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Wastewater Indicates Canadians Consumed More Drugs Since the Start of the Pandemic

News Health Wastewater indicates Canadians consumed more drugs since the start of the pandemic Vancouver’s wastewater showed the highest load of fentanyl – four times more than any other city in the survey. Author of the article: Emma Spears

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op New data released on Monday from a federal wastewater survey suggests that consumption of adult-use drugs increased significantly during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic – and confirms that the opioid crisis is still rampant, particularly in Vancouver. The Canadian Wastewater Survey analyzed wastewater samples for 14 different drugs in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, ...

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Study Looking At Vape Pen Ingredient Phytol Shows Serious Health Concerns

Study looking at vape pen ingredient phytol shows serious health concerns July 19, 202110 min read David Brown Insight A study released in late 2020 says that phytol, an ingredient used in some cannabis vape pen formulations, causes severe pulmonary injury and even death after inhalation dosing in rats.

Article by David Brown, Stratcann A study released in late 2020 says that phytol, an ingredient used in some cannabis vape pen formulations, causes severe pulmonary injury and even death after inhalation dosing in rats. A new, in-depth report released by Leafly has highlighted the 2020 safety study of phytol, commissioned by Canopy Growth. The report shows phytol has numerous ...

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Drug Impaired Driving Up In 2019, But Not Necessarily Connected To Legalization

Drug impaired driving up in 2019, but not necessarily connected to legalization

Article by StratCac Reported instances of drug-impaired driving increased significantly in Canada in the year following legalization, but only represent about 8% of all police-reported incidents of impaired driving in 2019. Despite these increases, instances of cannabis-impaired driving may not have risen much at all, says Statistics Canada, who released the report this week. These increases are also likely to ...

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Science Says Smoking Weed is More Than 12,000 Years Old

World News News Legalization Science says smoking weed is more than 12,000 years old Researchers analyzed genomes from 110 plants worldwide. Author of the article: Emma Spears Publishing date: Jul 19, 2021 • 47 minutes ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation Study authors also discovered that the origins of the plant are rooted in northwestern China near the Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan borders, as opposed to South Asia as previously believed. / Study authors also discovered that the origins of the plant are rooted in northwestern China near the Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan borders, as opposed to South Asia as previously believed. / Photo by Jim Mone

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op A new study has shed light on the origins of cannabis, and and it looks like the Chinese can take credit for being the first to catch on to both the medical and recreational benefits of the plant. Published in Science Advances, the study analyzed genomes from 110 plants worldwide, discovering that cannabis has ...

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Breaking News: Langara College Receives $3.3 Million for Applied Research in Cannabis

Breaking News: Langara College receives $3.3 million for applied research in cannabis Sarah RoseJuly 13, 2021 Cannabis News Featured Health Latest Legalization News Marijuana News Science

Article by Sarah Rose, Growth Op A press release on July 13 detailed a ground-breaking grant awarded to Langara College. The grant, which totals $3.3 million, consists of $2 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and $1.3 million from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, is the largest grant received by a post-secondary institution in the province. “These grants ...

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Findings From Mice Study Favour Belief That Cannabis ‘Entourage Effect’ Ups Pain Relief

World News Wellness News Findings from mice study favour belief that cannabis ‘entourage effect’ ups pain relief Investigators regard terpenes “as a promising new target for pain therapies that would require lower doses and produce fewer side effects." Author of the article: Angela Stelmakowich Publishing date: Jul 15, 2021 • 4 hours ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation John Streicher, PhD, a member of the Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center, said the findings answered some basic science questions that allowed him to advance the research moving forward. “Now, we're getting into the therapeutic questions — what’s a good drug to give to a person to help them control their pain?” / John Streicher, PhD, a member of the Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center, said the findings answered some basic science questions that allowed him to advance the research moving forward. “Now, we're getting into the therapeutic questions — what’s a good drug to give to a person to help them control their pain?” /

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op A new U.S. study lends credence to the belief that using the whole cannabis plant, rather than individual parts, is a more effective approach to pain relief and that terpenes offer significant promise when it comes to future pain therapies. Researchers determined that using cannabis sativa terpenes on their own “mimic the effects of ...

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Mental Health Commission of Canada and Partners Invest $2 Million Towards Researching Mental Health Effects of Cannabis Use

News Mental Health Commission of Canada and partners invest $2 million towards researching mental health effects of cannabis use The joint investment will fund 18 research projects with a focus on subpopulations that are under-represented in current research. Author of the article: Sam Riches Publishing date: Jul 14, 2021 • 22 hours ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation Organizations backing the investment include the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Consortium for Early Intervention in Psychosis (CCEIP), the Schizophrenia Society of Canada Foundation, and Veterans Affairs Canada. / Organizations backing the investment include the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Consortium for Early Intervention in Psychosis (CCEIP), the Schizophrenia Society of Canada Foundation, and Veterans Affairs Canada. / Photo by Tinnakorn Jorruang / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and its partners have announced the investment of $2 million toward targeted research on the mental health effects of cannabis use among diverse populations in Canada. The joint investment will fund 18 research projects with a focus on subpopulations that are under-represented in current research. Other organizations ...

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Stigma Around Smoking Cannabis Fading: Study

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Article by Kevin Connor, Toronto Sun The stigma of smoking pot is fading, and people are consuming more of the drug, a study shows. Three years after cannabis became legal, more Canadians are smoking than previously thought, according to a study released by Dalhousie University. Conducted in May, the study found 42% of respondents consider themselves cannabis consumers, with roughly ...

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Go To Sleep: Study Shows Medicinal Cannabis Helped Chronic Insomniacs Get Some Shut-Eye

World News Wellness News Medical Life Health CBD Go to sleep: Study shows medicinal weed helped chronic insomniacs get some shut-eye Group receiving cannabinoid extract experienced less severe insomnia and shorter sleep onset. Author of the article: Angela Stelmakowich Participants, the vast majority of whom were female, did not report any serious adverse outcomes. Photo by Getty Images

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op Insomniacs who received nightly sublingual administration of a cannabinoid extract managed to get more and better sleep, suggests a new Australian study. Investigators found that the extract was “well-tolerated and improves insomnia symptoms and sleep quality in individuals with chronic insomnia symptoms,” notes a study abstract, published online this month in Sleep. Participants included ...

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Hamilton Researchers Find Cannabis Users Cut Consumption After Legalization

Hamilton researchers find pot users cut consumption after legalization by Nathan Sager

Article by Nathan Sager, insauga.com Regular cannabis users cut back their intake after Canada legalized pot three years ago — although not necessarily because the thrill of doing something illicit was gone. Researchers in Hamilton recently published findings from a study of over 1,500 Ontario adults that was conducted over 18 months — the six before Canada legalized cannabis in October ...

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