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Cannabis Basics: What Is THCA And What Can It Do For You?

Cannabis Basics: What Is THCA And What Can It Do For You? The Fresh Toast , Benzinga Contributor By The Fresh Toast's Nicole Skrobin, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. Photo by TorriPhoto/Getty Images

Article by Nicole Skrobin, Benzinga THCA is the acid form of THC that’s found in the raw cannabis plant. What does all this mean though, and how can THCA have a positive impact on one’s life? The cannabis plant contains over 400 chemical entities and more than 60 of them are cannabinoid compounds. One of these cannabinoid compounds is THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid), ...

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DAVID CLEMENT: Therapeutic CBD Oil Doesn’t Belong Under Restrictive Cannabis Act

DAVID CLEMENT: Therapeutic CBD oil doesn't belong under restrictive Cannabis Act Cannabidiol (CBD) oil. - 123RF Stock Photo DAVID CLEMENT

Article by David Clement, Saltwire The federal election is behind us, and all Canadians are probably pretty thankful for that. That said, in what was arguably Canada’s most irritating, and cynical, election, no one spoke about Canada’s cannabis market. The opposition parties did not take aim at the Liberals for their mistakes, nor did the Liberals really use legalization as a ...

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Those New to Cannabis Edibles Advised to ‘Start Low and Go Slow’

Those new to cannabis edibles advised to ‘start low and go slow’

Article by Haliburton Echo With cannabis edibles soon to enter the marketplace, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Health Unit is advising the public that if they intend to try edibles, they should “start low and go slow.” Edibles, extracts and topicals are legal in Canada as of Oct. 17, but will not be in licensed cannabis stores until mid-December at ...

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Stroke Risk May Double in Young Cannabis Smokers: Study

Stroke risk may double in young pot smokers: study A man lights a marijuana cigarette at on April 25, 2017

Article by Jonathan Forani, CTV News Smoking pot may double the risk of stroke in young adults, a U.S. group of researchers is warning. In a new study published Monday in the journal Stroke, incidences of stroke were compared with marijuana use in more than 43,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 44. People who used marijuana more than 10 days ...

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Can Cannabis Ease Motion Sickness?

CULTURE Can marijuana ease motion sickness? Side effects and personal choice give marijuana the ability to offer a unique solution, especially with hemp-related CBD oil By Kate-Madonna Hindes, The Fresh Toast Often triggered by intense motion such as rollercoasters or rides, motion sickness can also happen while merely being a passenger in a car, leaving the individual disorientated. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Kate-Madonna Hindes, The Fresh Toast via Growth Op The U.S. National Library of Medicine states that not only is motion sickness prevalent, but that 1 in 3 individuals could be susceptible to nausea and dizziness that comes with a long car ride or intense rollercoaster.  Understanding motion sickness Often described as feeling “unwell” and accompanied by nausea and dizziness, individuals ...

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Cannabis May be Helping Some Canadians Cope with PTSD Symptoms: Study

Cannabis may be helping some Canadians cope with PTSD symptoms: study Person leaning on a wall. (Pexels) A woman smokes marijuana while celebrating the legalization of recreational cannabis, in Vancouver, on Wednesday

Article by Jeremiah Rodriguez, CTV News Cannabis use could be helping Canadians alleviate some of the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to new research from the BC Centre on Substance Use and University of British Columbia. The study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, found people with PTSD who were not using cannabis were “far more likely” to have suicidal thoughts ...

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Can Cannabis Take Away Your Pain?

HEALTH & WELLNESS Can cannabis take away your pain? By Alexandra DonaldsonThe Kit

Article by Alexandra Donaldson, Toronto Star “I am basically a walking PSA for CBD,” says Sasha Exeter. The 39-year-old Toronto content creator and model has a rare kidney disease and fibromyalgia, both of which have left her bedridden for months in the past. To manage her pain, she has tried pain-blocking injections and pills, physiotherapy, chiropractic adjustments, therapy, restorative yoga, ...

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Western University and Province Brands to Develop ‘Innovative Yeasts’ for the Formulation of Cannabis Beer

Western University and Province Brands to develop 'innovative yeasts' for the formulation of cannabis beer Researchers hope to develop “revolutionary” yeast that employs “time-saving technology” for use in the formulation of cannabis and hemp beverages By Emma Spears In line with Health Canada regulations that prohibit the mixing of booze and bud in infused beverages, Province’s hemp and cannabis-infused beers are alcohol-free. Getty Images

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op London, Ontario’s Western University is teaming up with cannabis beer brewer Province Brands of Canada to develop new “innovative yeasts” for the formulation of new cannabis beverages. The research will be carried out thanks to a $45,000 research grant courtesy of the Ontario Center of Excellence’s Voucher for Innovation and Productivity Program and the ...

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Cannabis Use Among Seniors ‘Accelerating’ Post Legalization: Statistics Canada Study

Cannabis use among seniors 'accelerating' post legalization: Statistics Canada study Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for a Toronto retail store licensed to sell cannabis in Ontario on April 1, 2019. Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for a Toronto retail store licensed to sell Cannabis in Ontario, on Monday, April 1, 2019. Chris Young Cannabis use among seniors 'accelerating' post legalization: Statistics Canada study BY NEWS STAFFPOSTED OCT 31, 2019 2:48 PM EDT LAST UPDATED OCT 31, 2019 AT 5:09 PM EDT CANNABIS Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for a Toronto retail store licensed to sell cannabis in Ontario on April 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Close caption Summary Cannabis consumption among seniors has been accelerating One-quarter of seniors who use cannabis are new users Seniors are more likely to use cannabis for medical reasons Percentage of cannabis users reporting that they began using in the past three months, by age group, household population aged 15 years and older. (STATISTICS CANADA TABLE)

Article by CityNews While seniors are less likely to use cannabis than other age groups, consumption in that particular demographic is growing at a faster rate compared to others, a new Statistics Canada survey said Wednesday. “Cannabis use is less common among seniors than it is in other age groups (7 per cent, compared with 10 per cent at ages 45 to 64, 25 per ...

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Could CBD Treat Dog Cancer? Ontario Vet College to Study Cannabis and Canines

Could CBD treat dog cancer? Ontario vet college to study cannabis and canines The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College has embarked on a three-year study looking at the efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis compound, in treating bladder cancer in dogs. (Pexels/Creative Vix)

Article by Jonathan Forani, CTV News An Ontario university is set to undertake a three-year study in treating dog cancer with cannabis. The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College said in anews release Tuesday that the research could “help point the way to alternative pet therapies.” The study will focus on the efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis compound, in treating ...

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