabis use in ostensibly health young participants. / PHOTO BY IPOPBA / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op What is being called the first study to consider specific risk indicators for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in young, healthy cannabis users has found that consuming weed when young may increase the risk of later developing heart disease. So suggests a new study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, out of the University of Guelph ...

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McMaster University: Doctors Still Reluctant to Prescribe Medical Cannabis for Pain Relief

Doctors Still Reluctant to Prescribe Medical Cannabis for Pain Relief TOPICS:CannabisChronic PainMcMaster University By MCMASTER UNIVERSITY APRIL 12, 2021 Medical Marijuana Cannabis Main concerns relate to possible ill-effects and a lack of understanding regarding their effectiveness as painkillers. Ontario doctors are still hesitant to prescribe medical cannabis to patients suffering long-term pain 20 years after it was first introduced, says a new study carried out at McMaster University.

Article by Scitech Daily Ontario doctors are still hesitant to prescribe medical cannabis to patients suffering long-term pain 20 years after it was first introduced, says a new study carried out at McMaster University. Physicians surveyed said their main concerns relate to possible ill-effects and a lack of understanding regarding their effectiveness as painkillers. Of particular concern among doctors were ...

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‘I’m a Firm Believer That This is The Next CBD’

Breadcrumb Trail Links News ‘I’m a firm believer that this is the next CBD’ From biosynthesis to traditional flower, cannabis companies are increasingly focusing on cannabigerol (CBG), a cannabinoid with potent antimicrobial properties. Author of the article:Sam Riches MTL Cannabis launched their Sage N Sour cultivar in October 2020. The sativa-dominant cross between Sour Diesel and S.A.G.E. is high in THC but also has a punch of CBG. PHOTO BY MTL CANNABIS Article content This story first appeared in Weekend Dispensary, a weekly newsletter from The GrowthOp. Signup now to get a story delivered to your inbox every Saturday. Researchers at McMaster University made a surprising discovery last winter.

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op Researchers at McMaster University made a surprising discovery last winter. In a mice study, they found that the nonpsychoactive cannabinoid cannabigerol (CBG) was not only a potent microbial agent but was also capable of killing the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Resistant to several antibiotics, MRSA can spread in hospitals, and other healthcare facilities, and ...

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Health Canada to Cease Monthly Cannabis Industry Data Releases

Health Canada to cease monthly cannabis industry data releases

Article by Marijuana Business Daily Canada’s federal health department will no longer be releasing cannabis industry data on a monthly basis, a spokesperson for Health Canada told Marijuana Business Daily, citing priorities related to the ongoing pandemic. “We are working in prioritization mode in order to ensure that information most vital to the wellbeing and safety of Canadians is being published ...

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